Our 2nd day walking

Today, another grueling day, my shoulders hurt just touching them and I had to carry a 25 pound pack. We still have not been able to mail those things.
We also were down to our last 2 euros.
A went a whole day without coffee. I wouldn’t drink vending machine coffee, maybe i am a coffee snob, still dont think so. does anyone drink vending machine coffee? but this kinda explains the headaches I guess. But I started my day again with too little sleep and a headache. Then walked 16 miles anyway carrying that dam pack. Ok Tonya, put 25 cents in the jar for me.
This is kinda funny, a women came up in queue behind us and said, ” oh yeah this is the man I almost slept with last night” we are assigned bunks at our albergue, I was #61 and Al #62. We already set in advance I was not sleep in any top bunk. And with there being record breaking pilgrims walking right now there were almost 300 pilgrims last night. So the bunk beds, yes bunk bed set up in a big Hall two by two, so Al was next to some women, as in a double bed. I was next to some other women. They both knew each other so one recommended we switch, and they both take top bunks, thank you to who ever is praying for us! So we started out from Roncesvalles later then we wanted to. We thought it would be mostly down hill, how could we possible go up anyone than we had already, well we did, and we had some downs too, which honestly are just about as bad now. My knees are killing me! Money still a problem, shoulders and hips aching, again last in at night. Albergue full but they had 50 mattresses they could lay in the gym, we got the last two, again , thanks for those prayers. Talked on the phone, forever, but got money, got dinner, pics to follow, fell into wine induced slumber, for a few hours anyway. Here are some pics for today,

My shadow

My shadow

Our meager dinner, 2 pieces of sheep cheese , I asked the gentleman what king of cheese he had, he said, " cow, sheep, sheep "  , also 2 slices of Salami

Our meager dinner, 2 pieces of sheep cheese , I asked the gentleman what king of cheese he had, he said, ” cow, sheep, sheep ” , also 2 slices of Salami

The gym we slept in, on the floor. Not too bad.

The gym we slept in, on the floor. Not too bad.

All the houses were so pretty.

All the houses were so pretty.

I climbed one of these

I climbed one of these

More scenery

More scenery

Long road

Long road

The monastery we stayed in last night

The monastery we stayed in last night

Our goal!

Our goal!

One of the many way markers

One of the many way markers

trying to catch up.

3 comments on “Our 2nd day walking

  1. liz says:

    Looks beautiful!!

  2. Arlene says:

    I love the photo of you two in front of the Santiago De Compostela sign!

  3. Pat Baker says:

    Hey Doreen! You should take up running with me. Sounds like it would be a lot easier. Glad you are having this opportunity of a lifetime. God bless you both! Pat Baker

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