Mother of the Bride Spot

Random thoughts on being a Mother of the Bride...although since we are now past The Wedding, perhaps this would be better titled Random Thoughts On Life In General...

Thursday, January 08, 2009

On Our Way!

We are here on the Brilliance of the Sea, chugging our way to Athens, having spent yesterday touring Palmero, Sicily. We spent a couple of days in Barcelona first...amazingly, we all met up with each other – Carole and Bob who made it without incident, Linda and Will who were rerouted to Zurich, and, true to form, lost their luggage in the process; Tim, who came via Alitalia and Rome, and us.

Barcelona is now definitely one of my all time favorite cities. It is absolutely beautiful! We were in a little hotel in the middle of the city, one block from Barcelona’s Mag Mile. We were also just a couple of blocks from Las Ramblas – a great street to walk down late at night when all the activity is going on. It was cool – coats definitely needed, but great walking weather. Our little hotel had only 18 rooms, and a 24/7 buffet where we could get anything we wanted to eat or snack on. We ate dinner out – tapas one night and paella the other. Tapas were great – paella not so much. Bummer.

Monday the 5th, we get on the ship. It’s lovely, but the internet leaves a little bit to be desired. If you don’t have a modem in your computer, or you use a Mac – well, you are out of luck being able to do internet in your room. Only Carole has a computer that is old enough to have a modem....

But it is wonderful anyway. So far, a day at sea, a tour of Palmero, and now our second day at sea.

Already my pants are getting a bit tighter....

We are off to the pool. More anon!


At 7:21 PM, Blogger RCO said...

How nice to read this blog from you. We are so happy for you, Bobby and Tim and not a little bit jealous. Be ready for a shock when you return home. I hear that the Chicago area has been bombarded with snow and cold. Love ya know who! :o)


Post a Comment

<< Home