Actually, I deleted Barcelona, Nice and VillaFrache, France. Somehow I erased a memory card too soon. But, in my post-travel delirium, I made a copy on iphoto. I have been primarily using Lightroom as my archiving, organizing program, but since iphoto opens every time I put in a memory card ("pick me! pick me!" it fairly shouts) I guess I imported there too.
Sorry for the vacation photos overkill, but I have thousands of photos and I have a few, ahem, new readers. (Hi Mom! Hi Aunt Debbie!). And so, more Barcelona.
But quickly, so I remember, a few observations.
* They do sell chocolate milk, but everyone looked at us askance when we asked for it cold.
* Sorry, second trip to Spain, and I'm still not a big fan of the food. And this is from an anchovy lover.
* Spanish people dress their children beautifully. Not that nylon/polyester track shorts and t-shirts from Target aren't chic.
* Spanish people were much nicer to us this trip -- it was all about the kids.
*Open air food markets are generally awesome. Better than restaurants.
* Europeans take much longer to eat. I think my hair grew a bit waiting for the check sometimes.
* Kids don't have a language barrier with other kids. Jack was in the playground talking to a little girl in English, she spoke to him in Spanish and they were still fast friends.
* I love a city that loves dogs. I think it's because it reminds me of NYC.
* If you wear a Lands End tankini on a beach in Barcelona, you will feel like you are wearing a bathing suit from the roaring '20s compared to the women of all shapes and sizes somehow looking comfortable in two pieces or less.
* Spanish coffee (espresso) is as good as Italian. And that is high praise.