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... pilgrims, this can be a very emotional moment and it was for me. I can't explain why but I walked away from it with tears in my eyes after placing my rock from Colorado into one of the grooves in the wooden pole.
At this point, Diane and I ran into our friend, Henry, and walked with him today from Cruz Ferro to his hotel in Molinaseco. We had light conversation as we enjoyed the beautiful views of the mountains and hills around ...
... eggs, bacon, and baked beans for 3.50€. Baked beans? Well, that was a nice change from the normal dry bread and jam. Ponferrada continues to grow so Molenesca is now a bedroom community that also continues to serve as a pilgrim stop. Oma and I had finished our meal when Opa said something about getting ready... For what? We waited... to finish his meal, to leave, to go to the bathroom? He said he forgot. We got to laughing. Poor waiter. He wasn't sure ...
... me. The other day I was in a bathroom and the lights went out mid-squat, and the light switch was out in the hall. I had to laugh at my predicament.
I continue to marvel at the beautiful flowers we see in abundance everywhere. Even in the ditches and abandoned fields I see stunning flowers, including roses, growing beautifully, only tended to by nature ... we work so much harder at home to cultivate this kind of floral eye-candy.
At one point today we were passed ...
So, I'm finally able to post on here, we'll see if I can actually poat it. My first day I met a nice French Canadian woman who walkes @ about the same pace as me. We walked together most of the first day and most of the second day. She was quiye interesting, she trained kids who were learning to fly gliders. She had broken her back 4 years ago & was proving to herself that she could do it. So far, I've met people from everywhere, from France, ...
... course, there are many Americans and many young people on the trek, as well. Many people have walked the Camino numerous times. Yesterday began misty and cool as we started walking through the Pass of Irago to the highest point of our entire journey. The ascent was not as difficult as I had anticipated, but coming down was rocky and exhausting. By afternoon the sun had come out and we had a pleasant walk to ...