(If you don’t understand the name of the post, just say it out loud – you will sound like a real Spaniard!)
Valencia is a weird place. In Spain, it’s one of the favorite cities of many natives – we constantly heard Spanish folks waxing poetic about the seaside town and how much they loved it. To be totally honest, it wasn’t my favorite. It was a little dirtier than other cities we went to, and just didn’t come across quite as charming as the other places we went.
I feel a little bit like a traitor saying that because My Man really liked it. But this is my blog, and I do what I want. Ya heard?
However, the City of Arts and Sciences is another story entirely.
The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia is one of the weirdest, craziest places I have EVER been. And I once spent a week in Lincoln, Nebraska. So I really know what I’m talking about. It’s this collection of ginormous white buildings set on a massive piece of land, with water that defines the layout of the architecture – and it includes an art museum, a natural history museum, a huge aquarium and a bunch of other stuff that is long since forgotten. That place is crazy.
Needless to say, we did some really important aquarium exploration and some equally important modeling – not necessarily in that order.
[Pause. Can we please talk about this for a second? Those are dolphins. She is standing on them. I guess there isn’t that much more to say, other than the fact that seeing this definitely made me question all major life choices I have made thus far. WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING????]
That’s all for now, folks. Like you, I am well behind in my online priority-mail Christmas shopping, and if I don’t end this post somewhere, how will you guys EVER hear about Barcelona and Tenerife? Let’s be honest…it probably won’t be until February. Because that’s how I roll.
As usual, I love you. Come back soon!
OH – I almost forgot! Even in Colorado, December and the coming months are totes dreary, which means that I’m going to need to spend a lot of time daydreaming about far-off exotic and warm locales. So, my question for you is: where’s your favorite place you’ve ever been? And if you haven’t been too many places, what’s your dream destination? Here’s a secret: I know you’re there. So go ahead. Leave a comment! Nobody’s judging. I’m just in need of a little cold-weather inspiration! I might even send a topical Christmas gift to the person with the best idea. Just sayin’.