Photo Friday: Public Water Tap in Madrid

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I never worry too much about finding something for the kids to do when we travel. There's always a square for them to run around in, or in this case a public tap to play with. When that doesn't work, there are birds to feed and skateboarders to watch.

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  1. jamie on November 13, 2008 at 10:46 p.m.

    So sweet! When my kids play with a tap, they wind up looking like they jumped in a pool.

  2. Debbie on November 13, 2008 at 10:51 p.m.

    E is a cautious little guy. D is a different story. Today I gave her a bowl of chocolate ice cream (her favorite thing in the world)... she wasn't deterred from enjoying it once it had all melted or been eaten. As far as she was concerned, that melted ice cream made great body paint.

  3. poetloverrebelspy on November 14, 2008 at 12:16 a.m.

    You sure are on the ball with commenting this week!

    Thanks as always for the opportunity to share.

  4. Tamara on November 14, 2008 at 3:27 a.m.

    My one and a half year old is obsessed with water! Loved this pic!

  5. Jen on November 14, 2008 at 5:05 a.m.

    What a fantastic picture! I love the way it shows your child's curiosity!

  6. Mara on November 14, 2008 at 5:28 a.m.

    Adorable. I have an almost identical picture of Tommy from Rome. I completely agree that children can find things to do in almost any public space.

  7. CanCan (MomMostTraveled) on November 14, 2008 at 7:26 a.m.

    Let that be a lesson to those who feel pressured to take preschoolers to theme parks!

  8. jessie V on November 14, 2008 at 7:58 a.m.

    We went to lake Mi, sleeping bear dunes, last weekend. Our daughter was SOOO excited to share her photos!

    this photo is tooo cute!

  9. Gudrun at Uptake on November 14, 2008 at 8:36 a.m.

    it has been a while, thought I would dig up a photo from our trip to Alaska this summer. I did not put this on the post, but I took the photo because I was so taken with the color of the church against the green backdrop of the trees. It really just popped right out...

    Happy Photo Friday, yeah the weekend is here!

  10. Dominique (Midwest Guest) on November 14, 2008 at 8:53 a.m.

    As always, kids seem so easily amused. If only adults were that easy to keep occupied!! :)

  11. Lanora Mueller (WritingTravel) on November 14, 2008 at 9:18 a.m.

    Here's a fun family travel activity: feeding Texas Longhorn cattle, this photo taken last weekend at Wildcatter Ranch Resort & Spa in Graham, Texas. The cattle are very gentle (just watch out for the horns), but they produce a *lot* of drool, even more than my Labrador Retriever! You can see a close-up of bubbling cow drool on

  12. Angela Nickerson on November 14, 2008 at 10:28 a.m.

    I love cities with public water available. Rome is great about that, too, and so often I see children playing with the spouts, spigots, and fountains. It's pretty handy when refilling water bottles, too!

    Thanks for hosting! Now I am off to comment...

  13. Rachelle Mee-Chapman on November 14, 2008 at 10:55 a.m.

    How fun! We trave all over with our kiddos. I'm looking forward to looking through the photos for good trip ideas!

  14. Soultravelers3 on November 14, 2008 at 11:02 a.m.

    What a darling shot! Isn't Madrid, and all of Spain for that matter, wonderful with kids? Hope you did not miss the thick as pudding hot chocolate at famous Chocolateria San Gines or a melt in your mouth meal at Madrid's oldest restaurant, Botin!

    We have spent more time exploring Spain during our open ended family world tour than anywhere else and continue to fall in love with it.

    Our picture is from Altamira prehistoric caves in Northern Spain...another delightful and educational spot for the whole family!

  15. Stephen on November 14, 2008 at 2:30 p.m.

    Hey there, I finally submitted one of my pictures to your photo Friday. Or at least I think I did. Sorry it took me so long. Great shot of the kid and the spigot/hydrant!

  16. Jackie on November 14, 2008 at 10:40 p.m.

    What fun! I'm only just finding this now. I will post my first next Friday, since it seems a little late now...
    : )

  17. Jessiev on November 15, 2008 at 7:29 a.m.

    great set of photos this week! i've enjoyed traveling through it - and stumbled many.

  18. marina on November 15, 2008 at 10:46 a.m.

    My parents just got back from Spain they fell totally in love with it!
    I can't believe it Saturday, I was sooo ready to join in the Photo Friday, but next week I'm so there!
    Have a great weekend, I gave you a shout out on our blog!