Espana: Day 7
Well today is our last day in Spain. We had changed our beach day because we were concerned about the weather, but it turned out to be another beautiful day. I don't think I've ever had a trip where we didn't get even one day of rain. How lucky we are! The philosophy today was divide and conquer. We had some varied interests in the group, so I'm sorry that I don't have photos of what everyone did today. We did start out the day together visiting the famous Boqueria market of St. Joseph. This is an extremely popular market these days, and very busy. I think we were early enough that it wasn't too crowded, but later on we walked by and it was packed to the gills with people. Some groups wanted to do shopping, some wanted to see some art, some wanted more beach time, and some wanted to see the soccer stadium. We managed to get all those things in. After a beautiful afternoon, we met for our final dinner at the Flamenco Palace. We took the long way there, so we could be sure that we didn't leave Barcelona without seeing the two Gaudi houses, Casa Mila, (La Pedrera) and Casa Batllo. We took a brief pit stop in the Amatller house which is next to one of Gaudi's houses. That family was famous for chocolate, and we stopped and picked up some chocolate souvenirs along the way. After about an hour plus walk, we made it to the flamenco house. We relaxed as we had dinner, and then saw the flamenco show. I love the passion and character each dancer brings to flamenco. It was a lot of fun. It's time to pack and get ready for our journey tomorrow. I can't believe it's our last night in Spain. It's been a wonderful week.