We have arrived safely in Spain! As anyone who has traveled to Europe knows, the first day overcoming jetlag is always the hardest, so by dinnertime, we were trying not to fall asleep in our noodles. But what a great first day! We met our tour director Joe who guided us through the streets under the warm Spanish sun for an orientation to Madrid. We enjoyed gelato in Plaza Mayor, photographed the famous bear with the strawberry tree (in nickname only, as the fruits that bears fed on in the hills merely resembled strawberries...), and visited the Museo del Prado. I couldn't believe the detailed symbolism in Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights," and Goya's striking (sometimes morbid) use of light and shadow. Tomorrow we will learn more about El Greco when we visit Toledo. Off to sleep!
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