Today we had a lot to celebrate. It might have seemed like a normal Thursday in Madrid for us, but we went to a wonderful lunch at Ginger to celebrate Jackie’s 21st birthday AND two of our favorite foreign language assistants and Spain natives from Holy Cross, Javi & Laura. We had a delicious meal and chatted with our guests for hours. Then we made our way to the Retiro park on this hot day and ended up in the Prado for a few hours to check out the new “Treasures from the Hispanic Society of America” exhibit. After spending an afternoon looking at art and enjoying the sunshine, we are back in the hostel packing up for another viaje. We are so lucky to be able to travel north this time – although the weather is a bit colder, we will be heading to Santander & Bilbao to see the Guggenheim Museum and another play. Stay tuned for updates to come early next week!