So, this post is a little impromptu...but I swear that I felt compelled to share these photos!
I don't ever participate in throwback Thursdays or flashback Fridays on Instagram...
mainly because I just don't really have a lot of old photos
(which totally bums me out! must hunt for more, stat!)
BUT, recently, a lot of memories and conversation have taken place over these photos
from my family trip to Madríd in 1994.
So I thought I would share my own little flashback Friday with you all :)
These photos came up in conversation when I was face-timing with my mom on Mothers Day.
Then the thought of them were triggered again within the same week
when I read Albertina's post yesterday about a gorgeous Madríd apartment...
There is a photo toward the end of the patio, which looked so much like a patio I was sat upon.
It brought back such a vivid memory of a beautiful evening spent with family and new friends,
eating the most gorgeous home cooked paella I have ever seen & tasted!
My family so blessed at the time to be able to take a 3 week trip out of country to visit
my aunt and her artist boyfriend who were living in Madríd at the time, while he was painting.
That top photo is me sitting next to our dinner party host, Manuel, while he serves up the paella.
I even got to drink a little wine with dinner!
(blaming this on my wine-o-holism...& my undying love for Spanish reds!!)
This trip was such a big deal to me and such a fond, fond memory...
SO COOL at any age...but especially at 12 years old!
I have since been able to travel Madríd again, as an adult,
and have nothing but pure love for this incredible city!
This, my friends, is my ode to Madríd.
(warning: having a slight case of wanderlust!!!)
Have a wonderful weekend :)