Thursday, July 29, 2010

One last adventure, Part 3

One last adventure, Part 2

One last adventure...

After carefully packing, weighing and re-weighing countless suitcases, checking-in, getting through security, making a mad dash through Barajas, and waiting for a few misplaced passengers (none of ours, thankfully!), we departed on our final adventure back across the Atlantic.

Sad to leave Spain but happy to see their families once again at home, the students agreed to pose just "one last time" for the blog. :)

Madrid, Part 2 - 21 de julio 2010

In spite of the continued warm temperatures, we made the most of our time in the city and went to visit both the famed Prado and Reina Sofia, where our final group picture was taken. After spending some more time in the pool, indulging in a final siesta or wrestling to fit the last purchases in a suitcase, we took the students back to the city center for our last dinner. On the menu? A traditional paella, a very appropriate meal to have just once more before saying adiós to España.

Madrid - Part 1, 21 de julio 2010

After taking advantage of a late afternoon siesta or a trip to the pool back in Madrid, we brought the students into the heart of the city for some free time to shop and explore. Some students even made a quick stop at an American favorite!

When the group met up again, we passed through the well-known Plaza Mayor and made our way to what would be our second-to-last dinner together.

Toledo, Part 2 - 20 de junio 2010

In spite of the blazing sun, I convinced students to pose for what would be, sadly, one of our last group photos outside of la catedral.

Toledo, Part 1 - 20 de julio 2010

After giving the students some time to take in the city, shop and relax, we made our way to the much cooler cathedral.