Today was our first real day in Barcelona. We drove here yesterday...as I said before it is an 8-hr bus ride from Madrid. The bus ride was different from most car rides that I experience....I did not sleep at all, completely shocking I know. While everyone else was sleeping, I did not fall asleep once...mom and dad, once again I did it like a champ ~ your baby girl is growing up . It was actually really interesting to stay awake for an entire bus ride. I got to see a lot more things than I would have seen in my dreams. We drove past a windmill farm (I guess that is what they are called)..it was unreal. Windmills just went for miles and miles...it was amazing.
Once we finally arrived at our hotel in Barcelona..or should I say at the hotel in the Peachtree City of Barcelona (we are an hour outside of the city), we got our room keys and then headed down for our welcome dinner, a dinner that is provided by every hotel in every city. So the waiters first brought out spaghetti and it was doable (once again)...but then after the spaghetti came steak and french fries...oh yes, it was a 2 course meal that involved spaghetti, steak and french fries..needless to say, I was starving the next morning at breakfast. Why I feel the need to talk this much about food, I do not know...maybe it is because every time I see American food, I feel the need to eat it because I am starving...peanut m&m's have become a stable for me.
But moving on past the food, today we went on a walking tour in Barcelona and it was amazing! I absolutely love the city...it is very similar to Syria - the architecture and the streets are almost identical. I felt like I could just walk around for hours. The only museum that we went into today was the Picasso Museum - and yes, I lead us there again =). But it was unreal to see all of the paintings that he did before his crazy cubism stage. El Paseo Colon and azul casa were my favorite. He focused much more on impressionism before - which to me, was far more beautiful.
Tomorrow, we have an extremely long day ahead of us - so I am off to bed. Miss you all and glad that you have enjoyed everything thus far. love you!
all my love,