My granddaughter, Natalie, is in Canada with her Granddad. They are at the Stratford Festival, and tomorrow, Natalie starts her second acting class through the Shakespeare school. Last year I took her, and her Mom joined us at the end of the week for Natalie's group's performance.
This year, of course her Mom and I are walking the Camino Frances. My only advise to Martin was to see lots of plays and eat ice cream. I haven't heard a word from them.
I wish them great weather, fun and learning for Natalie, and lots of relaxation for my Sweetie.
On the opposite end of the scale, we beaver away at walking. The body knows what to do. You just get all packed and point it in the right direction. We walked all day on the real Camino, the old pilgrim route. The road seemed relatively quiet, as most pilgrims are following the stages. We are stopping mostly one town before the end of each stage, cheaper and the albergues are sometimes smaller and more friendly.
We continue with Abby and Luke, 22 & 23 years old. They liked us in the beginning because they were lonely not having anyone to speak English with. And they can talk, and are full of great stories.
Bernard an Patricia are also walking and stopping at the same rate and places. We love these two couples! This really is one of the great gifts of the Camino.