October 1, 2023



Our final tour of Europe ended in Madrid. We, of course, visited the Museo Nacional del Prado. I only got a few pictures before we learned this is simply not allowed. Shame, as there were so, so many amazing paintings and sculptures. 

Federico de Madrazo, 1835

We also went to a Flamenco show. You may recall that I majored in dance,
so this was a must-do while we were in Spain!

So good, check out the video below!

The next day, we spent the morning wandering the old district of Madrid.

We made a quick stop by the cathedral.

tiny horse!

We also managed to fit in a tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid.
Most of this was restricted from photography as well,
but a few areas were allowed.

I learned Spanish as a young missionary for my church in my 20's.
One of the highlights was buying these beautiful little pottery bowls
from a shop vendor, conducting the entire transaction in
my very rusty Spanish! 

And thus concluded our European adventure. 
Audrey and I flew back to Dublin for the night,
then flew home the next day. 


  1. For some reason I really like that lion!! Thank you so much for all this.

  2. Thank you for posting the lovely pictures from your trip, I thoroughly enjoyed them. I can understand prohibiting flash photography but it seems a shame that you weren't allowed to take (no flash) pictures.

    1. I think it had more to do with who owned the rights to the images...