Thank you for the memories. Mom and I laughed and ate and laughed some more. We took time out to sit on benches in your many plazas to drink americanos and watch kids play. We laughed at the many idiosyncrasies of your lands as we compared them to those of ours. We hung out on your beaches despite this not being ideal beach weather and listened to the waves and winds. We watched all sorts of live music be it in taverns or on the streets. We crashed a wedding and birthday party although in our defense those were both accidental and its better to ask forgiveness than permission in my book. We saw great artwork all over and even witnessed an antigentrification strike while also witnessing the absence of taxis due to their being another strike across town. We would have gone to that one too but couldn't find a ride. We did some fancy people dining thanks to a chance encounter in Tijuana of all places and joked about Burger King breakfasts nearly every day since. We must have uttered the words "this is beautiful" at least 20 times a day as we wandered through statue filled plazas, during sunset, or while watching the sunrise at the airports. Your narrow streets and eccentric humans are all so photogenic. I already cant wait to come back. Until then i leave you with this photo from today. Mom and i listened to these young men play their hearts out some where along Carrer d'Perla in the Gracia neighborhood. Thanks for everything.
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