Friday, December 20, 2013


Friday, December 20, 2013

Flash back Friday edition!!

V and I were married in 2009 in the Catholic church.  We had a fabulous honeymoon! We traveled to Athens to visit his family, then departed on a Mediterranean cruise.  We went to the Greek Isles, Izmir, Istanbul, Alexandria and Cairo.  It was amazing!

V's parents insisted we have a second wedding in the Greek church so we decided to do it on our anniversary.  Now, how can someone have two weddings?! That's because the Greek church does not acknowledge a Catholic marriage so the priest was able to marry us again.  If we would have gotten married in the Greek church first then we would not have been able to get married in the Catholic church because they would have acknowledged the first marriage. 

Both were lovely ceremonies.  In our Greek wedding we did the traditional walking around the table, which I first learned about during episode 1 season 4 of Full House when DJ walked around a dining room table with the Greek kid.  We didn't walk around a dining room table.  We walked around the ceremonial table at the church.  We wore crowns, it was a lovely wedding.  Due to our second wedding we went on a second honeymoon/anniversary trip.  We unanimously picked Barcelona

Barcelona is so vibrant.  Full of art and beautiful architecture.  It was easy to get around because of the subway system.  Not everyone speaks Spanish, a lot of people speak Catalan. Those are the two official languages of Barcelona.  We were there for about a week and we had a friend come meet us from Jordan and later friends that were vacationing in Portugal joined us.  It was a lot of fun.  The night life in Barcelona is crazy, one night we did not get to the club until 2 AM we left by 4 and people were still coming in.  It was an amazing time and I cannot wait to make my way back to visit!

Here are some of our pics at Casa Mila (La Pedrera), Park Guell and Sagrada Familia all designed by Antoni Gaudi, you can definitely feel his presence in the city.  As you know the Sagrada Familia (Sacred Family) was never completed.  Gaudi passed away before the work was finished.  It is still a work in progress but it is completely breathtaking.  Pictures do not do it justice. 

We also visited the zoo, the aquarium. the Olympic stadium, the port and the beach.    Barcelona faces the Mediterranean sea and the beach is beautiful.  Even the port of Barcelona is gorgeous! I've been to the port of Houston and it's not nice at all . . . like at all.  Out of a score of 1 to 10 the port of Barcelona gets a 10 the port of Houton gets a -1. 

The entire city offers so much to do, you will never have a dull moment if you visit Barcelona.  Don't forget to visit the soccer stadium and las Ramblas!!






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