Saturday, March 8, 2014

Barcelona on a Motorcycle!

Actually it was a motorcycle with a side car, and I was in the sidecar.  Our driver took us on a tour of some of Gaudi's architecture, Las Ramblas, and then up Montjuic where this was our view of the monument of Columbus and the city.  Spectacular!

Gaudi's Casa Batllo was a mesmerizing experience, especially the rooftop.


Every element, including the chimney stacks, were adorned with his art.

Tiny ceramic pieces covered these stacks in amazing mosaic patterns.

We stayed at a hotel on Las Ramblas, where people watching was a major activity.

including the tourists!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Dogs posing for pictures

Trying to get our two dogs to stay still and pose for a photograph is nearly impossible.   Either one of them is staying in their part of the kingdom where the other dog is not allowed, or they are both chasing each other around.  However, when it comes time to eat our dinner, they will both be conveniently lounging nearby (of course we are not really ready with a camera, just our iphone!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

May is the Time we Like to Travel to Spain & France

We plan all year for our two week trip to explore Spain and southern France.  This year we went to Tossa de Mar in Spain for a few days, and then north to Marseillan where we stayed for a week in France.

and then there is the food and wine...a later post!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April is Gardenia Blooming Time

               It is finally really warm and the gardenia bushes are all in bloom.  We have 2 different types of blooms - they look like inner and outer curling petals to me.  They both smell heavenly, but I prefer the ones that are fuller and look more like roses.

And here's Lucy who would rather be outside than inside.

But she will come in for some yogurt at lunch time.
 Brandy doesn't like yogurt, but always takes his spot next to the person who's eating no matter what it is.
Can I go back outside now?