We took the train from the northwest corner of France all the way down the coast - skirted the Pyrenee Mountains - and ended up to Barcelona. We stopped in Nantes - Bordeaux - and Narbonne.
We plan to stay in Barcelona 2 nights - then take a 2 hours train to Valencia - we will visit the FSU campus there - then will finished up in Madrid. We fly home from there on July 11th.
Once we crossed the border into Spain we notice these gigantic new train stations - carved into the mountains underground. They are way over the top compared to anything we saw in France - Netherlands - etc. For how grand they are- they were not that busy. I am guessing it has something to do with the European Union upgrading Spain a little.
|The hotel is very modern - just like son Keith likes. Note the extra bed in the room.|
|That is a glass window between the bathroom an bedroom.|
|A double sink in the bathroom allows you to watch the sunset as the room looks west. It is 9 PM and the sun is close to the mountain horizon.|
|It has a giant shower with a pocket door.|
|The old desk is red lacquered.|
|We stayed in the Melia White House in London one week in 2003.|