From southern California to northern California, most of Utah and Vegas and now Spain this baby has seen more in 5 months than many do in a lifetime! Yet she won't remember a single minute of it, such a shame!
This is Camryn enjoying her very own seat on the airplane. We were lucky enough to have an open middle seat on all of our flights...what a difference that makes! She did so awesome we were pleasantly surprised you hardly heard a peep from her. On the way home we even got to go into the VIP lounge in London, (got to have all you can eat breakfast and enjoy comfy leather couches - couldn't take pics though otherwise we would look like we really didn't belong there) bulk head seats with more leg room and our very own tv screens so we could watch as many movies and shows as desired! (Thanks to Ryan's dad for that!) But we aren't talking about the trip home yet...so much to tell!
We got in on a Thursday afternoon and Kirby had pretty much our whole trip planned. She was such an awesome tour guide because she had seen almost everything so she could tell us the things we really needed to see and do. I will try to give a brief summary of everything but I am telling you we packed a lot of fun in 10 days so I apologize if I bore you because I might bore myself.
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, it is really large art museum we later went in and saw a bunch of art from the different time periods. It is like the Louv of Barcelona with tons of Picasso's stuff.
After we went through the museum of art we watched all the fountains and waterfalls turn on and saw the Magic Fountain water show.
After our hike to church on Sunday we went to the Labyrinth Park. There we did the maze and had a picnic. Don't worry that I thought Labyrinth wasn't English and I didn't know it meant maze. I'm blond I know! For those of you who didn't know either I'm glad we all have learned something new.
Gaudi's Parc Guell - at this point are favorite of the trip. Such a huge park and amazing architecture
Anyone recognize this tunnel from ANTM with Caridee?
We almost got in trouble for this shot. It was all blocked off, but Scott was quick enough to snap it before security came over.
This was Gaudi's house for 20 years here at the Parc Guell. Too bad it's dark because I love this picture.
La Sagrada Familia - Gaudi's most famous work. They started building this in 1882 and it is still not done. I guess the inside is supposed to be completed in 2010 but the exterior not until 2020!!! This was our next favorite thing.
Stairwell in the Sargrada. I was scared.
This was our sleeping arrangement. Scott and Kirby have the two twin beds pushed together and we slept on the futon about a foot away and Camryn in her pack and play right next to that. It actually was not bad at all. We had considered getting a hotel at least one night but we opted not to since we were pleasantly surprised how well we were sleeping. Besides the nights that Scott and Ryan snored, Kirby and Scott yelled things in their sleep and Camryn fusing it was very cozy and comfortable.
Ryan and I decided to take a day trip outside Barcelona to Montserrat. We took a train there and then rode in a yellow cable car to get to the Monastery.
In front of the Monastrey
The Black Virgin Mary that was found in these Mountains. She was craved from wood and has gotten darker over time. You are supposed to touch her orb for her blessings but she is now covered by glass.
On a hike to see the Sacred Cove where the Black Virgin was found. So amazing how high up this was and to think how people got up there and built all this.
Enjoying the sunshine on our second to last day. Unfortunately we had to see a lot of very unattractive women with their tops off! Sick. Needless to say we didn't stay too long. But a very cool view of the coast line which is not far from the Fish's apt. Speaking of fish that gold fish in background is pretty cool it is just a little area leading to the beach.
Kirby and I in front of another cool part of the city. I loved all these sailboats and the buildings in the background. This is where a monument of Columbus is pointing which way to America. Too bad it was the wrong way and they had to come back to Spain.
This was Ryan's favorite thing to do on the trip with Camryn. It was her naughty spot. Anytime she was fussy he would put her on this high shelf and she would would think it was so funny.
Enjoying a waffle for dessert after eating Sushi one night (yes, the sushi was very good). This was one of the highlights of the trip that we had to go back the next night to have another. You have never tasted something this good. It doesn't even taste like a waffle. It is heaven. Kirby lived in Belgium when she was little and said that these were like the waffles from there. You can eat them plain and still amazing, but ours had chocolate and whipped cream.
Our last day we took a day trip with the Fish's to Tossa de Mar. It was such a beautiful day and we are so glad we chose to come here because Kirby and Scott hadn't been here before but had heard good things about it. It was worth the 1 1/2 hour bus ride.
This is a old castle the Moor's built way back when and there are a bunch of other quant cottages and houses back in there. So pretty. The water was so blue and this area was our last favorite it reminded me of what the streets in Italy/England would be like. We walked through the houses, ate amazing chocolate croissants the way the French make them, had pizza for lunch and went on a short hike to see more gorgeous views.
Don't you just love how Camryn is smiling with her whole body in this picture. She was obsessed with the Bjorn. She was quite the trooper; she was in that thing for at least 8 hours a day. Luckily we were able to switch off and Scott even wore her a few times (They have a really cute picture. once I get it I will post it). There a bagillion more pictures of more stuff and things we did, so go to Facebook to see all of them there and we are waiting on some from Scott and Kirby. However, for now let's just say we had an amazing trip! I would have never thought Spain would be so cool. It was definitely not on my top 10 but after being there it far exceeded my expectations. A HUGE thanks to Scott and Kirby and the Mumford's (their roommates) for putting up with us. We ate some great food, saw great stuff and made great memories!