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I got up early this morning and had some wonderful cafe con leche while I caught up on my journal and waited for my friends to get up. I had to wake them finally at 10am. They had worked hard at the convention, so they deserved some sleep -- but I can't sit still. My grandmother always told me that people die in bed! I only managed to get Scottie and Jessica up to go along on today's adventure. Paul needed to sleep, so we left him at the hotel.
We were going to do a tour of the Palacio Real, but the line was out the door and around half the Palace, so we opted to move on to the Egyptian temple we had seen the day before. The temple was a gift to the people of Spain from Egypt for help moving the artifacts out of the Lower Nubian Valley when the Aswan Dam was built.
We took the Metro (subway) over to the Prado Museum that afternoon. I had to take a picture of one of the advertising murals in the Metro -- it was for the Madrid Futbol Team, and was of a man holding up a jersey that said "Wyoming" on it. That's my home state, so had to have a picture of that!
When we got out at our station for the Prado, I had a flood of memories from my previous trip here, particularly when I saw the Neptune Fountain, the Ritz Hotel (where I stayed last trip) and the the walk up to the Prado.
Scottie crashed early on us tonight, but Paul was ready to go when we got back, so he and Jessica and I returned to the Argentine Tapas Bar from last night (Caballo) for a repeat of the same empanadas and Quilme beer. It was great fun eating and talking with the bartenders.