As soon as Kevin joined us on Saturday morning, we headed out for a traditional Spanish breakfast.....Churros con chocolate. Yep, we ate fried Churros with thick hot chocolate for breakfast. Personally, I think this is too rich for breakfast and should be eaten for dessert....but to each their own! We spent the early afternoon touring the Real Madrid stadium. We quickly learned that Spaniards are very proud of their country and particularly fond of their soccer team. After we saw the Real Madrid trophy room we couldn't really argue with their claim that Real Madrid was the best soccer team of the 20th century. It was pretty clear that they dominated the world. We toured the stadium, trophy room, guest locker room, area where the players on the sideline sit, and the press conference room (we encouraged Kevin to take some good action shots since the rest of the tourists were taking the most boring pictures ever). Next time we'll have to plan our visit around a home game. It would be amazing to see that place in action.
The remainder of the afternoon was spent at the Parque del Retiro (Madrid's equivalent to Central Park). We wandered the grounds, people watched, and were mesmerized as we watched a man fly a red kite a couple miles into the sky.
We ended the day touring the Reina Sofia, a famous modern art museum in Madrid. We were a little frustrated they didn't have a map highlighting the famous pieces of art but we made our way through the museum and admired works by Picasso, Dali, and Miro. The highlight of the museum was seeing Picasso's Guernica.