I had a great weekend. I spent some time by the pool and got a little bit of a tan. Of course, I reapplied sunscreen every half hour so as not to burn my fair Midwest skin. One evening, I walked down to the beach and put my feet in the water and took some pictures. I decided not to spend the day on the beach because it was topless, but found that, that was normal practice at the pool as well. Oh well, I am too American for that I guess. 🙂
Yesterday I just relaxed after taking the train back into Madrid and today I was back to sightseeing. I took a tour of the stadium where Real Madrid plays soccer. They are considered the elite of Spain and have won many championships; league,national, and international. But they are also like the Yankees, in that, if you don’t like them, you hate them. I did get my picture taken with Cristiano Ronaldo. I can’t wait to show it off when I get home. Tomorrow the plan is to visit the Escorial and Valley of the Fallen.