Saturday, October 4, 2008

Barcelona, Spain

September 2008

Our luxery hotel, Hotel Arts. The receptionist at the lobby told us she was giving us an upgraded room. She got a key took us to the elevator put the key in a special key hole that allowed her to push the top private floor button. Then she took us to a beautiful two story apartment with full size windows overloooking both the ocean and the city. We were in awe, a five day stay like this! Wow.
We were then welcomed with a spectacular fireworks show from the beach just a few blocks from our hotel.

Just outside the hotel.

The hotel bath, next to it was a large shower.

Overlooking the ocean from the hotel.

The city view and fresh flowers.

More view, the tree area is the zoo next to the hotel.

We could see the dolphins splashing in their pool.

The streets of Barcelona.

Inside the courthouse of an ancient Roman House.

A tapas restaurant. It poured during our lunch.

Jake eating a fancy popsicle with sour candy crumbs on the outside and sweet strawberries inside. He ate three, his, Dads and Moms.

At La Boqueria, the market.

We walked to the Barcelona Zoo, they call it the "tho".

Kissing Llamas, the animals were being very romantic that day.

Jake fell asleep riding on his Dad's shoulder at the zoo.

Our next stop, Valencia Spain. We stayed at Hotal Las Arenas on the Mediterranean Sea.

Walking on the beach.

A windy day.

Valencia was a prettier city.

The streets weren't so narrow and a river ran through.

Night life was big.

Resaurants didn't even open until 9 pm.

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