January 24, 2005

touring and touring

Saturday we left for Madrid, we took the high speed AVE train again, which is awesome. Our teachers did not plan our trip to the train station very well though. We were supposed to stand outside of our houses in sevilla, and a taxi was supposed to show up and take us to the station. Luckily mine came on time, many people were not so lucky. One guy from our trip did not make it to the train station on time and had to wait for the next train, which was not for like 3 more hours. When we got to Madrid, there was a huge demonstration going on in the street, about 300,000 people were protesting terrorism. The bus could not get to the hotel so we had to walk for awhile with our suitcases. Not fun. Saturday night was pretty uneventful. We had some churros. Those were good.

Sunday we went to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. I feel like a bad student but I really canīt remember what El Escorial is. We have been to so many palaces and castles, itīs probably one of those. The Valley of the Fallen was a war memorial, on top of a huge hill, it was really cool. We spent the night in Segovia, and my room had a balcony overlooking the countryside. It was an amazing view, one right out of a movie. We went to a little tapas bar for dinner and one of our teachers ate with us. It was his 34th wedding anniversary, and his wife was in the U.S.. Sad.

Today we toured Segovia a little bit, but it was soooo cold! Everyone in the group is sick, so we decided to come back to Madrid early. I was very happy with that decision.

Posted by JenMagenta at January 24, 2005 10:17 AM
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Dear Jennie, see things do not always work out the way it is planned. Many times some unexpected spoilers creep up. But all and all the trip is filled with many nice experiences. Couple more days and it will be over, memories will remain for life time, and you will remember the good parts, the bad ones usually one forgets.
Love you, grandma and grandpa

Posted by: grandma at January 24, 2005 8:32 PM

The seventies are gone forever. Noe I know for sure. Mass protest isn't possible without all that "help" they smoked.

Posted by: norvasc at May 22, 2007 4:21 PM
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