I have not been able to use the internet, as everytime I have 10 minutes, the computers in the lobby are taken. There are sooooo many tourists in Barcelona. We have met so many people, a majority are from Ireland and Australia.
Yesterday morning, all the kids met on time in the lobby at 10 am. We walked a few blocks to the bike tour location, split into two groups, received a beach cruiser, and then enjoyed a FOUR hour bike ride around town. It was super easy to navigate through the streets, as it was Sunday and the streets are mainly one way streets. We were able to see the La Familia Sagada, the Arc de Triomphe, gorgeous parks, and other Gaudi structures. The catedrals are beautiful stone buildings, and the stories from the tour guide were interesting. Lots of political stories about the religious wars. The end of the bike tour took us down to the beach, and we were able to have a nice lunch and cool drink. After getting back from the tour, everyone decided to go back to the beach, so they walked down La Rambla and were able to get in the Mediterranean Sea. Perfect 72 degree water, and little waves, and were able to walk out a ways before it got too deep.
After the beach everyone met at 8pm for a group dinner at a local restaurant for Paella. We had our own room to ourselves and there were 10 at long tables. It was nice to relax with the group!
After dinner everyone decided on a Pub Crawl. Miss Ty´s luggage finally arrived to the hotel at midnight (dide we mention she had been in the same clothes for almost 3 days?)
In any case, it was an excellent first full day in Barcelona, Espana!