Notes: I am normally keen on including pictures, but, well, that isn´t looking like it is going to happen (I think this computer is from the 80s). I will post some pictures when I return, so we can relive my vacation TWICE! (Yeah, keep the nasty comments to yourself). Also forgive the spelling mistakes, pretty please, my Spanish computer doesn´t do English spell-check, but I can make a "ñ" and "€" really easy. You win some and you lose some.
Leg 1 (LAX to JFK): On Monday, I was feeling brave when I woke up. I thought to myself - if there was a day for not needing to self-medicate to make it through a flight, this was the day. The flight was fine, I was fine and I was beginning to get smug, that was until we were over the great lakes; the turbulence was so bad, flight attendants were asked to sit. I have decided the flights are so much better when you are only partially lucid. From now on, regardless of my state of mind, I am taking the damn pills.
Leg 2 (JFK to MAD): I took my pills and slept like a baby. I was even more grateful that the toddler sitting behind me also slept like a baby (thank God for small miracles). The best plane feature ever: The tail camera. It shows the plane during takeoff and landing from the top of tail, looking down on the plane. It was completely mesmerizing. I am uncertain if it was the pills or the tail camera view, but I didn´t have a worry in the world on that flight. Ehh ... it was probably the pills.
Leg 3 (MAD to SVQ): Attempt one failed. We missed our connection, so we spent some quality time in the Madrid airport, where apparently some women have no problem smoking while sitting in the loo. How tough it must be for them to visit California where you can´t even smoke in bars. We finally made it to Sevilla and, thankfully, the flight was uneventful.
I love Sevilla. I haven´t even left yet and I already want to return. The city smells like orange blossoms. I wish I could figure out how to post pictures... sh*t!