Barcelona – Random Raisin Post

The kids often fell asleep in the stroller as we walked and walked annnnnnnd waaaalked. Elora passed out in mid-raisin munching and left a trail of raisins before we figured out what was happening. So we hurried back and snapped a picture of our trail of raisins. If you click on the picture you can…

Barcelona – The birds! The birds!

We found this great park at the end (beginning?) of La Ramblas, a large street with lots of: tourists, shops, street performers, and BIRDS! Elora and Oliver liked all the birds, but it was definitely Elora who had the most fun chasing them. Watch this video of Elora chasing the birds accompanied by a song…

Barcelona – Europe’s largest aquarium

More Barcelona stories… We decided to go to the aquarium because there was a sign that said something like “you haven’t experienced Barcelona until you have seen L’Aquarium!” With advertising like that we had to go. They had a little kiddie area with lots of water/fish related activities. Here is a slide that was encased…

Barcelona – La Sagrada Familia – KFC

The Sagrada Famlia is a Cathadrale that was under construction when Gaudi (famous architect) died. There is a lot of symbolism in the construction. Everything Gaudi did had a very unique design that is just so different you can’t take your eyes off it. The design has a very “organic” feel to it that feels…

Barcelonetta Beach

Even though it was November and the weather was 55-60 degrees with a bit of wind it felt great to us. Elora for some reason thought she should hike her shirt up and feel the breeze from the Ocean (errr Sea) air.First her pants got wet, and then we didn’t want her shirt to get…

Barcelona Arc De Triomf + Parc de la Cuitadella

This is a great big elephant in the Parc de la Cuitadella. Neither of us has any clue how to say that word… Queeee-It-e–yyy-a? Eh? Que? Elora crawled underneath some hedges and was having a blast hiding in places where we couldn’t find her. This is a rare photo of the elusive beast. This would…

Barcelona Dinners & Desserts: it’s all about the pastries

No blog post of a trip would be complete with out food. The restaurants were good and the desserts were better! There was an awesome pastry shop near the apartment. And we tried every other shop we saw too. The chocolate in Barcelona is great. We stopped at a little cafe to try some hot…

Barcelona – Diocese / Gaudi Museum

This is the lock to the apartment we rented in Barcelona. It’s always more fun to rent an apartment with kitchen, rooms, etc than stay in a hotel. The downside is you can sometimes be in a skeezy area of town. But we were in a cool place. The apartment was close to a lot…

Barcelona!

We are in Barcelona, Spain this week! We are very excited, especially because it is warmer here and it finally started to feel like Winter in Vienna this week. We left just in time! It was a little rainy today, but is supposed to be nice the rest of the week. We already love the…

Halloween Night Dinner (Flashback)

Elora loves her white Teddy so much we have actually bought 3 of them. One of them is in the US, in a cryogenic chamber to be preserved in case anything happens to the 2 here. The other two are with us in Wien. One is dirtier than the other and she actually likes the…

Prater

We went out to the Prater a few weeks ago (and stopped at the park too!) Here is Elora so excited to be on the swing! And of course, her favorite, the teeter-totter. We have now made up a little song that she sings whenever she goes on one. I love the teeter totters here,…