We took a little trip

Hi everyone,

We left home on May 17 and traveled to Spain, Portugal and California before returning home on June 23.  I am going to try to write about that some.  It was our first long post-retirement trip.  There may or may not be others – but I think we are going to do some getaways every year during Merida’s hottest times.

We went to (in chronological order) Barcelona, Granada, Almunecar, Estepona, Seville, Lagos, Lisbon, Porto and Madrid.  I plan on doing a post on each city, along with our experiences at some other places we visited.  It was a big trip for us that included some “bucket list” things for each of us.

Kathy wanted to see Barcelona and modernista architecture, particularly Gaudi’s work, while she could still see fairly well.  I wanted to see Portugal, particularly Cape Sagres;  missions accomplished.

For now, a few photos that were taken in Barcelona.  Later, at some unspecified time, a post on Barcelona.  One may not be enough for that city, where we spent five days.

The travelers








Gaudi architecture:  one example


5 thoughts on “We took a little trip

  1. Enjoy and look forward to your clear and informative blog entries. Hope it won’t be long before you have us in Barcelona.

  2. Barcelona is an amazing city. We loved it there so much. Did you get to Park Guiel (sp) ?
    We used the hop on hop off bus. Gaudi had such talent.

  3. Hello, Ron, have enjoyed following your retirement, and we have been inspired. Now that we are (mostly) retired, we are planning a longish trip to Merida and surrounding areas this winter. We hope to see some of the Mayan sites and soak up the local flavor over the course of a month or two. Can you recommend a few yahoo groups or English language newspapers that we can join/read now? We have found these local sources of news invaluable when we have done extended travel in the past. Thanks in advance.

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