Friday, October 5, 2012
Mom's only trip to Barcelona
The 3 of us took a quick flight to Barcelona just for the weekend. We got in around 10 pm Friday night and after a LATE (to us) night dinner we headed to bed. The next morning we were so sad to see that it was going to be a rainy day! After living in the Netherlands you would think we were used to the rain. Not true! Well at least not when it is pouring for pretty much the entire day.
We only had 2 days there and we knew we wanted to do some shopping. So we made the most of it and found an indoor mall and shopped the day away! I really have forgotten what it's like to go to a store, actually look at more than one thing and try on clothes. It was great!
We thought the rain had let up so we thought we would see a few sites. Thank goodness we went shopping so we could buy umbrellas because the break in rain didn't last long! Walking through all these European cities, I am constantly amazed at the architecture. It was however a little harder to see through our umbrellas.
We made it to the Sagrada Familia, which is one of the most amazing cathedrals I have ever seen. (I've seen alot now) The church has been being built since 1882 and is still in the works. The church as well as many other famous buildings in Barcelona was built by Gaudi.
I think the highlight of the day was taking a Gondola ride up a mountain to a castle to see the view of the city and ocean. What an amazing site to be able to see mountains, a million houses, and then the ocean!!
We were up early Monday morning and on our way back to reality to see our amazing families. I think we all missed them so much!