After a year of waiting and planning, we have finally begun our trip to Barcelona! We arrived here yesterday morning after a looooong travel day which involved leaving home at 3:40 am. But the flights were smooth, and the hotel was very accommodating, giving us a room even though it was not yet 11:00 am. We took advantage of the room and opportunity to catch up on our sleep with a 6 hour nap!! Finally went out about 7:00 pm to walk along La Rambla, the famous pedestrian walkway that runs right in front of our hotel, the Hotel Montecarlo. We wandered to a nearby park area known as the Placa de Cataluynya to people watch and take pictures. Finally, as it got dark, we had some dinner and headed back to the hotel where we slept for another nine hours. Hopefully we are all caught up now, and ready to board our Celebrity ship, the Equinox, for a 12 day cruise to Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro. Then we'll have four more days to explore Barcelona when we return.
Here are a few photos from our walk yesterday: