11.01.2009 24 °C
Well! This is officially my second last post. Mom and I have had a fun last 2 days in Madrid, shopping, watching the Real Madrid game… at the bar. Kind of upsetting, but as we were just getting off the plane and onto the metro, everyone was on their way to the game so we would have been super late, and we decided not to try and get there. We got to our room and were very unpleasantly surprised; because of the game, the Backstreet Boys concert and All Saint’s Day every hostel was sold out for Saturday night, so mom had picked at 2 star hotel off of expedia. It is a complete dive, and mom whined all night about it. Like, it’s pretty gross. Not un-stayable, but close enough! I told her it wasn’t going to kill us, and got some wine in her, and she got a little better once I threatened to leave her behind if she complained any more. At least she finally got excited about going home! She says she could keep going forever lol, but I’m so ready. I miss my dog like you wouldn’t imagine! And my friends too, but mostly my dog. She hasn’t quite got the hang of skype yet lol.
Last night was All Saint's Day, a holiday where supposidly families go to the graves of their loved ones and decorate them and leave them gifts. It sounded to me like a booze fest! Mom and I voted on not going out into the crazy streets, but we saw the after math this morning. There were street parties going strong until 6:30 this morning, and the empties and garbage were on the streets to prove it! It's a good thing we had our iPods, and even with them we didn't get much sleep. But despite it being so inscredibly dirty when we walked out the door, in the few hours we were out this morning thye had it all cleaned up. That's amazing!
Today we went to El Rastro market. It was HUGE, and had tons of cute stuff. Unfortunately, they didn’t have boots for me, but mom got cute boots and a coat, and I got 2 new scarves. Then we went shopping for the last time and got some cute stuff, and luckily it all fits in our packs! We strategically placed everything and it worked out well. We didn’t even have to buy another suitcase! Then tonight we had a few glasses of wine, toasting our last night in Europe, and we wake up tomorrow bright and early to make our way to the airport. Stay tuned for my final, sort of summary/highlights blog, which I’ll be working on on the plane(s) tomorrow. Canada, here we come!