Friday, January 19, 2007

El Corte Inglés

Mommy lived in Madrid, Spain for awhile before she knew us. Naturally she wanted to introduce daddy to her beloved European city.

During their visit mommy took daddy to her favorite Spanish store—El Corte Inglés. It’s an incredible place. In the center of the city the store is actually FOUR buildings—there’s the seven story Music store, the Book and Sports stores, each three floors, and the NINE story department store filled, not only with quality department store goods, it also has a barber shop, two travel agencies, a gift shop with the best souvenirs, a tobacco shop and post office. But the most special part is the gigantic, full service supermercado in the basement! Daddy had never seen anything like it before.

As they walked around the supermarket, mommy pointed out some of the differences from markets at home…like the entire aisle devoted to olive oil & the coffee boutique—where an expert creates the perfect blend for your particular taste.

Then there was the meat counter; an experience all by itself. The highlight, and the reason we’re writing this, was the baby white suckling pig lying peacefully behind the glass. At first daddy was taken back; then he smiled and said it reminded him of me (Brown). And then mommy said she missed the pups.

We think it's nice that they thought about us while on vacation.
But we don't understand why a baby pig was sleeping in a supermarket...

Here’s a picture of me poising like the little piggy.

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