The final countdown of my days in Madrid… Totally took the lazy route on this post. BAM. Done.
Day 123 – August 18 (32) – Monday
So soooooo tired from the weekend at the gay pride event so I relaxed all day. The only movement of my day was a bit of exercise in the park in the afternoon. Sloth status. Super exciting travel story for ya today 😉
Day 124 – August 19 (33) – Tuesday
Had to fulfill the last of my tourist dorkiness duties (yes I was wearing skinny jeans with sneakers AGAIN) by exploring more of the city.
Day 125 – August 20 (34) – Wednesday
MORE touristy greatness in the city center. Tania and I went down to explore a bit more and so that I could snap pics and check out the Prado museum. I am STILL not a musuem person but they had free visiting hours at 6pm so I figured “Why not!”. We trekked all over town and made our way to the Prado and there was a massive… and I mean MASSIVE line waiting to get into the museum. Hell if i’m going to stand in a line (which I have no patience for) to get into a place that I know I’m not going to totally enjoy. We decided to scurry off to get a cold beer and sit on the patio instead.
Day 126 –August 21 (35) – Thursday
Went to the local park to get some exercise then came back to siesta (I have to enjoy the Spanish siesta while I still can!). Later in the evening I decided that I would partake in this whole ALS ice bucket challenge that is BLOWING UP social media. I was on the fence about it as I usually don’t have the “herd” mentality… but after watching this one video about a young man who has ALS — and how much the challenge meant to him… I decided to give it a go and have fun with it!
Day 127 – August 22 (35) – Friday
LAST FULL DAY IN MADRID!!!! Relaxed most of the morning getting my things sorted and packed. After lunch Tania and I took the metro to Casa de Campo which is a park slightly outside of the city center. There is a lake and walking path so we took a stroll around, ate some lunch… wandered some more… saw some man in the distance watching his crotch in the water fountain… then headed home for a siesta. Since it was my last night to go “out on the town” – we took a walk around the city center and had some drinks and fun!
Day 128 – August 23 (36) – Saturday
GOODBYE MADRID!!!!! It’s been a solid 5 weeks of fun, friendship, and fiestas! I can’t thank my hosts enough for opening their home to me. I laughed so many times until I had tears in my eyes, became a master of the Spanish siesta, ate tapas, had many “WINE TIME!”s, melted in the Madrid heat, and had great convos about life and finding happiness 🙂
Next stop… Ireland!