Thursday, September 10, 2015


Last night I shared a dinner with eight other pilgrims, wonderful times and great stories.  Bed was in the municipal albergue and we had about 32 people in our room.

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No sleeping in this morning.  Those who were walking all the way in to Leon were on the road early.  We decided to follow the guide book and enjoyed breakfast before catching the bus for twelve miles in to the large city of Leon.  From the bus station we walked into the city center and toured the cathedral with our backpack...yes, I carried mine today; before walking to the albergue Santa Maria run by nuns and located in a Monastery.  The women are on the first floor and the men on the second.  No sharing toilets and showers tonight.

We have a mass at 7 pm, pilgrims dinner at 7:30 pm and then a special service at 9:45 pm for blessing the pilgrims before bed and lights out at 10:30.

I walked with Kathleen to the train station today and she purchased her train ticket from Santiago to Madrid.  Eventually she must cut out a few days so that she will have time to do all of the 100 km required to receive her certicate in Santiago.  When that happens I once again will look for a new walking partner.  Monika, my first, reached santiago today in time for the pilgrim Mass at noon.  I shared her video of the mass on facebook for you.  Katia is a day ahead now and must also begin to skip ahead like Kathleen to make her goal.   Injuries for all three have allowed me to enjoy them but also caused them to have to change their schedules.  It's a jouney full of surprises.
Buen camino


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