Thursday, June 7, 2012

Madrid, Spain

Dennis and I arrived home safe and sound finally late last night after spending 14 hours on the same plane due to horrible weather in Dallas. We circled Dallas for 45 minutes then it was decided to head to Houston. We spent an hour there on the runway and finally headed back to Dallas. We had an incredible trip in Spain. It far exceeded our expectations. I decided to break up my posts for which city we were in...because there was so much to see and do!!
First stop:
Madrid

Must see if you have 2-3 days:

Day One: Plaza Mayor
                Puerta del Sol
                Royal Palace
                Bull fight-(not for everyone, but definitely an experience for those that want)

Day Two: Prado Museum (took us several hours)
                Thyssen Museum
                Reina Sofia museum        
                Retiro Park (take a blanket and a siesta)-you will need it after all the walking

Day Three: If you have a 3rd day it is a great day to see any of the museums you missed or walk around the sites you missed. Major thing to remember, certain places are closed on Sundays and Mondays so always check your schedule and make sure things are open!

Streets of Madrid

Dennis and I in Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor

eric and dennis at Plaza Mayor

Boys grabbing a beer (5 mini beers for only 3 euros) and my
 drink of choice for the trip...lots and lots of Zumo (juice)

Puerta del Sol

Puerta del Sol


Retiro Park

Monument of Alfonso XII in Parque del Buen Retiro


So weird to see myself with a baby bump....16 weeks!


Love that they were standing the same!

Thyssen Museum


 Prado Museum
Las Meninas-famous painting by Valasquez


Our tickets to the infamous bull fight


Incredible bull fight arena




Bull Ring

Famous schedule

Very controversial sport...shocked at how crowded it was


Loved Madrid!! Booking 4 cities in 2 weeks...I feel like I've become a pro!

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