Pool PARTAY in Madrid!!!
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So today was the day of the "Madrid meet-up!" There wasn't that many other tb's coming to it either then the ones already in the group who were staying at the Pop Hostel. It was Tirso (who lives in Madrid) and then Cameron (a TB from Australia who currently lives/works in Africa) and then JC who is also from Spain. JC and Cameron wouldn't be arriving until later but we had plans to meet up with Tirso at the Bear Statue at 3:30pm. For the earlier portion of the day everyone just decided to do what they wanted to do and then meet back at the hostel around 2:30ish so we could head out to meet Tirso together.
Dave, Mark, and Alex went to some sports stadium and I am not too sure what Lauro, Ben, and Estephanie did but Ruby, Hannah, and I went to an internet cafe just near our hostel to check up on some e-mails and tb, fb, etc.
Eventually everyone made it back from what they were doing and we headed out to meet Tirso! He took us on a mini walking tour of the city and we went to the palace. Unfortunately my camera died at the castle so I got only a couple pics. After the castle we went to a little outdoor cafe and got some beers to cool down from the heat. The we went to another bar to get some Sangria...again to cool down from the heat :p. And it was just sooo hot that day that after we went to another bar for beers and some tapas.
After the beers and tapas we all headed back to the hostel to grab our stuff for the pool party and to meet Jeff who was finally arriving! after getting our stuff we went back to the Bear statue to meet up with Cameron and JC. We met Cameron but JC was running a bit late so we went to KFC to get some delicious mash and then met up with him after. Ben, Dave, Hannah and I went to the store to get some mixers for our booze and by time we got back to the square everyone was gone as they didn't wait for us like they said they would!!
We made some calls and got directions from Ruby but either she didn't know what she was talking about or we weren't listening properly but we ended up going in the complete OPPOSITE direction of where they were.
We were supposed to meet Tirso at a metro station at 10pm but we were running a tad bit late. Eventually we made it to the party though and it was awesome!! First of all there was an ALADDIN BOUNCY CASTLE!! How brilliant is that?! And there was the pool which was really nice and lots of food and lots of people. And not to mention...the BOOZE table. I got a pic of it and I have never seen so much booze in my entire life! It was great!
Out of the whole party only us lot from TB went into the pool.
We all got pretty smashed drinking all the different booze and jumping in the bouncy castle and it was pretty sweet. I think we left around 2am and somehow Mark managed to lose his shoe.