We bid a fond farwell to Barcelona after an outstanding three day visit. We could have stayed several more days. My first visit to the city was in 1981 and I hadn’t been back since. Barcelona was a much fun in 2010 as it was in 1981. We crammed seven people and 14 pieces of luggage into a Volkswagen van and while it was a challenge getting everyone in it was surprisingly comfortable once we got on the road. We arrived in Carcassonne late afternoon Thursday. We’re staying in the same B&B we stayed in during our 2008 visit called Le Jardin de la Cite and it is absolutely wonderful. The owners (a mother and son) treated us to a superb dinner and we sat around the table and talked until nearly midnight. We visit the walled city on Friday.
The boys standing next to a sign advertising our favorite drink, horchata de chufa. Sort of a sweet milk concoction. When we traveled in Spain during 1981 we drank a ton of horchata and I remembered it as being delicious and that memory did not disappoint this trip!
Our B&B is wonderful, complete with a pool which is nice on the 100+ degree days typical of Carcassonne this time of year.