Even if we had our good camera with us, I don't think it was possible to accurately capture the greatest highlight of our trip, which was Graham's first reaction to The Sagrada Familia. An intriguing spectacle in itself, he was even more captivated by the cranes pulling things all the way to the top where he could see the hard-hatted workers hammering and drilling. We had to stand outside for an hour waiting to buy tickets, and his eyes never left the action of the workers. Even when we took the lift to the top where we could see the ocean and a view of the entire city, he kept pointing out the people working and building the church.
I absolutely loved Barcelona. It was clean, the public transportation was incredibly efficient and smooth, and Graham got to see some guys perform tricks (break dancing, spinning on their heads, things Graham tries to do every night in our kitchen) on the street.
Tony was impressed with the street where the hostel he booked for us was located.
He was even more impressed with the swanky new hotel room we ended up staying in due to some errors from booking.com.
And even more impressed when we accidentally found ourselves strolling down a street where St. Ignatius once stood.
Tony also loved La Boqueria, which is a giant street market containing only food.
His favorite part of the market was the lunch we had at a little tapas bar ran by two elderly Spanish women.
As for me, I will cherish the time we spent with Our Lady of Montserrat and the mountains surrounding her.
I will also forever remember this trip as the first one we took after being reunited with the BOB.
Even if it was a little big and cumbersome at times...
Well, okay, now that I think about it, Graham really loved the Sagrada Familia and the Flamenco dancing, but I think the thing he will remember most will be the friend he made behind the Picaso Museum (that we spent a couple of glorious hours perusing),
and the sisters who fought over who got to sit next to him at the airport.
People tell me he's gonna be a heartbreaker....