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March 22, 2007

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Roger

Ouch!! Boy do I know about blisters. It's funny that every time I have travelled in Europe, despite the fact that I eat extremely well on these trips, I come home to find that I lost weight because of walking so much. My feet hate me for it, but they learn in time. ;-)

You might consider the station of the rude Spaniard. If bank tellers earn as little in Spain as they do in the US, that might explain the rudeness and lack of knowledge of English. They tend to be a less well-educated group in the US at least. I have a friend who was a bank teller and a bank loan officer. He had a high school education.

Sunday is a great day for the beach. It is crowded that day, but if you are a people watcher like I am, it makes it all the more fun. BTW, are you going to the aquarium? I rather liked it. Plus there was a Planet Hollywood nearby. Since I had been away from the US almost five weeks when I reached Barcelona in 1996, I was hungry for American junk food. I doubt you have reached that point or will. The "bus turístic" stops at both the aquarium and the beach, as I recall. Also, the Miró gallery is on the tour.

You may have told me you were not much of a coffee person. Since I will be 60 this year, I have an excuse for forgetting. I use that excuse a lot...I think.

I don't remember the brand of coffee the Hotel California served in 1996. Someone at my last company likes Internet research challenges. She found the brand name of the coffee only to learn it was not exported, but that was around 2001 when she researched it. So Lavazza may well be the brand. In any event, more sangria for you instead of coffee. Salut y Forca! (Yeah, I looked that up.) ;-)

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