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Museu Picasso

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What a wonderful museum!
We are not huge museum goers but love his work so off we went.
An hour or two really covers it and it was only about $14 to get in.
This museum focuses on his early work and it was fascinating to see his growth as an artist...starting at age 14!
We walked another 6-7 miles today, according to dh's pedometer
(very disappointed that my fitbit battery died as it was supposed to last 2 weeks so I did not bring my charger. I only hope it is recording my steps even if is no longer displaying).
Before the museum we had a very elegant TEN course lunch of tiny plates of food, much of it that foam stuff, which I did not think I liked but I surely do. It gives you intense flavors without filling you up.
Here's a few pics, if I can manage it.
If not, at least I have a few other Barcelona pics.
This is for you, Debbieanne!

This was tomato/mozzarella but the cheese was only foam!



The weather here is perfect but it is a hit crowded for Easter week.
Adios!
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HARRINGTON5 4/21/2014 6:19PM

    Fantastic vacation. Thank you for the pictures - it all looks so beautiful.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/19/2014 3:36PM

    I'm so glad you're enjoying yourself.

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BATCHICK 4/18/2014 11:39AM

    hmmm, i want to eat some foam now.

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BETHGILLIGAN 4/17/2014 4:12PM

    Sounds like a great time!!!

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MARITIMER3 4/16/2014 10:50PM

    Glad you are having a great time.

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WATERMELLEN 4/16/2014 8:19PM

    I'm hoping that foam is what happens then all the calories are removed, leaving only the flavour?? What a dream that would be!!

Early Picasso has always been my fave too . . . although I well understand that I've gotta be a Philistine to say so!!

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MEXGAL1 4/16/2014 6:46PM

    Yummy yummy...making me hungry!

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EDWARDS1411 4/16/2014 5:46PM

    How nice!!!

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/16/2014 4:50PM

    Thanks for sharing your trip! I love all the pictures! I hope you have a fabulous time!
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DOOBRIE 4/16/2014 1:20PM

    Very pretty food!

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Barcelona...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

is just lovely.
We haven't really left our neighborhood yet but we have had fabulous food and wine (the Spanish cava Is WAY better than what we can get in the US), the weather is perfect, and I had 7 miles on my fitbit today.
Good night!
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MARITIMER3 4/18/2014 2:38PM

    Out daughter got engaged in Barcelona., so it's a very special city for our family.
Gail

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BATCHICK 4/16/2014 10:11AM

    I LOVE Barcalona! Have SO much fun!

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MAGGIEVAN 4/16/2014 4:19AM

    I wish I was there! Enjoy!

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DOOBRIE 4/16/2014 2:22AM

    Glad you're loving it and, yes, the cava is great!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/15/2014 9:28PM

    Pictures, Please.

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WATERMELLEN 4/15/2014 7:47PM

    A place I haven't been, and always wanted to go!!

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MEXGAL1 4/15/2014 7:03PM

    Wonderful!

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BETHGILLIGAN 4/15/2014 6:13PM

    Sounds fabulous!!

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EDWARDS1411 4/15/2014 6:06PM

    Wow you really are doing amazing with your walking considering your recent foot surgery!!!
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Quick update

Sunday, April 13, 2014

My new shoes are fabulous for all the walking we are doing in Paris.
(I got the Eccos)
I am wearing two thin pairs of socks every day as that seemed to help.
My heel wound is slowly healing but I still have to treat it every day as per my doctor's instructions. emoticon
It is tender and I walk a bit 'off' so that slows me down.

My hip bursitis has been fine but I have quite a few lower body aches and pains, even shin splints- a new pain for me- and am trying to stretch a few times a day but sometimes we are out and about for 6 hours or more and by the time we come back to the apt the damage is done. emoticon
Sleeping has been a bit uncomfortable some nights.
Btw, dh and I always get a second bedroom when we travel, if possible,
a rare treat for me, as I sleep much better.
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It's been really great this trip as he has a cold and is coughing a lot and his jet lag has been bad (I had almost none) so he reads late and sleeps late while I go for a morning walk and coffee.
My ten mile a day days are over for now!
We will take the high speed train south to Barcelona in the morning-
a six and a half hour ride-
so that will be somewhat of a rest day.
I haven't taken too many pics but will share what I have when we get home.
Have a wonderful week, my dear sparkpeeps.
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BETHGILLIGAN 4/14/2014 7:41AM

    Sounds like you are having a great time! (in spite of the aches and pains!) Glad the shoes are doing great and that foot is healing. On to Barcelona!! Hope you have a safe trip!! And, a good rest while you're on the train!!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 4/14/2014 4:38AM

    I'm sure all that walking favoring your wound will be throwing you off balance and contributing to some aches and pains. Hopefully a good rest will sort you out.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/13/2014 10:33PM

    Awww and I was hoping you'd be sharing tons of pictures. But ahve fun.

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AJDOVER1 4/13/2014 6:01PM

    I love that you're sharing this trip with us!

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EDWARDS1411 4/13/2014 4:00PM

    Sounds like your body could use the rest for 6 1/2 hrs. Glad your shoes are working out so well, you'll be able to do a testimonial LOL! Happy tripping!!!

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/13/2014 12:20PM

    So glad your new shoes are fabulous! I hope you have an awesome time in Paris!
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TRAVELGRRL 4/13/2014 10:18AM

    Wow, I am enjoying your trip through you. You know you are my hero...traveling on our own is a dream for us. We'll have our first 4 days of it (between tours) in Delhi, India this November. I'm excited but nervous!

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JOANNANOW 4/13/2014 10:13AM

    Happy trails to you! It sounds like you are covering a lot of territory. It must be amazing .... will look forward to the photos. Have fun and enjoy the train ride. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 4/13/2014 9:22AM

    Would it be possible to stretch every hour on the hour (you'd get some raised eyebrows from certain Parisiennes, possibly, but what the heck)?

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MEXGAL1 4/13/2014 9:18AM

    too funny about the second bedroom......i would love that!!! but for us we at least get two beds so that I don't have to put up with his tossing and turning. and I wear ear plugs so I don't have to hear him snore. We did okay traveling the long drive up from Mexico. Funny how when we age our sleeping patterns get so screwed up.

I like the two pare of sock idea. I am going to try that for my troubled feet. My toes are all crossing over and such.
Have a terrific day.
Peanut

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 4/13/2014 8:52AM

    Wishing you a wonderful week Elizabeth!!

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DOOBRIE 4/13/2014 4:25AM

    I have the same problem when we go away - love to walk but wake up every morning in pain - sigh! I just take painkillers and carry on the next day.

Sounds like you're having a wonderful time though and I'm sure you'll really enjoy Barcelona - the weather forecast for the next week is amazing - beautifully sunny but not too hot for walking!

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AJB121299 4/13/2014 2:51AM

    nice

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My EASY day?

Friday, April 11, 2014

We really tried to take it easy today as my dh is no spring chicken.
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We slept in,
took the metro out to lunch
(although I did walk a bit in the morning for coffee),
had a fancy 2 hour lunch,
wandered a bit,
took the bus home,
hung out a while
(dh fell asleep so I went out for a short walk)
then we took the bus to a little place for a light supper
(involved a bit of walking)
then walked some more to find a pharmacies open for cough syrup for dh.
Totals?
23870 steps
13 flights of stairs
9.8 miles
2074 calories burned
(in addition to my BMR of 1740).
See why I don't worry about what I eat or drink while in Paris?
It all evens out in the end.
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BETHGILLIGAN 4/13/2014 9:08AM

    OMG! This is your easy day? emoticon You may lose weight on vacation! It sounds like you are having a wonderful time!!! I am so glad that foot is holding up for you!

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BOOKAPHILE 4/12/2014 10:17PM

    I'm happy to hear you're having such a good time. With that many steps I bet you sleep well at night!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 4/12/2014 1:52PM

    How is your foot holding up? Seems like your new shoes were a good choice.

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HIPPICHICK1 4/12/2014 12:47PM

    WOW~~~

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BOPPY_ 4/12/2014 1:39AM

    Girl, you be a steppin'!!!!!

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_UMAMI_ 4/12/2014 12:56AM

    Ah, and one can see why Parisian women stay thin: they likely walk a lot, have a TINY fridge/kitchen, and they also smoke a bit (that one is my impression) to counteract hunger.

So nice to hear your trip updates!

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GOING-STRONG 4/11/2014 10:53PM

    I love that you "walked a little" "wandered a little" etc and managed to amass 9.8 miles... lol.

Glad you are enjoying your Paris vacation... sounds lovely!

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WATERMELLEN 4/11/2014 6:02PM

    Sounds great to me!! That's why French ladies are naturally slim, right?

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MEXGAL1 4/11/2014 5:57PM

    so glad your foot is better.

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DOOBRIE 4/11/2014 5:40PM

    I'm so pleased your foot is not causing you any problems.

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Hope your DH's cough gets better soon.

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EDWARDS1411 4/11/2014 5:36PM

    Wow, now that's a very full, very active day - well done!!!

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PICKIE98 4/11/2014 5:35PM

    You are right:what a wonderful easy day!! I dream of that someday...


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JANTHEBLONDE 4/11/2014 5:33PM

    I'm so glad to hear you're having a fabulous time in Paris!
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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/11/2014 5:33PM

    Your poor hip bursitis. I hope you ahve no pain. Sounds like you're having fun.

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TRAVELGRRL 4/11/2014 5:27PM

    JEALOUS!

It probably explains why Europeans are thinner than Americans. Come to think of it though, nearly EVERYONE in the world is thinner than Americans!

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A new record!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

That's 25,686 steps on my fitbit,
30 flights of stairs,
10.55 miles!
And we take the bus or the metro when we can.
My foot is holding up -
new shoes are great!
But I am stiff as a board,
Although I stretch plenty.
We only have a shower, no bathtub, so I will have to suffer through it.
We have had perfect sunny spring weather here in Paris all week.
Tomorrow we are planning an easy day-
Sleeping in, fancy lunch out,
then the Luxembourg Museum for a few hours.
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MERRYMARY42 4/11/2014 9:56PM

    sounds fabulous and I am happy about the shoes and feet, enjoy

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TRAVELGRRL 4/11/2014 2:36PM

    I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU! You are living the dream, girl! (my dream, anyway!!!)

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    Way to go girl! I'm so proud of you! I hope you have a fabulous day!
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AJDOVER1 4/11/2014 11:28AM

    sounds fabulous!

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BATCHICK 4/11/2014 9:03AM

    Oh man! I can't wait to get to EU this summer!!! Have all the fun!

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MSWEEZER 4/11/2014 8:11AM

    Happy to hear and congrats on all those steps!!!

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BETHGILLIGAN 4/11/2014 7:15AM

    Oh, it sounds wonderful!!! So great about the weather--must be beautiful! I'm glad that foot is holding up. But, I'm especially glad your shoes are great. I bought a pair for our trip. They are light and comfy--I just wasn't sure how they'd do over the long haul, but looking at your numbers, they'll be fine!!! Have a blast!! Keep stretching!!

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_UMAMI_ 4/10/2014 8:38PM

    I love Paris in the Springtime.
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Happy to hear you're having a great time.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/10/2014 7:27PM

    Marathon woman you!

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DOOBRIE 4/10/2014 6:46PM

    It all sounds wonderful! Glad the weather has been good for you. Enjoy your easy day tomorrow.

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WATERMELLEN 4/10/2014 6:34PM

    Paris has some lovely Turkish baths . . . .

Good for you with your new record!

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IAMBIZI 4/10/2014 6:29PM

    awesome!


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LJOYCE55 4/10/2014 6:23PM

  Sightseeing as exercise - sounds perfect.

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/10/2014 6:08PM

    Wow! What fun! Obviously, your foot is doing fine.

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