Barcelona, Part 2

One of the things I really wanted to experience in Barcelona, was the unique style of Gaudi.  One of the places to do this, so I thought, was at the Park Guell.  I imagined rolling hills with various animal sculptures everywhere.  A visual candy land, and I promised the kids this much.  I was disappointed to see that the sculptures were quite limited, but not nearly as disappointed as the kids…One in particular was not happy about all the walking around.  Nevertheless, we enjoyed that which we did see.

              

We decided to finish our day with a stroll on the beach.  We dipped our feet in the water, and found a beach stand that sold nachos and ribs.  The kids were thrilled!  Maybe it made up for  all the walking at Park Guell.

        

After such a lovely evening at the beach for dinner the night before, we decided an entire day at the beach was in order.  Except for the smoke, and the guys walking around yelling “ICE COLD MOJITOS!  AGUA BEER CERVEZA COKE!”  every two seconds, we had a lovely time.

The following day, we hit the Aquarium and spent our day wandering around Port Vell.  The Aquarium had one of those tunnels with the sharks swimming by.  It was VERY cool!

    

After the Aquarium, the kids wanted to bounce.  🙂  After Andorra, these girls were pros.  And they were all able to go at the same time.

We ended our evening with a stroll along La Rambla.  We found a few street performers and tossed some change in their cans.  🙂  We even saw squirrels for sale along the Rambla!  Squirrels!

      

While we were on La Rambla, we signed up to see a Flamenco show the following night.  I didn’t not bring the camera that night, but it was amazing.  The kids were just in awe!  We were all crammed into this room with a tiny stage.  I assumed there would be two dancers, a guy and a gal.  But lo and behold there were 3 pairs!!!  Plus a bunch of musicians!!!   I still can’t believe they fit them all on that tiny stage and were still able to dance, but that’s the magic of Barcelona!

We decided to eat after we went to the show.  Maybe not the best planning on our part as the show got out at 11:45 pm.  By the time we found a place we liked and finished eating, it was 1:30 am.  We walked over to the metro, only to find it closed.  WHAT?  Imagine our surprise at the Barcelona subway being closed!  We had no idea!  We saddled up and started walking.  About a half an hour later, we made it home, all very tired.  When we were about 10 minutes away, Shannon lifts her head off of Mike’s shoulder and says in a very tired/sweet voice, “You know, we could have just taken a taxi Dad.”  Well, now, where’s the fun in that?

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