This is actually from 8/12/12. I'm doing my best to catch up. We arrived safely at our hotel in Madrid and slept an incredible 13 hours! I can't remember the last time I slept that many hours in a row. We went down for breakfast in the hotel and the waitress asked me 'Los ninos quieren leche?' Without even thinking about it, I was asking the kids if they wanted milk. What? I actually understood what she said! I was so excited that I didn't even remember whether they wanted milk or not. My confidence swelled even further when she asked me 'Quiere mas cafe, senora?' and I let her know I had had enough coffee. Spanish may come back to me more easily than I thought. Today we are off to ride the metro, get cell phones, and do some exploring of places Bill is already familiar with from his prior business trips. As it turned out, we got cell phones, and also found McDonalds, Starbucks and Sponge Bob in the middle of Puerta del Sol. What else do you need, really?