10 May, 2008

More about El Retiro and our friends

As many of you have read, we have really loved living so close to El Parque del Buen Retiro, or El Retiro. It's a huge blessing to have such easy access to a beautiful and well-used park practically next door.

Here two quick pictures that illustrate our links. In the past few months, Laura Macie has learned to ride a bike in the park. We don't have room to store a bike so we have rented one for the times she was learning. Amazing to watch her learn and now enjoy wheeling around El Retiro with Taylor or Becca.

A few weeks ago, we had an ideal day in the park. We rode bikes for a bit in the morning. For lunch, our friends the Boldens came down and they brought bikes for their girls. So all four of the bigger girls were out and around, allowing the grownups and the Bolden's two-year old to just hang out and talk. Delightful. Here's a picture of all the girls.

Lunch stretched out for quite a while and pretty soon, it was about 8:30pm and time to think about dinner. So we loaded up and went out for an impromptu dinner. The Boldens had just returned from a few weeks in Australia so the jet lag hit them and they decided to go home. But we had dinner out and rolled back home around 11pm. Just lovely.

1 comment:

Francisco said...

Buddy, I have made my way here through your profile on Xing, and I can see you're a big trail runner. Perhaps you should check out the Madrid branch of the Hash House Harriers (www.madridhhh.com). They (we) are a raucous bunch, but even if you're not into the group's atmosphere you'll always enjoy great trail runs in the countryside or the mountains with amazing views every Sunday, as well as the occasional evening runs in Madrid. It's worth coming round one Sunday and see what you think.

Best regards,