The first stop on our summer travel list was, Madrid, Spain. We spent 3 and 1/2 days in Madrid and had a great time! The first day we wondered around the city and found the Biblioteca Nacional de Espana (The National Library of Spain), Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Museo del Prado, Los Jeronimos, and Parque del Retiro. In the evening we went to a hole in the wall pub to watch Germany vs France in the Euro Cup. We had some drinks and a few tapas. We explored the old town of Madrid (Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor) which was so beautiful! The streets seem to have no order and would twist and turn in every direction. It reminded us a lot of Venice minus the canals! The next day we went to see the Royal Palace of Madrid.... We also saw Templo De Debod which are temples that were given to Spain as a gift from the Egyptians as a sign of gratitude for their help saving the Abu Simbel temples. The temples are located on the top of a hill with a wonderful view of the city and the sunset. After watching the sunset, we stopped for a few more tapas☺️ yumm. Our final day in Madrid we spent it like the locals by having a picnic and hanging out in the park. Parque del Retiro is very similar to Central Park in New York minus the walls of skyscrapers surrounding the park, but it still was a huge amount of land right in the middle of the city. It was the perfect end to a wonderful trip in Madrid!