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September 26, 2009

Great balls of fire

Tyler offered to babysit so that Tía Marisa and I could enjoy the quintessential Catalan festival – the Correfoc del Mercè. We kept our distance from the showers of sparks but neither of us could resist moving in for a closer look when former teen idol Rick Schroeder and family crossed our path. Later we learned that this was an historic Correfoc as someone had finally realized that running a bunch of “fire-breathing” dragon floats through a crowd of people in the center of town just might be a tad bit dangerous.

September 22, 2009

Tía Marisa

We enjoyed a spur-of-the-moment visit from Tía Marisa thanks to the excellent timing of her change in employment.

September 16, 2009

Nonni and Nonno come to visit

Marina had the best time with her Nonni and Nonno when they came to visit in August/September. They took her to the zoo, where she saw hippos and monkeys and tortugas... and also to the aquarium, where she saw fishies and sharks! They got to see her go swimming at the community beach/swimming pool, the "Platja d'Eixample." Gus also got special treatment, getting his own stroller so he could be taken out for strolls by Marina. For all of us the time went by so fast -- if only they could have stayed for longer...