we were eating in the morning before getting going around town. we all had our backpacks because we had to check out of our hostel. me and meg decided we were going to go back and try to find a place to get our bags locked up in the hostel- the guys decided to keep theirs while they ate. when me and meg came back the boys were gone and we were confused as to where they went, until we saw them roaming the streets- trevor backpack-less. since we had already had this happen once to meg in barcelona, i guess you can say we are pros at handling the situation (or not- meg never got her stuff back). but anywho i put my limited spanish into actions and when to talk to the police about a stolen backpack. we were hesitant to even do so assuming there was nothing they could do- but they offered to put out a notice and sent us on our way to report it at the police station. but soon after the policeman found me wandering and took me to another man who had found trevors back pack! he has his i pod stolen but that was it- passport and everything was in the bag! what are the chances!!
a very exciting start to our days in madrid. crazy how quickly they can steal and bag without you noticing one bit. but at least this story has a happy ending!