Sunday, February 18, 2018

Andorra La Vella, Andorra

From Barcelona I knew I wanted to make sure to hit Andorra. It is a tiny little country but only 2.5 hours from Barcelona by car. So after spending 2 full days in Barcelona we rented a car and drove to Andorra. The drive was beautiful through the Pyrenees mountains and it was clear blue skies with snow on the ground. I will definitely be sharing about Barcelona I just don't have has many photos from Andorra so it is not as overwhelming to sifted through. 
We stayed at the Andorra palace hotel for one night and it was a fine hotel in a good location bot the most fancy place but we could walk everywhere. There is a giant spa in Andorra called Caldea and supposedly it’s the biggest spa complex in Europe so I bought tickets ahead of time for 1:30-3:30 and we went and enjoyed time at the spa. There was multiple rooms with cold and hot pools, saunas, water massages etc. It was really nice and very relaxing and fun. 
After the spa we spent the rest of the day walking around the city. I guess that Andorra is a tax free haven. You know when your in the airport and everything is Duty Free well every place is like this in Andorra. So there was a ton of fancy shops like Guess, Rolex, Apple etc. and a ton of car dealerships. We went in lots of different shops and saw so many cute dogs. Clark got one of those fun Norway coats that are super popular in Europe. 
We also got some really yummy dinner at Udon such good noodle dishes and smoothies/milkshakes. The city really isn't that big. We started walking and just explored all the little streets. It was nice not to have any big plans and just relax. It was a fun day and I love checking off another country but I also want to explore that country. Not just touch the boarder and come back haha. 
love, Carlee
Coat: Target
Scarf: gift 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Happening 2.5.18

Just wanted to share some everyday life photos from recently.

Over the weekend we went out with our friends for our friend's birthday. We ate dinner, had gelato, then hit up the bar. It was a fun night.

Clark and I have been fitting colds this last week which has not been fun.

I have been cramming school work in so I can be all caught up because this weekend we are taking a little weekend trip for my bday.

I am still taking way to many photos of Knox.

I started rematching Shameless because it is fantastic and Clark has gotten really into it this time and now he makes me promise not to watch it without him haha.

I made pulled pork tacos and brownies over the weekend. Yum!

And we stayed up late watching the Super Bowl but mostly the halftime show.
love, Carlee
Romper: H&M
Hat: Not sure it was my friend's

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wieliczka Salt Mines

After the tour of Auschwitz which was about 2/3 of the day we finished the day out at the Wieliczka Salt Mines. When I Googled things to do in Krakow this kept popping up as a very popular day trip. I decided we should definitely do it when I realized that we could do Auschwitz and the salt mines in the same day. Since we were only there for 3 days it was important to have the other two days in Krakow. The good things about visiting the salt mines in the evening is that it is already dark outside but it doesn't matter. The sun was setting at about 5pm in Poland when we were visiting and it seemed to always cut our day so short. But since we were hundreds of meters down inside the earth sunlight did not matter.
At first you have to walk down something like 500 steps to get to the first level. The tour guide took us around showing up salt carvings that the miners actually did and there are even exhibits in the mine of how it used to be when it was mined. It hasn't been mined for salt since the early 2000s. We then went to floor two and three. We ended up going down something like 800+ steps lucky we got to take the elevator back up. We saw multiple chapels and a couple of man-made lakes. Our tour guide told us stories about how they used to light fireworks off inside the mine, play football games, they even have concerts there sometimes still in the big rooms. She even said that there used to be boat tours of the mine through a little canal but 7 people flipped the boat and drowned in a meter of water so they no longer do those.
We did the tourist route with our guide but there is also a miners route which is not as glamours. We were told that the children enjoy the miners route. There was also a train that took you through different rooms of the mine if you paid extra. My favorite room was the giant chapel with the white chandeliers which were also made out of rock salt! SAY WHAT! Our group had the whole room to ourselves and it was breathtaking.

This was my last post from my Krakow, Poland trip and I am so glad that I got it up before January ended. I have a fun trip planned for my birthday week in February to a new location so that should be fun.

love, Carlee
Leggings & Shoes: Nike
Coat: H&M
Scarf: gift
Sweater & Purse: JCPennys