Barcelona - Day 3

>> November 30, 2009

Well we slept in for awhile the next morning after our "long night at the discoteca," which was a good thing because it was raining all morning. But you sure couldn't tell when we finally got outside. The sun was shinning and we headed to Barceloneta and got closer to the beach.


It was an interesting mix of tourist and local.

We were being drawn to the sunny beach. How sweet would it be to live this close.

It seemed like many people were there soaking up as much sun as they could. Except for these guys in the shade of this building thing. They looked pretty shady.

Beautiful!

Next we headed up to Gardens of the City and found this sweet structure called the Escalera. Sarah liked the golden horses at the top.

And here is the mammoth, the reason we came to the park. There was a little picture on our map of it so we made it a priority. The original plan was to go to the zoo first but we found out at the gate it was 16 Euros a person. No way! Golden horses and a big mammoth was good enough.
There was a nice lake in the middle as well.

Sarah talked me into a boat ride so we paddled out and ate lunch.


I did most of the paddeling.

Who needs the zoo.

Sarah gave it a shot.

After the park we headed to the really cool Picasso Museum. It was very interesting to hear about his life story and the progression of his style. We spent a good amount of time there then continued walking around the city.
We ate some tapas at the Mercat de Santa Caterina and walked around the beautiful Palace of Catalan Music (which strangely had an Alabama Gospel choir performing) and the end of the night ended up at Placa Catalunya which is pretty much the center of the city.
We called it a night pretty early but ended up hanging out with our couchsurfing hosts at their local bar that they go to every Sunday night to play poker with friends. We had some Chinese food delivered and enjoyed our last night together. We forgot to take our cameras along so we had to snap a cell phone shot. Oscar and Vanessa are great!

2 comments:

~MOM~ December 3, 2009 at 9:35 PM  

Hi Jordan and Sarah! I love the update and pictures. I hope to talk to you this weekend. Love you,~MOM~

Rhonda December 4, 2009 at 12:59 PM  

The Escalera with the Golden horses look like something you would see in Vegas. One day someone is going to build a Barcelona/Spain themed hotel there and that is going to be by the pool.

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