Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Camino: last day of walking

Carey and I slept late this morning. Ear plugs and an Ibuprofin with a little codiene gave me a sound night of sleep after the previous night with the bugs keeping me awake.

We stayed in a Pension, privately owned. This nice family wete there, before us, and as we crawled in after our almost 30 km day, the sight of a happy smiling 9 month old baby gave us strength and made us smile. Our gift of the day.

Today they were out on the Camino. The young boy played his guitar while walking to dinner last night, "Smoke on the Water". So when we saw them walking today, we sang it for them and made them smile.

Loved the signs today. One telling me not to stop walking, and the other saying we'd arrived at the edge of the city. Just outside the cathedral, I saw a statue of Ghandi. "I want my picture with Ghandi statue." I walked over and started to lean on the statue, when it moved and talked to me, I jumped back and screamed! It was a live mannequin. "He looked at me and said, "That was the best reaction I've ever gotten." My heart was thumping.

Last, here are our beds tonight. We are in them now, but I'd loved to have gone to the cathedral.

Tomorrow we meet Uli and Carey at 9:30 am for breakfast. Pilgrim mass is at noon. And Giant puppets after that.

We made it! I can't say how incredible it feels.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Enjoy the moments

Unknown said...

Awesome, awesome! Thank you for taking us with you!

Ray said...

Hooray, you did it!!!! Congratulations and enjoy the triumph and excitement!!!!
And have a well deserved rest!