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As we approached the Pyrenees which defines the border between France and Spain, the scenery began to change. The endless vineyards which define the French countryside became less frequent; the orange leaves that remained indicating their season had finished much earlier than their northern cousins. The land slowly dried and the trees turned into shrubs. The endless supply of posters that announce your entry and exit to and from every town in France of lions and ...
... so we're sending a thank you postcard soon :)
We went to a small bar to pregame for el Kapital and naturally, made friends with the waiters, cooks, etc. They ended up giving us a discount pass to el Kapital so we got in for 15 euro and received 2 free drinks rather than the 18 euro and 1 free drink that everyone else got. SCORE. It pays to be friendly :)
El Kapital is a discotheque/dance club with 7 floors. Each floor has a different theme of music and drinks. ...
... train to Paris.
While waiting for our train, we decided to grab some Burger King for dinner. Paul also found it quite exciting that he could order beer at Burger King with his meal... so he did.
P.S. The noise made for the green man at the pedestrian crossings sound like space invaders "Shew Shew Shew". And when it gets close to changing it speeds up "shewshewshew". It made us laugh every ...
... sandwich, a drink and an apple for 2 Euro. After our 2 Euro breakfast, it looks like food in Madrid might be a lot cheaper than what we've been paying elsewhere.
After the tour, which lasted 3.5 hours, we headed to the Royal Palace which is the second largest in Europe after the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. Unfortunately, no pictures were allowed, so we only have a couple from outside. The state rooms that we toured were grand ...
... a spa experience.
When I awoke on Monday morning, I was alone but there was a note for me on the shelf from Camille and Jane. They and Aunt Liz had succeeded in getting up and going to the airport at an ungodly hour. Hopefully they could rest on the return flight.
I felt a little lonely with them gone.
Luckily, I had Mom with me for one extra day, about which I will write in another ...
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