We left Chicago on Saturday, and as far as our bodies are concerned it is still Saturday night/Sunday morning.
We have rented an apartment in the Salamanca barrio, just blocks from the Retiro and our friends Pamela and Tom. The Apartment is lovely in a 1950’s meets a bit of IKEA way, and all of the bedrooms have classic bedroom furniture and armoirs. The baths are all muy moderno, and that is where there cognitive dissonance begins.
Today things are a little hazy and overcast. There is a chance of rain, but the Madrileños that are running the half marathon today are probably pretty happy. Frankly, it beats 27° F in the morning and frost on my car.
So, we aren’t sure what our afternoon and our jet lagged girls will allow us to accomplish, but we are thinking that a trip on the metro to el Rastro or Plaza Mayor might just be what we need. Our guide and host, Tom, will help me go to a small market to grab some beverages and breakfasty things for the morning.
All in all, still in love with Madrid.