Thursday, May 18, 2017

Day 1 in Madrid; day 8 of the Spain trip. Light breakfast at home. Tested our VRBO's internet: 30 Mbps down and 19 Mbps up—surprisingly excellent. Matt arrives. We join Jaime. Stopped at Crespo for some to look at espradrilles. Placa de Espanya. Jardins de Sanatini. Drinks and tapas at Mercado de San Miguel where I learned via SMS from my sister that my dad had passed away last night. Late meal at Restaurant El Gallego (C/ Cucuilleros, 2): chipiron tapa, albondigas, pulpo a la gallega, morcilla de burgos, pan, vina pedrosa crianza: 110,50 euros. Plaza Mayor. Plaza de Opera. Chocolateria San Gines. plaza del sol. Capas SeseƱa. Got a cold tea to go from MUJI. Rested in the VRBO. Dinner at La Trainera.