Greetings from Madrid! The long trip went fairly well overall, with only minor inconveniences (mostly the six-hour layover in Atlanta, and having to wait at the airport here for two hours until we could get into the flat). But we did manage to sleep a good part of the flight. Parker came through just fine, although she didn’t much care for the extended stretch of light turbulence we encountered.
We napped for about three hours after getting into the flat, and then our friend Ismael came over for a bit of cheese and jamon iberco, after which we managed to stay up until about 10:30 pm. It was comical to watch Parker experience the same jet lag we had last night — she curled up and completely conked out! Robert was up for an hour or so around 1 am, but I managed to sleep straight through until 9! I think we’re pretty much on schedule now.