Thursday, March 23, 2006

Finally! I am who I say I am.
The Spanish computer accepted my password.....

We are leaving Madrid this morning to travel to parts unknown: Pastor Rick was unable to ascertain exactly where the conference is in Toledo....but we will find it, somehow.
Yesterday was a day I will dream about for many years to come. We took the Metro into historic downtown Madrid, D. and myself leaving our guys to visit the Museo de Plato. The museum has the most extensive collection of Spanish art in the world. Although there are many other things there, we had only a few hours, and so concentrated on that. Velesquez, El Greco and others. Ahhhh.
The Italian collection was also extensive, and I saw many beautiful things that I will probably never see again. I was grateful.
We met up with Rick & Bill, who brought our rental car from the airport. Then we travelled across town to Plaza Del Sol and the Royal Palace. The Palace was incredible. Literally: unbelievable. We paid our admission and proceeded through a vast open plaza toward the main entrance. Opulence awaited us inside the foors, where frescoed ceilings, gilded furniture and flemish tapestry inhabited every royal corner. We were stunned, it was beyond imagination. Every room made me wish Darlene was with us to ooohh and aahh.
We dined out at a modern cafe, and eventually ended up in Plaza del Sol once again, where we reached the prayer room that belongs to Jacob´s ministry. We visited for awhile before departing for home.
The city of Madrid is bustling with friendly stylish people, and filled with history and architechture galore. One day was not nearly enough, but will suffice for these weary travellers!
Our hosts, Frank and Susan Farrell, are treating us to midnight suppers and hot showers, not to mention enthusiastic conversation. We are grateful for their service and friendship.
Pray for Pastor Rick as he prepares for the conference. I have enjoyed the companionship of Rick and Danica completely.
I miss home, especially my little darlings. Hope they are behaving for their grandmas. Anyone is welcome to check on them for me, including Laura who will bring her cards, I´m sure.

4 Comments:

Blogger Darlene Sinclair said...

Oooohh. Aaahhhhh. I can still join in as I remember the beauty. Exquisite in every way.
Enjoy!

8:17 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Did you bring your accordion? (Inquiring minds want to know.)

9:56 AM  
Blogger eyestotheeast said...

this sounds like quite an exciting experience - you'll have to give me details when you get home =)

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Sounds great!! Glad that you're having a good time. Card game at your house this weekend.

12:17 PM  

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