Thursday, July 1, 2010

Madrid: Day 4

We got a late start to our final day in Madrid, so we ended up just drinking some fresh squeezed orange juice for breakfast (they have it everywhere in Madrid and it is amazingly delicious) before walking through the city for our lunch reservations.

We had lunch at the oldest restaurant in Europe (or maybe just in Spain, I can't remember which). A cute little old Spanish woman who was our waitress at the Olive Garden back home told us about it, and so did Katherine, so we figured we had to try it. We're very glad we did because it was soooo good. Greg ordered their specialty which is roast sucking pig. I had some delicious chicken with an almond sauce.

After lunch, we decided to go to a park in the area and just relax for a bit. There were actually quite a few people there. After a bit, we walked through more of the park and saw Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Mickey was all decked out in a 4th of July type costume, I'm not sure why. Anyway, we also saw that they had a little lake with boats you could rent, so we decided to do that. 

Greg is so strong. He rowed the boat all by himself. 

After the lovely boat ride, we walked over to the Palacio Real (royal palace) only to find out that it had closed about an hour earlier. Oops. The grounds were still nice though and we walked next door to the Church of San Miguel which was also very nice. 

Later that night, we went to see some Flamenco! It was incredible! Greg tried to get some pictures, but the woman was moving too fast, so they all came out blurry. We couldn't decide if we enjoyed the guitar playing, singing, or dancing more. It really was an incredible end to Madrid. 

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