What a weekend! I went to Spain to meet the love of my life’s parents for the first time. GAH! First impressions are important, so the pressure was on. Guess what? They liked me and I liked them. Hmm…maybe the language barrier had something to do with it. Whatever the reason, they were gracious in letting us stay in their guest area, along with my love’s mother cooking awesome meals after a full day of exploring the wonders of Spain.
I thought I’d show you some of the places we went to, and the things I experienced. This is what I woke up to the first morning in Spain.
This is the guest area at my love's parents house.
And the pool that's right below the guest area.
The patio area. There are goldfish in the pond.
On our first day, his parents decided to take us to Costa Brava where we would have lunch in the mountains. We had to drive through the mountains, which was scary, but the view was beautiful overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
From there, we went to Salvador Dali’s home for a brief tour and headed over to a town called Cadaqués. I loved this town, and when we return to Spain, I’d like to spend more time here.
After we enjoyed our first full day in Spain, we celebrated at a restaurant that my love’s father’s paintings are on exhibition. We had a full dinner with lots of wine.
The next day, we went to Barcelona. I’ve wanted to see Barcelona for many years after reading The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. The below pictures are just the icing when it comes to this old and new world.
This is a statue of Christopher Columbus.
The Las Ramblas with some pretty awesome street performers.
Now we enter into the Gothic Quarters. This was the area I was looking forward to seeing.
Below is a short clip of people dancing the Sardana dance of the Catalans in front of the church.
This is the inside of the Church and mass started shortly after we arrived.
Outside the church, a cellist played some beautiful music.
We had lunch at the oldest restaurant in Barcelona and the second oldest in Spain.
From the City of Barcelona, we made our way to Park Guell where we walked through the unique grounds designed by Antoni Gaudi.
I will take it easy for now, concentrate on writing, and possibly do some English tutoring. What have you been up to?