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  • Day54

    Last day in Madrid

    May 14 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

    Miles: 7.32 Steps: 17081
    Flights stairs: 15

    Not too sad to be saying goodbye to Madrid - it wasn’t my favorite city. They DO public parks VERY well, I will say. Beautiful green spaces everywhere. But other than that, it wasn’t really for me. Luckily, Jordan woke up to find her stomach bug was all gone. Whatever it was only lasted about 12 hrs.

    We went to Mercado San Miguel for an early lunch of Tapas. Really yummy. Then off to an art museum to specifically see an exhibition of American landscape paintings - the museum wanted to bring American artists work here to show Europeans their talent. It was pretty cool.

    I’m not quite sure what’s up with Europe having Egyptian artifacts, but we visited the Temple of Debod - an actual Egyptian temple it was being destroyed in floods in 1968, and Egypt asked anyone in the world to help save this temple, and Spain came to the rescue. They dismantled, shipped and rebuilt it here. Crazy.

    The plaza mayor is the central gathering place in old town Madrid - we headed there for dinner and a final farewell.
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    Julie Burdette

    We saw meat like that hanging everywhere in Italy too.

    Julie Burdette

    It must be done!!! Just like the toe shot on the beach.

    Julie Burdette

    That's a beautiful shot. So pretty all lit up.