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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Aloha Everyone,

We are grateful for our family, old friends and new friends, acquaintances and total strangers who have crossed our path. The have enriched our lives and enhanced our learning experiences.

Today was spent at Museu Nacional D’Art De Catalunya (National Art Museum of Catalunia). The museum is housed in the Palau National, an impressive Italian-style building resembling a castle  on Montjuïc hill. From Plaza Espanya, the building looms shadowy and imposing. Known for its impressive collection of Romanesque paintings, Catalan art, modernism and noucentisme, we spent nearly 3 hours and saw perhaps only 25% of the collection.

For those of you who are more interested in our Thanksgiving meals in Barcelona, let me start with our standard breakfast of croissant and café con leche.

Lunch being the biggest meal in Spain, we feasted on a three-course meal of olive and toast with tomato, followed by grilled vegetables and crab spread. J.J. and I shared the main course of grilled lamb dish. It was absolutely delicious.

For dinner, the two of us returned to the organic food specialty restaurant for mixed green salad for me and a calzone for J.J.

Aloha -- Cathi