The lighthouse at Formentor, Mallorca

The background shows sidewalk tiles - "rajoles" - that pave the sidewalks throughout Barcelona. They were designed by architect Puig i Cadafalch for the entryway of a home. Since 1915, they have been used by the city to pave sidewalks, and have become emblematic of the city. One of the city's most famous chocolatiers, Enric Rovira, produces chocolate bars in the shape and design of these tiles.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner

Last year we spent Thanksgiving week doing a mission tour with Elder Kopischke. As we were walking into the Valencia chapel on Thanksgiving morning, Elder Kopischke turned over to us and asked, "Is today the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States?" We had a spiritual feast and a wonderful Thanksgiving!

This year we were in Barcelona with no conflicting meetings, so together with the couples put on a real Thanksgiving dinner. The Deweys (who work of the U.S. State Department) provided canned cranberry, the couples cooked up wonderful dressing, potatoes, gravy, sweet potato pie, the works! With the help of the invaluable Carolina, Hna. Hinckley ordered and cooked a 10 kilo turkey from the local poultry shop in the neighborhood mercat, and the feast was complete!

Hna. Hadley brings out the rolls!
10 kilos of turkey
The feast
We have much to be thankful for this year - 4 great couples and 92 wonderful young missionaries, hundreds of new converts, and daily miracles! Happy Thanksgiving from the Spain Barcelona Mission!

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