Postcards from Madrid
Hello from Madrid! Friday afternoon after my husband finished with his work, we took a fast train from Barcelona to Madrid. It took about 2 hours and was pretty easy to do. What is different about going to Madrid is that you will have to go through security just like you would the airport. What I didn't expect was about 20 minutes or so before pulling into Madrid it looks like Nevada. The land is completely barren. I am not sure if the same hold true of the south of Madrid, but it is like Madrid just spring out of nothing. A total oasis. I am still trying to wrap my head around Madrid. It isn't as clean as Barcelona and it is much noisier, but then again it is a much larger city. Kind of like New York with a Spanish twist. The city is pretty easy to get around with it's great metro system, cabs, ans buses. The Metro can be a little difficult if you have a stroller because of all the stairs leading into it, but I have found the people are willing to help you if you if you need it. Avery and I had fun wandering around the city. We went to the Palace which I thought was a little disappointing, but given the economic crisis they have had here the last few years I guess it is to be expected. Churros are a must. Who wouldn't want to dip something in a cup of chocolate. Yum! The street performers are amazing and worth a coin or too, and the architecture of the buildings is beautiful. Well, we are off to a local park and the zoo. Avery has been such an amazing traveling companion that I thought she deserved a day just for her! How are you? Are you have a good weekend. What did you do?