Thursday, August 23, 2018


On days where I walk in the mornings, I usually try to walk somewhere that I can explore a bit. This morning I walked to the main train station here (about 2 mi from the house).

There are a lot of escalators around here that don't have steps. These ramps down to the train platforms are essentially moving ramps. They take up much more space than traditional escalators. I'm not sure the justification for them:
 From above the train platform, a couple of the high-speed trains they use here in Spain. These trains go about 200 mph at cruising speed:
Definitely not your Amtrak Metroliner, haha. Laura and I hope to try them out at some point, maybe take one to Madrid or Barcelona.

I spent the rest of the day doing math. Still hot here, but there was a brief cloudy period here around 5pm. It seemed perilously close to actually raining, but in the end, the clouds parted without rain and the sun resumed. I have to say I'm looking forward to actual weather at some point. I mean, I don't need it to get cold or snow or anything, but just something to break the monotony.