Thursday, April 17, 2014

Madrid

For birthdays, Matthew and I now tend not to do actual holdable gifts - it's hard to find something significant either of us wants or needs and things for the house are a tad unromantic (happy birthday darling, here's a whisk!), particularly at this point in our relationship.  At Christmas we tend to do a few little gifts - books, DVDs, mugs, socks - but at birthdays we often like to treat each other to an experience that we can both enjoy.  A big sporting event, a gig, a trip away.  We're both people who would prefer to spend money on experiences over things anyway, so this system works for us both.

For my birthday last year, Matthew treated me to a long weekend in Madrid, which we took last month.  We both love the city and had visited previously, but never together.  It was such a treat to have a little time away together in such a beautiful spot.  Thank you, honey!  I look forward to treating you for your birthday in July.

The weather was soggy for the most part, but we were rewarded with a couple of fine/cloudy days on which to do some sightseeing!

A real treat was going to see Real Madrid play - amazing football!  We arrived early and snapped this shot ahead of the stadium filling up.

Our hotel was a stone's throw from the Plaza Mayor!

The bear & strawberry tree - the symbols of Madrid.

Best airport code ever. :)

1 comment:

  1. What an awesome idea! I have always wanted to go to Spain...and yes that IS the best airport code ever!

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