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Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Barcelona » Barcelona April 28th 2016

We started off the day with warm fresh homemade churros. They were delicious! We then walked over to La Segrada Familia which is a large church that has been under construction since 1882. There have been several architects, but the most famous and who was responsible for the ultimate design is Antoni Gaudi. He spent about 40 years working on the church. The church was magnificent, unlike anything we have ever seen. The church itself is like a sculpture. We had tickets to go up into the nativity tower, but it had been raining off and on and they had closed access to the towers. They anticipate the church will be finished by 2026. We then headed over to Parc Guell, this was a park designed by Antoni Gaudi back in the early 1900s. It ... read more
La Sagrada Familafrom Guel Park
Pathway in Guel Park
Structure on top of Casa Mila

Europe » France » Île-de-France April 27th 2016

This morning we had crepes for breakfast (Nutella/almond and ham/egg). We then made our way back to the catacombs. We arrived before it opened and the wait was not too bad. The catacombs are in an old limestone quarry far under the city of Paris. We had another tight spiral staircase deep into the ground. There were an unbelievable amount of bones stacked on the sides of the long hallways an amazing and humbling sight. Afterward we made our way to Louxemberg Gardens. The gardens were beautiful with lots of tulips, winding paths, and fountains. The gardens are in front of Louxemberg Palace which houses the Senate in France. From there we headed to the Louvre after stopping for a quick sandwich. The Louvre is HUGE our Paris Pass got us in here too and we ... read more
Louxemberg Gardens
Mona Lisa
van Gogh

Europe » France » Île-de-France April 26th 2016

What a LONG day. After getting minimal sleep on our flight Tripmaster General (Di) showed no mercy. Starting off the fun, they have a convenient train that runs from the airport to within a few blocks of our hotel. Sounds great right? Not today. The rail workers are on strike so it took us about 2 hours to make what should have been one. After dropping off our bags we went to grab a quick bite and walked to the catacombs. Not interested in waiting in a two hour line, we decided to come back to it tomorrow. We instead went to the Pantheon, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, l'arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Lots of walking but lots of interesting sights. The Pantheon had crypts beneath with many influential people including Marie Currie, Lois Braille, and ... read more
View from our hotel window
Notre Dame
Arc de Triomphe

North America » United States » Texas April 25th 2016

On few occasions it's good to be short. As soon as the guy in front of me sat down he proceeded to kick back his seat. THE PLANE ISN'T EVEN IN THE AIR YET!!! This woul be torture if you are 6' or taller. 9.5 hours to Paris!... read more

North America » United States » Texas April 24th 2016

This is sort of a test post. We're creating this blog to share our trip's day by day adventures with family and friends. Today we're getting everything together and our final packing done. We're going light for sure, A large backpack for each of us and a day bag. Since we'll be having to wash our clothes in the sink, everything in my bag is dry fit or quick dry material. Not sure about Di though; her bag is definitely bulging more than mine. The weather forecast for our first few days is complicating the packing too; high of fifty and wet for Paris. ... read more

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