Eleven days in Spain in the spring of 2017. My home base was Madrid. I also saw Segovia, Avila, Hervas and traveled with old friend Madrid born Frank Vielba, and author of Living in Spain's Turbulent Years:The Story of a Remarkable Life, available at Amazon books.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
SIGNING THE BOOKS AND SARDINES
SIGNING OF THE BOOKS
It took a while for Frank to find me at the Nuevo Apollo restaurant next to my hotel. I was around the corner of the bar with a nice quiet table for the book signing. He thought I had not arrived. The waiter was supposed to ask when people arrived. He did not.
But eventually I checked for him and found him in the front of the restaurant. I met with Frank and Mari and I got a few books which Frank signed individually for the people I intended to gift.
We ate some chicken cooked with garlic and some chorizo cooked in cider.
There was a guy dressed with upscale brown coat draped on him like a cape. He had a very fine suit. The woman with him was fairly simple, and for a time, a man talked to him who wore cargo pants. This made me realize anything goes here.
What did they talk about?
Mari got in this conversation. I enjoyed the give and take, although I did not follow the content. It was something about how much food is available in Madrid. All were friendly and animated. I need to learn to hear more Spanish.
They took me to the Metro and instructed me how to find the bus station tomorrow. It seems easy enough, but I don't always succeed at following directions.