In January, Michael went to Sitges, Spain for work and Brooklyn and I decided to tag along. Sitges is a town on the ocean so it was a beautiful place to go! Unfortunately, Michael and I were both really sick, but we still went because Michael had tests to do and had already paid extra for the hotel for Brooklyn and I to come with him. We also knew it would probably be the only chance we would have to go to Spain while we were living here.
The night before we were to leave, I was up ALL night throwing up. The French sicknesses here are fierce! Much worse than American ones, I guess because we aren’t used to them. If you know me well, you know that I do not like needles. At all. (Am I right Molly Gordon?) So much that I refuse shots when I am sick, especially the one’s given in the rear end. I have NEVER received a shot in the rear end. I was always too scared and would rather suffer being sick than to take the shot. Well, let me tell you, I was so sick that I let the doctor give me the shot. In the rear. I was so sick that I wanted that shot! It was definitely worth it because I was able to stand up, without throwing up, for long enough to take a shower and get in the car for the drive to Spain. I was so weak and nauseous for days that Brooklyn and I had to stay in the hotel room. Towards the end of the week I did take her to the beach, but that was really the extent of our week in Sitges. The hotel was really awesome with beautiful views of the town and the ocean and when we arrived, they had a stuffed bunny and a fun bath pack waiting for Brooklyn. She was very excited about that.
On the way home, we stayed in Barcelona for a day and walked around town and got to see the huge and magnificent La Segrada Familia. Long story short, they have been building this church since 1882 and building still continues today. It has many different architectural styles and one side of the church differs drastically from the other side. We also spent an afternoon at the aquarium which was fun.
The next day, we stopped for a few hours in a town called Carcassonne, which is the most medieval village we have ever seen. The town is still surrounded by a huge brick wall and you can really imagine how fortresses used to look and operate. It was very interesting to explore this village.
And then we went home to rest from being so sick. 🙂 The End.