As some of you might know, there was a hurricane-type storm that passed through Barcelona a few days ago. I was out in the storm for most of the day and I have never been so cold in my life! I had about 5 layers on me and I still couldn’t stop shivering. Not to mention I could barely walk against the howling wind (like my adjective?). I saw broken trees, tiles that had fallen from buildings, motos that had fallen down and heard a lot of sirens. It was pure craziness to be part of this storm since I have never experienced anything like it. I’m a San Francisco girl and San Francisco and hurricanes do not go together. And, as I write, there are still strong winds outside that make going out no bueno.
Now, while it’s true that I am usually cold, I was expecting tropical weather, considering that Barcelona is located right on the Mediterranean. It’s been quite the opposite. We have a nice day here or there, but the majority of times, I’m very cold. I never would have thought that a scarf would be my daily accessory and I would feel lost without one. Good thing I have two!
I was invited to go skiing this weekend up in the Pyrenees, so if I think I’m cold here, I can only imagine what it will be like up north. Likely in the negative degrees, but I’m not worried in the least. As I’m flying down the mountain, in awe of where I am and who I’m with, I doubt I’ll be thinking of the cold at all.