Barcelona: Day Five
“This is the End…”
I type this Monday morning, having been to the airport and then back to the hotel as my flight is way delayed. I was able to sleep a bit and now I’m catching up on work, getting ready to head out once more, get a little food, and then hope my plane leaves Spain tonight. I’ve had a blast (obviously!), but I am oh so tired and oh so ready to go home. Fer real…
So, yesterday was the most low-key of the days, with the energy gone and portfolio reviews dragging into portfolio reviews as we were all just so tired. Highlights included a lunch break with David and his artist (where I got to meet Homs! He drew Red Sonja for me for a good long while a few years back) and then a quiet drink with the Diggles and Jock before the big long dinner… Before dinner, I popped out to take some shots of the Plaza de Espanya at night as there’s fountains and lights and stuff and ended up seeing that Jim had stepped out as well for some air. We walked the avenue and as I had Euros to burn before leaving, I bought a bunch of street things, including a tacky fan, long scarf and some cool thing that glowed and shot into the air. Back at the bar, before dinner, we all had a good laugh (that carried through to the end of the evening) at an amazing sample we had seen that day from the man of mystery known only as Tort Swipes! He’s going places… heh!
Dinner was fun… I can’t go into too many details, but Jock and I concocted a plan for fun and it kind of backfired, but we pushed through. It all came to an end with a birthday cake for the Paniccias’ daughter who turned 4 Sunday, here in spain. Pretty cool…
After dinner it was to the Piano Bar, where there was still no player, but I was winding down, and fast… I had meant to go to bed before midnight, but we were eating until then so I was aiming for 1 or 2 but I think that all turned into 3:00… such is life.
And then it was over, hugs were exchanged, goodbyes were heartfelt as we all really bonded and became fast friends. Good times, good people and all that…
Thanks for reading.
May 10, 2010