While on a visit to Spain’s Costa Brava, Susan Billig (left), Lynda Van Patter, and Holly Joseph took a copy of The Santa Barbara Independent along for a group photo. Their tour included Mallorca, Menorca, and Madrid, with stops at all the Gaudí buildings in Barcelona and walking tours of many World Heritage sites. They didn’t have a chance to compare the rental housing costs there to Santa Barbara’s, but they noted a number of similarities to home, like warm, humid weather. Most envious experience? It rained!