Got an email from Bethanie today saying that she arrived safely in Madrid after the 8 hour flight.
Here’s some of what she had to say:
After this little excursion, a bunch of us are going to bed. We got to Madrid (after 7 1/2 hours or so on the plane) at 8 or so. We drove by bus to a little town outside Segovia called Garanja and visited the royal palace there. It was really pretty, but I donÂ´t see much use for most of the rooms. TheyÂ´re all big and cold feeling! Everything is extremely green around here, itÂ´s awesome scenery! After Garanja we drove to Segovia and saw another palace and a cathedral (at least the outside of them), plus a couple Roman churches and an aquaduct. Segovia is my favorite place so far, it was so beautiful. Hopefully my pictures turn out well. We were there most of the day walking around. The streets are a lot like I imagined them to be, crowded with really tall buildings on either side. Later we drove to Salamanca, where weÂ´re staying tonight. WeÂ´ve been on the bus a lot today, but itÂ´s easier to sleep there, so time goes faster. TodayÂ´s been about the longest day of my life I think, mainly because weÂ´re all so tired. A group of 8 girls went out and we finally decided to eat pizza, which turned out pretty good. Tomorrow weÂ´re visiting a bunch of places here in Salamanca, and then driving to Madrid to spend the night I think.