08/24/2018 My alarm tells me its time to rise and face the day, a few minutes later roomies alarm is saying the same thing. My body is feeling exhausted and my stomach is upset. We are scheduled to stay in this hotel again tonight. I tell the roomie how I feel and that I am … Continue reading Estella to Los Arcos
08/23/2018 The morning brings us back to the same parking lot where we ended our walk yesterday. We are headed to Estella, roughly fourteen miles away. The map indicates it’s another day of rolling hills. The first part of today's trail into Mañeru appears a bit steep so I decide to have the bus take … Continue reading Puente la Reina to Estella
08/22/2108 The group chose to forgo our formal tour of Pamplona last night and walked around with our wonderful Marly guides instead. The Camino goes through the historical city and guide arrows are in abundance. There is so much more to the city than just the running of the bulls. A history buff would be in heaven … Continue reading Cizur Menor to Puente la Reina
08/21/2018 The lobby of Casa de Beneficiados, our hotel in Roncesvalles. Late evening is the time of day that the Spaniards thrive. One is hard-pressed to find a place to eat prior to 8pm. Traditionally dinner is an event that includes sobremesa, a time after eating, before getting up from the table. It is a time for … Continue reading Roncesvalles to Zubiri
08/20/2018 Orrison I did not rest well this night and morning came too soon. Perhaps it was because of the excitement of fulfilling a long-anticipated bucket list. As soon as the alarm went off I dragged my self out of bed, dressed, slathered my feet in vaseline, slipped on my toe socks, laced my trail … Continue reading SJPP to Roncesvalles
08/19/2018 Rose early on day two, breakfast was still an hour or more away so roomie and I decided to venture out looking for coffee. It was a lovely brisk morning in San Sebastián, the sun was rising over the bay and party goers were just finishing up with the nights' festivities. With no coffee … Continue reading Basque Country
08 /17/ 2018 - 08 /18 /2018 The journey to Spain began August 18th, 2018, spent the night in Dallas to catch an 11am flight. Traveled from Dallas to Chicago to Madrid ending in San Sebastián Spain at 1pm August 19th. It was a day that at times never seemed to end but at other … Continue reading On Your Mark, Get Set, Spain is a Go!