Andorra, part 1

So we left Spain for our adventure in Andorra.  It was a beautiful drive with lots of sunflowers along the way.  We left early, as it was about a 3 hour drive, and we wanted to make the most of our time in Andorra.  When we approached the tunnel of Cadi we were all very excited.  We have a tradition in our family to scream whenever going through a tunnel.

This went on for a good 5 or 8 minutes.  It progressed to the following:

The scenery was beautiful, as I’m sure you can imagine.  When we parked the Black Bocadillo in the parking garage (WITH THE LIGHTS OFF!)  we left her there for two days to enjoy our time in Canillo.  Here are some pics from the road.


We checked into our hotel and walked around Canillo looking for a great lunch.  We were NOT disappointed!

      This is the best soup I have ever tasted!

          During our walk through Canillo there came a point when we were surrounded by motorcross guys.  They all rode down to this little creek and started setting up these huge metal boxes, turning them into a stunt.  There were place set up throughout the village for this competition.


The guys were scored on their stunt work, then, at the end of the day, there was a victor.

This was all part of Canillo’s annual festival, which means music and festivities late into the night.

After dinner Mike and Shannon went back to the room, (turns out that a 6 year old has a tough time staying up late several days in a row…imagine that!)  Grace, Rachel, Julia and I set out to enjoy some music!


Grace loved all the excitement!  She got so into the music, her energy was contagious!  She was even able to get the twins into the action!

 This one is for Grandpa Browne who suggested we say Hello Dali, while we were in Figueres!!!!!!


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4 responses to “Andorra, part 1”

  1. Irene's Vienna says :

    that is really cool! I have always wondered about Andorra! Maybe one day I could go there too!

  2. Joyce Breslin says :

    So Mike – is it hard to drive & yell at the top of your lungs at the same time? What was that soup? It was very very yellow. Grace could become a Flamenco Dancer, she is so good and those boys in the drumming band were verrry cute! Are the girls in love yet?

    • ocbrownes says :

      Mike did have a bit of a hoarse voice after all that. I couldn’t even yell or scream. I was laughing so hard, then I HAD to get it on video to share with all you guys. These are the kind of moments that keep us sane when we get in a stressful situation, like parking, or trying to find a meal during siesta. You know, the usual! The girls have mostly been doing what little girls do best, make friends with other little girls. There was some little uh-hum…piker on the beach in France who ‘shooed’ Shannon away from his pile of rocks. I think he was German, but one never knows. Anyhow, they have found pretty much all boys disgusting, AS THEY SHOULD! haha

    • ocbrownes says :

      And my soup was a cream of vegetable with cheese. I believe there was some squash in there, hence the bright orange. 🙂 OMG, it was the most savory meal I’ve had here…although my lasagna yesterday was pretty darn good. So much food, so little time.

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