posts from category: European Vacation

On Top of a Fortress

You can tell we’re winding down.  My blogs are short and sweet.  Today we drove to our next parador.  We are in love with paradors.  This one sits on a hill.  Cardona is the city is which it is located.  … Keep Reading…

At the End of Our Ropes

Driving to Barcelona, we spotted these.  Montserrat. So, the last two days we’ve spent a bit of time being lost.  And we are starting to conclude that all further travel outside the U.S., Canada or Mexico must be done with … Keep Reading…

Basqueing at Lunch

Well, it’s been a ride.  And today the last full day in Basque country.  It went so fast.  As usual.  I’m being boring.  Vacations are always like that especially when you’re having a great time. So, after a leisurely breakfast, … Keep Reading…

Riding the Rails and other Travails

Artwork at the train station. After flitting all over Barcelona, it was time to hit the trail.  We had booked the high speed train from Barcelona to Madrid, the capital of Espana.  Having taken the high speed TGV t rains … Keep Reading…

Spain is so Spanish. Who knew?

Some casual observations about Spain. The food is not as good as I thought  it would be.  Lots of ham, salamis, egg, bread, anchovies, potato dishes.  And the hours of meals complicates everything.  If you are not willing to eat … Keep Reading…

Poohing the Guggenheim

The Guggenheim Museo in Bilbou, Spain has nothing but curves.  A very curvaceous structure that is hard to comprehend in it’s magnificence.  The camera does not capture it.  It as so worth the visit.  What a day. Curves actually figured … Keep Reading…