Sunday, August 2, 2015

Barcelona, Spain!

Yes, I left Mike in Washington for a month near my daughter and husband, who are expecting their next child soon, and joined some family and friends in Europe for 4 crazy weeks!

As Mike and I will be staying in the WA area for a couple more months awaiting the arrival of our next grandchild, I thought I would share a few of the many pics I took in Spain and Turkey.  I flew to Barcelona, Spain on July 2nd and met up with my brother and his wife from Turkey and friends from southern California.  We spent 3 days in Barcelona, 4 days in Pamplona (for the running of the bulls!), and 3 days in Madrid.  Our CA friends headed back home and I then flew to Turkey with my brother and wife for another 2 weeks!

Here is a taste of Barcelona:

The gang in front of the market on Las Ramblas

first dinner and first Spanish wine!

view from my room at our hotel on Las Ramblas

cafe con leche and tortilla for breakfast, yum!

Off to the Hop On Hop Off bus

most of Europe still dry clothes right off the balcony!

football stadium

street performers put on a show.......

and we watch with a cool beverage!:)

interesting looking towers peek up from Park Gruell which display many Gaudi creations 

building designed by Gaudi

monument to Christopher Columbus

me and my bro, Paul
the basilica of Santa Maria in the Gothic Quarter, just stunning!

no shortage of entertainment on the streets!

an unexpected Harley Davidson festival at Montjuic

Montjuic Magic Fountains

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic! We have Barcelona on our radar and hope to go some year. What a great trip!


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