Dear Blog Readers
October 25, 2010
Day 3 in Santiago
Woke up early to blue sky and sunshine - yeah Galicia, another a blessed day in the rainest part of Spain. Have breakfast and head out to do some shopping.
We don´t get very far in the square outside our hotel which is the front of the Cathedral - and many of you blog readers will be happy to learn we run into the 4 Korean ladies (remember, they would stop and eat soup every hour or so on the Camino!) - well it is like home week, there is screaming and hugging and everyone chatting at the same time - wow, Henning and Barbara join in (this is a couple who we met several times in hotels along the way) they now live in France, he is German and she is French - most elegant woman on the Camino - anyway they had also walked with the Korean ladies, so more hugging and lots of photos.
Finally say good byes and away we go to find a store to ´spend money´! Run into more people we´d met on the Camino - but continue to find the store - yeah success, I get new pants, blouse, scarf and shoes - I´ll need these as we are off to dinner with Henning and Barbara, didn´t want to wear the same outfit I´ve been wearing for the last 40 plus days.
On the way back we run into Matilda, the young girl who looks like Julia Roberts, she is not going home to Germany - Camino showed her she should stay in Spain and work on a farm - OKAY! - oh, to be young again and have the world by the tail. Also run into Duras (Doris) I´d walked with her for part of the Camino and it is lovely to see she made it to Santiago. More hugs and chatter.
Did some souvenir shopping again today - don´t know where I will put stuff as we only travelled with our knapsacks - one more day in Santiago and then the fast train to Madrid. I´ll continue to send blogs until I leave to travel home on Saturday October 30th.
It is early evening and will now go and get dressed for late, late dinner - 8:30 p.m. with Henning and Barbara. Enjoying seeing all those from the Camino - the square is filled with pilgrims coming in everyday - plus hundreds of tourists - it is the Holy Year after all.
Thanks for being a part of my Camino,
Blessings from Santiago -