I am home now. We had a great vacation but getting Internet connection made posting next to impossible. So here is a recap of our 18 days from Barcelona Spain to Ft. Lauderdale Florida.
After a bumpy start to our trip we arrived in Barcelona via Lisbon. Barcelona is a beautiful city and we enjoyed the time we were there. We had paella for dinner the first night and it was excellent. A tour the next day explored Gaudi’s creative architectural style. Montserrat was amazing too. There were hundreds of bikers and families on outings to the monastery. Categena was our next stop and that too is a lovely city. Malaga and the beautiful cathedral and Alcazaba were on our tour.
Casablanca and Rebat – beautiful and very historical. We were on an 8-hour tour. Lunch was excellent – vegetables of carrots, beets, lentils, chickpeas, tomatoes, onions and then couscous with short rib pieces, and chick peas, rice, carrots, pumpkin, and sweet potato. Dessert was served – very shortbread cookies and their tea made from green tea with rose water.
Friday, Nov. 8th, a day at sea. The highlight of the day was the Canary Islands port talk.
Saturday, Nov. 9th, we are in Santa Cruz in Tenerife. We enjoyed our tour of the museum which featured flat pyramids and the story of Thor Heyerdahl of Kon Tiki fame.
It’s Wednesday now and I have not written anything since we were in the Azores. Punta del Garda was beautiful. We took an 8-hour tour where we sampled some local licors, visited the gardens which were absolutely amazing, visited Furnas and the volcanic rocks and hot springs. The hot springs are boiling and steaming. Lunch was excellent too. We are now at sea for a week on our way to Ft. Lauderdale.
The lectures were great. Steve Diggs presented a number of talks on Rock and Roll – he talked about the singers and how records and stars were made. There was another talk on DaVinci.