Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Barcelona, Spain

Next stop, about 3 hours south of Sete, beautiful Barcelona.  It is so easy to travel between countries in Europe, it's just like going from one state to another.  

Barcelona, Spain is an amazing city in the fact that it has parks everywhere.  I have never seen a city that had so many parks for children to play on.  Here is the beach close to the downtown area that we enjoyed right when we rolled into town.

Barcelona had a wonderful science museum that had signs in Spanish and English.  Max was feeling like his science cup was not running over, so this provided a great opportunity to stretch the brain.

Maggie with the lighting ball.

The museum had a great Amazon section that had a rainforest that they had built with Amazonian fish and animals.  We were able to see live capybara, anaconda, and whatever this fish is called.  Uncle Morgan, who served in Brazil, assures us that this fish is delicious.

A dinosaur exhibit to satisfy some of our younger minds.

The entrance with wax statues of Einstein, and the Gallileo.

One of the parks near our apartment.  In an area about the size of our yard back home there were probably five giant apartment buildings and eight playgrounds.  Needless to say, the kids liked Barcelona.
Believe it or not, this was the inside of the local LDS church in Barcelona.  It was quite impressive, and we learned is the largest LDS church building in Europe.  Of course, right by it are a couple of parks.

The spanish people were a lot of fun, but it was very apparent that Spain does not prosper as much as other European countries.  This sure kept the prices down on certain items.  We were fortunate to find an outdoor clothing market that just popped up one morning where we were able to find some clothes for Maggie for a great deal!

This is Maggie giving Eli a lesson on how to hang laundry inside of the apartment, Kari has developed a deep appreciation for her American laundry dryer.

Maggie noticed that rabbit was for sale in all of the butcher shops.  We hadn't seen that before so she decided to buy and prepare one for the family.  It really does taste like chicken!


  1. Did Maggie prepare the rabbit? I'm most impressed!

    1. It's good to hear from you! :) Maggie did! With a little guidance from Aaron, I was happy to not have anything to do with a bunny in the kitchen, but I did eat it, and it was yummy.

  2. WOW! I have had so much fun looking over the last few posts. I don't check your blog for a week and then all of a sudden it's got 10 new posts! Good job keeping up on your blogging. It must be so hard with traveling all the time and not always having good internet but you will totally LOVE having these memories in written form to look back on. Love you guys and so glad you are having fun:)

    1. Thank you Rachelle! You encourage like only a BFF can! :) You are the best!