First thing this morning Duke and I took the Metro to Madrid airport where we met our friends Rick and Elaine who were arriving from Denver via Chicago. We got to the arrivals area a very short time before they walked through the arrivals door.

We took a cab to our hotel and then went out for a walk to show them a bit of Madrid.

Here we all are in the Plaza Mayor
Duke and Rick looking at the Royal Palace
Rick, Duke and Elaine overlooking Madrid from the plaza between the Cathedral and the Palace.

We walked back to our hotel and rested a bit this afternoon and then had snacks on the balcony of our room.

For dinner we had fun walking around the neighborhood near our hotel. We had dinner at a couple of tapas places.

Having tapas
Outside the tapas place
The salmon at the second place we stopped.