We left Cambria early to drive to Madrid via Guarda, Salamanca and Avila -over the mountains and through the snow. We weren't too happy to see it snowing again. Really didn’t have much trouble at all in Madrid - lots of traffic but wide streets. We found a place at the Hotel Lis - huge room with honest to goodness heat.
A daily diary of a journey in 1962. Please post comments about where you were then on the Background page.
1962 was pivotal. This is the background:
It was a year colored by the Cuban Missile Crisis, an escalating involvement in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War with Russia, Civil Rights issues, a nascent space program, Nelson Mandela in prison, Betty Friedan's, The Feminist Mystique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the death of Marilyn Monroe.