Another beautiful sunrise, also day 15

Well another beautiful sunrise, the sky behind seems to light up with a burgeoning fire and the sky ahead changes from dark to pale blue, lavender, indigo and pink, just lovely.
We walked awhile in the dark along side the road, 10km, until we arrived at Carrion De Los Condes.
I made a mistake here, because I told Al that the next town has this really fantastic church I wanted to go into. turned out we just walked right past it, not next town, this town. I didn’t find that out until the next town, Caldadilla de la Cueza, another 17 km away. Bummer. 
This town was a commandery of the Knights Templar, and a fantastic Templar church, Santa Maria. Our guide again told us not to miss this church. Well we did, next time I guess.
Toward the end of the town we walked past San Zoilo, a former monastery, now a luxury hotel, Enormous. 
Then we walked part of the original Roman road again today, in the scorching heat. This road is amazing, can you imagine, still being used after 2000 years! Our faithful guide tells us how this used to be bog land, no stone. They had to import over 100,000 tons of rock just to get the road above winter flood levels. Wow! 
I can testify what a trail it was to walk, no shade, we only had an apple and essentially not enough water. Al became the enemy when he started rationing me to half a sip. The water in my pack was at least 80*, I drank it anyway. Toward the end of our walk, Avrail met up with us again, she said maybe just over the next hill. Al had already said that once. I hate that. It turned out to be after the 3rd hill, then in a heat shimmer I said,” I think I see the line of a roof”, Al said, ” probably a big rock” . It was a roof, there was the town at the bottom of a hill. And thankfully a water fountain, we each drank a whole bottle. Our albergue had a pool, but no kitchen. Ah why? We were put into two bunks on the 2nd floor. 
Okay I haven’t said anything so far but at this place it was more of a problem, well not for Al but me. Mixed bathrooms. I have a problem just in a girls room getting undressed. I told one women a few days back, ” I am not a fan of group showers”. Sorry I can’t help it. One big stall, 4 shower heads, no thank you. You have to be super happy in your own skin I think to be any kind of ok with that. In high school, I was a chunky teenager, I would skip gym. now after having 4 kids and 40 more years on me, I’m a chunky old women with lots of stretch marks. I am not showing them off as badges of motherhood, sorry!
Anyway, I walk into the bathroom for a shower and there are naked girls, young women, I could have been a man. They didn’t care. I know I am in Europe, but I thought girls with girls, guys with guys, ok. But now I don’t have to just worry about some random women catching me naked, but some guy, I don’t think so. I will stand on one leg with the other leg on the toilet to get dressed if I have to. 
I know, I’m ranting, anyway another long walk tomorrow.
Until then,
be well.
Allen’s note: Ok for the ones of you that know Dorean I have to tell you this tidbit. As Dorean mentioned we walked a long way.Roughly seven hours of walking. To put that in perspective imagine walking from New London to Norwich, or from Norwich to Mansfield, Ct.. Now when we get in, we get our shower, wash our clothes and setup our beds and try to get things ready for the next day. Now understand that our feet are aching, you can hardly stand being on your feet. Would you not think that maybe it’s time to sit, contemplate, and rest. Noooo! Dorean now wants to get up, get out and have a walk around the town. Did I tell you that we just got done walking nearly 20 miles. She does not know how to relax, I am starting to think she has ADHD. 

They are just so pretty

They are just so pretty

Coming into Carrion De Los Condes

Coming into Carrion De Los Condes

Now a hotel

Now a hotel

The front door

The front door

This is what a plowed file looks like, how do they grow anything? I thought CT had the stoniest soil.

This is what a plowed file looks like, how do they grow anything? I thought CT had the stoniest soil.

15 km of just this

15 km of just this

There was the town, hidden, they do this on purpose I think

There was the town, hidden, they do this on purpose I think

I am including a couple of pics of doors that I've taken, I like their doors.

I am including a couple of pics of doors that I’ve taken, I like their doors.

For the vertically challenged.

For the vertically challenged.

One comment on “Another beautiful sunrise, also day 15

  1. come on Allan, really. You think she has adhd ? I think she is just so excited to be there she wants to see everything there is to see.. So I guess you have to just suck it up and go along with her. and by the way, good luck. lol ha ha ha love you guys, stay well.

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