December 14, 2012

On the Road in Spain

Me, driving in Spain!
After several fun days sightseeing and eating we rented a car and began the road trip part of our journey around northern Spain. There was a never ending list of places we wanted to visit, but narrowed it down to fit into the time we had without demanding we drive around Spain above the speed limit.


We drove by many of these black bull silhouettes on our road trip.
From Madrid, our itinerary included an afternoon in the town of Segovia, a few days in Rioja, then Basque Country (staying in San Sebastián with a side trip to Bilbao), a brief stop in Pamplona for lunch, an evening by the cathedral in Zaragoza, and finally Barcelona.

One of many hilltop medieval villages we drove by...
At each stop we planned on eating and learning about the different types of Spanish food and wine, and (of course) sightseeing. Our plans included medieval castles, Roman ruins, cathedrals, cooking classes, wine tasting, and more...


A message in a field along the highway to Rioja.
So, while I didn't want to leave Madrid (and Mecado de San Miguel) after only a few days, I was excited to get our rental car and get on the road!

We often drove by windmills or fields of solar panels...

2 comments:

Bethany Miller said...

I love those huge black billboards of bulls!

Mogan Apartments Gran Canaria said...

Wow! The roads seem to be pretty good. Those bull signs definitely must make the travel more interesting! :)