Wednesday, August 6, 2008


This is Todd in front of a Catholic church being built. It is huge and is not finished. It's actually really sad, this church is being paid for by the people in Barcelona, because they believe that if they give money to build this building, it is paying for their sins. This makes me sad that they actually believe their sins can be paid for by anything other than Christ. He is our only redeemer! Also, a very small percentage of people actually do attend a church service. This is being built for tourists.

We took a boat ride and saw these ridiculously huge jellyfish. And, there were tons of windsurfers out there. What were they thinking?

Needless to say we did not go on the beach. Where would we have put our towels and umbrella had we decided to go? Another tidbit, you could wear your top if you wanted or you could just take it off. No big deal!

Okay, not a good picture of me, but this was us on our way to the gala. We ate at the place that Christopher Columbus's welcoming home celebration took place. The buildings there were beautiful.
All in all, we had a great time. It was good for us to hang out, sleep in, tour and shop the city.
Our hotel was lovely and guess who stayed there while we were there. The cast of Batman. I didn't see them, but some others from our group did. They had their opening premiere one evening that we were there. I think it was a day or two after Christian Bale was released from jail. Huuummm!!!!


Amanda said...

I wish I were a hairstylist and could make my hair look the low ponytail. I'm about to get my hair chopped - can't stand it! And that IS too a good pic of you! How cool that the Batman cast was staying there!

The Cibulas said...

Yeah! Finally some pics of your trip! It looks like you both had a great time.

Shea said...

I somehow missed this post! Y'all are so cute and I'm so glad y'all had such a great time!

Anonymous said...

Regarding La Sagrada Familia, please be sure to mention that this church has been under construction for over a century. It is not "just being built for tourists." I don't know where you got this information. My grandparents were all born in Barcelona in the late 1800's and were always telling us about the beauty of this church and how it had been under construction forever. It is not just a building as you be leading people to believe, it is truly one of God's houses. Praise the Catalans in Barcelona for continuing to make this beautiful house of God even more beautiful.