Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015 evening update

We had our evening briefing and learned that tomorrow will involve a deviation from our routine. Rather than cycling immediately after breakfast, we will visit the market for a few photo ops, and then have a visit to a sausage factory. The market will be in the Plaza Mayor, which will be completely transformed from the way we saw it today (empty) -- see the photo in my previous post.

Then we will cycle to Caldes de Montbui, site of hot springs that have been in use since Roman times. We will have an opportunity to take a dip in these, the best-preserved Roman Baths in all of Spain.

Sounds like a full day, so I thought I would update today's notes since it is still early. After the briefing, I went with Lee and Carolynn to the bike store that I had discovered this afternoon.Then, since we had all had a big lunch, we went to a Creperie for a light supper. The Creperie is located right on the Plaza Mayor, and we arrived just in time to see a brief procession of several gigantic figures dress in traditional Catalan costume. It was apparently a preview of a more elaborate display that will take place tomorrow afternoon. We each had an entree crepe (I had goat cheese and caramelized onions) and a dessert crepe (chocolate, coconut and banana for me). That was plenty of sustenance. Then we took a walk to the Roman Temple, and back to the hotel for a relatively early (10 pm) end to another great day in Spain.
Procession of Los Gigantes

Roman Temple in Vic

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