In a nutshell, the trip was great. We flew into the coastal city of Malaga, then spent a couple of days at an amazing B&B called Tapa Luz. More details on this, and everything else on the trip later, but for now, know that Tapa Luz served absolutely amazing food.
Anyway, we did some riding on the awesome roads in the area and then headed up to El Paraje, in the Sierra Nevada mountains, outside of small mountain village called Berchules. Again, an awesome place with great food and incredible views. Jean and I did some hiking and mountain biking, but then, the rain, which is supposed to stay mainly on the plains, invaded the mountains and put the kibosh on more outdoorsy activities. The problem wasn't just the rain, but that it was also just above freezing. If it was 70-degrees F and raining, that would have been fine, but mid to high 30's... no thanks.
Gar Anat. All that time I spent Googling different places to stay in Spain really paid off because this place was killer too. Driving in Granada was an experience. I navigated my little rental car down "roads" that were barely alleys, and more than once we thought we were simply going to get stuck. It was challenging and fun, and I'm happy to report no collisions with walls, cars, scooters or pedestrians. Some time in the Hammam, then some time in the Alhambra, and our Granada time was nearly up.
bike tour of the city, the Picasso Museum, some more good food, and then our return flight to the states.
To be honest, I wasn't sure if we were actually going to make it home. I thought that with the crossing of all the different time zones and international borders on the day Daylight Savings Time starts in the US, we might slip into some type of Dali-esque clock shaped worm hole, only to emerge when the clocks were turned back. Alas, that was not the case. Jean and I made it home, and back to work we go!
Many more photos coming!