Yesterday we were up even earlier than usual because… well… everyone was. The future father of Joycee’s children was this extremely handsome young man from Italy. He fell slightly out of favor when he woke up at 4, spent about 20 minutes rustling through his belongings with his headlamp swinging around, then crawled back into … More To Carrión de los Condes
My favorite thing today was the ruin of a nunnery that we went by only 2 miles before the end of our day. It was beautiful and haunting and we crossed right underneath it. Apparently APOC (American Pilgrims on the Camino) has developed an albergue in it, which seems super cool but there’s no electricity. … More Cool Tidbits from the 12th Century
This morning we headed out from Burgos where we spent two nights in a real hotel. It was truly delightful. Many of the albergues have hot showers, but the rooms themselves are freezing. So 10 seconds after a hot shower you are already cold again. Apparently it’s been unseasonably cool this year. We had a … More High Plains Drifters
The US is a wonderful place. We have many luxuries and many things we take for granted. As we’ve traveled across Spain one thing I’ve noticed is that energy conservation is much more incorporated into daily life here in Europe than in the US. Do you have a clothes line? Do you use it much? … More Energy
Tomorrow we will walk from San Juan de Ortega to Burgos, our second “big” city. This means we are about a third done and at the end of tomorrow we’ll have traveled 292 km, nearly 200 miles. Today at lunch we were talking with our travel pals about Easter Sunday and our first day of … More Time Flies …
I was going to take some time to talk about the albergues we’ve been staying in because they each have a certain personality, based on the owner, but usually each has been very cool in its own way… until today. We’re staying in a town called Cirueña. In and of itself kind of a strange … More Welcome to the Murder Zone
We were back waking today. The weather has been incredible so far. The days start out chilly but then by late morning it’s completely lovely. Cloudless deep blue skies. Each day the terrain has been a bit different and today we had vineyards, olive trees and those same lovely fields of yellow flowers. As a … More Sunday, Estella to Los Arcos
Since my knee was totally killing me last night we decided to take a respite day. We sat in the albergue and watched every one pack up. They try to be quiet but with 20 people zipping, snapping and whispering it’s nearly impossible to sleep. But it’s nice not to feel compelled to move, especially … More The 7th Day She Rested
Dog owners never seem to use a leash when walking their dog anywhere, they just run around freely.
We have become very grateful for showers.