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Day 33 (October 12, 2013) – 14.6 km., Villar de Mazarife to Hospital de Orbigo

Today’s “Camino moment” could have been an opportunity for us to learn more about what makes us tick and fix it. At the very least, we could have improved our attitude; instead, all we wanted to do was escape. We … Continue reading

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Day 32 (October 11, 2015) – 22.2 km., Leon to Villar de Mazarife

The luxurious Hostal San Marcos in Leon was worth a splurge. Maybe next time! This stunning building was built in the 16th century as a convent, but the building also has a dark history. During Spain’s 1936-39 civil war, thousands … Continue reading

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Day 31 (October 10, 2015) – 18.6 km., Mansilla de las Mulas to Leon

Walking into Leon wasn’t as tedious and the highway wasn’t as dangerous as we expected. No doubt all the kindnesses we were showered with this morning buoyed us up and took the edge off anything negative for the rest of … Continue reading

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Day 30 (October 9, 2015) – 24.5 km., Calzadilla de los Hermanillos to Mansilla de las Mulas

Today we followed in the footsteps of Roman Emperor Augustus! The road we followed is the most perfect stretch of Roman road left in Spain. While Augustus would have travelled with a retinue of servants that aren’t available to us, … Continue reading

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Day 29 (October 8, 2015) – 14.5 km., Sahagun to Calzadillos de los Hermanillos

We were a noisy bunch of chatterboxes at breakfast this morning. The little woman serving us kindly asked us to be quiet in consideration of the nuns who were sleeping upstairs. We stayed at the Convent de Santa Cruz, part … Continue reading

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Day 28 (October 7, 2015) – 16.3 km., Ledigos to Sahagun

According to our calculations, Dave and I have walked four hundred and forty-four kilometers in the last four weeks. (It seems longer when you spell 444 out!) On September 10th we were back in St. Jean Pied de Port getting … Continue reading

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Day 27 (October 6, 2015) – 22.5 km., Carrion de los Condes to Ledigos

Music transformed what was, to me, an intolerable morning into a good one.  Tania said there would come a time on the Camino that I would want to listen to tunes, so she lent me her iPod and put my … Continue reading

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Day 26 (October 5, 2015) – 0 km., Carrion de los Condes

Staying here at the Hotel Real Monasterio San Zoilo for a second night is just what the doctor ordered. Last night Dave wasn’t feeling well enough to have dinner and was in bed by 8 o’clock. I went by myself … Continue reading

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Day 25 (October 4, 2015) – 6.6 km., Villalcazar de Sirga to Carrion de los Condes

This was a good day for humming that old Johnny Ray song, “Just walking in the rain.” It was actually the first day that the sky has been completely overcast with no patches of blue anywhere. It was windy as … Continue reading

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Day 24 (October 3, 2015) – 16.9 km., Fromista to Villalcazar de Sirga

Today we had a choice to make and it was a “no brainer!” We could either take the “pilgrim autopistas” alongside the main road all the way from Fromista to Villalcazar de Sirga or take the scenic way that follows … Continue reading

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