I'd like to look at my time in Barcelona and say it was all amazing, but the truth is we spent almost every waking minute at the office. I wish I'd had more time or stayed longer to really see the city because it seems like it would have been awesome. That said, I was lucky enough to sneak out of work (with permission!) to visit La Sagrada Familia at lunch on my last day there. It was spectacular.
The Nativity Facade
Hand-carved and absolutely stunning.
Outside view, lots of construction right now.
The other highlight aside from above was visiting the Moritz brewery - you know I love my beer! Our team went here for our last night in Barcelona. The Moritz Epidor, an amber, was quite good and I even brought some home in my suitcase to share with Kevin.
Horse-thing drooling beer?
Luckily, I was also able to squeeze in 3 good runs while I was there. One was on the treadmill because I had to be at work at 6:20 am and didn't have any daylight time, but the other two allowed some sightseeing time. My big regret is that I didn't end up running along the beach! I made a bad route choice one day and ended up on city streets instead. That's ok though, I had a nice little view of the beach when I walked down the day I arrived.
And I bought this adorable little doll on my walk...
Another nice beach view.
I'm happy to be back in California with my husband and my normal work schedule now, but I know I was very lucky to have the opportunity to go to Barcelona for a week. Where will I end up next? Time will tell.