Meeting the Pathfinder
Trip Start May 31, 2006
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Having heard all his stories as a child, to me he was like an old Indiana Jones. So you can probably imagine my delight when I heard he was in Madrid and had arranged with my parents to come over for dinner. I told Ed all about my famous travelling great-uncle to prep him up for the grand visit, and we both decided we were going to squeeze info, details, and stories out of him.
He arrived with his typical travelling safari vest he never takes off while on the road, and since it had been a little while since I'd last seen him, although I found him to be in perfect physical health, he had turned very hard of hearing, hindering our conversations. Despite this, he talked and talked and talked about his recent trip to Japan and his upcoming trip to India.
We finished the entire run-around at 2:30, unable to walk another step. The museum was extremely complete and huge, and I have to say even thought the Prado holds a special place in my memories, the Thyssen- Bornemisza was more enjoyable as far as the array of art works go. The Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza sure bought herself a staggering art collection, making her museum part of the "Golden Triangle of Art", together with the Prado and the Queen Sofia Museums.
After getting to know him, Ed was thrilled and said that was the kind of life he wanted for himself. All I could answer was that we were on our way....