Wednesday, August 22, 2007

As they say in Port de la Selva...

Adéu!! which means goodbye. bye bye beaches. bye bye late-night pictionary. bye bye rosado seco. bye bye pichon di pallas. bye bye beach and sun. and jamon con manchego. bye bye arnaud & oscar's yellow floating ring. bye bye cataluña. bye bye. adéu!

i would like to start my weary reminsicing by saying that it was very, very hard for the boys to admit two things: 1) alex was the best waterskier of the group 2) alex and i were the best Pétanque players of the group. now to be fair... peppe, gaspard, oscar and balthazar gave us a run for our money and yes, cort and arthur may have "won", but by just stating the obvious, we were the best... you know what i mean - consistancy, accuracy (i'll give that part to alex) and knowing how to talk the talk, scare tactics, etc. we were just better. so now that that's out on the table... we can get down to business.

Gaspard giving it his best shot....
The games were THRILLING. i mean, if you're into curling, you'd probably LOVE pétanque! i am a big pétanque fan, personally. i love the knockouts. i love the aiming. i love moving the little pig. i love the sport and goddamn it(!) i love the hanging around with before dinner drinks and a bucketfull of spirit! our pétanque spectators and fans were also really into the matches - as can be expected. we had people stopping to watch. heck, we had DOGS stopping to watch. well... it's just a fascinating game to watch, especially when the "ALL GIRL" team is kicking a little a**:

not going very well for the boys...
"wait... did i just loose at pétanque or was that a dream?" "no, balt, i'm afraid to say that it's true." heheheee... i'm totally playing - i mean what kind of @##hole reminds people weeks later that they (savegely?) beat them at a silly little game!?! not me, surely. not me. that's just ridiculous behavior!

so our nightly pétanque matches were not the only highlight of the trip!! (hard to believe???) there was also paella, lots of dry rosé wine and lots of big diners, plus the beach, the sea, the boat (entrance to which was mastered by noneother than the famous Arnaud LeMenach)....
what what? take out paella dinner? OK!

chillin' in Figueres...
the tomb of Salvador Dalí
inside the museum.....



Now back in Port de la Selva, where the first historic references to the settlement go back to 974, although it did not become a fully-fledged village until the 18th century, with the construction of its first church, we are playing on the sea. (totally plagerized from some site)

Here we get to see the happy faces of arnaud, oscar and alex. we were lucky enough to get on the boat on the way to the beach.... others drove, some even walked (!). not us, we were on the boat. i do have to say that it was the most freightening experience of my life... but i still feel cool for being on the boat. we went pretty fast and got totally soaked. it was more of an amusement park ride than a method of transportation... but hey, i'm not complaining... i love amusement parks!!!

here arnuad is demonstrating how to get on the boat.

there were alot of moments sitting in the little window sill... many moments of funny laughter and there was even a "what noise can you make" session where some of the friends really impressed some of the other friends with water dripping and dolphins (personally my favorite) and horses and all kinds of other barnyard fun noises. I think we can all agree that those 5 days in Port de la Selva were a most welcomed holiday and more fun than any of us could have imagined. Wow. THANK YOU, BALT!!!!!!!!!!!! I <3 U!!!!

3 comments:

P said...

me and gaspar won, me and gaspar won, we won, we won, we won. we won.

was fantastic. also balt skinny dipped at night (just cause he wanted to get naked)and also i must say that estrella is just as good after a beach day as rosado secco. ciao! thanks agin balt! i'm in for 2008. (scratch that - 2008 is sardegna).

Farfallina - Roam 2 Rome said...

Hey, that looks like a ton of fun :)

Good stuff..

So, you're going back to Rome now? Well, that's a great place too :)

skinnytooth@gmail.com said...

yooooo you're blog rockkkkks at making me feel v. jealous of all your little euro holidays, like, why don't you stay at home and just miss me more??? nice to see you have lots of new friends. hehe love me