But wait, all of this is meant to announce that I went to Madrid last weekend! My first time in Spain!
B and I went to meet up with dear friends from SF, who had secured a well-decorated and -situated apartment there. We spent Friday night at the epicurean mercado, then Saturday-day hit another mercado for a bubbly brunch, then it was the eve of the new year so we ate our grapes and went dancing (after some requisite tequila shots), then we had a proper sweatpanted new year's day that culminated in some late-night bacon cheeseburgers and a New Girl marathon. The next day involved a pop into the Reina Sofia (long story, but it really was a life-changing visit...), some empanadas, and a flight back.
Here are some selected photos.
I will tell you that the nadir of the trip was when I was scolded at the grocery store for trying to take a photo of the largest piece of pulpo I had ever seen. I wish I could have gotten ths pic because this guy was really something.
The recovery cava was well on at this point....