Tuesday, after a quick 45 minute flight to Madrid, I met up with friend and fellow blogger Dani
Joy. We spent a little time at the airport fellowshiping with other friends and bloggers, then we set out on our adventure. First stop locate our hotel. (ahem..hole in the wall cheap hostal)
Pilar….I bet your glad you didn’t end up going with us, huh?! 😉
We ended day 2 on a great note, church! Here I met other American missionaries who have been serving faithfully in Spain for many years, as well as a precious lady, Olga who spoke Portuguese. She quickly found me after service and pulled me to the side to converse. I’m very proud to say that I actually carried on a fairly lengthy conversation without any help from anyone!
Lazy dog outside of a cute flower shop.
There wasn’t much difference in Madrid than the larger cities in Portugal, but it was still a very pretty and interesting place to visit. We had beautiful weather and my camera cried out to be used.
My confused tour guide.
They call it Dunkin Coffee and not Dunkin Doughnuts….but it still had heavenly treats inside. It wasn’t Krispy Kreme, but I wasn’t complaining.
I spent almost 12 hours in the Madrid airport on Thursday waiting for my flight to leave. I had a late flight and Danielle had a early train home, so I went on to the airport thinking I could curl up somewhere and sleep. But that didn’t happen. After 4 gate changes and a 2 hour late departure, I arrived home to a grateful family and a comfy bed, complete with a handsome husband.
It’s good to be home, however I was quickly thrust back into Mommy Mode and no longer the fancy European traveler as 3 of my 5 kids are sick. Life is like that, ya know. Sick babies are a way of life for me…..and I love that life! I’m so glad to be home with them again. I’ve returned home with a renewed sense of responsibility to my family and ministry.
Enjoy your weekend everyone.