"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Just popped into Spain

Yesterday, we went to Spain. It’s only a couple of hours from here but we took the scenic route, through the Pyrenees. We set off towards Foix and then left the main road to continue towards Ax les Thermes and the border town of Bourg-Madame, which then becomes the Spanish town of Puigcerda on the other side. Moving from one country to another within the E.U. these days is barely noticeable, apart from a sudden change in language on the signs; blink and you miss it. The scenery, as you will see from the photos, was magnificent, especially as the weather had improved and the sun was shining at last.
We had set our course for Barcelona, although we had no intention of going that far. We were really more interested in seeing the Spanish Pyrenees and a bit of the countryside further on. As it was, we got within forty miles of Barcelona and then headed back.
During our journey, I sent texts to Daughters and Elder Son and got a swift reply from Elder Daughter – “It’s all-right for some!” followed by a lengthier one from Elder Son: “Try and visit the Gugenheim Museum in Bilbao. It was paid for by our taxes, so it’s ours really” which sounded just like something his grandfather would have said and I did wonder if he realised we were only there for a couple of hours and not travelling in the Tardis!
And when we got back to the gite, we had forgotten to buy wine. Apart from that - a perfect day.


Jay said...

Gosh, it sounds as if you're having a wonderful trip! I'll pop back to see the pictures - I can't see them in the newsreader anyway! LOL!

Jennyta said...

We certainly are, Jay, thanks. :)

Steve said...



Jennyta said...

Fortunately, our kind hosts were able to fill the gap for us. ;)


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