Today is Friday, and Maria Eugenia and Juan work only half day, so I went to meet them at the clinic at 2 pm, so we could go to lunch together. We went to a small taberna that they like, to enjoy some traditional Spanish cuisine. I had a salpicón de mariscos (seafood salad) and an asadillo de cordero (lamb liver in a tomato sauce), accompanied by very cold cider.
Afterward we went for a walk, meandering through the streets and plazas of this city of palaces. Juan is an excellent tour guide, and since he knows a lot about the history and legends of
Maria Eugenia took the chance to disappear into El Corte Inglés (a chain of very nice department stores) while we were looking at the few remnants of the three walls that encircled the city when it was an alcazar, a village, and finally a young capital. We walked along what used to be the moat of the village, looking at the old hostels that were there to attend to the needs of the traveling merchants, and finally came to the museum of the city, where the well of
We finally came back to El Corte Inglés, where Maria Eugenia and I decided to go to the movie theater to see the latest Indiana Jones movie. Juan had to attend a meeting, so he said goodbye. We came to the theater and, rats, the movie had started 15 minutes earlier. So we bought tickets for the next show, and killed two hours window shopping, and visiting shoe shops and bookstores.
Later that evening we enjoyed Indy’s adventures very much. We are both fans of the character and, though the story line seemed a bit in the outfield, we got our fill of the close escapes that are the trademark of the famous archaeologist. Granted, the previous movies were better, but let’s remember that The Three Musketeers is not the same as Thirty Years After (the first Indiana Jones movie must have come out in 1980, so the comparison is quite a propos).