Madrid Skies

And here are the rest of the shots I got today – when the sun was a blinding me (I think I may have already made that point…)! L

And more walking… (aka: I wish I had a Fit Bit now!)

Leaving my home base, which by the way has Spain’s Kilometer Zero, the point from which all distances in Spain are measured, I walked west to Plaza Mayor built in the 15th century.  On my way I passed some amazing buildings and a park, however, as  I was kind of lost by then –  (Jeff…

Puerta del Sol

“Gateway of the Sun” .  My Madrid casa is located in this district and “has been the heart of the city since the 15th century” (Fodor’s guide book).  Madrid is the capital of Spain and there are commemorative statues everywhere,  including high atop buildings which alas, is not the best camera angle for this amateur…

Day 2

Well, it’s Wednesday anyway, and since I left on Tuesday I guess that makes it “day 2” – but I haven’t yet gone to sleep since arising at 6:30 a.m. uh, yesterday…  My brain (in Spain!) is crying for rest!!!   I did get to see the sun come up though! And after all of…

Day 1

And I’m getting closer…!  Though I don’t begin my physical “Camino” for several more days, I truly started this journey some time ago and today I am one step closer preparing to head out to the airport (okay, I’ve been packed for awhile and have been staring at the clock in a bit of a…