Archive for February, 2012

Adios Retiro

Posted in Life in Madrid with tags on February 9, 2012 by grandersons

Abby insisted that we make one last trip to one of our favorite spots in Madrid – Parque del Retiro.  We were excited that our friends, the Chopras, and their sweet puppy, Salchicha (yes, that’s ‘sausage’ in Spanish) could join us for some pre-international-flight puppy play!

 

 

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Day Trip to Segovia

Posted in Travel with tags , on February 9, 2012 by grandersons

Around the beginning of October, we started to realize that our time in Madrid was coming to a close and we only had a couple of months to do all the things we had talked about doing since we had arrived.  We didn’t go crazy, knowing that we had absolutely made the most of our time in Spain and felt incredibly satisfied with our experience, but there were still a few things that were easy to do and could top off the most amazing 15 months of our lives.

One of those things was a day trip to Segovia.  We hopped on a train and made our way to this historical town just outside of Madrid on a surprisingly warm and sunny Saturday.

We got a bit of a late start and caught the slow train (that takes about 2 hours instead of the 30 minute high speed) that brought us to Segovia just in time for lunch.  We took advantage of the incredible weather and grabbed a table on the terrace to enjoy our meal.

After lunch it was time for some sight seeing…  Segovia is famous for it’s ancient Roman aqueduct – apparently it’s construction dates back to the beginning of the 2nd century so the fact that it’s still standing and has such a striking presence is pretty remarkable!

We were also impressed by the Segovia Cathedral – especially beautiful with the gorgeous blue sky as a background.

We spent the rest of the afternoon walking and exploring.

Hasta luego Segovia!