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Todd Selby Just Back from Spring Break

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Who

Two moms, each with 15-year-old twins—the girls have been friends since kindergarten. Sarah Cole, Alaine Jaworski, Alison Cole, Beth Cole, Farin Jaworski, and Susan Jaworski.

Home base

Ulster County, New York.

Just Back From

Barcelona.

Trip Prep

Everyone chose a must-see site. Some picks: the Picasso and Miró museums, Parc Güell, and the Ramblas—for clothes shopping.

Air Travel Mandate

To minimize their load: carry-on bags only.

Double Take

“Our daughters have other siblings,” says Susan, “so it was fun to travel with just the twins. They got a lot of whistles they don’t get at home.”

La Casa

A three-bedroom spread off the Ramblas that cost $1,900 for the week, from Apartmentsramblas.com. “Great location,” Sarah says, “and more affordable than a hotel.”

Downtime

People-watching on Barceloneta Beach. Says Alison, “We needed that after waiting three hours to get into the Picasso Museum.”

Favorite GaudÍ Building

La Sagrada Família, the cathedral that’s been under construction since 1882. The girls have vowed to go back when it’s due to be finished, in 2020.

Day Trip

A train ride to the nearby seaside town of Tarragona, to see the Roman ruins.

Next Time

Know more Spanish: “English isn’t widely spoken there, the way it is in other European cities,” says Sarah.

Take-home Custom

Rubbing toast with garlic and a ripe tomato.

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