Happy Saturday sweet friends! I realized as I was posting one photo after the other, that this will, in fact, be a 3 part post about Barcelona. Please bear with me. I love documenting all of the beauty of what God has given us the privilege to go and see.
Mini update about our day: This morning we went to church to help out with what they call, "Breakfast in Bethlehem", BinB for short. It's an outreach event that has all kinds of crafts, and breakfast in the midst of all the fun. For breakfast they served "Sausage Baps" a.k.a. sausage on a bun; tea cakes which are basically rolls with raisins in them, and good old fashioned toast. The English love themselves some toast. Oh, they put beans on them, too. But not this morning. The kinds of beans that Campbells makes, only they are made by Heinz among other companies. Another breakfasty food they like, although not served today, is bacon, the yummy kind that you find here that's not streaky, on a plain roll. They put sauce on it called HP, also by Heinz. It's all pretty plain to me. I'd much rather throw a little scrambled eggs and cheese on with the bacon and mama will be a happy girl. I'm digressing again. Foodisgood.
So, when I heard that the coordinator of BinB needed someone to make biscuits (you and I call them cookies), I jumped at the chance, only I find out through clarification that it wasn't that they needed me to bake cookies to serve for breakfast. They needed someone to help the 150+ children that would show up based on past attendance to roll out some dough, cut out a large star shape, and then a small one in the center, plop a piece of colored hard candy in the middle, poke it with a straw to make it an ornament, bake it, then bag it to send it home with all of these 150 (or 179 as it were) lovely children.
I managed to get my hubby on board with this plan since he is a Food Scientist and has baked many a cookie in his career for Nab**co, or Special K bars for Kell***. He wholeheartedly agreed to it and then we both were frightened with how the process would work efficiently. Through prayer and working out the details with a fine-toothed comb, we along with some awesome helpers, pulled it off. Or should I say God blessed the activities today. It was a ton of fun.
Did I title this post to be something about Barcelona? OK, let's get back to that.
I love taking pictures of interesting architectural pieces, buildings, etc. So here are some of my favorites...
I'm not equipped with all of the names of the structures.
This was at the art museum that I mentioned in yesterday's post.
What a great view of Barcelona.
These lovely birds are wild. Much nicer than a pigeon, eh?
Cruise ships in port as part of the western Mediterranean cruises.
A statue of Christopher Columbus.
That's it for today. I'll finish up with Part III tomorrow or Monday. Thanks for sightseeing with me.
Tomorrow we'll be baking loads of cookies to give to neighbors and friends and to stash in our tiny freezer. Everything's small here. Have I mentioned that before?