Wednesday, April 16, 2008


We made it to Madrid safely and rather uneventfully, which is a good thing. I especially think of my friend David who sent this hilarious travelogue from his recent trip to Patagonia. It took him and his travel companion 18 hrs just to leave the country. We had no such snags, thankfully. The worst thing that happened was the stupid parking ticket I found on my car yesterday morning as I was heading out to start the first leg of the trip. Judging from the number of parking tickets I´ve received over the past year, I believe the city has received enough revenue from me alone to fund the construction of a third airport. The meter maids in my neighborhoods are like hawks. The parking restriction started at 7 a.m. and they were very timely in ensuring that I had a ticket promptly at 7:09! At least there are some city workers who take their jobs seriously.

Anyhow, enough bitterness about the Chicago meter maids. We´re in Madrid!!! We only just got here, so we´re tired and haven´t really had a chance to see anything yet. Just wanted to let you know we got here safely and are heading out to explore this beautiful city.

P.S. Thank you for all your sweet replies to my e-mail, sorry I don´t have time to respond to you individually right now because there´s a line for the computers and the keyboard is pretty crappy. I wonder why the keys are so sticky...?

1 comment:

Pete Eriksson said...

Have fun and eat lots of olives!