Sunday, August 12, 2012

viva espana!

i'm just getting back from one of the most unforgettable weeks of my life.  europe was truly amazing.  barcelona is the city of my dreams and one of my favorite places on earth.  we explored for four days before heading to rome and here is just a peek at what we saw:

the magic fountain at the barcelona national art museum

cheering on our cats even abroad

the plaza at the center of barcelona

barcelona monestary

barcelona club de futbol

castle at the top of the city

montjuic

the dragon at park guell


park guell

view of the city

casa batllo

la sagrada familia

best tour guides ever!!!

we did a lot of walking in barcelona but we saw it all!  the city has so much history and culture.  the people were so nice {and especially helpful when we were lost} and i got some serious practice on my Spanish.  

next, our adventure took us to the city of rome.  i can officially check it off my bucket list!  the roman colosseum was everything i thought it would be and more.  it was incredible to see it in person and the pictures don't do it justice.  the sistine chapel was breathtaking, too!  

trevi fountain


the roman colosseum

inside the colosseum


pantheon

st. peter's basilica

this was the trip of a lifetime and i am so grateful that i had the opportunity to go.  it was so generous of gus and nick to show me europe's best.  best brother-in-laws ever!  

vince was in the field while i was out of town on his second-to-last FEX.  All went well and since they got to sleep inside, they avoided the rain.  the guys who didn't already have flight contracts got their MOS's {military occupational specialty} the friday prior.  congrats to our friends who received an MOS.  you all make exceptional officers!

yesterday, we headed to annapolis to visit with friends and went to the first navy football scrimmage of the season.  it's always so fun to catch up with everyone.  we visited with the caldwell family and got to see the coaches too.  annapolis feels like a second home after all the time we've spent there and it felt good to be back!


one month from today and my man graduates from tbs!  the countdown begins...