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.

June 9, 2010

Spain photos, coming right up

I’m taking advantage of some free time and amazing wireless access to share photos from the trip thus far. I’m going to break it up into a few posts because I tried to upload 8 at once and think I broke the internet. We do miss you all…some.

Here is the incredible Casa Mila. I couldn’t get enough Gaudi architecture in Barcelona.

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June 4, 2010

Queen of the World

Hooray! Bethie is here!

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