Friday, April 04, 2008

Hola Mi Amigos

?Que Tal?

I know I have no excuse for not posting but things have been a little hectic for me the last few weeks. Lots of ups and mostly downs at work and then there was that mid term that I had to power through a few weeks ago. I just returned from visiting my sister in Madrid, Spain and had a marvelous time. I am however broker then broke, if that’s possible. The US dollar has hit rock bottom and a 1 Euro = $1.63 exchange rate made things quite expensive since I had to pay for a hotel, myself and my “broke college student” little sister when out and about. I’d anticipated the exchange rate was going to hurt but didn’t realize how much so until I got there.

Madrid is such a great vibrant city and has such history and culture and not to mention the yummiest Sangria I’ve tasted in a long time. I did not however, fall in love with the food. It was good but not as great as I’d expected. I did however, have one of the best sandwiches I’ve had in a long time, French baguette bread with slices of Iberian Ham. Oh joy, now the Spanish are crazy about their pork and the ham (not like we’re used to but more prosciutto style) just melted in my mouth. Yummy!

So while in Madrid I tried and tried not to lecture my little sister too much but man oh man I wonder at times what she and her friends are thinking. I’m trying to balance giving her much needed advice and letting her make her own mistakes and boy is it hard.