Sunday, May 3, 2009

Everybody Needs a Friend . . .

Jesse has been blessed with a really good friend here in Spain.

And I'm not talking about the ice cream . . . .

I'm talking about Fede. He's appeared on the blog before.

On Friday night we had a girl staying with us overnight so we jumped at the opportunity to have her watch Renae so we could go out with Fede and my good friend Tep. She looks like a Spaniard . . . she speaks just like a Spaniard . . . but she's not one. She's been such a blessing to me.

We went out to our favorite Spanish restaurant and then enjoyed some amazing ice cream. It was so nice to be out late enough that we caught the very last train on our metro line!

The next day was another Spanish holiday, so Fede invited us all to visit a small town about 40 minutes away. We headed out with some of his co-workers.

This used to be a summer palace for the King and Queen.

We're thinking about purchasing it for ourselves . . . .

Besides endless gardens, the palace also had a waterfall and river flowing right next to it.

Jesse, Renae and Tio Fede.

Renae seemed to want to be with Mommy and Daddy's friends rather than Mommy and Daddy . . .

The group at the main entrance.

Renae enjoys wearing Jesse's sunglasses. If I looked that cute I'd wear them too.

"Excuse me, is my table ready?"

For lunch we went to another small town and ate a nice relaxing meal in the plaza mayor. This plaza was so different than Madrid's. It had a more rustic and authentic Spanish feel to it.

Besides the crane . . . . it was like walking back in time.

Jesse enjoying the meal.

Renae seriously loves her Tio Fede . . . .


kpjordan said...

I absolutely love this post! Please bring Fede home with you when you move back. Can he come with you for this visit? Renae looks just too cute. Looking for your safe arrival. Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Renae is ADORABLE in Jesse's shades! OK. She is adorable anyway you look at her... but the shades are a nice touch! :)