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Tom Sheehan Sep 16, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Independent Barcelona, starting Sept 19: Anyone else arriving Barcelona from Paris, Air France AF1648, 2:20 pm? We could share a cab to the Hotel Catalonia. -- Tom & Peggy Sheehan
Tom Sheehan Sep 16, 2015 at 11:57 AM

We are arriving on the 19th, Saturday.

Carole Florian Sep 14, 2015 at 12:28 AM

David and I second Phil's comment: we look forward to meeting you both and, based on our one previous (and very positive) experience with Road Scholar, we think you'll be very pleased. See you in Barcelona!

Susan Reimer Sep 13, 2015 at 07:05 PM

My husband Bob and I will be in Barcelona on Oct. 3 for the Independent Barcelona tour. We are retired and living in Albuquerque, NM. This will be our first Road Scholar tour. We will be continuing on to Madrid for a few days following Barcelona. We are looking forward to meeting everyone.
Phil Damewood Sep 13, 2015 at 10:47 PM

I think you will love Road Scholar. Look forward to meeting you and Bob. See you in Barcelona.

Robin Eisner Sep 05, 2015 at 04:58 AM

Will be on the Nov 6 thru 11 Independent Barcelona tour, starting out on the 4th. Who else is on board?
Mary Clayton Sep 28, 2015 at 02:07 PM

I will be there...arriving in Barcelona and staying at program hotel the night of Nov. 6 - a day early. W
Mary Clayton Sep 28, 2015 at 02:07 PM

Are you arriving early?
Robin Eisner Sep 29, 2015 at 09:50 AM

Yes, I am arriving early to deal with jet lag...This is my first RS tour. How about you?
Mary Clayton Sep 30, 2015 at 01:22 PM

I am also trying to minimize jet lag by arriving early. A number of years ago, I went to Switzerland with Road Scholar and thought it was very well organized and a great value. Are you staying at the program hotel the night of November 6? I will be there. Where do you live?
Robin Eisner Oct 01, 2015 at 03:42 AM

I will be at the program hotel starting on the 5th. I now live in NC--for three years. Formerly, a NYer. Where do you live?
Robin Eisner Oct 01, 2015 at 03:46 AM

I will be at the program hotel starting on the 5th. I now live in NC--for three years. Formerly, a NYer. Where do you live?
Mary Clayton Oct 01, 2015 at 01:43 PM

I am originally from the mid-west, but have lived in central Texas for over 30 years. I am a retired attorney and now work part of the year for the federal government. Do you work? Have you ever been to Spain? Do you speak/understand Spanish? I can usually make out written Spanish, but have trouble understanding when someone is talking. What do you look forward to the most about the program. I leave the U.S. on November 5 and arrive in Barcelona on the 6th about 9 a.m. Looks like I can get from the airport to the program hotel via train.
Robin Eisner Oct 03, 2015 at 04:11 PM

I speak Spanish enough to get buy, but Catalan is different, so there may be some challenges. I am a docent and do art, now that I retired from journalism. Looking forward to the entire trip; wondering about doing trips to Dali museum or Montserrat. What are you looking forward to?
Robin Eisner Oct 03, 2015 at 04:40 PM

Whoops; I am leaving on the 14th!
Mary Clayton Oct 05, 2015 at 01:26 PM

Mary Clayton Oct 05, 2015 at 01:28 PM

Would you like to try and meet up when I arrive at program hotel on Nov 6 - maybe we could have a meal and get acquainted?! I am also interested in the side trips you mentioned - not sure when we will have time for those. I need to read over the schedule more closely...
Robin Eisner Oct 05, 2015 at 06:42 PM

Let's play it by year; I may have taken a side trip on Nov. 6.

Carole Florian Aug 29, 2015 at 07:31 PM

My husband David and I will be arriving in Barcelona a couple of days early for the October 3-10 course. Very much looking forward to exploring Barcelona -- have been wanting to go there for years! If you'll be part of this group, we'd love to get acquainted.
Phil Damewood Aug 29, 2015 at 11:29 PM

We are getting excited for our adventure. Leaving from Seattle. We are retired and living in Grants Pass, Or. We are hobby gardeners. Looking forward to meeting you and David in Barcelona. Phil & Marguerite Damewood
Carole Florian Aug 30, 2015 at 12:52 AM

Hi Phil and Marguerite - David and I live in Ashland, so we're almost neighbors! We're also retired, but I'm afraid we both have purple thumbs. We love to admire gardens in places we visit, so we'll see what we find in Spain and Portugal (on our own after RS). Looking forward to meeting you. Best, Carole & David
Phil Damewood Aug 30, 2015 at 10:27 AM

How about that. We were in Ashland last week for our anniversery seeing a play at the Cabraret Theater and a stay at Lithia Springs. After Barcelona, we are going to Amsterdam for 5 days and then back to Barcelona for a week. Thinking of staying in northern Spain.
Carole Florian Aug 31, 2015 at 12:02 AM

We had hoped to do more exploring in Spain too, but we also wanted to go to Portugal and we didn't have enough time to do more. Hoping for next time. Have a good flight, and we'll look forward to meeting you in Barcelona.
Carole Florian Aug 31, 2015 at 12:02 AM

Marilee Snyder Aug 28, 2015 at 02:43 AM

I'd love to talk with anyone going on the Sept 19 trip. I'm flying from Denver to Dulles to Madrid, then after a couple of days to Barcelona to arrive there on the 19th.

Phil Damewood Jul 29, 2015 at 09:04 PM

Doing Independent Barcelona starting Oct 2nd. Our second RS. Canyon De Chelly was our first two years ago.

Susan Hughes Jul 23, 2015 at 08:39 AM

We (2) are arriving at 9:05 from Newark, NJ on October 9th. Is anyone arriving a day early and like to share a cab to the Hotel Catalonia Eixample?
Premium Email Subscriber Sep 09, 2015 at 05:19 PM

HI Susan,
Premium Email Subscriber Sep 09, 2015 at 05:23 PM

My husband and I are arriving in Barcelona via plane from Venice on the 10th, at 2:50, and will join the group at the Eixample in the late afternoon, so this wouldn't work for us, but best of luck. It's a great idea. We look forward to meeting you. I'll make a new post to see what luck we my have in that endeavor. - Artie Dixon
Susan Hughes Sep 09, 2015 at 07:35 PM

See you on the 10th!

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