Thursday, May 8, 2014
Rachel arrived Monday night at 10:00. Her plane was delayed because other connecting flights were running a bit behind schedule. Either way, it was no big deal. We cabbed home and chatted for a couple of hours before we retired for the evening.
Our activity of the day on Tuesday was a concert at the Palau de Música featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The main attraction for us was Bartok’s “Concerto for Orchestra”, which is one of Susan’s favorites. Julia Fischer playing Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor. Op. 64” was breathtakingly amazing. She thrilled the audience by favoring us with two encores. The orchestra also played an encore by Turina, which, needless to say, thrilled the Spanish audience. On our way home we stopped at Aquarium and had a libation or two. All in all, it was a very enjoyable evening.
Yesterday I spent most of the day waiting for a package that never arrived. It was from DeliKosher and contained a number of items that Rachel needed for her stay here. That being the case, Susan and Rachel explored the city a bit and tried out a vegetarian restaurant in the Carmen. Since Rachel is glucose intolerant they really had very few choices for her. We had dinner at home and Rachel and I played Monument Valley, an iTunes app. Truth be told, I watched while she played. It was fun just spending the time together.
Our only plan for today is to go to Jimmy Glass this evening to listen to a little jazz. Alberto Sanz is playing and he is one of our favorite pianists.