And then Mom didn't want to fly to the ship, fearing
trouble with her ears. So we took the overnight train to Barcelona and spent
a couple days in Barcelona. Another couple days added.
Of course, then there was the 8-days for the cruise,
which was the centerpiece of the trip.
Then, when we returned to Barcelona, we spent a day
there due to airline schedules.
And then, well, you can't fly directly from
Barcelona to Chicago ... so, since we had to fly through someplace,
we picked London. By now you can predict what happened ...
we didn't want to just change planes in London. So, we needed to
spend another few days there, too
All in all, I think Mom and I were gone for about
It turned out to be the best September on record.