Our traveling bug took us to Barcelona this spring. John had some work in London in May and, after that, we all met up as a family in Barcelona (I flew alone with Charlotte from UT – that was fun). We really fell in love with this city. There was plenty to do and see for all of us – food, museums, cathedrals, parks, the beach, more food, and so on. We were able to enjoy some amazing Spanish culture while keeping our toddler occupied with bubbles and slides. We discovered that if we told Charlotte these cathedrals were actually “princess castles”, she became much more interested. She was a real trooper and Spaniards are very tolerant, even loving, of small children. The downside is that most good restaurants in Spain don’t even seat people until 8:30 and serve dinner even later. So, I’m sure we missed some of the best food experiences, but that’s a great reason for a return trip some day.
Overall Barcelona became one of our favorites. And maybe, just maybe, our traveling bug has been tamed until after baby Johnny is born in September. Barcelona, we can’t wait to come back!