The town of Escorial, which we drove through on the way, was absolutely one of my favorite towns. The houses were so nice!! Apparently it is a very rich town, but hey it was awesome. It was a very large suburbia.
There're some random cows and an old castle covered in graffiti, like everything else in Spain.
Of course the rule inside the Escorial was 'no foto, no foto.' We still got some cool window pics of the awesome garden.
...waiting on them to go take pictures of me in the garden
We definitely did not pick this flower.....Madison found it on the ground.
Clearly it was a great photogenic prop. I took about a billion pictures with it until someone rudely ripped the stem off in Segovia. :(
Our attempt at an artsy glasses selfie....
Next we drove into Segovia. Photos just can't capture the awesomeness of Segovian suburbia.
We were all very excited to take pictures in front of this castle we would later tour. And thankfully we finished before all the Japanese tourists got there to block us out.
Driving back through town
Like Toledo, Segovia was a town in which in order to reach a part of it, you had to walk up a billion stairs/hills. Needless to say, I was at the back of our group, forever forcing people to take pictures of me.
After walking through the castle, we did some souvenir shopping and exploring in the town.
Madison's name in Spanish class has forever been "Cereza" because her last name is Cherry. So...we had to take a pic.
The view we passed on the way down was AMAZING OH MY GOSH. Unfortunately, John thought we were lost and we were hurrying to to meet the Sloderbecks back at the aquaducto at 5:15, so no pictures of me :(
At first, I didn't want a picture of me in front of the aquaduct because there were too many people in the background, but finally I caved because who can resist being photographed in front of something that the Romans literally built a thousand years ago and IS STILL HERE.
Some nice Madrid sunset pics on the way back...
Dinner was at the top floor of Corte Ingles. What appears to be a nice looking sandwich, ACTUALLY HAD SO MUCH MAYONNAISE ON IT I ALMOST DIED. I AM NOT KIDDING.
Who would ever want that much mayo?????????????
After dinner I half jokingly threw down a 10 and said (after everyone could not for the life of them figure out how to split the bill) that Madison, John, and I are leaving to go shopping and that they can deal with it. Well a few minutes after I said that, it became a reality and we got some pretty awesome deals at this place called Lefties. HECK YESSS. This photo was taken by a tired, extremely polite employee, who was patient enough to indulge in my craziness even when the store had closed 10 minutes before.
Another awesome day. :)