We made it to Madrid and I’ve already eaten half of the city! I’ve come to the conclusion that Rosetta Stone needs to make a Spanish course that is only about food. So far talking about colors, family, and driving has not been helpful. Granted, I only studied Spanish for three months before arriving :).
On the plane ride from Sea-Tac to JFK a woman sat in the seat next to Michael. I saw her using a well worn 32L pack as a carry on and leaned over Michael and said “she looks like she has done the camino.” By the middle of the flight after seeing Michael reading the Camino de Santiago book she began to share all about the different caminos she has done to Santiago. It was wonderful talking to her and by the end of the plane ride we had exchanged emails and consider her our “Irish friend.”
The jet lag has affected us a bit today but we successfully slept through the night. And even though we were feeling a bit tired we managed to go to the train station and buy our train tickets to Pamplona for tomorrow. Once in Pamplona we will catch a bus to St. Jean Pied de Port.
I am so excited to start walking!!!
… And there is already talk of staying in Europe longer…. How’s that for a teaser!!