Thursday, July 7, 2011

Great travel day. Very uneventful. Took the metro from the airport to the hotel, left our bags there and took a walk to Retiro park. Beautiful COOL day made the experience more enjoyable. After a 3 hour nap, we headed to Aguelles (northwest Madrid). We're waiting for dinner time, 9:00 pm. Right now we are at Starbucks for the free wi-fi. Pictures to come.

After leaving Starbucks, we explored the university area where Todd spent some time in ’81.  It took him a  while to get oriented, but we found the dorm where he stayed.  We did a bit of walking on the campus, but the area was too big to cover given how tired we were feeling.
We stayed in the Moncloa area and found a tapas bar called the Blanca Paloma.  We had couple of beers, boquerones (fish), and un sarten de huevos rotos.  If Solly’s served tapas, they would serve this.  It was French fries in oil, an egg and sausage.  It was tasty. 
Afterwards, we walked along Princesa to the Gran Via and made our way to Sol and the Plaza Mayor.  Lots of great night life at midnight.  It was cool clear evening.
Metro back to the hotel and in bed by 1:00.
                                                             Sarten de huevos rotos

1 comment:

  1. Looks delish, guys - especially con cerveza - but it is missing a condiment. Blue cheese dressing, maybe? I may need to experiment at home.