Thursday, November 25, 2010

Back to Madrid

It was an early morning because today was another travel day. We dragged our suitcases all the way up the main street, las ramblas to find the bus to the airport. It seemed much shorter when we did not have our luggage the day before.

I have to apologize for the shortness of my post because I am at Kate's host family's house, and I don't have internet at the hotel.

Anyway, at the airport a Mr. Bean looking character stopped me at the baggage x-ray. It turns out that I had forgotten to pack the beautiful bottle of olive oil that I bought for Cheryl and Dee in my checked luggage. I was informed that they had to take it, so sad. But what made it worse was that this Mr. Bean looking man also told me that he suspected that I had a knife in my bag. This was news to me. Where would I have gotten a knife and why was it in my bag. So he proceeded to unpack my entire bag and call his friends over in search of the knife that didn't exist. After he realized that it did not exist he shrugged his shoulders, gave me a stupid smile and threw the olive oil in the garbage! I do not like this man.

When I finally got myself back together, Jess and I walked around the Barcelona airport for a while. On this walk (the airport looks like a beautiful mall by the way) we saw snakes in a glass case as an advertisment for a car. Loco! The rest of the travel was uneventful, and we made it to Madrid without any problems. Many metro stations later, we arrived at our next hotel after getting a little bit lost in the streets.

We found a place for lunch...(for now I will just say that it was an interesting adventure). A little while later we went to a famous museum with Goya paintings and lots of other famous Spaniards whose names I cannot remember. Then it was on to the host family house for a Spanish Thanksgiving which was amazingly close to what I would have at home. The family is great, and we shared lots of stories around the dinner table. It was a really great night.

Tomorrow the three sisters are going to Segovia to see the castle that inspired Walt Disney to build Cinderella's castle and eat suckling pig. Hooray!

This will probably be my last post until I get to the final airport, so don't get worried, I'm fine.  Happy Thanksgiving to all, I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday with your families.

Until next time...