Manejando Rapidamente

The next part of our trip called for us to drop off the French Wagon Queen Family Truckster 177 km south of Roses in Barcelona. We left Roses just a little bit late, so the optimist in me said that we could make it up on the drive down. I fell in with a convoy of speedy Spaniards in riced-out BMWs, and it turned out that we actually arrived earlier than planned!

We arrived in the Barcelona airport, turned in the car (no damage penalty on the mirror!), checked in and walked leisurely to our gate. The flight to Madrid was painless…akin to SF to LA. The drive to the hotel was equally painless. What I’m learning really quickly about Spain is that there is almost no stress. Which made it REALLY ironic to see a Church of Scientology a block from our hotel. Maybe they heard we were coming and set it up as a precaution? đŸ˜‰

All in, everyone is really nice, and my Spanish is going really far.

2 thoughts on “Manejando Rapidamente

  1. Bruce

    Don’t you wish there was a place in America where for a few buck s you could open it up without the fear of a huge ticket? All the 500hp ‘vettes I see here troll around at or under the speed limit because they are such cop magnets. What a waste!

    1. Miguel Post author

      Back in the 90s there was a place called Montana that allowed that sort of thing. I did 125 in my Civic there, and it was neither safe nor prudent. More recently there’s a stretch of Nevada highway that’s closed for this sort of thing one weekend a year. It’s called the Silver State Classic. I haven’t done it yet, but it’s on my pre-40 must-do list.

      And yes, when you’ve got 500 bhp the insurance pretty much mandates that you drive like a little old lady (not from Pasadena). Painfully ironic.


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