We’re on our way home, and this means that our Epic 8-week Summer Road Trip is coming to a close. We’ve chosen to end the trip on a good, no great note, and we’ll be doing a Where It’s Made type of post. Our journey takes us to Naturalmente Mediterraneo and Jennifer explains the process of making artisan soaps and other skincare products.
It’s another lovely tasting for us, this time French wines. This is not a typical large-scale winery, but a tiny new winery. It’s at Domaine des Amiel, and it is literally outside our front door and under our apartment. So Heidi and are ready to start enjoying Montblanc wine!
We’ve completed our house sit in Morzine France and had an amazing time. We thought it would be a week of rest and relaxation, but it was far more than that. We had big plans of spending a week or two to make it back home to Almuñécar, with stops in Montpellier, Girona and more. But that isn’t how our the final week of our European road trip turned out.
This was house sit number 5 for us and by far it was the most exciting house sit we’ve ever had. Let’s just say we had excitement from all ranges of the spectrum from exhilarating to scary.
Typically our limit for close and fast paced travel is about 6 weeks. This is the threshold when we notice we are all a bit more snippy with each other and are just flat-out tired. After traveling non-stop for 5 weeks, we began our 6th week of travel on our longest drive yet. This time we were making our way from La Rioja Spain to Bordeaux France. Keep on reading to see how we did for 1 week in France.
Okay maybe Rioja wine isn’t your thing, but we absolutely love it and were very excited to be staying near Logroño Spain for the week. This was now the start of week 5 of our epic 8 week road trip around Spain & France. Okay for all of you in the USA, this is like staying in Napa Valley California or Champagne France! It’s wine country, and we had no trouble finding opportunities to drink wine.
We had 1 week to spend in La Rioja Spain and there was one Must Do while we were there. Wine tasting Spain! We needed to visit Marques de Riscal! I have seen photos of this winery over the years and I just had to see it in person. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint.
Continuing on with our 8 week summer road trip, Alan requested the Guggenheim-Bilbao be included in our travels. See, I do let the family contribute! While we didn’t have plans to stay directly in Bilbao, I knew we would be passing on our travel day from Santander to La Rioja. It was going to be a short 2 hour drive and Bilbao would be just about half way. So let the travel day begin!