We have found it more difficult to keep this blog updated than we first imagined. Every day we are trying to soak up the town and all it has to offer and getting on our phones to type out a blog hasn't been a high priority on our list as you can imagine. We apologize! :)
We got to spend 5 days in Barcelona after 3 amazing days in San Sebastián. As stated before, San Sebastián is a great little surf town in the northern Basque part of Spain. Sarah surfed for the first time and I got to enjoy some of the best (and biggest) waves I've ever surfed there. It was the most active city we have both ever seen. At all times of the day, people of all ages were jogging on their wonderful 4-mile stretch of a boardwalk. Their bike lanes were like nothing we have ever seen. Bikes have the right away always and there was a tunnel made through a giant mountain that was only for bikes. We had a great time renting bikes and seeing the whole city in only a couple of hours. We LOVED that place!
Our 5 days in Barcelona consisted of a futbol game (we saw Barcelona, the number one team in the world right now, beat another team 4-1), the beach, the Gaudi 'La Segrada Familia' and a whole lot of walking all over town. We had a great time using our Spanish to navigate the city and we got rained on a couple times, but overall we enjoyed the place.
We took a flight from Barcelona to Venice, Italy last night, and once we were at the airport, we took a water taxi to our stop on the island. This place is BEAUTIFUL and I can't resist taking pictures both ways whenever we cross a bridge. The water level is a couple feet higher than normal and some places are lightly flooded, which adds a little bit of excitement trying to get to certain places. We saw Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square today, and just enjoyed trying to get lost in this place. We met two girls at dinner who were from San Diego, and meeting people like this on the other side of the world has been so much fun. We have another day and a half here and tomorrow the weather is supposed to clear up, so I imagine our pictures can only get better. Italy is great and the people have been fabulous.
To all those back home, we miss you guys! Sarah and I always talk about how thankful we are to be getting to see the world like this, but the best part of it is knowing after this amazing trip, we get to go home to the greatest friends and family this world has ever seen. It's great. We love you all!