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... once we get past this first week! But apparently it is not uncommon to have "word finding difficulties" at this stage!
We are trying to upload pictures so hopefully this will give you an idea of what type of stunning scenery we´re walking through.
Hope everyone is well back at home, you are all in our thoughts.
For the parents ...
D'Espot, nous nous rendons vers un autre joli petit village alpin : Torla. (presque comme « maudit Torla! ») Situé dans la province de l’Aragon, ce village est au pied d’un autre parc national, le Parque Nacional de Ordesa i Monte Perdido. Le matin venu, c’est le désespoir! Pour la première fois du voyage, nous avons droit à de la pluie… et en plus, on ne voit pas le sommet des montagnes! *****! Y a pas ...
... the valley. As today was my first big climb, it was also my first big descent. You can go as fast as you want, but with sharp turns and switchbacks, you pretty much are pulling on the brakes all the way down.
Tonight we had dinner on our own - five of us went around the corner to a pizza place. The food was good, the company was good, and as we had a full day on the bike, we're glad dinner did not take 3 hours!
... and continue our trip until we could get back to the BMW mechanic in Toulouse.
That evening we had another great dinner prepared by Mariano and then went to a small bar were we saw the Spain football team (soccer) beat Italy for the European championship. Needless to say, the crowd in the bar was ecstatic, and the town exploded with firecrackers and honking horns.
... battery. Sallent de Gallego is a large resort area with no support services for cars or motorcycles, so we faced our first big challenge of the trip. Fortunately, were staying for two days and would have time to work out a possible solution.
Our second big challenge was the lack of a viable internet connection, so for the most part, except for our GPS tracker and Janet's iPhone for emailing, we were "off the grid."