Bobbi Wendorff

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Bobbi Wendorff




Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Barcelona » Barcelona March 23rd 2019

Although we were exhausted, both Alex and I found ourselves awake at 1 am sweating and unable to sleep. After a bit of flailing about the room in the dark with a phone flashlight we found the thermostat and put the air on. It did such a good job of cooling down the room neither of us wanted to get out from under the covers. Finally around 9:45 we drug our butts out and down to breakfast. Hilton offered a fantastic blend of local and US type breakfast foods. We both had huge plates of fruit. I rounded out my course with two churros and chocolate. While Alex went a more health conscious route. Energized, we snagged our stuff from the room and headed out. First stop off the day, Segrada Familia was a couple metro ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Catalonia March 22nd 2019

While Alex slept like a snoring log, I was to excited about the Palace Real to and woke every two hours. Finally at 8 am I got up to shower waking, somewhat, Alex. We then went to a nearby Chocolatria so I could have churros and hot chocolate for breakfast. Yummy! May become my new favorite. Alex only had a bite, he seemed to have caught a stomach virus... Guess someone has to get it every trip. Returning to the hotel, we packed up then dropped off our luggage prior to heading to Catedral de la Almundena for a revisit. This time we were able to walk the church and see the amazing art, status, and stained glass. Amazing that it took from 1882 to 1993 to finish the place. Next door we headed to the ... read more
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Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » Madrid March 21st 2019

In Spain, we passed through a very quick and painless Customs process and were cleared to enter Spain! A couple change over on the train later and we were downtown! We made it to the Airbnb address 10 minutes early. Despite our attempt, it appeared we would have to wait for the prescribed 9am check-in time. 9 AM came and went with multiple trips in and out of the building thanks to tenants trying to figure out how to meet up with our host. At 9:30 we hunted down a Starbucks for WiFi, which unfortunately want free so we grabbed a couple of teas to get the password. I wrote a note to the host. Fifteen minutes later we have up and told him we were canceling and going elsewhere. A Google search later we were ... read more
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Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » Madrid March 20th 2019

Before our trip could begin, unfortunately I had too much to do at work so it meant both Alex and I rising early for a ride to work for me and errands for him. Of course I had very little time to get what I wanted to done, including printing off prepaid tickets for some of the trip activities and getting our seats changed for the second and longest flight so we could sit together. Alex was supposed to be at the office at 10:30/10:45 to pick me up. Due to Wells Fargo not carrying any foreign currency, he arrived early at 10:20 instead. Kick off a flustered Bobbi who was in the middle of printing off the tickets on a very slow system and hadn't gotten to change seats yet. In a rush, I shut ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun January 12th 2017

Up early, of course, on our last day in Cancun to go get breakfast before heading to the airport. The buffet had an amazing looking crepe station, but I was so afraid of what that would do to my stomach I passed it up. Shucks! We grabbed our bags from our room and went to the front desk to check out. A quick taxi ride and we were at the airport. I was so early getting us there, the Spirit desk wasn't even open yet - woops! Oh well, 30 minutes later we were in line, getting checked in. I am so excited we learned about the military discount for baggage - they didn't even care it was a little overweight. After a very short TSA line, we were in the gate area which was filled ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun January 11th 2017

I awoke our last full day in Cancun miserable. My stomach and intestines were sore and then some. I was wiped of energy and I think sporting a fever. I tried to relax that morning and prep for my Northrup Grumman interview between bathroom breaks. Lauren had told me about an app called Talkatone that allows you to call US numbers free through the internet. I downloaded it and called the one person I was sure to be home and free at this time of day, my dad. Unfortunately the call to the house phone didn't work but to his cell phone did. He tried to help me use Skype to get to the landline but I couldn't figure it out. I tried the number they provided for Northrup Grumman and luckily it worked with Talkatone. ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun January 10th 2017

Both Alex and I had a rough night of sleep, though I am not sure why. As a result we were up and packed ready to move over to the Dream Sands Resort & Spa by 9:15. Andrea had sent me a message saying she would be out so to lock the gate then throw the keys in close to the door. Alex took care of the throw part landing the keys right next to the front door. We snagged a cab who drove us first to the wrong hotel and we had to make our way back to the right one. Later while writing this post, the other hotel's name popped up to review..so many they changed names?? At the hotel they took our big bags and signed us in. However, they mentioned that there ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun January 9th 2017

Another early morning, yey! I woke up dreaming of hockey and realized I hadn't booked a distillery tour for this upcoming weekend so I sent Alex to the bathroom whi!e I did that. Then I headed in to get ready. 2 seconds later Alex was telling through the door that we were running late and needed to leave ASAP. So a quick rush through my routine and off we went. I snagged our bag of pastries from the kitchen on the way out. It was chilly! The rain from the day before ble away the humidity and left a breeze. I was wishing for my jacket by the time we made it to the hotel for pick up. Once we got there, I pulled out a pastry while waiting for the Go Mexico bus ( we ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun January 8th 2017

The wind didn't die down yet. Our door moved all night long thanks to the wind. Oh well, we still slept pretty well. Took our time this morning. We took our exploration out of Downtown Cancun and over to the Hotel Zone. We jumped in a cab to shuttle us down to the museum. We are getting much better at negotiating price with them. Across the street was a restaurant, so we went over for lunch. However, because it is Sunday they had a breakfast buffet going until 2pm. So that was our only option. Turned out to be a good idea, we had a lot of fun trying out all the food including multiple deserts and juices. Had a nice view too. We walked back across the street to the Museo Mayan de Cancun. A ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun January 7th 2017

Weather websites predicted a wet afternoon for Cancun today. So instead of a lazy morning, we got up and walked over to Market 28. This was a full square block of shops. It looks really cool with stall after stall after stall. However, the majority of them carry the same or similar stuff. We wandered about an hour around the place and purchased nothing. At least we enjoyed the walking around. We were drenched with sweat the walk back because the humidity. Hungry we stopped at a place that sold quesadillas for $13 Pesos or about $0.65 each. It was a bit of a wait due to the line but worth it with the homemade tortillas and fresh cooked food. We chose to wait out the rain instead of battle it. I started a new book ... read more
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