OK, now we will get a little caught up... Flying out of the states to Amsterdam was really uneventful except that it seemed like just about everyone around us was coughing and sneezing and all I could do was wish I had a face mask to keep from getting what ever they had... I just mentioned to Lou that I do feel something coming on and all she had to say was "well forget it !!!"...Thanks for the pity party... From Amsterdam to Madrid and then our first night in a bed for OVER 24 HOURS...I know it wasnt that long but it seemed like a month. Just down the street from our hotel we found one of the very few restaurants that was open before 8PM...the Spaniards east LATE and we Americans eat ....well all the time. Well Pete opened up his business and his heart for us. The moment we walked in he pegged us as PELIGRIOS or those who walk the Camino. It must have been the way we were dressed, dragging in, and carrying backpacks, who kinows. Anyway he wanted us to try dish after dish of his specialities including desert of deep chocolate ballls...what a guy. The next day we caught the Bullet Train to Benidorm...300 plus miles in 3 1/2 hours with 4 stops...it was great and we in America thought we are ahead in everything...mmmm....