After more than a year of pandemic living, things finally seem to be returning to normal. And nothing has prompted this feeling more than our recent move back to Spain. Many of you already know that I split my time between Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Granada, Spain. It’s always quite a culture shock. I’ve put together a few pics to show you what it’s like and to introduce you to the ancient city that’s become my second home.
The Adventure Begins
We kicked off our trip in Girona—a beautiful city about an hour by train from Barcelona. It’s home to many of the world’s professional road bikers and the riding is second to none.
The region surrounding Girona has a lot of medieval villages that make for a fun day of exploring. I like to fantasize about what it’d be like to restore a house from the 1600s, but I’m still stinging from my experience restoring a 100 year old row house in Baltimore when I first got out of college.
Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world. If you haven’t been to Spain yet, this is a great place to start.
The Food Scene
Catalonia is a region for foodies. You’ll find markets bursting with locally sourced meats and produce, some of the best restaurants in the world, and, as always, fantastic wine.
After spending a few weeks in Girona, we rented the largest van we could find, unloaded our storage unit, and set out on a coastal road for Granada. En route, we stopped in one of Spain’s many wine regions for the night. Absolutely stunning.
Back in Granada! We’ve missed our favorite Spanish city and it feels good to finally return. We’re still getting settled, catching up with friends, and walking around the streets of the historic Albayzín to see what’s changed in the two years we’ve been gone.