Wednesday, October 7
We have arrived in San Martin del camino. We should have saved our mulligan!! Today it poured. Not rain...it poured. Thunder, lightening, the whole nine yards. Our feet were not wet, they were swimming along the camino. We could pour the water out of our boots. So much for goretex. It is kind of like our health care system-works great if you don´t need it. LOL. The algergue has no hot water and no toilet paper-not one of the better days.
By cheating yesterday we caught up with our young friends and were able to spend a couple of hours together. Gerry and I went out for dinner alone though. He chose the place. Turned out the food was fabulous. The best calamari ever. The glass of wine was an excellent local, served at the perfect temperature in beautiful stemware. The place was tres chic. No pilgrim meal for us last night. Yum.
But it was back to reality at the monestary. They separate the men and woman, but since we were married we got to stay in the married quarters. Be careful what you wish for. An obnoxius Aussie woman drove Gerry crazy.
We are slowly warming up. Time for a glass of wine. Things are looking up already.