Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE?

Posted by: pedmar

Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 02/17/10 10:34 AM

about getting together april 7 for lunch in Madrid, we have talking it up in messages, why not see if anybody else is around on that date. Again that date if you are around Madrid.

Talking it to be at Real Cafe Bernabeu. Let me know how many so can make reservations. Cheers

Looking forward to seeing as many as possible from this group at MadridMan.
Posted by: teachertraveler8

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 02/18/10 06:17 AM

I will be there!
Posted by: pedmar

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 02/19/10 05:11 AM

ok, so if I undertand it so far we have 5 persons?
Posted by: teachertraveler8

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 02/23/10 08:20 AM

Yes, I believe that is correct, but it would be wonderful if anyone else is in Madrid if they could join us!
Posted by: steve robinson

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 02/23/10 01:01 PM

Posted by: pedmar

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 03/01/10 12:44 PM

reservation made for april 7 at 13h30 for 6 persons at Real Cafe Bernabeu. It will be under my name, so will relay that internally soon .
Posted by: pedmar

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 03/09/10 06:42 AM

ok last call for the meeting, I am getting ready to book my flight, and a big excuse at work hehehehehe! will probably arrive late the 6th and catch Ryanair in the afternoon after the lunch so missed only one day.
looking forward to finally see some of the regulars from MadridMan site ,after so many years of writings, and misses ,right MadridMan ::)
Posted by: MadridMan

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 03/09/10 08:07 AM

COOL!! Looking forward to it. Thanks, pedmar, for making the reservations for us! See you all on April 7th! I wonder if we should make a meeting point outside of the stadium and walk in together. I'm not even sure where the restaurant entrance is on the street. Maybe we should meet at the door or some other location near the stadium at, say, 1:15pm.

Saludos, MadridMan
Posted by: teachertraveler8

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 03/09/10 12:39 PM

I thought that some of us were doing the stadium tour first. Is that correct? I want to do it, anyway, so should I plan to do it before or after lunch?
Posted by: MadridMan

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 03/09/10 02:33 PM

So what time does the stadium tour start? Or should we just all show up at noon and hope it's over by the time we have our 1:30pm restaurant reservations? Maybe lunch AFTER the tour would be smarter - so we're not so tired/buzzed.

Saludos, MadridMan
Posted by: pedmar

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 03/12/10 12:48 PM

its a good idea to have the tour after lunch, most people like to go in the morning, if you buy your the tour specify its for the afternoon at the Puerta.

my flight is ready ,will be there at Barajas by 12h40 and plenty of time to be at the Real Cafe by 13h30 or 1:30 PM
Cheers
A+
Posted by: steve robinson

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 03/29/10 01:20 PM

Posted by: teachertraveler8

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 03/29/10 01:36 PM

I thought we had decided on meeting at the Metro stop outside the stadium at 11 am, so tour before lunch.
Posted by: steve robinson

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 03/29/10 01:49 PM

Posted by: MadridMan

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 03/29/10 05:18 PM

The tour BEFORE lunch is the way to go. We don't want to rush through lunch to take the tour. Besides, after lunch we'll be (likely) sleepy after the wine and won't be paying as much attention. It seems pedmar will have to take the tour after lunch due to the flight schedule and we'll take the earlier tour. Everyone agreed? Seems the majority prefers the pre-lunch tour and I concur.

Saludos, MadridMan
Posted by: teachertraveler8

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 03/29/10 07:29 PM

I always pay attention to everything. smile
Posted by: pedmar

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 03/30/10 09:52 AM

I go as you prefer, doesnt matter with me one way or the other. I am not going on the tour, done zillion times, can count the seat numbers....
I will just would love to talk over lunch about you guys and Madrid, then go on to see old friends from my days living there that now live in Leganes, and then home.
Posted by: eskimo joe

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 03/30/10 04:18 PM

Its a great tour, im sure you will enjoy it.
Posted by: steve robinson

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 03/31/10 04:42 AM

Seems we have an agreement ! Looking forward to seeing everybody .
Posted by: pedmar

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/01/10 09:34 AM

and we are in April..........looking forward to finally meeting folks from MM.
Happy Easter to all.
Posted by: pedmar

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/05/10 02:21 PM

ok guys resa confirm, we will be there at 13h30 or 1:30 pm ok. I can stay around to around 4pm (16h) as then has to go to see relatives in Leganes/Aluche,they will pick me up at the stadium,and from them go back to the airport. So be there or be square ::)
Posted by: MadridMan

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/05/10 03:22 PM

1:30pm Wednesday, April 7 looks good to me for lunch.

Let's meet at 11:30am at door 47 on Calle Concha Espina and Castellana - to get the Real Madrid tour tickets, according to pedmar. That's at the southwest corner of the stadium. Sound good to everyone?

The above is more of a concrete location because there are three BERNABEU metro exits/entries.

Not sure how long the tour will take. Maybe it's only an hour. Anyone know? If shorter, we could meet later, but unless someone speaks up we'll meet at 11:30 on Wednesday.

Saludos, MadridMan
Posted by: MadridMan

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/05/10 07:00 PM

I'm now looking at Google Maps Street View and door 47 IS NOT on-or even near- the corner of Concha Espina and Castellana. I can't find it, in fact, but it's not there.
Posted by: billy the man

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/06/10 02:56 AM

Not sure how long the tour will take. Maybe it's only an hour. Anyone know?

the tour is off your own steam no guides, so you can take as long or short time as you wish
the first part is up the escalator to the top of the ground and that view is spectacular
i dont know the name of the street but the entrance is the end you would drive up to nearest to Madrid centre, you will find it easy enough with all the people milling around
Posted by: steve robinson

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/06/10 04:07 AM

Posted by: MadridMan

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/06/10 04:17 AM

Posted by: steve robinson

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/06/10 04:22 AM

Sort of a shame you cannot go into their dressing room .. but " cosas de la vida " . See you guys tomorrow !
Posted by: billy the man

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/06/10 05:22 AM

yes you go into a replica dressing rooms, they have an unwritten code as "what goes on in the dressing room stays in the dressing room" policy, ill bet the dressing rooms would have some stories to tell these past 100yrs or so
Posted by: pedmar

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/06/10 07:59 AM

i guess i type one more digit from 7 to 47 lol!!! yes I will be there. too bad cant post a photo here or will show the entrance to the tour in gate or puerta 20. lol!
Posted by: gazpacho

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/06/10 01:38 PM

Ah,

The big get together is tomorrow. I wish I was there. I sincerely hope everyone has a good time.

Gazpacho
Posted by: steve robinson

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/06/10 05:18 PM

Posted by: la historiadora

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/06/10 11:33 PM

Have a wonderful get-together everyone! I so enjoyed meeting some of the MadridMan forum members a few years ago, and I'd love to be in Spain right now. I'll be there in spirit tomorrow, and I can't wait to hear about your adventures! smile
Posted by: MadridMan

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/07/10 01:57 AM

Posted by: billy the man

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/07/10 02:58 AM

have a great day everyone, hope your meals nice, and enjoy the tour its fantastic
Posted by: MadridMan

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/07/10 04:47 AM

Leaving for the Bernabeu now! Will show photos later today.

Saludos, MadridMan
Posted by: steve robinson

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/07/10 02:33 PM

Posted by: pedmar

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/08/10 06:00 AM

ok back at lunch in Paris. Just to say again what a wonderful opportunity to meet you all for lunch in Madrid. It was a pleasure, and looking forward to many more in Madrid or if passing by Paris, let me know.
Cheers
Posted by: steve robinson

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/08/10 08:24 AM

Posted by: pedmar

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/08/10 11:47 AM

you will be the resident expert pretty soon ::)

Glad you all like it, it was a pleasure to share some moment with you and the others.
We will win on Saturday 3x2 !

Cheers
Posted by: jazz

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/08/10 03:01 PM

Posted by: pedmar

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/09/10 12:17 PM

No jazz is reality, see it to believe it. Let me tell you the history, 50 years ago the clasico was similar to this year,the only one. Then Barsa won the LIga, but Real Madrid won the Champions, this time we will win the Liga and Barsa???who knows if they win the Champions.
watching Telemadrid Tv now, wonderful ambiance.
Posted by: MadridMan

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/15/10 09:10 AM

We were so high up at the beginning of the tour I found a "Vomitorio" to relieve my ills. wink











Posted by: teachertraveler8

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/15/10 10:41 AM

Great pictures. That was such a fun day. I have been sharing stories all week with my students about the trip and they especially love hearing about the soccer games/tours.
Posted by: pedmar

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/16/10 06:39 PM

wow now I see them great shots, and I just send you two to post if you can MM. I am sure it will stick for a long time, and I am already looking forward to another one, if I can escape again ::)
Posted by: MadridMan

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/16/10 08:13 PM

Posted by: pedmar

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/17/10 06:18 AM

thanks for posting, great group and great moments. From there I hit the road with my family friend to outside Madrid and Toledo then they took me back to the airport.
Posted by: jazz

Re: Madrid, April 7: GET-TOGETHER, ANYONE? - 04/17/10 07:29 AM

wow ... nice pictures