We are now staying at the Europa Hotel at Puerto del Sol, downtown Madrid. The view from our balacony is splendid, and we love it here. Toured the immediate neighborhood and enjoyed he market. Planning to see a the Flamenco Show tonight at Torres Bermejas, and a walking tour of the old city tomorrow morning with a knowledegable guide. Here are some photos (not all my own) but will post more later:
After 5 days in Holland, we are spending Thanksgiving weekend in Tres Canto, Spain—about 20 minutes outside of Madrid. Our daughter, Megan, is here for 10 months on a High School Rotary Exchange Program, and we are glad to see her after four months away from home. Rachel was able to join us from San Diego, and we had a wonderful dinner with Megan´s host family tonight. Tomorrow we will have Thanksgiving with other American
Traveled by train friom Rotterdam to Alkmaar to have lunch with Jim and Nancy Forest What fun it was to visit our friend Jim Forrest in Alkmaar–an wonderfully old city known for making cheese, about an hour from Amsterdam. Both Jim and his wife are American journalists who have lived in the Netherlands for over 25 years.