Sunday, May 1, 2016

Monday Musings

Today is our last full day of vacation in Europe. Two weeks in France with 3 nights in Spain. Barcelona has captured our imagination, much to our surprise. The food is spectacular and very modestly priced. A full on 3 course meal with cocktails and a split of wine comes to 35.00 per person. Crazy!

We are weary of living out of a suitcase, but we are exceedingly happy with our experiences in this two fine countries.  People have been generous and kind. We've seen amazing sights like the ancient Jewish quarter in Paris, the 11th century hill town of Gorde in the south, and the oldest of Roman ruins at Pont du Garde aqueduct. In Barcelona we have been to the oldest Synagogue in Europe as well as schools that were bombed in WW II and ancient plaza walls that still bear the bullet scars from firing squads

  Through it all, we see people just being people. Young women celebrating an upcoming wedding, children and teen daredevils leaping over stone walls on skateboards, young adults out for a night of fun, and old women clutching each other and their shopping bags on their way home.

It's truly a smaller world than I've realized. I've much to contemplate. I've much to be greatful for. Tomorrow we fly home. We are excited to see our doggies. We've missed them.

Monday. You gotta love it.

8 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you've enjoyed your visit. I'm guessing that you have a few more photos to show us. Have a safe trip home.

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    1. Thank you John. Yes, it will take many happy weeks of sorting through pictures.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your trip. It sounded wonderful. Our son is in Barcelona a lot because of the company for which he works. He likes it a lot. He'll be back there in June for 10 days, but he does have to work too

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  3. I am so looking forward to you being home and sharing all the delights of this wonderful, life-enriching adventure. Safe travels, mes amis.

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    1. We'll need to do a Skype cocktail hour. Or Facetime.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this trip with us. I'm moved by the idea that the oldest synagogue in Europe is in Barcelona.

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    1. It was very emotional to be inside there. The walls oozed their history.

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  5. Just read through some of your older posts ... what a wonderful trip.

    All the best Jan

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