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We had churros for breakfast again… yum! I noticed this morning that we lost Ruby’s hat yesterday :( so she is wearing C’s for a while. He hardly ever kept it on, anyway.
We started the day early and got to the park again, to take a rowboat out for a spin on the lake before it got too hot. There was a max of 4 people per boat, though, so Ruby and I stayed ashore. Lauren and Chris had lots of fun in the boat, rowing and teasing each other. I thought C would enjoying boating, but he didn’t seem to really care so much that he was in a boat.
After rowing we had a picnic and played at a playground for a bit. I discovered a second-hand store for children’s clothes (called Segundo Manito, how cute!) that was near the park so we went there. The prices are definitely better than in Norway, though I found better prices at big department store sales in Barcelona.
When we got home, we decided that Ruby seemed really too hot and she had been sleeping a lot of the day and was listless when she was awake. So I went to the pharmacy and got a thermometer and some aspirin. Her temperature was 39.4 C (almost 103 F) and I decided it was time to bring that fever down. We gave her some aspirin and she slept for 4 hours, then awoke and seemed fine. After a small meal she went to bed and slept through the night.
Chris and Lauren went out tonight. They went to a cafe around Calle Carretas, south of Puerta del Sol. They had much fun and Lauren met a guy named Leo who claimed to be in charge of the “Lista de Leo” which he put Lauren’s name on. The “Lista de Leo” granted free entrance to the something-Joy Disco (a very popular local disco).
Katy(posted on Jun 28, 2006 at 11:32 am)
Ruby is trying to climb the fence around the boating area. I think she would have like to have gone. But there’s no way I could have taken her in a boat by myself!
Katy(posted on Jun 28, 2006 at 11:35 am)
Not the best picture of the three of them… but Chris and Lauren both thought it was funny, so who am I to delete it?
Katy(posted on Jun 28, 2006 at 11:41 am)
There was lots of “wildlife” in the lake — it looked mostly like released domestic pets: goldish, ducks, and we even saw a turtle.
Katy(posted on Jun 28, 2006 at 11:44 am)
Ruby and I walked around the edge of the lake to the other side, where there is a big monument and steps down to the water. There are also fountains splashing into the water and Chris threatened to get Lauren wet.
Katy(posted on Jun 28, 2006 at 11:49 am)
Lauren does not want to get wet!
Katy(posted on Jun 28, 2006 at 11:50 am)
Chris was no expert rower, and it seemed harder to navigate around these fountains. He ended up just getting himself wet!
Katy(posted on Jun 28, 2006 at 11:51 am)
I love the look on Chris’s face in this one (click on this medium sized picture to see the largest version).
Katy(posted on Jun 28, 2006 at 11:52 am)
Yes, that woman is riding a lobster. Tally-ho!
Katy(posted on Jun 28, 2006 at 11:54 am)
A beautiful day in Madrid. It’s so sweet to remember… the sun, the warm air, the good food…
Katy(posted on Oct 26, 2006 at 7:53 pm)
There were only two swings at this little playground, and they were a hot commodity. We put both children in one swing, so as not to hog them all.
Katy(posted on Jun 28, 2006 at 12:00 pm)