tour was a blast! While all of the men were locked up in lectures
all day, I was given the privilege of accompanying about 30 of
their brave and lovely wives on the full-day tour, with the goal
of snapping a few photos for the webpage. The women - an eclectic
mix from all over the United States and Europe - really impressed
me with their fearless attitudes and stamina.
They jumped happily
from Casa Batlló to Sagrada Família to Park Güell in the morning,
asking questions and snapping pictures every step of the way.
They then managed to keep their energy levels high as we journeyed
into the countryside, about an hour outside of Barcelona, for
a cultural dining experience. I think the ladies would agree that
this was the highlight of the day. There, we were seated at a
large table in our own private room and offered all sorts of wines,
salads, champagne, and other traditional Spanish foods, such as
a rack-full of interesting-looking sausages (which most of the
women were courageous enough to taste) and a plate of artichokes
and calçots with homemade dipping sauce...