Saturday, August 31, 2013

Spain Part 7: Back to Madrid

It's FINALLY here!
The last installment of of our trip to Spain.
10 days that took the whole summer to blog.

We finished our tour of Spain back where it all started, in Madrid.
We wanted to be closer to the airport and it was nice to return to familiar ground to finish the trip.

Our first stop was a huge park pretty close to the downtown train depot.
There was a beautiful walking path, rose garden, and a cafe complete with a bird feeding waiter.

There was also a hidden glass caste that used to be a greenhouse and now holds an art exhibit.

The castle looks out on a small pond full of swans, ducks and a tree or two.

We spent the afternoon and evening in search of flan.
It started on the plaza major with sangria and ended across the small cobble-stoned street from the first restaurant we ate at.
There was only a small stop in between for a bottle of rose.
In the end we did eat flan in Spain.
Now I've had it in Florida and in Spain!
It tasted better in Madrid with family and drinks!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday Morning Card #46

Birthdays are colorful.
Birthdays are bright.
Most of all birthdays are fun!

I tried to make this card reflect how awesome it is to reach the landmark of another year lived.
Another year of adventures behind, with another year of possibilities ahead.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Spain Part 6: El Puerto de Santa María

Our last stop before we went back to Madrid to fly home.
We stayed in The Castle of Lions!
We had roof access.

It was the most relaxing spot we stayed in during our trip.
It was quintessential Spain with fabulous food and a teeming market just a few blocks off the coast.
Simply exploring the city with the winding cobblestone streets was a glorious way to wrap up our Spain exploration.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Spain Part 5: Sevilla

Sevilla (se-vE-a)
We visited an old palace and attached gardens while we were here.
They were gorgeous!
Therefore, this post will be a photo dump.
A really pretty one, but a photo dump all the same.

When we walked out of the palace we found another church.
We didn't go in, but I took some pictures of the exterior.

Then we meandered down to the river.