We had a relaxing day just enjoying Barcelona today. We took the metro to The Arc of Triumph and from their walked down the promenade to the City Park-Parc Ciuadella.
Before going into the park we stopped for lunch. We were worried we were going to end up with a bad touristy lunch but not only was it less expensive that our La Rambla meal yesterday and so much better. Lois had a sandwich with bacon, fried egg, cheese, and tomato along with Patas Braves which she had discovered she likes better then French fries. Mike and I each had the menu of the day. We halfed and halfed the starters (and Lois had some discovering she liked goat cheese and artichokes) of a delicious goat cheese & nut salad and fried artichokes. Yum!
Being the former Valencians that we are, we hesitated before ordering the restaurants specialty, Duck Paella. Luckily we were pleased with the choice. Lois even liked it though you can tell it from the picture below.
We then tried to walk off our lunch through the park. It was a beautiful day and there were lots of Barcelonians out enjoying that day and park with us.
We even saw some wild parakeets!
We returned to the apartment and Lois packed her suitcase. Turns out it was 14 pounds over the weight RyanAir allows (we fly them to Rome tomorrow) so we moved enough of her important stuff to our suitcases. Unfortunately, we didn’t have room for all the toiletries she poached from Viking….so looks like the hotel maid here in Barcelona will have some nice products to use!