Joanne’s trip to Spain June 20

Yesterday we went on a afternoon/evening trip to Barcelona.  We toured around the Las Rambla street for 3 hours.  Our legs were pretty tired by the end of it.  So we stopped to have tapas and pizza at one of the restaurants in the middle of the street.  We are not sure what we ate but it was pretty good.  Then we walked around the port of  Barcelona on our way back to the bus.  We then went to the famous fountains for the magic show at night.  We arrived back at the hotel about midnight very tired and hot. 

 The humidity is very high, and that is killing us.  The temperature has been 30 plus every day. 

Today we are leaving.  Our bus leaves at 1245pm.  See you on Monday.

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Joannes Spain Trip June 17th

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Here is the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Hello everybudy it has been a busy couple of days here in Salou.   On Monday we went to Barcelona and spent the day touring and shopping.  On Tuesday we walked around the town of Salou checking it out.   We found a trolley that took us around to different areas that we did not realize were even there.   It was a lot of fun.   Salou is very much like Waikiki in Honolulu it is very commercialized and touristy.   The beach has very fine sand the water seemed much warmer.    Today we went to Montserrate and visited the Monastery and then we went to the Torres Vineyard and toured the wine cellar.   This has been the best tour that we have been on so far.  

The food at the hotel has been okay.  We would not say it is great but we are not starving.   The one thing that we have found is that the price of pop is the same or more expensive than beer.   We did discover that the Gelato is wonderful and have made that a treat everynight.      Talk to you later.

Joanne’s Trip to Spain – June 13

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Our Hotel - H10 Europa Park - Salou

Just arrived in Barcelona.  The flights with Air Transat were great.  We left on time and arrived on time.  Our transfer took us to our hotel in Salou, the H10 Europa Park.  We are not able to check into hotel yet so we are wondering around the area of Salou.  The beach is about a 7 minute walk.  It has beautiful soft sand just like the Caribbean but the water is a tad bit chilly as we put our toes in the water. The weather is beautiful at 7 am this morning it was already 20 degrees and is getting hotter.  Thats it for now.  Check back later we are going to see if our room is ready.