June 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Notes From Spain: Day One

"Tomorrow the real fun begins and I'll report 'from the road' "

By Liz Simon

Trips & Quips

Liz Simon is a photographer, writer and cyclist who likes to combine the three in her quest to discover the nooks and crannies of New Mexico. Sometimes, means of transportation other than bicycle are employed---including the Rail Runner and motorcycle.


It was a lot of traveling to arrive in this magnificent Villa Mas Pelegri, two hours outside of Barcelona in the village of Serinya. And while the connections out of Albuquerque were excellent, with only minor delays, it's still a long ways from home.

The countryside is gorgeous and lush and parts of this villa date back to the 10th century. The inside has been completely modernized however.

Here are some inside shots and pix of the countryside. Today was only about getting fit for our bikes. Tomorrow the real fun begins and I'll report "from the road."