Holiday Inn Madrid
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... Europe. It sure was a treat to take Lufthansa.
Tomorrow morning I will figure out how to get to Roncesvalles to begin the walk and the big adventure.
Tonight though - I am in Madrid and the cerveza is tasting pretty good.
The pilgrim lifestyle will have to wait till tomorrow...
... grass and next thing, we had a restaurant on a lawn in front of our hotel. However, it did not belong to our hotel. Waiters scuttle happily across the road from restaurant to open-air tables. We've experienced this in more than one city. I noticed this in Barcelona as well: not a sign of a restaurant – heavy roll-down doors cover the exterior, and then suddenly, everything opens up, tables and chairs are carried out on to sidewalks and voila! restaurant ...
... then made our way to the Prado.
The Prado museum is ENORMOUS, and we knew we couldn't see all of it in one visit. We decided to split up, as the girls wanted a relatively quick visit, in order to get back to the flat to do some studying. As it happened, Liz and I were flagging anyway, so we ended up returning to the flat together. As the girls got their books out, Liz and I had a much-needed siesta.
In the early evening we left the youngsters to get ...
... Spain doesn't do tablets, they do medicine and dissolvable powders. So I had the most terrible tasting medicine ever - as everyone watched and laughed. Much to everyone's' disgust, I got off the couch to get the medicine, meeting Rumi in the kitchen where she was ironing. Not only do my undies get folded but they are also ironed, along with my socks. I literally cannot think of a bigger waste of time!
... final soccer game against Germany, so almost every tapas bar was full of people and had TV's outside for people to watch. We found a little neighborhood tapas bar, probably someplace that tourists rarely visit. But as I've mentioned before, these are the kind of places we like to find. It was a great way to end our visit to Madrid. Probably better we were leaving Madrid for Lisbon, Portugal as Madrid lost their game 4-1.