Category Archives: Spain

2016 – Another Year Gets Wrapped Up!

December 2016 ~ At home in Southern California Whew, I feel like I am sliding into home plate after a ninth inning Grand Slam. Our year was once again filled to the brim with exciting travel and memorable moments. We managed … Continue reading

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A week in Madrid where we did NOTHING

Madrid ~ May 26th through June 2nd We spent an entire week in an amazing city that has a LOT to see, do and places to explore and I barely left the room except to eat. Pathetic really… So, how did … Continue reading

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Spain ~ Taking the train from Santiago to Madrid

May 26th ~ Travel day on the train Dick and Karen were planning to fly home the next day from Madrid and Tim and I had booked a hotel right in the center of Madrid for the next week. We … Continue reading

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Spain ~ A Day of Celebration in Santiago de Compostela

May 25th ~ Santiago, Spain Finally – after all of our struggles to get here, we were having a chance to explore Santiago and revel in Karen’s success of completing her 500 mile Camino trek.  Of course the place to … Continue reading

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One of our worst travel days EVER

May 24th ~ Getting from Lisbon Portugal to Santiago de Compostela (Santiago) Spain Our Gate 1 tour had come to an end and we still had 10 days left in Europe before our scheduled flight home on June 2nd from … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day ~ La Pedrera rooftop, Barcelona

There is truly nothing that compares to the works of Gaudi. “There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.” ~ Antoni Gaudi “The straight line belongs to men, … Continue reading

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To walk or not to walk?

Almost two years ago I posted about my desire to walk “The Camino de Santiago“, a 500 mile trek that starts at St-Jean-Pied-a-Port, France, continues across northern Spain and culminates at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. I had been … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day ~ A church in Barcelona, Spain

On a ramble down La Rambla in Barcelona we came across the Church of Bethlehem. This picture was taken on April 4th, 2014 when we spent two weeks staying in a small apartment we had rented through Airbnb. If you … Continue reading

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Recap – A trip around the world in pictures

On March 13th, we flew out of Los Angeles, with a change of planes in Beijing, which brought us to New Delhi, India. This was the starting point for our seven month around-the-world dream trip. Picking out a favorite or … Continue reading

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Colonia Guëll, Gaudi Crypt and Montserrat

Tuesday April 15, Montserrat Income tax day in the USA.  Normally I’m a procrastinater, but due to our traveling schedule we were forced to plan ahead and we got our taxes done before leaving in March. It was quite nice … Continue reading

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