I want to add some things from past days before I begin today.
Clarification about Apple picking (especially for Gerta and Cecilia): I did not encourage Deborah to climb the fence to pick apples. I was so surprised that she was going over a barbed wire fence that I had to take a photo. It was not an orchard. Deb said that it was a lone apple tree that was being neglected. I would never encourage somebody to do trespass and pick apples.
More on Casa Magical: Miguel, Simone’s business partner, worked on the feet of any pilgrim that had blisters and magically fixed their feet. People were amazed.
The pilgrim dinner last night was delicious and I enjoyed talking with other pilgrims
I am sad about Simone because she told me that she has been sick and the Albergue is now too much for her to handle. She only plans to stay open through October. They are trying to sell it so she can get rid of the debt and return to Brazil. It is such a wonderful place. I forgot to write about the group of hammocks hanging there for pilgrims to rest. Please send good thoughts to her for a buyer of this wonderful place to appear in her life.
Now for what I did today.
I left this morning at 6:30 when it was still pretty dark. It took an eagle eye to follow the marks in the street. I love coming to the fountains.
I walked 26km today. I did great for the first 19 km and then slowed down. Yet, I made it to Casa Austria in Los Arcos where I am very happy that I had a reservation. They were booked full when I got there. I did my laundry. I met a woman named, Nancy, and she invited me to have dinner with her friends and the priest from California. Tonight my legs and feet are tired. I managed to get a 15 minute massage.
After 9 so time to go to bed.