Spain

Montserrat

That’s right; Saturday’s trip was Montserrat.  Most people probably know the abbey for Our Lady of Montserrat, a statue of the Black Madonna found there in the 9th century.  We did go in the monastery, and it was cool to see the statue, but my favorite part of the trip was the 10k of hiking through the mountains.  We went up to Sant Jeroni, which may or may not be the highest point in Catalunya…I don’t know how high the Pyrenees are.  Anyway, elevation is 4055 feet, so it was pretty high up.  Going up there were a lot of stairs, which I didn’t like, but it was really worth it for the view!

After that, Sunday was a day of rest until late evening when we drove around Barcelona a bit and saw the fuentes at Plaça España.  Once arriving back at the flat, we celebrated a birthday with desert flan being brought out at 11:59 pm and the meal finishing around 1 am.  It was still a lot of fun.  Yesterday, again, I attended class at the university for the morning and came home for the afternoon where (sob) I started packing. Last night, Montse and I took a quick trip to Sitges, a cool little beach town that we turned into a photo-op.  Believe me, I’m posting very few of the pictures taken there.  Today, I plan to go back to Barcelona for the last time (on this trip anyway).

I’ll be sad when I have to leave here because I’ve enjoyed it so much.  I hope one day to come back to Spain, especially Catalunya.  I’ll still have a post on Saturday to sum up the trip, but after that the blog will return to just posting on Tuesdays.  Until then.

Montserrat  from the road
Montserrat from the road
Looking down from the mountain
Looking down from the mountain
On the trail
On the trail
The mountain from the monastery
The mountain from the monastery
The mountain again
The mountain again
At the monastery with wind
At the monastery with wind
A less windy picture at the monastery
A less windy picture at the monastery
The Monastery from the mountain
The Monastery from the mountain
A view of the mountains from the other mountains...we walked over there
A view of the mountains from the other mountains…we walked over there
Me before I walked 10k
Me before I walked 10k
A view of the landscape
A view of the landscape
R2D2 rock
R2D2 rock
On the trail
On the trail
On top looking down
On top looking down
At the overlook, Sant Jeroni
At the overlook, Sant Jeroni
Sant Jeroni, we went up there
Sant Jeroni, we went up there
Mountains
Mountains
Mountains
Mountains
More mountains
More mountains
Us with the mountains
Us with the mountains
Steep stairs...how did I not fall down these?
Steep stairs…how did I not fall down these?
Nice view of mountains and even a little of the monastery
Nice view of mountains and even a little of the monastery
A little shrine on the way down the mountain
A little shrine on the way down the mountain
Us at the top of Sant Jeroni :)
Us at the top of Sant Jeroni 🙂
Siesta time
Siesta time
Plaça España
Plaça España
Plaça España castle
Plaça España castle
Plaça España with fuentes
Plaça España with fuentes
Plaça España castle in day time...well, early  evening
Plaça España castle in day time…well, early evening
Waves at Sitges
Waves at Sitges
Sitges Cathedral
Sitges Cathedral
The Sea and Me
The Sea and Me
Me at Sitges
Me at Sitges

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