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I think we were so worn out, we finally slept for 6 straight hours (full stomach or not). Finally got the blog caught up this morning before breakfast since we didn't have to worry about early luggage out. Left the Parador about 9 AM heading for Toledo. Not long after our mid-point rest stop and after Jesus passed around pastries that he bought, a …
... out a few hours and headed back to relax for awhile.
A bit later we headed out to find a geocache that was only 250m away. It was an easy one so we logged it and headed back. Maria was still felling a bit rubbish so when we headed back we stayed home for the remainder of the night which wasn't a issue as there was a thunder storm again. We backed up and got ready for our trip to San Sebastian ...
... but ended up with tuna, my worst enemy. I ate it anyway and it wasn't tooo bad, but would rather have not. The others bought a beer for €1 and it came with free salami to nibble on. Apparently that's what you do in Madrid, you buy drinks and they give you free food almost everywhere. After lunch I went exploring on my own to the east side of Madrid and had a look at the intricate fountains, the massive ...
... server and he basically walked me to where I needed to go in order to buy a ticket. The lady selling the tickets tried to tell me it was full and there were no more tickets but the other lady said there were and I managed to get in right before the doors shut. Eeekk...close call! The usher asked if I was alone and I said "si senorita", so she sat me back and center so that I had a great view of the stage and all the people waiting to see the ...
... say, it is a lot more depressing looking at it from Spain's point of view. It starts off great for Spain, but in our nation's history, we kept gaining more and more land, while Spain slowly but surely lost it all. I felt kind of bad at the end when the map of the U.S. had gone from very much covered in Spanish territory, to nothing left by the end of the 19th century.
While we may not have had a day off from school, this was for sure my favorite Colombus Day of my entire life!