Thursday, August 14, 2014


My cousin's wedding was fantastic.  The reception was held at a beautiful orange grove outside the city and the food was wonderful.  It was a late night but we managed to wake up early enough to squeeze in a couple of hours of shopping and paella by the beach with our cousins.  The next morning we were off to Barcelona on the train.

The price of our train ticket included lunch and cava.

I had been in Barcelona 40 years earlier and basically seen nothing.  Mom and I stayed in a great hotel near the Barcelona Cathedral and we spent two days sightseeing.  We saw two of Gaudi's buildings

Ceiling of the Sagrada Familia

Interior of Casa Battlo

ate some more tapas and had one last paella by the beach.  A great trip even though I was unable to do my research on plant hybridization.

Barcelona Cathedral

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