Another beautiful and warm day here in Barcelona!
I finally went for a run in the hotel gym (s/o to my cross country girls at practice back home). Until today I haven’t been able to get myself up early enough to go workout, and by the time we get back from sight seeing I’m too tired (or too lazy) to get up and get it done. I actually have never really used a treadmill before-only been outside on runs by myself or with my team-and while it was kind of nice being the only one in the gym-it became incredibly boring. After about 4 miles I was so over it. I did some push ups, sit ups, jumping jacks, blah blah
Wandered around, ate a kiwi, which by the way are SO GOOD here (lol random, but I had to mention kiwis somewhere); I don’t know if Spain is known for this fruit in particular or something, but seriously best ones I’ve ever had. I think I eat like 3 a day now lol. Met my dad in the cafe around 9am, and decided to go explore the mountain region together! Mom and little sister were still fast asleep, and they’re not exactly the “hiking and nature” kind of people. Barcelona does not really ‘wake up’ until around 11am, so there were not that many people out, which was nice.
We grabbed a map and hitched on the subwayWe got out onto a metropolis area; I was slightly confused for a moment. Then we made a quick turn to the left to see the Museu of Nacional d’Art de Cataluyna !
It is really easy to get [wonderfully] lost here, you really have to watch out for the signs! Although I thought it was a pretty perfect place to be lost. The trail eventually outputted us on the main road, runners and bikers were everywheree. We walked a little more until we hit the cable car, or the ski lift to the castle!
We wandered around for a bit, and then hitched the gondola back down to where we started. Then we had to find another cable car to get from that point of the mountain to the port! We hiked a couple of hills to realized we were lost lol, but we happened to run by the Olympic shooting range!
By the time we got back to our hotel it was only about 11:30-12, and my mom and sister were just getting down for ‘breakfast’. Since we did most of the city walking yesterday we hit the beach! 🙂 We went a little off the main drag to avoid the busy tourist crowds, as recommended by some strangers my dad had become friends with, but it was still pretty packed! Too much of a perfect day to miss.
The Med water is so blue and clear. Then we ate and relaxed at a local seaside restaurant
A lot of pictures and not a lot of words! But I hope you enjoyed them 🙂 haha. Tonight was our last night in Catalunya :(, and although I’m so torn about leaving I’m excited for our travels tomorrow!