Monday, October 29, 2007

I don't want to leave Madrid...




But there's much more to see and do on this vacation!

We have really enjoyed walking through this awesome city. It's so conducive to walking and walking and walking some more. We have explored so much. The day we arrived, we headed over to the Prado Museum, but we were burned out by the end and we crashed in our hotel room until the following morning. However, we haven't stopped since... We've seen the Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Opera, Teatro Real, we ate imaginative tapas at Casa Lucas in Cava Baja, we attended mass in the Basilica de San Francisco, we walked through the Parque del Retiro, which was so picturesque and entertaining. We saw magicians, musicians, break dancers, and so much more! We visited the Plazas around Palacio Real, and we saw works by Picasso, Dali and Miro at the Reina Sofia museum. We visited the Jardin Botanico and strolled the streets at night. Wow! All that in just two days.

Tomorrow, we booked a side trip so we'll be off early in the morning to explore Avila and Segovia. The following day, we take a fast train to Cordoba.

As you can imagine, we've already shot lots of photos. We seem to find a picture-perfect structure or park or window around every corner. LOL! Today, there was this old man on his balcony overlooking the main street and he was fixing some flowers and we just had to stop and take his picture. So Spanish, so typical, so in the moment.

Oh, and I found my code of arms with the Molina name on it, and it tells of its Spanish origin. Same goes for my DH's last name.

I love just being able to disconnect from the stress of everyday that seems to be consuming me lately. I'm really enjoying this...

Hugs to all of you! I'll try to post again soon.

3 comments:

Ady said...

Wow, it sounds amazing... I can't wait to see photos. I booked our class with Donna for Sundays class. So far Esther is joining us. I can't wait to see you and update you on the latest family gossip. Love you lots, give Richard a hug and kiss from us. Have fun and be safe. Muuuaaahhh...

Mika said...

Hai, good to see that you have a great time. Enjoy your stay. Mika
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Anilu Magloire said...

You're nuts!! Go have fun and forget the computer :P