|Walking over to the convent|
through Plaza Mayor
|Paul and Niko in the convent hallway.|
|Finding their way to the cookies!|
|Grab your box of cookies and |
pay via the turnstile lazy susan. Beggars
can't be choosers...only 1 type of cookie
was available today!
After buying the cookies, we went over to the church to see the image of La Virgen Carbonera. Their is a story that says the image was found by some children who were playing near a pile of ash. The image was bought by a gentleman for a small amount of money. He then gave the image to the church since it was found nearby. Next we walked to the Royal Palace and took a snack break. From there we walked to the Temple of Debod, an Egyptian temple that was a gift to Spain from Egypt after Spain helped Egypt restore antiquities including some ancient temples. Next, we headed back to our pension for a rest before heading out again. This evening we will be picking up our laundry and visiting a french cookie shop to pick up a few gifts for friends. There are also a few more souvenirs to shop for. Phew! It's been a long day.
|In front of La Virgen Carbonera|
|In front of the Royal Palace.|
|Playing in the park during the siesta.|
|The awesome view of the Royal Palace|
and the Cathedral of Almudena.
|Kids in front of the Templo de Debod.|
We fly home tomorrow, God willing! Missing all of you and the States as well.:)
Ciao for now,