Mis Padres en España

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, and now you’ll be inundated by a flurry of posts over the next couple of days as I take advantage of this lull in the holidays.  My apologies for the prolonged absence. We’ve been caught up with family and the holidays since early November when my parents (Fred and Pat) arrived for a month in Spain. I think they loved being here in Barcelona, besides the obvious benefits of getting to hang out with us – they loved the weather, the food, the coffee culture (although not the size of a cafe solo), walking everywhere, getting to see Owen play futbol and Emma play basketball. We truly enjoyed having them here, and we look forward to their return later in 2012.  In the meantime, we’re getting ready to host Becca’s parents (Bruce and Eunie) who will join us for the month of February! I’ll share a few photos of my parents here in Barcelona, and also post separately about Thanksgiving and a trip we took to the south of France.

Dad & Boo - two compadres out for a walk.

Sharing a laugh in Barcelona. I think this is now my favorite picture of my parents. I love it.

Out for a stroll in Turo Parc.

My parents on the roof of La Pedrera, one of the famous residences that Gaudi designed. Love his architecture.

Where's Waldo? I mean the Worples? This time they are at Sagrada Familia. A church that Gaudi designed that is still under construction 100+ years later. The interior was completed and consecrated by the Pope on November 7, 2010. The exterior will not be complete until 2028. Amazing to believe that this monument to god and one man's creativity has been in progress for over 5 generations. So hard to believe in a world where progress is expected quarter by quarter, that society still has the patience and vision to take the time and see this through as designed. No shortcuts. No calling it quits. If for no other reason, I would love the Catalans for this..

A select shot from the interior of the Sagrada Familia. At some point, we will do an entire post on the beauty and detail of the Sagrada Familia with shots from Becca.

 

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