Irregular Posts; Spain, Seville 1

Sevilla; Wednesday 24th Buenas Tardes, The flight from Casablanca to Madrid went OK.  Again, my cold had me sleeping all the way.  Even though there was no legroom on this Airbus A320.  We had a transfer in Madrid for Sevilla that was a squeeze.  We were told that there would be plenty of time and no passport control until Sevilla.  Wrong!  My passport guy was slow and hit the stamp twice.  The security guy, 20 feet away, objected to the double stamping and took me back to talk to the stamper!! Now security screening again and the clock says 30 minutes to boarding of our plane.  The signs suggest that the gate is 20 minutes away.  Kind folks allowed us to advance to the front of the LONG line.  These screeners were a problem.  Meg got a full scan and I had to go through twice because I had put my computer on top of the case in the tray; not in a separate tray.  Everything back through!  Try over! “Running through airports” with backpacks. Remember the old AVIS ads?  We boogied the long terminal corridor to the gate.  No one lined up at the boarding gates!!  “Are we too late?”  Two gate attendants said that the plane to Seville had NOT unloaded yet.  We would be boarding in a half hour. A tight cramped A320 Airbus for a nap.  I could not even put the seat back.  Napping upright!!  Finally, we get to hotel deep in the old part of Seville, half way between the bullring and the Giralda (sister mineret to the one in Marrakech).  It is cold but clear. ...