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Day 1 - Sabadell

My first cousins, Paquita and Pilar had a wonderful meal for us when we arrived at Paz and Paquita's home on September 5, 2018.

Day 1 - Sabadell

From left to right: Adrean, Pau and Paz.

Day 1 - Sabadell

We stayed on the 3rd floor of Paz and Paquita's home. I took this photo overlooking the courtyards below.

Day 1 - Sabadell

From left to right: Pilar, Paquita, Raul, Clemo, the baby is Raul's son and Clemo's grandson, Rosario, Mary Paz, Joyce and Andean bending down.

Day 2 - Sabadell

From left to right: Pilar, Raul, Paquita, Rosario (all first cousins), Mary Paz, Ben (holding Clemo's grandson), Clemo and Adrean

Day 2 - Sabadell

From left to right: Pilar, Paquita, Clemo (holding grandson), Raul, Rosario, Mary Paz, Joyce and Adrean

Day 2 - Sabadell

From left to right: Pilar, Raul, Paquita, Rosario, Mary Paz, Ben (holding Raul's baby), Clemo and Adrean.

Day 2 - Sabadell

From left to right: Pilar, Raul, Paquita, Rosario, Mary Paz, Ben (holding Raul's baby), Clemo and Adrean.

Day 2 - Sabadell

From left to right: Clemo holding her grandson with her son, Raul.

Day 2 - Sabadell

Tapas. They told us they typically eat 3 to 4 times a day. Tapas are what we would call appetizers or small plates. In Spain they sometimes make a meal of a lot of tapas.

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Preparing for the main meal. That is Angel and Paz getting ready to eat.

Day 2 - Sabadell

Andrean, Paz's grandson, loves his grandfather and Uncle Angel. Adrean did much translating for us, what a nice young man.

Day 2 - Sabadell

From left to right: Pilar, Joyce, Rosario, Paz, Paquita, Adrean (loves his grandmother), ???, Angel.

Day 2 - Sabadell

I don't recall what meal this was, but everything was good.

Day 2 - Sabadell

Laura and her friend (she did not like for anyone to call him her boyfriend)

Day 2 - Sabadell

Pau and Adrean

Day 2 - Sabadell

Adrean is a wiz at the Rubic's Cube. I video'd him solving the puzzel in about 20 seconds after I mixed the cube up pretty well.

Day 2 - Sabadell

Ben, Joyce, Rosario, Paz, Paquita, ???, Pilar and Angel.

Day 2 - Sabadell

Francisco, Lucia, Mori Luz and Romon in front

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Jordi's fiance, Angel and Jordi.

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Jordi barbeque'ing young lamb chops and duck. Both were delicious.

Day 2 - Sabadell

Jordi preparing the young lamb chops.

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Not sure if this is a leg of lamb or a pork leg. Must be a common thing in Spain to have one of these at the ready.

Day 2 - Sabadell

Adolfo, Daniel, Mary Paz and Lorena. They live near Paz and Paquita in Sabadell.

Day 2 - Sabadell

Paquita, Mary Paz, Jordi, Joyce, Miguel and Adrean.

Day 2 - Sabadell

Mary Paz, Jordi, Ben, Adrean and Angel.

Day 2 - Sabadell

Paquita, Mary Paz, Jordi, Joyce, Miguel and Adrean.

Day 2 - Sabadell

Raul and his son, Ben and Joyce.

Day 2 - Sabadell

Jordi, Adrean and Jordi's fiance.

Day 2 - Sabadell

Raul and his son, Jordi's fiance, Joyce, Jordi, Miguel, Pilar and May Paz.

Day 2 - Sabadell

Joyce, Ben and Pau. Pau picked us up at the hotel in Barcelona on September 5, 2018. His grandmother (Paquita) and aunt (Pilar) were with him. Pau speaks some English.

Day 2 - Sabadell

Adolfo's Harley motorcycle. I think he said he's had it for over 20 years and there are only 50 of them in Europe.

Day 3 - Sabadell

Part of Adolfo's model car, truck and motorcycle collection.

Day 3 - Sabadell

Adolfo is proud of his collection and wanted to show it to me, I assume because it's mostly all American vehicles.

Day 3 - Sabadell

More of Adolfo's collection of various vehicles, mostly American.

Day 3 - Sabadell

Laura, Laura's friend, Pau and Adrean.

Day 3 - Sabadell

Laura, Laura's friend, Pau and Adrean.

Day 3 - Sabadell

Joyce, Ben and Clemo.

Day 3 - Sabadell

Ben, Joyce, Laura and Laura's friend.

Day 3 - Sabadell

Joyce and Miguel hit it off well. Whenever we went walking the two of them would walk ahead like they were long lost friends. My family in Spain treated us very well and I'm so glad Joyce and I were able to visit with them.

Day 3 - Sabadell

Miguel drove us to the town center of Sabadell. All the markets are filled with fresh local fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood.

Day 3 - Sabadell

This is the main market. Miguel told us that his mother and father (Paquita and Paz) love going here and I certainly can see why. Reminded me a little of the Pike Place Market in Seattle.

Day 3 - Sabadell

More of the main Sabadell market.

Day 3 - Sabadell

Like the Pike PLace Market in Seattle, they use lighting that makes the color in the products look appetizing.

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The bread looks so good.

Day 3 - Sabadell

After we left the market, Miguel treated Joyce and I to coffee, tea and a sweet roll. We had a long talk with Miguel and almost forgot the time. I didn't know that Miguel's Mom and Aunt were preparing a special meal for us, paella was the main dish.

Day 3 - Sabadell

Paquita and Pilar prepared a special dinner for our last night in Spain. I remember in 1977 that we had paella a few of times at our family's residences and it was so good. This was a real treat.

Day 3 - Sabadell

This meal certainly topped off the wonderful journey that we took through England, France and Spain. It was certainly a trip of a lifetime.

Day 3 - Sabadell

Paquita, Paz, Angel, Pilar and Rosario.

Day 3 - Sabadell

Paquita, Paz, Joyce, Ben, Pilar, Angel and Rosario.

Day 3 - Sabadell

Paquita, P{ilar and Rosario.

Day 3 - Sabadell

Paquita, Rosario, Ben, Joyce and Pilar.

Day 4 - Sabadell

Montse and Miguel.

Day 4 - Sabadell

Joyce, Montse, Miguel and Ben

Day 4 - Sabadell

Paz, Paquita, Joyce and Ben

Day 4 - Sabadell

Paz and Paquita

Day 4 - Sabadell

Ben, Mary Paz and Joyce

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Adrean is 14 years old and speaks English. He did a lot of translating for us. He is the son of Jordi and spends the summer months with his grandmother and grandfather. Jordi owns his own restaurant that is not near Sabadell.

Day 4 - Sabadell

This is Paz and Paquita's garage. Appears that they do a lot of bike riding. Paquita belongs to a swim club and goes swimming a lot.

Day 4 - Sabadell

Joyce and Paquita. As we were leaving for the airport. Miguel, Montse and Adrean went to the airport with us, Miguel drove. We had drinks and talked, we had such a great time I can't express how great it was to once again visit our family in Spain.