Mom and Dad’s Visit to Barcelona

With only about 10 days to work with and a lot of territory to cover, and being the uptight person that I am, I came up with a schedule for my parents and I for their visit.  However, given this was their first real vacation in more years than I can count, I also wanted to keep things relatively low key and fun without feeling the pressure of going from one place immediately to another.  Plus, my dad had surgery on his knee this spring and has had a difficult recovery from the surgery and so we had his limited mobility to work with. Continue reading

Meghan Visits Barcelona!!

There is no rest for the weary… less than 12 hours after my return to Barcelona I was off and running again to pick up my cousin Meghan from the airport.  This is a visit that I’ve been looking forward to for more than 6 months and it’s hard to believe that she was finally arriving!  Now under normal circumstances this would be a piece of cake picking her up.  But I was already running on empty from the previous few days of little sleep and lots of travel.  And I had hit the ground running early that morning to take the kids to their parent/teacher conferences so that I wouldn’t need to disrupt our time together to have to run to school for them.  Continue reading