What a whirlwind trip this has already been!
Overnight flights are NEVER a joy – sleeping on planes just never happens for me, and for some reason, definitely not on this one….but when we landed, I was SO excited!
There were a few of us from our group on my flight, but the bulk of everyone else came via JFK to Madrid to Barcelona, so we had an hour to wait for them in the baggage claim area.
Happy reunions with some of the folks I’ve traveled with before, and resounding hellos and nice to meet yous from those who are with me for the first time!
Oh, what a great group this is!
We gathered our luggage and headed out to the bus for a panoramic city tour of Barcelona with some fascinating stops along the way!
Our fearless tour guide!
Beautiful Barcelona behind him!
Overlooking the pier where we embark the Brilliance of the Seas today.
The beautiful Mediterranean!
Visiting Sagrada Familia!
Still under construction since 1882!
Listening to our guide tell us all -
The Cathedral across from our hotel!
We did so much in the period of one day I don’t know where to begin to tell it all. You’ll find highlights from our Barcelona day in the short slide show below:
The large Youtube Slide Show isn't playing nice with the hotel internet so I’ll upload the full version when we get a chance – perhaps on the ship!
Until then you can enjoy a bit of the sights and sounds of Barcelona from the rooftop of our hotel:
This morning we are gathering our luggage, loading on the bus and headed to the pier!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage quilt from my own collection! Dare to be strong today!