Dad and I made it to Spain, after nearly missing our flight from Newark (always always always check the departure gate on the boards, NOT your boarding pass). We rented a car, and I went for the GPS option. What a wonderful invention! I only got off course a couple of times, but the lady inside the GPS always got me back on track. After trying to nap, and failing, I got out for a jog/walk. Madrid is not terribly busy, not too hard to be around in. After that we walked to the Prado - there is an Renoir exhibit there right now, and it did not disappoint.
La museo de Prado
After the musuem we strolled to the Plaza Mayor - every city should have one!
La Plaza Mayor
We had dinner reservations at a restaurant suggested to me by my friend and Strands sponsor, Francisco, and the early seating was 9:00. Being completely out of touch with west coast time, it didn't really matter when we ate, as long we did sometime. The food was tasty, the setting very old, and the wait staff very proper and kind.
Those support timbers were huge!
Very good bread and wine
A most excellent Spanish cheese
Lamb chops served on french fries was a yummy dinner!
Dad's Spanish tortilla - which is potatoes and eggs.
That ended day 1. I was up until midnight, and practically passed out trying to blog, so left it until now. I slept for 9 hours.