Ojo Rojo

I’m officially on vacation. We don’t fly out till Thursday, but it has begun. We felt it would be good to take a day before we left and tie up some loose ends so that’s what tomorrow is for. We are in the final countdown and running through the go/no go sequence for launch before […]

Adios Amigos!

We’re off. Wish us luck! We have to drop off the birds and make a few pit stops on the way to the airport, but that’s it. Next stop, Madrid!

Spain – Llegamos

12 hours worth of travel time. Flight from Houston to Newark, New Jersey and then a change of planes for the overseas leg to Madrid. Definitely not one of my best travel days. About 1/2 way into the 6 1/2 hour flight from Newark to Madrid my stomach started to get upset. I probably could […]

Madrid – El Dia Segundo

We stayed up a bit late last night. It was fun to wander the streets and take in the sites after sunset. I am happy to have access to several Starbucks as it’s a great value on a huge cup of coffee. Click for full size This morning we woke up much later than we […]


After our day at the museum and a brief siesta we decided to have a walk around the Plaza Mayor. Click for full size At night it is a very lovely place. The weather is holding and it’s very soothing to be out and about. Cynthia had read in her Rick Steve’s guide book that […]


Today was our first “day trip” during our vacation. Segovia is located about 50 miles northwest of Madrid and makes it an ideal one day visit as it only takes about an hour to get there by bus. I was particularly interested in Segovia because I wanted to see the Roman aqueduct that still stands […]

Segovia – addendum

When we were reading about Segovia in the Rick Steves’ guide he mentioned something called the House of a Thousand Beaks. As bird lovers this caught our imagination. Rick Steves didn’t give any details about it other than it’s location so I went online to see what I could find out about the House of […]

Night Life

Cynthia has never been a night owl. She’s usually down for the count by 9:30 or 10:00 pm and would certainly NEVER consider going out for a bite to eat at 10:00 on a Sunday night. Not so in Madrid. This town has changed her. We got back from Segovia and I was beat. I […]