Thursday, June 12, 2008

Final days on the boat

Our day in Barcelona was fabulous. But way too short. This is definitely a city we would like to return to. Clean, cosmopolitan and beautiful people. Of course there are the pickpockets everywhere. Our guide (we took the Gaudi tour) pointed them out to us and as we were in line for the shuttle back to the ship, other guests were sharing their close encounters with the pickpocketers. Here you (don't) see (because the internet sucks on the ship) the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's famous unfinished work in progress and Bob and Serge all friends again. Tomorrow, the French Riviera. We plan to spend the day at the beach in Cannes. After that we've got a full day in Florence Italy, then two final nights in Rome. I'll try to post again before we get home, at least from Rome because as I said the internet sucks here. (And we're paying 40 cents a minute for it.) I'm getting ready to go home, which tells me this was the perfect amount of time for a vacation. A plus tard....

15 comments:

em said...

Good dammit, because I miss you.

Anonymous said...

So you've become a world traveler. Still it will be so good to get back home, right? There is a four pawed sweetie waiting for her masters. While you were gone summer came in on little cats feet. With the price of vegetables you may wish to grow some of your own. Also, they will be safer than buying the produce shipped from who knows where. Many can be grown in containers if there is no room for a garden spot. Ed

Snooze said...

Rome... I've never been but would love to go. It sounds like the perfect city to finish your vacation in.

"Just David!" said...

Really fabulous trip!! Take a picture of David for me when you get to Firenza!

Jeff said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. We just returned from our trip to Italy where we had an amazing time. The Italians are stunningly gorgeous. In Rome, we had a wonderful meal at Palatium (Via Frattina 94), which is an enoteca/restaurant dedicated to the wines and other products of Lazio province. It's has a sleek and modern vibe, the staff are super friendly and the food and wine very good. And we were the only tourists in the place. I highly recommend it. It's about a 10 minute walk from the bottom of the Spanish Steps heading in the direction of the Vittorio Emanuele Monument (turn right onto Via Frattina and the restaurant is about a 5 minute walk down on the right).

Polt said...

Here you (don't) see...

Hehehehehehe....

Gave me a giggle first thing in the morning.

Glad you guys are all friends again! Continue having a great time!!!

HUGS...

Patricia said...

It all still sounds like a fairy tale! I fear this green tint I've taken on may be permanent.

Continued safe travels.

The Neighbors Will Hear said...

Florence is the best. By the way, if you're down by the Arno, on the north side, and an Ethiopian street vendor tries to sell you a fake Rolex, would you tell him that mine stopped working? Thanks.

Lewis said...

Does Jealousy befit me very well??

don said...

I loves Barthelona. Especially the way that the Catalan men make direct eye contact, challenging you to look away. My fave activity is to walk past the Mies van der Rohe house, up the hill to the fine art museum and then go for a swim at the Olympic pool. The views from (and within) the hilltop pool area are gorgeous.

Butch said...

I've never been to Spain and hope to do so one day. We've never been to Italy as well and that one has been on the "to go to" list for quite awhile. Looking forward to your pictures.

Enemy of the Republic said...

Barcelona!!! I kid you not; I lived there for 2 years; I attended La Universidad de Barcelona, part of my degree program. Now I hope you went to Barrio Gotico and Barrio Chino--I hope they are still fun and decadent. Good bookstores too on Las Ramblas, but probably expensive now.


I hope you both are having a wonderful time--jealous as HELL.

Greg said...

So glad to hear everyone's at peace again and you are having a great time. Enjoy what remains and hurry home to us soon!

Anonymous said...

A plus tard...I read that in English as "A Plus Tard" and I thought to myself, is that better than a retard? I've clearly been reading Kevin's blog too much! LOL! Come home soon, we miss you!
-Rox

Mark in DE said...

(Sigh...) It all sounds divine. Can't wait til you're back and post all your lovely photos. Until then, enjoy!

Mark :-)