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Birthday Party In Madrid!

Bonjour, friends! I tried to post this yesterday but was thwarted by problems with the “wee-fee”, so just pretend like you are reading this yesterday. Merci!

 

Bonjour from Madrid! Today I am:

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I couldn’t be happier to be celebrating that number with Enfant #2 and Husband #1 in Madrid. The sun came to the party, too, and shined on us all day long. Madrid is a beautiful city and I can certainly understand why my daughter has fallen in love with it. The buildings are glistening white, the metro is sparkling clean, and the sangria is amazingly delicious.

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The Mercado de San Miguel is a covered market that was completed in 1910. It has been transformed into a thriving destination for all types of Spanish gastronomy. We ate several different kinds of tapas, drank sangria and beer, and finished with ice cream.

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sorry this came out so dark- the building was very pretty

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ham, of course!

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After lunch we went to a beautiful old square called Plaza Mayor.

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Claire was excited to show us a large park, Parque Del Buen Retiro, in the middle of the city. Formerly a royal park, it was opened to the public in 1868 and covers 360 acres.

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This Crystal Palace is in the park and was built in 1887. It used to house exotic plants but is now used for temporary exhibitions.

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It was a great way to celebrate turning 53! I hope you found something to celebrate today, too.

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To The Beach!

Cover of "A Touch of Class"

Cover of A Touch of Class

Today I am going to a beautiful place that I first heard about as a girl when I watched A Touch of Class with my aunt Nancy. Glenda Jackson and George Segal go here for an ill-fated tryst.  I have wanted to go there ever since.   Anybody remember that movie and know where I’m headed?

One of the more memorable lines from that film:

Glenda : Excuse me but do you have oregano?

Woman in her building who works at night: Goodness I certainly hope not- I just had a check-up last week!

Here is a photo:

The city of Marbella in Andalucia, Spain. View...

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We fly into the city of Malaga, Spain, and then drive to Marbella, where our good friends have invited us to join them at their holiday  apartment.  I hope to send some photos of my own over the next few days!

Have a good end of the week and weekend, wherever you find yourself!

Sea side of Marbella

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