Weekend of July 7, 2006

July 9, 2006 at 4:07 pm 3 comments

We started the weekend with an amazing Friday night. We had plans to meet friends at 10:00 for dinner. Dinner is normally very late here. A lot of restaurants do not even open until 9:00 PM. This restaurant had just opened a few months ago and quickly established reputation for good food. A fusion of Catalan, New Orelans and Asian foods. It definitely lived up to it’s reputation.

There were 10 of us so we had to split our group into 2 separate tables. It was ok because we were right beside each other and that allowed us to styretch our legs a bit.

The restaurant Me is on C/Paris, near the corner of C/Muntaner. It is walking distance from our place. Mandy, Nat and Toni had to leave at 12:30 because a friend of theirs was performing at a club and they promised to be there. We left about 1:00 AM and Cristobal invited us all to a small party in Gracia.

The party was on a terrace just around the corner from a small square Alex and I go to after supper during the week. We had a discussion about the hardships of learning a new language. Elizabeth wanted us to speak english so she could practice and we wanted to speak Spanish so we could practice. We compromised by use speaking Spanish and her speaking english. Cristobal is quite the guitar player so we all sang to his playing. Reminded me of Pearl’s parties. We left around 3:30 AM and walked home. We had planned to go to the beach on Saturday to Sant Pol de Mar. Since we were taking the train, we planned to meet at Placa Catalunya at noon. It turns out that Naomi was the only one who made it. The others were still in bed at noon and bowed out.

It takes about an hour to get there but it was well worth it. The water is crystal clear and warm, the beaches, not too crowded and the pueblo was bonito. We spent time on the playa and went to a restaurant on another beach. We had to wait a bit but it was worth it. A clara, 2 bottles of a fresh white wine from the region, calamari and paella. After eating we went back to the beach and had a siesta. When I woke up, I just opened my eyes, stared into a blue sky and thought, wow, here I am, lying on a beach on the Mediterranean. It can’t get much better than this. I didn’t get too many pictures of the beach but if you go to Alex’s blog you can see some there. We walked up to an old church that looked out over the town and sea.

Then we caught the train home and were back in our casa by 10:00. A great day. Today, Sunday, is cleaning and quiet day. Hope you all had a great weekend too.

Entry filed under: Beaches, Blog, Friends.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. wing-yee  |  July 17, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    Sorry to hear about Tequila. She is really cute. Zander’s goldfish passed away too. It managed to lie in his tank for a full year and a half. Sounds like you guys are balancing work and play very nicely. Wish we could do more of that around here.

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  • 2. Alan  |  July 19, 2006 at 6:40 pm

    It’s all a matter of choice.

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  • 3. Leonie Ebert  |  July 25, 2006 at 3:36 am

    Understand how you and Alex must feel about Tequila. i am so sorry. Shall send you the Rainbow Bridge sometime soon
    Peace
    Leonie

    Reply

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