Not quite as zombie-esque as I was yesterday… but finally getting back in the swing of things. It’s crazy to travel somewhere that’s opposite time zones. The secret to getting back on track is to skip your bedtime. Both ways we didn’t rest and waited until it was dark where we were at to sleep. I think it helped us adjust quickly. Although there’s a few hours when you can’t really keep your eyes open. Whenever I would waver Collin would cheerfully say, “Jet lag hates movement!” While speed walking and swinging his arms. Wearing his tennis shoes, dad shorts & backpack and I’d think… we are suuuuuuch tourists.
We loved Barcelona! Everything was beautiful, every corner had a delicious bakery or treat… which means this was my kind of place! I think the last day we had three servings of crepes. Each.
The event went really well! Makes me wonder what I was so nervous about! Mireia, with Kits de Somni, did amazing with all the details. Xenia was my translator and I literally couldn’t have taught my class with out her. Or at least it would’ve been scary since my spanish is no bueno.
You guys, the students were incredible! There was about 80 and they were so excited to meet me that I literally was in tears within 5 minutes of being with them. It’s pretty spectacular to not speak a language yet feel so much love! Thank you to my nueva amigas!! (See I told you my spanish sucked.) kiss kiss!!!!!
I love this Instagram from Collin during an afternoon in the main square of the city:
She asked if I could take her family’s picture so I snapped 3 then took a selfie and gave her phone back. Then we asked her take a picture of us and she took this selfie and gave my phone back. 2-mins earlier she was praying on a rug facing East. We’re all God’s children and humor connects us.
An artist who has been drawing peoples’ faces for 30 years gave us his interpretation of us. We about died laughing when he finished!! haha This was my souvenir from the trip.
When I was packing for our trip Quincey gave me her favorite, little box so I would remember her while I was away. I started putting stuff in it and making room in my luggage when I had the best idea. I told her I would fill it with treasures from Barcelona and bring it home to her. I picked up a few more things that aren’t in the picture.
When we were packing up from Barcelona to head home Collin says, “Here this is really important so pack it somewhere safe.” I was thinking he was going to hand me my passport or some money to exchange before we head home. I looked up and he was holding out the cheesy floral box. I’m so glad that he gets it.
With in the first hour of being home I shared her a story with each item. (A charm from a nun we met, shells from the beach, wish bracelets, a good luck penny I found on the ground outside a huge cathedral, seeds to plant from Spain, chocolates from my friend in Switzerland, etc) She loved sitting down and looking through it all. At this moment it is still under her pillow.
We even made it to the Mediterranean… but let me tell you it feels so good to be home! xo, Lizzy
We took mostly video with our big camera and some photos. Can’t wait to dig through it all and see the magic of this city again.