So . . . Let's start out with the fact that I have been thrilled for weeks due to an expected visit from a certain someone. Mama, Mother, Little Asia, Sayud has come to town. Happily woke up early to meet her at the Barajas, Madrid airport. Below shows some documentation/proof/memorabilia of our three days in Madrid together.
|In Madrid's most beautiful square: Plaza Mayor.|
|Enjoying Mercado de San Miguel yet again.|
Mother got a kick out of the Jamon scene. As do most people.
And if you're wondering, yes- the meat is sliced from as-pictured-above,
placed on bread, and eaten as a sandwich. Tasty. Different. So Madrid.
|Enjoying the gorgeous design found inside the Almudena Cathedral.|
Beautiful stained glass and paintings.
|We loved the entrance doors.|
|Here's mama- showing off all of her secret pockets and gadgets.|
Take that, pickpockets.
|Touring the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.|
If you haven't heard, there's an event called the Fifa World Cup.
And Spain just happened to win this year. Woot woot.
|GARGANTUAN. Seats 80,000 peeps.|
Has seated up to 100,000.
|Enjoying the in-stadium museum and trophy rooms.|
|The Press Room. Great photo opps.|
|And this is me, shooting for who knows what.|
Reciting "fun facts" on the strength of a rope.
|Palacio Real (Royal Palace). Gorgeous gorgeous.|
Probably one of the most ornate palaces I have ever seen. Loved this tour.
|Jet-lagged mama, busy street, one happy gringa.|