With Tuesday being a low-key, inside day, we were ready for some adventures on Wednesday. We planned to tour the Palacio Real and a couple of convents that were nearby. We planned this for Wednesday because I had seen online that all of these sites were free on Wednesday. So, we headed off to the Palace. When we got there, there were police and military guys all over and the Palace was closed to the public. A crowd of people had gathered in front, so we stopped to see what was going on. A few minutes later, some sleek black cars come speeding up a ramp and into the Palace, James Bond style. Apparently, they were some Spanish royalty. And when Spanish royalty is at the Palace, it's closed to the public. Blurg. We headed off to the convents, saving the Palace for another day. When we got to the convents, we learned that Wednesdays are indeed free - if you're a member of the EU. We lowly Americans would have to pay anyway. Since it was free for EU members, it was also packed. We decided that, since we had to pay anyway, we may as well come back when it wasn't as busy. So, we ended up just walking around to see more stuff.
That night the boys had a work dinner that involved a Flamenco show. Good thing I saw a Flamenco show last time I was in Spain or I might have been mad at Mr. Frisby for seeing one without me. Anyway, that left Miranda and me to fend for ourselves. We headed to a restaurant near the Prado for dinner and then got caught in a rainstorm on our walk back to the hotel. Good times. Stay tuned for a day trip to Segovia.