We flew very early this morning from Venice to Madrid airport and then trained it to Madrid center. Dropped off our bags at the hotel, but first we walked to the wrong Far Home Hostel, which was rather frustrating, but they were lovely and offered us cold juice and a place to sit to cool down. The thing about Madrid is...it's hot as shit here right now, with highs between 100 to 102 Fahrenheit. A military friend hooked us up with his friend, Bea. We met her after lunch and then walked with her all over Madrid, while she showed us some of her favorite places and sites we need to visit during our stay here. We parted ways after about five hours. Absolutely exhausted, the kids and I headed back to our hotel room, where I almost immediately fell asleep for a couple hours. At 21:00 Sky and I went back out to the square to pick up some sandwiches and off course, the city was just beginning to come alive, although I considered it still very hot at that time. We did a little window shopping and then back to the room. It's funny because I have one early riser / morning child and the other is an absolute night owl / miserable morning person. That is making things rather tricky in Madrid, where it is best in the mornings and evenings. Sky is painful to wake early and Ryder is miserable in the evenings. Fun-fun.