Posted on December 6, 2011
He opened a bottle of red, poured two glasses, and as he handed one to me,
he quietly said,`Babe, we are going to Barcelona.´
(our first kid-free vacation in MANY years)
Better than a catalytic converter, he had neutralized my hazardous exhaust before I could further pollute the atmosphere of our world.
Beginning to understand the name Dream Baby?
Airfare within Europe is quite reasonable. For less than $100, one can fly to just about any European city from another.
And the best part? No jet lag!
Barcelona, Spain is stunning!
Cobblestone paths meander through narrow alleyways revealing
old world charm
and new world fun.
Around each corner awaits outdoor cafes
that invite you to relax and take in the architectural beauty,
attention to detail,
or simply to ponder the INSANITY of Gaudi´s mind over a bottle of Rioja.
Loved the food in each restaurant we dined, and experienced nothing but excellent service.
(Sr. clearly thinking… Shut-up woman so he can bring the wine.)
Dare I say I liked it better than Rome? Perhaps Paris too!?!
Suggested read while visiting Barcelona: Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones
Favorite Barcelona Restaurants:
Breakfast: Taverna del Bisbe– Fabulous sub sandwich of the day, a glass of beer or wine, plus an excellent coffee for €3.50. Yes I said beer for breakfast!
Dinner: PLA– Simply OUTSTANDING menu, excellent service, wonderful fusion of flavors to be experienced!!!
Have you been to Barcelona? Do you have a favorite place or memory to share?