i don't think i'll ever be somewhere this awesome
and i don't think i'll have enough time to blog in normal life
so, i'm signing off with this post:
we had our last hoorah on thursday night
(notice the cam jersey we gave cinzia..."she's our hero!")
thanksgiving in july.
we were so happy.
you would have thought we hadn't eaten in months.
i woke up this morning with a stomach ache.
it was awesome.
we laughed a lot
and learned a lot
laura & carolina
she wants us to come sign it tonight
leaving my mark in italy
so we don't have to say goodbye
it was so good to us, kp
creatures & all
i'll miss it
here's what i'm most excited about in the USA:
1. family & friends
3. not looking foreign
5. reading signs
ciao ciao ciaooooo
thursday afternoon we went to mary lou and marco's for a pool partayyy
amy, melissa, and leslie
i feel like i might miss this
dogs are peeks best friends
ok on to the good stuff
we ate at hardrock cafe
(terrible, we know. we miss america, ok??)
i love bbq
with a hamburger backdrop
then we shopped around at zara
super excited that there was a "home" section
except that means "men's" in catalan (barcelona language)
barcelona is funky
they just put cool things on their buildings
and it looks awesome
see what i mean??
walked down la rambla to the aquarium
we found a barcelona bench!
it's an adapted form of the barcelona chair
ps- it's margaret anne's twenty first birthday in this picture, woooooo!
and here we have the aquarium picture
such a rebel
kate had a handheld gps
"back in my day.." leslie, amy, kaitlin you finish that phrase because i'm not qualified
there are no straight lines in this house
i loved every part about it
crafty mosaics everywhere
he paid attention to every detail
even the handrails and window knobs
and here it is by night!
we ate dinner at this awesome place
called the beefshop
check out this bowl
and the best fried rice i've ever eaten
time out (chuckle)
kaitlin and i have matching watches
apparently they're the new thing
so, when these become popular, remember us
.*~*kaitlin & lauren forever*~*.
in the shape of a flower!!
he's so cute
abby, back me up here
saturday morning we went to the beach!
it was a perfect day
there were a lot of topless women
it's a cultural thing
so i'm not posting pictures
then we went to the sagrada familia
been under construction since 1882
anddd won't be completed until 2025
when i'm thirty five years old
we love gaudi
look at how different the materials look
that's what you get for taking centuries to build one church
reds love gaudi, too
reds also love to rollerblade
with red pigtails
and purple socks
sunday we went to the gaudi park!
basically any cool thing in the entire city was designed by gaudi
the park had such a pretty view of the whole city
perfect end to a funky trip
peace love barcelona
ciao a tutti
i thought i was going to die.
looking back, i don't think i was in that much danger...
but when you hear an engine accelerating and don't feel the train moving
then you see smoke and sparks and the lights start popping
and the italians start freaking out and running to the front of the train
you panic slightly
i guess i'll hang around here until He's really ready to take me
tuesday we went to the american cemetery & memorial in anzio
there are over 7,861 american ww2 soldiers buried here
which accounts for only 35% of the men who died trying to liberate rome
nostalgia is building up
haven't seen the homeland in over 80 days
dear madalyn, maybe you could recite the constitution to me with your "we the people" skills when i get home
this chapel lists the names of soldiers who were never found
many headstones were unidentified
next we went to the cost for the afternoon
the same beach that the american troops landed
wednesday night mary lou taught us how to cook a south african dish
ground beef + rice + almonds + bananas + cucumbers + peppers + raisins + jam + coconut + a lot of other things
surprisingly, it's so good.
wednesday night we went to a ballet at the caracalla baths
(the ancient thermal bath ruins in rome)
the italians say, "termal bats"
it was beautiful
we also saw this one of a kind jacket there
why. why. why.
that's all for now!
barcelona coming soon...