Epic Trip Part Seventeen: Last Full Day in Madrid
I begged off, opting to stay in the hotel and sleep some more, go to the pharmacy for European cough medicine, and just general self care.
Sherry liked the excursion very much and by the time she returned, the Bisolvon had kicked in, I was feeling somewhat better, and we both were thinking about the Mercado and lunch! And, again, we knew what we needed to do!
|The squid sandwich! The tiny "restaurant" was packed but we were able to secure a table. The sandwich was served with mayonnaise. The calamari was very good. There was a lot of bread. I'm happy to have tried it, but don't need another!|
|Back to the Mercado to pick up some traditional souvenirs to bring home, and a stop at one of the bakery stands for a portion of "the specialty of the house." I don't know what it was, but I totally recommend!|
Dinner was three courses, one of which was ropes viejas and it was infinitely better than the garbanzo-laden-but-still-tasty version I'd had in Las Palmas. The dessert was called Five Textures of Chocolate. We liked it.
The flamenco show was everything we'd hoped and more. We were permitted to take photos during the first fifteen minutes and not after that.
What a wonderful ending to our trip. We were to return home on Sunday.
Meanwhile, where was Joe?