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.
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.