Thursday, July 18, 2013

Barcelona & Madrid, Spain, June 2013

Overlook view, Parque GuellWoo!  Going to Barcelona!We're going to Spain!Our dinner on the plane to BarcelonaPlane foodAirport restaurant, Barcelona
Airport restaurant menuStreet advertisingSpanish-style housesOur hotel, Hostal Lami, Barcelona (Esplugues)Worst. Elevator. Ever.Waiting for the tram
Tram signageEl Corte Ingles (department store)ArtBuying Metro ticketsAlejandra (Tour Director)Getting to the Metro
Metro stopsRobbie on the MetroThe girls on the MetroMetro stationLas RamblasHard Rock Cafe, Barcelona
From June 24-July 1, 2013, four of my students, my brother, and I traveled to Barcelona and Madrid, Spain. I had never been to Europe (none of us had), and it was quite an adventure.

And 2 years in the making, We couldn't have done it without help, especially from the Pittsburgh restaurant industry. You. Are. Awesome.

I would like to thank everyone who helped us along the way:

- Alma Pan-Latin Kitchen, for donating the proceeds of their Father's Day brunch to the trip, as well as selling City Dining Cards on our behalf. You are so generous!

- YADA YADA Empanada, for your awesome fundraiser!

- Casa Rasta, for holding a benefit dinner and donating the proceeds to the trip. Gracias!

- PGH Taco Truck, for donating drink sales on several occasions.

- The countless people who bought flower bulbs, coffee, cookie dough, bears, dining cards, beanies, and much, much more to help out our cause!

- The teachers, staff, and administrators of the West Mifflin Area School District, who have been SO supportive of having our students experience other cultures!

- A special thanks to Meg A., who handles student activity accounts for the district, for putting up with my many deposits and check requests! You rock!

I am also happy to announce that I am planning another trip for 2 years from now - to COSTA RICA! This will be an exciting one, with zip-lining, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and horseback riding! See this link for details, and let me know if you're interested:

I hope you enjoy looking at our pictures from the trip! Please let me know if you have questions or feedback!

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