We left Madrid March 21 2020 as the pandemia was overtaking the world and especially Spain and Italy. We returned to Spain on September 12 to walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. We are now returning to Spain on March 12, exactly six months later to resume our experiencing Madrid. It all seems very symmetrical and appropriate. We are renting the same three bedroom penthouse that we left two years ago as we were not refunded the unused ⅔ of a months rent. They are using that money to pay for our present stay. We are also very fortunate to have our oldest grandchild, Jackson, accompanying us as he is on spring break from RWU. He is always a great help when traveling as he is very travel savvy, yes even better than we are.
The other person who is meeting us in Madrid is one of our stalkers, Dick Maniace. Dick and Andrew have sold their home in Sitges Spain and are in process of selling their condo in Berlin. Andrew and Henry, their English Bulldog, have returned to the Boston area and Dick is hanging out in Europe until the condo sells. He will be meeting us the afternoon of our first day in Madrid and spending the week with us. Jack and Dick have spent a week with us in the past as we all drove from Paris to Sitges in 2017.
We have a lot of houseguests on our travels but we are most honored to have our grandchildren visit us and this visit by Jackson was no exception.