Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Short Farewell To Barcelona and Back to Falcon Football

Tuesday morning signaled the end of our holiday in Catalunya.

We awoke early enough to walk to La Boquería market one last time for a Cafe con Leche and Tortilla Espanyola at the Pinotxo Bar. Thankfully, it was open today.

A pretty Barcelona señorita

A pretty Camarillo señorita


The Plaça Catalunya Skyline

Enjoying one last look before boarding the A1 Bus for the ride to Barcelona's El Prat de Llobregat Airport and the flight back to Lyon.

Sure, I'll have a Maxibon to go

The story of our lives

Probably not in this order though.

Barcelona is definitely one of the best cities in the world and we enjoyed our visit immensely despite the lackluster weather.

We can't wait to go back again sometime soon!

Reading is FUNdamental

I finally finished this lengthy tome while in Barcelona. It is a historical novel set in Carcassonne, France during World War II. It is the story of a French Resistance cell organized by some of the women of Carcassonne.

Having already visited this city helped to make the book come more alive. It was a good read except for the fact that it is the third of a trilogy of Carcassonne historical novels that Kate Mosse has written about her adopted home. I could definitely have used more of her background from the first two books but I could not find them at our local bookstore.

Still very interesting if you love the History Channel.

Once back in Lyon, it was time to get back to business . . .

Senior Practice

Tuesday night's Senior practice was as always, well attended and spirited. It was a good night as we continue to prepare for our very tough, 10-0 opponent, the Montrabé Comètes, that we face in for the Southern Conference Championship Game.

Junior Practice

After winning their first two playoff games, our Junior squad is playing in their Southern Conference Quarter-Final game at Valence this coming Sunday. We had a good session with them as well Wednesday evening.

Our Cadet team lost their playoff game last Sunday by a score of 28-6 to the Avignon Warriors thus bringing their successful season to an end.

At about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night, we got word from the Montrabé Comètes that because of the heavy rains the last few days in the South of France, our game would have to be postponed until Sunday, June 2 because their field has been ruled unplayable.


We will hold a Senior practice again tonight in preparation for the new date.

Thus, on Friday morning, Laurie and I will now be boarding a train heading through Paris via Normandy on the way to the City of Nantes in the Northwest part of Gaul known as Brittany. The new found purpose for this occasion is a chance to scout the Northern Conference Championship Game being played on Sunday between the North's #1 seeded St-Herblain Dockers (10-0) and the North's #2 seeded Tours Pionniers (8-0).

The winner of this game will play the winner of our game for the French Division III National Championship on June 9th.


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