3.16.2009

My favorite things

Aside from spending time with Max, here is what I enjoyed most during my 5-day stay in Barcelona:

1. Meeting fellow blogger, Oreneta, and the unexpected (but very much appreciated) tour of the city
2. Fresh seafood 4 out of 5 nights
3. Walking through a mall (we don't have any near where I lived in Germany, and I actually missed the experience of it)
4. Finding In Style, Vogue, and Glamour in English at a nearby magazine stand
5. The energy and nightlife of Barcelona. Restaurants don’t even open till 8pm and most folks head for dinner after 10pm.
6. Siestas (see number 5)
7. Eating snails for the first time and discovering they weren't half bad
8. The experience of trying out for a salsa class
9. Walking around our new neighborhood and experiencing the feeling of confidence that we made the right housing choice
10. Max's new company car
11. Learning that Wifi is pronounced "wee fee" in Spain
12. Window shopping on Paseo de Gracia (sure to turn into actual shopping once I drop this stubborn 5 kilos)
13. Crema de Catalan (yummy)
14. Sunny, warm weather
15. That I get to return in 13 short days!!!

13 comments:

Sue Jacquette said...

Oh that sounds absolutely lovely!

Shelly said...

Fun! I'll bet Charlie is going to love the new car too ;)

kenju said...

I definitely agree with #7. Did you have escargot smothered in hot garlic butter? Oh, Lord, I want some.

Charlotte said...

Hooray! I just know that your new life is going to be fabulous!

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Yeah! I"m glad you had a good time. Looks like the move is already off to a good start.

Alice said...

Wow! Seafood, warm weather, english magazines and Max? What more can a girl ask for? (To say I'm a bit jealous is a bit of an understatement ... we were offered Barcelona before moving here to Muensterland but had to turn it down due to Bubba Joe's illnesses - ugh!!!)

Enjoy the sun and food and life!!! (((hugs)))

Connie said...

Glad you are happy with your future neighborhood... that is a weight off your shoulders! Nice car too :)

I've always thought of snails as land clams/oysters. People love those, so what's the deal with the prejudice? I haven't experimented though as I despise shellfish. One of these days though, I'll have to test the theory and compare them side by side prepared in a similar manner.

Simple Answer said...

I can't wait to hear more about it. What a cool new adventure!

Princess Extraordinaire said...

So glad you had fun!!

catherinette said...

Hey, if there are any US magazines that you're dying for, I'm happy to put together a care package for you. Just let me know what you want.

essie said...

ohhh jealous, and worried, that we won't be able to meet before the barcleona clock ticks down to day 1 remaining!

i'm jealous, but very happy for you-it sounds just lovely!!

A Touch of Dutch said...

It all sounds great! Glad you had a great time & indeed you got a great sampler of what to hopefully soon expect more of ;-) Here's to hoping the next 1½ weeks *fly by*!

bettyl said...

Everybody needs to take a risk Usually you find out it's not as bad as you thought!!!