Barcelona! Wow! I guess I didn't know what to expect from Spain before. To be brutally honest, I wasn't very excited to enter the 100+ degree heat for 5 days. Now, looking back, I wish we had planned more time here.
The heat, it's here, you cannot deny that. We walk outside and start to sweat. There is no way around it, and it's not going to stop us. We have gotten the hang of having our water, and we just go. Staying in the shade when we can.
Now, on our last night in Barcelona, I really wish we could stay longer. The atmosphere is so nice here. People are nice, there is a sense of pride and community, and the atmosphere is both exciting and welcoming.
I've spent a lot of time marveling at the architecture here. Ski (my dear college roommate, bless her for putting up with me- oh and for allowing me to call her ski all these years. Love you ;).) had this book in college about an architect named Gaudi. Being the mischievous fool that I am, I always called him Ghandi in attempt to make Ski mad. Barcelona is the home of Ghandi architecture. So I've been sending her photos and calling him Ghandi, in usual Ashlee fashion. It's been quite fun. In all the ironic glory, I stumbled upon a restaurant called Ghandi. Which made it all that much better. Haha.
We covered a lot of ground in a small amount of time in Barcelona. My favorite being, walking down to the beach and enjoying the evening in the Mediterranean Sea. I think Shelby and I just stood there allowing the waves to crash up on our feet for a long time. It was so tranquil, even with the hundred of people surrounding us.
I'm feeling the end of the trip, and it's hard to imagine that a month has gone by already. We've covered so much ground, and seen/done so many things. It's hard to say goodbye. Except, I am looking forward to a real shower and my own bed.