July: MadridMan Gathering?

Posted by: MadridMan

July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/09/10 02:46 AM

Would anyone like an informal, last-minute "Party with MadridMan" in Madrid next week? Maybe Monday, Tuesday, or even Wednesday evening? Heck, ANY day next week would be okay, in fact. I don't think I can do it Saturday or Sunday, though.

Like I said, it's last minute, many Spaniards are on vacation/holiday, and it's hot - so I don't expect many to attend. There are a few visiting American friends I'd like to see again in a social setting so maybe we can all gather together at once downtown?

Comments?

Saludos, MadridMan
Posted by: steve robinson

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/09/10 01:39 PM

Posted by: jazz

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/09/10 04:03 PM

I'm not on vacation unfortunately, and I would like to go..
Posted by: la historiadora

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/09/10 10:09 PM

I won't be there in person (sigh) but I'll be there in spirit. Have a glass of vino (or two) for me! Saludos from across the pond! smile
Posted by: sallyanne

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/11/10 07:27 PM

have you decided when it will be yet?
Posted by: esperanza

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/12/10 11:21 AM

Tomorrow is best for me. Anytime after 5 is good.
Posted by: MadridMan

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/12/10 11:22 AM

Let's meet tomorrow/Tuesday at 9pm at the large terraza just north of the Mercado de San Miguel. Does everyone know where that is? It's the newly renovated "market" (term used VERY VERY loosely) just west of the Plaza Mayor.

My Google Maps isn't loading properly so I can't even tell you the name of the bar so let me try to explain...

You're inside the Mercado de San Miguel. There 3 (or maybe 4) entry/exit doors on the north side of the market. If you would exit the westernmost-north side door of the market you would find the terraza across the small street immediately in front of you. I don't recall exactly but there may well be TWO terrazas here, one north of the other one. We'll meet at the first terraza, the southernmost one, but this little plaza goes all the way to the Calle Mayor - just so's you know. smile

(if anyone can zoom in with Google Street View and tell me the name of this bar I'd appreciate it)

9pm is a good time because the sun is behind the buildings by then and a little cooler.

Does this sound okay to everyone?

We'll be a small group with such short notice but everyone is welcome, of course. We're scheduling another gathering for Friday, 23 July too so if you can't attend this one you'll have another summer opportunity.

See you there! wavey Saludos, MadridMan
Posted by: pedmar

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/12/10 03:36 PM

Have a good meeting time, unfortunately cannot go now, doing last minute adjustment to my schedule at work so can start my summer vacation on the 19 july.
Cheers
Posted by: MadridMan

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/12/10 05:54 PM

Posted by: esperanza

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/13/10 04:35 AM

thanks for the map. it helps picture exactly where to go. Looking forward to seeing you all there and enjoying the (hopefully) coolness of the evening!
Posted by: jazz

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/13/10 06:41 AM

I'll go and my wife also...I hope..., no problems with work
Posted by: billy the man

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/13/10 07:02 AM

my google is working,and if its the same bar as you are on about,its called (something) plaza on Plaza de San Miguel, if its the same bar im sorry but its full name is hidden by trees, is it opposite the Casa Gallega restaurant?

theres a name before it i cant make out but its La Plaza
Posted by: MadridMan

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/13/10 07:08 AM

That's great news, jazz! See you there tonight at 9pm. steve robinson, will you be in attendance as well? Hope so.

Now that you mention it, billy the man, it may simply be called "Bar La Plaza". My Google Street View still isn't working. Is it just me???

Saludos, MadridMan
Posted by: billy the man

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/13/10 07:12 AM

http://maps.google.com/maps?

no sorry bit to technical for me,tried to copy and paste and it wont work
i tried to show the picture

no its telling me to paste to html? on my websie
Posted by: MadridMan

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/13/10 07:12 PM

Posted by: jazz

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/14/10 07:19 AM

a meeting, very very nice...
Posted by: esperanza

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/14/10 05:41 PM

It was so nice meeting jazz and his wife. We had a great time and we loved the terrazas, two places we have never been to before. It was fun! Looking forward to the 23rd with steve and laduque too! (and hopefully others!) Thanks for planning this, MM.
Posted by: jazz

Re: July: MadridMan Gathering? - 07/15/10 02:07 PM

"I'll be back" as terminator said je,je,je
!regards! MM, esperanza and daughter