I thought about doing a "Top 5 Things I'm Thankful For" list -- but you guys already know how much I love Survivor, bears, high-fives, wolves and sausage... so what's the point? We'll just stick to the theme of the last few weeks...
|I don't miss an opportunity to put a picture of a wolf on my blog.|
Honestly, though, Spain was definitely a highlight of the trip. I think I'd put Barcelona in my top 2 or 3 favorite cities in the world, but that's a list for another day.
Top 5 Best Things about Spain:
5: Decipherable Language
I don't really speak Spanish because I never really enjoyed the classes in school and I couldn't ever get my hands on a bootleg copy of the Rosetta Stone CD-ROM set (apparently the target market for pirating websites isn't respectable travelers looking to learn a new language... weird), but I could pick up bits and pieces. The only word I really learned in France was "vin" (but to be fair, that was all I really wanted to know).
4: The Beach.
I saw an old man in a speedo conversing with very young women. What else do you need, really?
3: It isn't France.
People are just in a better mood in Spain. I don't know if it's looser marijuana laws or the fact that their women are better to look at, but it's true. Additionally, they nap a lot. So I guess that explains it?
2: La Sagrada Familia.
Coolest building I've ever seen. It looked like something Tim Burton would do with billions of dollars worth of creative animation. Walls looked like they were melting. Then they looked like they were made of colorful ice. The pillars looked like tree trunks. It was a million feet tall. The audio-tour guide sounded like a total babe. No complaints.
1: Best Mexican food ever.
Worst Thing about Spain:
I can't be honest when I sing the song "Never Been to Spain" by Three Dog Night anymore. I used to love that song.
Go hug your mom and dad this holiday week (and tell 'em it's from me).