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Adios Spain, Buongiorno Italy!

Barcelona was a great place to start. The kids were wowed by the quirks of Gaudi’s architecture, the down and out zaniness of the Dali museum in Figueres, the piles of octopus and squid at the Mercat de la Boqueria. (Can I tell you how grateful I am when my kids respond with excitement to the things we drag them to see?) We got over our jet lag, played frisbee at the beach and the park, and got into the rhythm of a few hours of school work in the afternoon. Three out of four of us were pretty excited by Spanish food, and ate some excellent tapas and paella.

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We Have a Rhythm

Hola from Barcelona! We made it, a little dazed and confused perhaps- our landlord was a little nervous at check in about this recent event in our neighborhood of La Barceloneta which has sparked some marches and calls to shut down AirBnB and other short term vacation rentals (perhaps he is not among the 75 registered legal rentals but among the 600+ others in this area?) Then two of us picked up a brutal but mercifully fast moving barf bug right off the bat which made at least one of us lie awake in agony at 2:00am wondering what in heck we were ever thinking undertaking this thing. We’ve bounced back and settled into a routine which we’ll likely maintain for the next month while we’re in the siesta zone.

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