Saturday, September 28, 2013
Barcelona Day 2...or where we met Jean Valjean
Adrienne squinty eyes
Anna had read in the Rick Steves book that they had a fountain and light show every 30 minutes starting at 7:30. It was about 6, so we decided to linger and wait until the show started, then get dinner afterwards.
We walked around and stared at the beautiful palace, waited for a while in front of the columns that you can see, then realized that nobody else was waiting. We'd been waiting for a long time, but no one else was looking at the fountain and it was almost 7:30.
Anna had misread the book and it didn't start until 8:30. We were starving, so we decided to head for dinner instead, since Anna had been so wrong.
Oh yeah, I had also read the section about the fountain show, but that's beside the point. Clearly it was Anna's fault.
The columns we waited at and some of the fountain.
We can ignore that I was equally the culprit.
Probably her jumping in my photo.
The food was amazing. One of the best meals I've ever had. Allison and I ordered the salmon with mozzarella and tomato, followed by Catalan Creme Brulee. So delicious.
Adrienne and Anna got the cannelloni and Adrienne got chocolate cake instead.
Anna had a bread explosion.
Then Adrienne was very determined, with our encouragement, to get a picture of him.
She tried to be sneaky, but was unsuccessful. At one point, he said "You'll have to email me that picture."
We stayed a lot longer because I went to ask for the check and ended up just awkwardly saying "Hi."
Then Allison tried to ask for the check and just giggled.
That was repeated with Anna.
And, after all that, we didn't get a picture.
We eventually gave up and left, disappointed.
Adrienne and I accidentally left from the wrong exit and ended up wandering around for quite a while, realizing we were completely lost and had no idea how to get back to the hostel. We ended up at a completely different subway station, getting back on the subway, then being a bit more careful about the exit the second time. All in all, it was a successful second day in Spain!