What a fun trip!  

I was actually born in Spain,  Madrid to be exact, and would have LOVED to visit there as well, but our schedule didn’t allow for it.  Next time though!  Normally, I’m embarrassed to speak spanish (I know.  I’m actually embarrassed about being embarrassed).  I’m usually overly concerned that I’ll say the wrong thing and use the wrong verb, but you’ll be happy to know that your girl spoke lots-o-spanish!  I have to say I was kindof proud of myself. 

I went with my girl, Starla and we had a blast! We stayed at Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel.  HIGHLY recommend it. We were right on the marina and close to all the action.  Tons of site seeing and I do mean TONS, delicious meals, shopping…so much to see and do.  I took so many photos so it was hard to decide which ones to post.  Hope you enjoy these!

Sidenote: You can’t start an 11+ hr voyage without first taking a “selfie” in the airport bathroom.  Well, you could…but it just wouldn’t be right ; )

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Outside of our hotelIMG_4656


These guys saw me taking pics and wanted in on the actionIMG_5212

Out and about…IMG_5127

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Me being a total tourist. “Street Art” at La Ramblaa barcelona

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La Playa! IMG_4853


(lovin’ her  fringy sandal boots!)IMG_4872

Gettin’ their Capoeira onIMG_4892


Catalan for “together we can”IMG_4794

                         So many cute stores at Maremagnum and the view was amazingIMG_4714


                                                        Dinner at Salamanca fo barcelona

Sagrada Familia.  Work of the famous Spanish architech, Antoni Gaudi.  It is not expected to be completed until 2026.  A must see!

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Of course this caught my eye!c barcelona 

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We caught the travel bug!  Where to next?

*photos taken by me and Starla

Be COLORful!