Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Home from Madrid

I made it back from a whirlwind weekend in Madrid. It is a very beautiful city, great old architecture. I love that stuff. The Christmas lights did not disappoint, I will be posting more on that on Friday. I definitely would recommend learning some Spanish before you go if you should. I tried to cram in some before we went, but I kept wanting to speak French and I'll I could remember was Donde esta..... We managed though and had a pretty good time. We must have been super jet lagged since we ended up sleeping until 2pm the first night. We thought my Mom's watch was wrong until we walked out into the lobby, oops. But Madrid is a night city and most things are still open until about 8 or 10 pm. People don't even eat dinner until 10 pm. We didn't do the tapas thing. I was not confident enough, due to our lack of Spanish, to attempt this and I don't drink either so sitting at the bar wasn't going to do it for me. We ate some pretty good meals, the night we had pallela was delishious. We even hit a Christmas market in Plaza Mayor which was really fun. The love their Nativity scenes though. I have never seen so many or so many vendors selling peices for them. We are not talking the basic little set, these are huge elaborate sets down to little bottles and tuffts of grass. It did rain one day but that was the day we slept til 2 so we hit the museums and by the time we got kicked out of the second one it was 8pm and clear. We walked around for probably another hour or so and saw the city all lit up. It was beautiful.

I did attempt to Skype with PB, but it didn't go very well, she cried a lot at ended up having a huge tantrum after we diconnected. I did miss her very much. J went on a huge cleaning spree and the house looks great. We are supposed to have our living room floor done today, but I have been waiting over an hour now for the guy who is going to do it. I think J has a bug that he wants to get the house in order to attempt to sell it. Who knows, but things are getting done around her anyway.

I will be posting more through the week about Madrid, I took over 200 photos before going through them, weeding out the bad ones.


Kristi said...

Glad you made it there and back safely!

Anonymous said...

Yea! You're back safe! I can't wait to see more photos. I'm sorry PB got upset . . . that makes it more difficult to be away.

Kat said...

I can't wait to see more photos. I have always wanted to go to Madrid! I took 4 years of Spanish in high school and can remember a fair amount. I wonder how I would do over there.
So glad you had such a wonderful time! :)

Michelle Leigh said...

Looks like you had a great time! Totally jealous! The pics on facebook look great!