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We toured the Royal Palace today and it was truly fabulous (before you ask, they do not allow any photos). I especially thought of Mom when we saw the original instruments of the royal string quartet from the 1700's - all made by Antonio Stradivari (a big deal in the world of classical musicians!) The ceilings were the most amazing and we all walked out with sore necks from constantly looking up.
We finally ate an authentic lunch for all of you wondering about food. It was pretty great! The Spanish tortilla is an amazingly filling thing a lot like an omelet, Shawn really liked the fried sausages, and we all fought over these delicious garlic mushrooms. I really need to try paella next.
We had to move from our dumpy- but wonderfully located little "hostal" because we couldn't stand the Madrid heat without air conditioning for one more night. We are now in an amazingly comfortable modern hotel outside the city. Ironically we still can't sleep because our internal clocks are still messed up! It's 2:00 am as I type this! Off to see the zoo and do some fun "Baylie" type things tomorrow. She loved the palace, but she's ready for some swimming & playing!

Posted by Pelham Family 16:30

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I found some pictures of the Palace and the Prado online. Very cool! Yes, I would have loved to see (and play!) the Strads. Fabulous! My friend Ray Ayala posted something on his FB page today....from Madrid!! I guess he's right there in the area. It's a small world! Loving the updates! Thanks! xoxo

by Mom

Love the blogs. While I can't visit you, I feel like you're still close by!

by Laura Moore

Sounds like fun!!!

by Kim

I knew you would love Spain....I look forward to your blog every morning....and evening!!!!!


by Toots

Yeah!!! The palace sounds amazing! I can't wait to hear more about paella - a dish that has always been too scary for me to try to make.

by Kathy

Love it! Reading your posts and living vicariously through you. Enjoy this amazing experience!!

by Angie Thoele

Cadiz, Spain is just before you go into Rabat and Casa Blanca. If you haven't already made your plans, it is just lovely. We spent our first anniversary there. Try Tapas at an outside bar and cafe in the old town. A narrow little piece of land surrounded by water. Take a walk, you will love it.

by Toots

Angie - so good to hear from you! Say hi to your wonderful kids for me.

by Pelham Family

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