Continuing on…

Thanksgiving morning we decided to take the train out of Barcelona and do a day trip to Montserrat. The train route took us to the bottom of the mountain, at which point we had to choose between a cog railway or a cable car ride up to the monastery at the top. We took the cable car, since it was supposed to have better views.

The cable car ride

Once at the top we had a picnic, then wandered around. In addition to the monastery, there are also several hotels, museums, cafes and lots of walking trails.

Inside the basilica

We went on a hike and had a lovely view looking back at the monastery complex.

Montserrat Photos

Our last night in Spain was spent in Girona (aka the city where RyanAir sends its “Barcelona” flights). Girona was a surprisingly fun town. It had a “down town” with lots of shops and restaurants in the very cool historic section of town. Unfortunately it got too dark and we don’t have many pictures of the narrow streets.

Girona Cathedral

We had a tasty meal where you picked little hors d’oeuvre sized food things on toothpicks and then they counted how many toothpicks you had at the end.

Girona Photos