On Tuesday the boys went the Atletico Spanish FA training facility for training. We wandered around a bit and visited some outlets before watching them continue to train.
After lunch, we heading to the small town La Granja where we had a traditional Spanish lunch. The kids were grossed out by the egg in the soup, but Josh loved his suckling pig.
We then wandered around some gardens of the local Palacio Real (beautiful with the fall leaves changing). Josh was getting annoyed with all the pics I was taking – but we worked out a compromise: he would walk up ahead with his friends, but when he saw a spot he knew I’d want to take a pic of, he’d stop to let me take a shot. Luckily he keeps his eyes out for photo ops:)
It was a little chilly so I had layered up, hence why I look like a giant puff ball!^^^
Most of the boys and girls teams ^^^
Can you see how he is sarcastically smiling in these pictures – humouring me:)
Then he had enough (I was teasing him a lot!) ^^^
Isn’t this the most gorgeous bathroom ever?? ^^^
We continued on the bus to the little town of Segovia where we walked the streets and explored the amazing Alcazar castle.
So funny to see this swarm of kids in green jackets on these tiny streets! ^^^
We both thought this looked a bit like Africa! ^^^
With his coach ^^^
The castle was very cool, and then we climbed up the tower (the very narrow stairwell!) It was incredible, with unreal views.
We headed back into town and saw the famous Roman Aqueduct. I wish we had more time to explore that gorgeous town. A return visit for sure!
We headed back and Christine and I, exhausted, laughed and laughed about nothingness until we cried. Loved travelling with her!
Dinner at the hotel again where Josh hogged all the strawberry ice-cream (claiming he was a dealer and dealing it out when requested). Wish I had a pic! Hilarious that kid.
What was also hilarious is that his whole team call him by his last name. Some people even asked who “Josh” was when I called him! I had to resort to calling him by his last name sometimes too!!
I was glad we had decided that he would sleep in my room, as by now, most kids who had parents there were sleeping with their parents to try to get a good night sleep! (Even though coach Marko had strict rules and curfews, which the boys followed, but were still exhausted with all the training)