Archive for June, 2010

June 21, 2010

Wimps

See this group of older guys on the beach and how they’re all shirtless? I was wearing 3 layers when I took this. Even better, many of them had already taken a morning dip in the sea. ¬†Adam and I did manage to take our shoes off eventually, but we cheated by waiting for the afternoon heat and sun.

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June 21, 2010

Good Sport Award

The award goes to Adam, who got drenched from behind by a wave that crashed unexpectedly high against the sea wall in San Sebastian. I did manage to ask if he was ok before I started laughing.

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June 21, 2010

Tough Girls

We were going to buy these sunglasses but we thought they made us look too mean.

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June 18, 2010

18-24

A woman conducting museum visitor surveys thought I belonged in this age category. Yesterday my cab driver asked if I was here on a college graduation trip. I am officially moving to London.

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June 18, 2010

Nostalgia

I’m sitting outside one of my favorite museums in the world, the Victoria and Albert museum in London. Do you have a museum that you feel is “yours?” The V&A is mine.

We met when I was 22 and living in London after I graduated from college. My roommates couldn’t come with me for some reason, so I set out on my own to this place. It sounds sort of odd, but I’d never been to a museum by myself before and had no idea how wonderful it could be. I skipped whole rooms and then lingered as long as I wanted in others. It was heaven.

And now here I am again. Beth’s flat is a 10 minute walk away and I have the day to myself. I plan to lose track of time and skip and linger as much as I want. In a strange way, this is the first time it’s really hit me that I’m on this renewal. The cooking class and trip to Spain were all-consuming in the best ways, but this is the place I’ve had time for getting lost – in an exhbit, in my thoughts, you name it. It’s heaven all over again.

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June 14, 2010

Poor Adam

Adam had to celebrate his birthday away from his friends, poor thing. Fortunately he was consoled by sangria and views like this.

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June 14, 2010

Ahhh, Mallorca

After the hustle and bustle of Barcelona, Mallorca provided welcome serentity in the form of massages, poolside bar service and views like these.

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June 12, 2010

Mosaic Obsession

I have more photos of mosaics and tile than anything else. I’m almost as obsessed with them as I am with my iPhone (ask Adam and Beth about that) .

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June 11, 2010

Will Cycle for Cava

Not only is Bethie a wonderful travel companion, she’s an excellent trip planner. She found a bicycle tour through the Penedes wine region, famous for their Cava, a sparkling white. And let me tell you, Cava tastes GOOD after cycling to see a beautiful church on a Lance Armstrong-steep hill.

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June 9, 2010

A Good Stand-in for Cooking

Oh how I love a food market. This is the one off the Ramblas in Barcelona. This fruit juice was one of about 100 varieties available.