Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Silence is Broken...A Barcelona Adventure!

The silence has ended! Man, it has been almost two (?!) months since I have been around here, aka way too long. For good reason though! Our summer has been very busy, very fun and full of lots of change. A complete and total update is coming soon,  since I finally (I think) have a new rhythm down and have adjusted to this new schedule. BUT, first I want to recap our European Adventure that happened back in May! To remind you, Robert's basketball season ended in Poland at the end of April, so the beginning of May we were off to explore. Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona were in the books and it was such a wonderful trip...I mean it is traveling, my happy place for sure.

First let's recap the vibrant, the fun...Barcelona!
(stay tuned...tomorrow I will share the nitty gritty, all the details you need to know if you are planning a trip to Barcelona)

We arrived in Barcelona very late one night, so crashed as soon as we arrived at our Apartment in the El born neighborhood- our favorite by far! The next morning we slept in a tiny bit and then were off for a packed day. We started our morning off with brunch, plenty of walking through quaint neighborhood streets and then off to Park Guell.

The Park is pretty and very interesting. I would not say it was our favorite stop- but it was worth. The colors were beautiful and it was neat to get a look into Gaudi's mind and style- very unique.

Of course, we enjoyed plenty of delicious food. It was great to stop for lunch, rest our feet and leisurely enjoy our meal in the shining sun while chatting about our day so far and what was ahead.

I think the best way to describe Barcelona is to say it is lively. The Spanish culture fully embraces the siesta in the afternoon and enjoys the city late into the night. They sure know how to enjoy life to the fullest. It is lively,vibrant and very fun.

Day two we made sure to walk down La Rambla, a very fun street, and then headed to the main attraction, the La Boqueria Market! This place is incredible. Fresh fruit, juices and tons of other fresh, local food...it is very fun and quite the experience. We really loved it here.

Then after plenty of walking,  it was off to the beach to enjoy a picnic! We stopped at some local shops to grab our grub, and then made camp on the beach. We enjoyed our picnic in the very windy and very cold weather...we had good intentions, but sadly it was a bust. But hey at least we tried!

After we finished our food and couldn't take the cold any longer, we decided to fully embrace the culture and take a little siesta ourselves:) After a nice, little nap we got ready and headed out for the night.

Good food, strolling through a beautiful city and this handome hunk...it doesn't get much better.

On our last day, we made sure to enjoy the beautiful neighborhoods and their fun shopping and check out La Sagrada Familia. We did not go in (but have heard it is incredible), but instead just walked all around the outside. The building of this church began hundreds of years ago and is still being built and they say it will not be completed for a very long time. So it was pretty neat to see and admire it's unique beauty.

Barcelona was a great first stop on our European Adventure! It was so nice to get a little taste of Spain, explore a new city with my husband (my favorite), try new and delicious foods and soak in the beauty of an incredible culture. Robert and I are so grateful for this trip. Traveling together is one of our favorite things and we are so thankful to have the opportunity to do so...and I am so thankful to all of you for reading my blog and posts...means the world!

Planning a trip to Barcelona sometime soon? Or want to go one day? Come back tomorrow for the ins and outs... Robert and my tips and tricks for this fun city!

Linking up with Bonnie.



  1. Welcome back!!!! You were missed!!!! And can I say I am now completely and totally envious of you with this trip? I want to go visit Barcelona so badly, and these pictures just make me want to go even more! So glad that you guys had a good trip!!

  2. Yay, welcome back, we missed you lots! I've always wanted to visit Barcelona and hope to when we get back to Spain. Love all your pictures!!!! Can't wait to hear more about your trip.

  3. Beautiful photos of Barcelona! I love the ones at Park Güell. (Did I hear that they charge admission to get in now? I went three years ago and it was free...) Next time you have to go inside La Sagrada Familia - the outside is interesting, but stepping inside is just an incredible experience! One of the most memorable churches I have been inside in Europe for its uniqueness!

  4. Found you through Bonnie's link-up. Sounds like Barcelona is a fun city! I love all the colors. xo, Julie alonewithmytea.com

  5. This is so so awesome and you guys are so cute! We're actually going to spend a few days in Barcelona this winter on our way to Morocco! I'd love it if you wrote a guide to Barcelona ;)

    <3 Daisy
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  6. The more posts I read about Spain, the more I'm itching to go there! Looks like you and your husband had an awesome time... and look at that food! Love that you guys took a siesta... I'm going to talk to my boss about adopting that lifestyle here in Texas ;)

  7. Loved my weekend in Barcelona last year! Great photos of Parc Guell. Are you guys going back to Poland again next year? I play volleyball in France and my American husband is a basketball coach!

  8. So glad you're back!! And had such a great trip! Barcelona looks amazing. Can't wait to hear what you've been up to since returning home! :)

  9. Your photos are so bright and happy!! It's exactly what I think of when I think of Spain!! Can't wait to hear what's been going on since returning this summer!!

  10. What a fun trip. So bright and colourful! Spain has been at the top of my list for a loooong time and I NEED to go!

  11. Welcome back! love all the beautiful colors!

  12. I loved Barcelona. Who doesn't love all the gelato shops, yummy. I can't believe that church still isn't done. I saw it five years ago under construction as well. The beaches were a lot rougher than I expected, but we enjoyed our trip. Did you get a chance to see one of the "spanish dancing" shows? I forget what exactly they call it.


  13. Your photos are so bright and happy!! It's exactly what I think of when I think of Spain!! Can't wait to hear what's been going on since returning this summer!!
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