We were home for lunch with Vicente who had been at his Tienda for the morning and then in true Spanish style a siesta before our evening out.
Yesterday was Gay Pride day and there was a parade along Gran Villa. A huge number of folks were out to watch with many more in the parade which lasted from six till ten in the evening. The numbers were down a little because of the football game but one smart float had a big screen television tuned into the game, as it passed us the score was still 0:0. Not long after the crowd roared when David Villa gave Spain its winning goal.
We looked for a quiet place for dinner and found an exceptional Crepe restaurant which was just perfect, light and simple.
The evening was capped with champagne after midnight when the guys toasted my birthday.
The frescos are magnificent and were well worth a visit. There is also a nice statue of the artist opposite the Museo and for those who walk this way a cider bar on the other corner. From here we went by taxi (YEA!) to the Tienda. After closing time we went to a Gallego restaurante for a lunch of special Galician delights. Vicente mentioned to the waiter that were pilgrims and for that we were given a special delight at the end of the meal, a liquor from Santiago, the name I forget.
Now, as mentioned above it is siesta time and the guys are sleeping. I have been receiving telephone calls and SMS messages so the BlackBerry has been ringing, it is better that I am at the other end of the apartment.
Our night will continue with another game of Chinchon where I can try to redeem my scores.
Thank you to all for the messages and calls.