Barcelona; Exploring the Gothic section

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We just can’t stop playing in the elevator, this time as Trinity and Theo.

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We fueled up on fruit and strong coffees for breakfast, then we wandered around the lobby, looking at the Ricard Opisso artwork that we had looked at in more detail last night after a single over priced gin&tonic. The hotel bartender asked us if we wanted two ice cubes or three. What’s up with the ice stinginess here also? We considered cutting our trip short to fly back to support Hailey who was having kidney problems related to her pregnancy. After numerous texts and calls, we decided she was getting good support, but ended up needing a stent so we were worried about her today.

The hotel is a minor Opisso art museum. We got our clean laundry back from the cleaners a block from the hotel, got dressed in our spiffy duds and headed out exploring on foot for the day.

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The area of Barcelona where we are staying is nice and quiet with lots of shops and restaurants and outdoor cafes. As we approached the city center however we encountered more and more people, till it got ridiculous and we headed down the seven foot wide alleyways into the heart go the old Gothic quarter to explore in more peace.

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We found a really nice restaurant in a little square in the middle of this maze and had a relaxing late afternoon lunch.

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We walked back up the hill to the hotel and hung out and relaxed and talked all evening. I ran out for some supplies after dark to check out the ruckus in the streets after Barcelona lost 2-1 to Real Madrid.

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