Mine and Kelli’s base of operations these days is a beautiful, wine- and olive-rich region of Spain called La Rioja Alta, or “High Rioja,” situated in the northern part of La Rioja, one of the country’s comunidades autónomas. We’ve hiked along the rivers Tirón and Ebro, seen the views from Laguardia, and hiked along a few of the myriad trails that criss-cross the surrounding countryside. We haven’t seen enough by any means, but we’re getting there.