Visas duly retrieved

On a windy and soon-to-be very smoky Thursday, Robert and I inched our way along the choked and heaving LA freeways to the Spanish consulate to pick up our official residence visas.

There will be more paperwork to complete the process once we arrive in Madrid, but the heavy lifting is finished for now.

Last night, a travel program we were watching closed with a quote from Mark Twain, who opined, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

Truer words have never been spoken.

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