This afternoon we arrived back in Madrid after two nights in Toledo (Spain, not Ohio, although I took a photo of "Calle de Toledo de Ohio." Weird.) Before that we were in Cordoba for two nights, and then two in Granada, where I last found an internet-connected computer. We have slept well, ate mostly fine, and saw a lot of sights: so many that we are ´way overloaded and may never process it all. One regret is that I didn´t take a little notebook to jot down observations and comments. On the other hand, there is the seemingly limitless opportunity to take pictures with the digital comera, although it is no substitute for the profound insights that may be lost to humanity (or at least to this blog).
Carol and I have enjoyed Mary so much. She is, of course, a superlative guide, and she never stops thinking about the issues presented by a given situation, whether it be which church it would be all right to skip and which tavernia will not clip us too badly. And it is so nice simply to be with her - we just wish the rest of the family could be with us too. (And you too, Sean.)
Beyond saying that little bit, I will just say farewell until tomorrow, God willing, when Carol and I depart Madrid for Miami and Mary for Kijabe, via Casablanca, Dubai, and Nairobi.