Sunday, June 20, 2010


We left Turkey and made a stop in Spain before going to Utah. It was the most relaxing vacation ever. CJ found a house to rent about 45 minutes south of Barcelona. It was in the small village of Saifores. We had a great time. We went to the beach, swam in the pool, went to the nearby village of Valls and watch them make human pyramids, went to Barcelona to see the sights there, went to the coast city of Tarragona to shop, and just relaxed before the long flight back to the USA. We were sad to leave our vacation home, but it felt good to be back in the good old USA. Since being back we have seen a lot of family, found a house, CJ has started his job, and we are waiting for our stuff to get here. Here's to a good year in Utah.
Maria in front of the Mediterranean Sea in the city of Tarragona.
Family photo in a park that we went to. We hiked around for awhile. It had a man made lake and a castle that you could hike around.
Park with the lake and castle in the background.
CJ and Maria enjoying the Golden Coast.

Maria sitting on the 700 year old steps in the front room of the house we rented.
The view from the upstairs window of the house down to the garden.
Eating on the patio at the house. We fixed and ate most of our meals here. It was so beautiful and peaceful.
Everyone but Carly enjoying the pool at the house we rented.
One of the human pyramids at Valls. An old tradition we were told.
Some of the Gaudi architecture in Barcelona. It was very fun and interesting.
The Sagrada Familia Temple in Barcelona. It was started by Gaudi and is still not finished. They estimate that it will take another 20 years to finish.
A main square in Barcelona.

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