Photo taken April 2000 just outside Ursegel in Northern Catalonia, Spain.
My friend Paula and I visited this and many other small 1000-year-old villages in Catalonia just a few kilometers from the French border. This photo shows the Pyrenees, still snow-covered, in the background. I have wanted my husband to see this part of Spain for so long and now we are going. Tomorrow we fly to Barcelona.
We'll spend a couple of days getting off jet-leg and onto the Spanish time schedule while becoming re-acquainted with the land of Gaudí, jamón serrano and tapas. We plan to rent a car and travel for 5 or 6 days on the side roads through the small villages of the Basque area and the Northern coast along the Bay of Biscay from Bilbao to San Sebastian then back to Barcelona.
Next we'll take a shuttle van two and a half hours to La Seu D'Urgell to visit parents of a young woman who lived with us for a year. They have become dear friends and we see them every year as they visit Colorado to see their two daughters who are currently living here.
Enjoy this photo as we travel. I'll be back with hundreds of photos around the 24th of September.