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23 September 2017 @ 09:22 am
Day 1 Spain  
Ok so here are some pics of my flight and the first day in Spain. I'm still sorting and uploading pics.



This was my plane to Madrid. An A330-300.





Take off. That is I95 and you can see all the people evacuating. Traffic to the horizon. Hardly anyone going south bound. I felt like I was on the scene from Independence Day when Jeff Goldblum got on the Airforce 1 before the aliens blew up the white house.



Downtown Miami



Miami skyline



I love this pic. There are two boats in this. The one in the lower right is a Carvinal cruise ship. It looked so tiny from up here.



I thought this cloud tower was really cool.



This was neat when they turned off the lights at night there were pink and purple lights.



This pic doesn't do justice to the sunrise I saw. It was so cool to see the round sun break through the clouds of the horizon. I also wasn't able to capture but the moon went past the window. We were circling to land and it was so cool to see it that close and it was nearly full. None of my cameras could get it though because of the many layered glass. I tried with the gopro, my nice canon and my cellphone and it just made it look like a tiny blurry dot.



I don't know what city this is but it looked cool.



These two giant bird statues formed a heart. They were neat. Sad they had graffiti on them. I don't know if they are flamingos, ibis or what. I'll just call them flamingos since they have parts of many different birds. They could be anything.



Looking up at the huge flamingo.



Karyl took me to this very nice Chinese Restaurant. I had a chicken and mushroom soup. I've never seen this in a Chinese restaurant and it was very good.



This was some kind of shrimp and bamboo thing. I don't know but it was very good. I don't like American Chinese. I know it's not authentic. What was funny was trying "American" food in Spain. It was NOT American. If I go back I'll go back as a food critic because some stuff was so messed up they were passing it off as "American".



Lastly Karyl took me to a Peugeot Dealership. It was neat to see what they consider SUV's there. These are little French cars. I had never heard of them.

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jokerforever: Grinning Jeromejokerforever on September 23rd, 2017 07:55 pm (UTC)
These are nice pics of your first day in Spain. I'm always so amused how everything looks like one big blueprint or painting when on an air plane, or in the cloud's case a big fluffy ocean. I I almost wouldn't notice that those were birds, yet the 2nd pic makes it more apparent. Ha I have quite a weakness for American Chinese food myself, whenever I get a big helping it's usually gone in a flash XD. Yet I'd imagine that it's way better if it's authentic. Be that as it may the the shrimp and bamboo dish looks tasty. That is a nice looking car in the dealership.

Edited at 2017-09-23 08:00 pm (UTC)
Desthagirion on September 23rd, 2017 10:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I like flying over cities I know and trying to see the land marks. If it's a city I don't know I don't know what I am looking at. I sort of know Miami so I was able to recognize some of the roads. I like take off and landing because most of the time you're too high to see anything and it's rare to not have clouds. This restaurant might have been more authentic. It was very different. I know American Chinese food is very popular but I've never been a big fan of it. I was amused by these cars. I'd never seen them before. It was a nice first day. Nice new icon btw.
karyl_deltakaryl_delta on September 26th, 2017 12:39 am (UTC)
The heart-birds statues are really horrible, Des. I HATE THEM !!! hahahahaha !!!! I love my park but it would be much better without those grotesque statue. The one who put them there sure is not able to difference between a flamingo of a duck. I think they try to be swans.

As I told you I love Spanish Chinese food !!! But If you speak to chines people they can tell you that the food they take in China has nothing to do with this one that we eat in Spain. It´s adapted to us.

By the way, I am going to collet my car tomorrow !!! There was a problem with a piece of the cabrio ! Peugeot is a label very known here, in Europe.

Edited at 2017-09-26 12:42 am (UTC)
Desthagirion on September 26th, 2017 12:53 am (UTC)
They didn't bother me so much but yes clearly the artist doesn't know birds because I can't tell if it's a swan, ibis, duck or flamingo and those are all such different birds.

I saw a video where a Chinese girl tasted American Chinese food and talked about what was real and what was not. So the same happens here. I like Spanish Chinese better than American Chinese.

Oh wonderful. You can finally get your car back.