I had second thoughts about leaving Vigo a day early, and I knew for sure that I would miss my friend, but I wanted to get to Madrid in time to reconnect with it and get to enjoy this beautiful city. And it turned out to be the right call. The city is more vibrant and exciting than I remember it to be. It’s got that big city energy I love. And tonight it felt especially open and festive as it was celebrating Pride. There was a huge march through the center of the city, spilling into the park. Everyone was happy. It had a wonderful vibe.