Well I have been in Oviedo for about 24 hours now, and as you can imagine a lot of stuff has happened since my last post. I'll try to hit all the important points without being too long-winded. My flight to Paris was fine, good selection of movies and some gross pasta, but I mostly slept and watched the real-time map. It took about an hour and a half to get through the Paris airport from my arrival gate to the separate terminal for my flight to Oviedo, including going through customs (why?) and catching a bus. The new terminal was like it's own small airport, and in the 5 hours I spent there I read TIME magazine and slept awkwardly in a chair. I had to go outside and actually climb up the stairs to get on the plane to Asturias, and I tried to sleep on that flight too but a snoring Dutchman next to me made that pretty difficult. The view out the window coming into Asturias was pretty cool, the airport is right on the sea on top of a cliff, so all of the sudden instead of looking at the ocean and thinking we still had a while before we landed I was touching down in Spain. I didn't have to go through customs in the Asturias airport, strangely, but I had no problem hauling my luggage to the bus for the 40 minute ride to Oviedo.
I accidentally slept on that bus too, I had wanted to check out the scenery but I was just too tired. I took a taxi from the bus station to my apartment and managed to arrive an hour earlier than I had told her (since I didn't have any hassle at the airport I caught the 3 o'clock bus, not the 4 o'clock like I had expected. That's probably why it took Amparo so long to come to the door, but after two doorbell rings and a knock I got inside. I was shown to my room, which I'll put up a photo of later, and then fed lentils and chicken with all the skin and bones still on it. It was pretty good, but I was surprised when I found that first bone. Amparo's son Tony came over to help me set up the wireless on my computer and I skyped my dad for a little while, then I just watched TV and tried to stay awake while Amparo did some continuing education for her X-ray imaging until dinner. I was actually watching Law and Order: Special Victims Unit in Spanish, but all the voices are dubbed over and it's hard to understand the TV because they talk so fast. So around 8 o'clock we ate some salads and tortillas (not what you think it is, basically an omelet with just eggs and potatos) and then I went to bed. No joke, I was exhausted. Later I'll make another post about what I did today, but since today's not over yet I can't right now, wouldn't be prudent.