Friday, October 2
We are in Boadilla today. A lovely albergue with a swimmimg pool , greem grass, and lovely gardens. Our pack just stopped by, but they are continuing on. 30 k is enough for us.
Burgos was a lovely city. it is a brand new albergue behind the cathedral. There were bunk beds in cubby holes..almost private, but the best thing was....each bed had a light...what luxury. we went out for a beer and the waitress dumped the whole thing over Gerry. No apology, no free beer, and she didn´t even bother to mop up the mess. While we awere sitting there a guy came up and took out the gargbage bags from the bin, opened them up, and then started eating the food remains. I wanted to offer him something, but he was crazy and I don´t speak the language so I didn´t. I feel badly about that.
We went on a train ride around the city. it would have been great except that we couldn´t hear a word. the Spaniards yapped all through the english part, and even if I did shut them up with my shushushing we had a kid behind us who screamed the whole time. Delightful.
We gathered a gang for dinner hanging around the cathedral and found am upstairs of a restaurant that would accomadate the sixteen of us. A great time was had by all.
Off to Hantanas yesterday. it is a popular pilgrim stop in the middle of nowhere. You walk and walk and walk and walk...and then just over the lip of the hill is a tiny town nestled in a valley. It has two albergues and a two bars and we ran into our friend from montreal as well as our young pack and many laughs later we rolled into bed. the kids are pushing on and we probably won´t see them again.
Great walk today.