Travel Blogs from Madrid
... happiness I want to let my happiness guide me, because only then will I find more of it. The peace sign: I believe that all things should be done with a peaceful mindset. I can't expect to have peace on this earth if I don't first have peaceful thoughts. Inner peace is the only way to be at ease with this crazy world around us. The paper airplane: When people make paper airplanes there is one thing that's guaranteed, they always take off. Where they are going to land is always ...
... Spanish interpretation of an Irish pub. The drinks were nearly the prices charged by the Canucks at their arena, that is expensive. Our hotel was on points so it was good. Nice place, very much a business hotel with the prices associated with those on expense accounts. The breakfast buffet was 20 Euros each (around $50 for two for breakfast). We failed to see the advantage for us, so we gave it a miss.
Off to the Madrid airport, what a place, ...
... an idea of how fancy this place was! We took the metro home part of the way, then transferred to a bus, and finally walked to the house. Maria Rosa, Tia Bea's wonderfully gracious mother, taught me how to cook Tortilla de Patato, which we will have for dinner in a little bit. The weather is still gorgeous and I cannot believe how blessed I am to be here! God has blessed me abundantly! :) Blessed and thankful! ...
It's a fabulous day for sunshine and strolling and where better to do that than one of the greatest city parks on the planet? The Parque del Retiro was once the grounds of Philip IV's long-vanished grand Retiro Palace, but is now a stunning piece of metropolitan greenery, available to everyone, and by God are there thousands of people swarming around it today!
The congestion starts long before we arrive. As we walk down the Gran Via, the temperature already ...
... major travel areas so it was pretty exciting. Tons of police, clean up crews for the debris left behind, city services at their best. What was pretty cool was actually WALKING in the middle of one of the busiest streets in Madrid, the Gran Via, since it was shut down to all but foot traffic. Helicopters hovering, camera crews filming, reporters reporting. Kind of felt like just another day to the locals. Another ...
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