Arrived in Barcelona after much ado with the air
planes. SFO truely sucks. We got there 1.5 hrs
and barely made our flight after fighting a long
rude counter people and running across the
our plane was on the run way but had to go back to
the gate due to problems. got to ny and our flight
was delayed another hour. but once we got on
airlines everything was fine.
barcelona is a beautiful city. somewhere in
italy and france culturally. arrived at 8 am.
not check into hotel so even though we were very
crusty from almost 24 hrs of travel we hit the
and did a city tour. we saw much of the city
including the cathederal, the old town, the
sight etc ... after checking in and taking a long
shower and even a longer nap we hit the town
luckily we did not have to go far. across the
from the hotel was a beer festival with lots of
and lots of tapas!
next few days we went to the picasso museum, the
ramblas (long pedistrian only street with shops),
local outdoor farmers market, the gothic quater,
of the jews, sagrada famila church, parc guell.
gaudi the architect owns this town. his style uses
lot of primary colors and strange shapes. cathy
thinks he was mad, joe just thinks he did a lot
drugs. either way his stuff is wacky.
cathy said she hates the women because¨they have
waists and big tits. joe then adds "and the best
butts in all of europe, oh but i haven´t
noticed!" scratch, slap punch.
cathy is shoping till she´s dropping. we may
buy another airline ticket for all the shoes. joe
been taking photos like crazy but then discovered
camera he had been using is not working.
today we sold out and ate at the hard rock cafe.
tomorrow we´re off to mallorca the island south
(lifestyles of the rich and
cathy worked her usual magic and managed to get us
killer rate at marriott´s brand new 5 star
the exotic island of mallorca. the rate is
$250 a night but we paid only $86 (including
this place was very nice. big room, down
and pillows, oak furniture, marble tiled
private balcony with a view of the pool and one
their two (yes two) golf courses. as we sat outside
enjoying our dinner while being serenaded i say to
cathy "even if we won lotto it wouldn´t get any
better than this moment"
mallorca is a beautiful island off the east coast
spain. many celebs, such as micheal douglas and
catherine zeta jones, have villas here. the coast
line in the mountain area is only rivaled by our
coast along hwy 1. mallorca is europe´s most
vacation destination. sort of like our hawaii.
while on the island joe got over his fear of
in a foreign country. we rented a car (right at
resort) and took of to explore.
we visited a pearl factory (yes cathy bought
and joe bought more pearls for cathy), found the
restaurant (4 large courses, very high end food
$20 a person), went to an underground cave called
cueva del drac. this cave has a lake in it. after
about 20 minutes of walking to a cave we arrive at
auditorium (still in the cave) with a lake in
the lights were dimmed (except for the lights
underwater) and three row boats came out. the
had a quartet and we were treated to a classical
concert. very romantic. afterwards we were able
get in the boats for a short ride on the lake.
in the city of palma we visted a castle (a first
joe) and had lunch. joe had lobster (also a
two german girls kept wathcing joe eat. we could
understand why. then they politely asked us "how
we peal this shrimp". apparently they do noteat a
of shell fish in germany.
after that we explored the north west coast of
island which is world famous for it´s coast.
then we headed for madrid.
that´s it for now.