Saturday 21 September 2013

Sept. 21 Saturday

Up early for a breakfast feast, loads of papaya, pineapple, melon, yogurt, strawberries, oj, eggs, sausages, meats, pastries and more!  We ate for an hour! Then it was off to the market.  It was colourful and picture perfect with an array of vegetables and flowers that pilgrims never see or get served!  There was not much in the scarves we were hoping for so no purchases were made.....hoping for a better market on Sunday.  Next we went to tour the cathedral which was well worth the entrance fee of 5 euros.  The cathedral has the most stained glass windows of any church in all of Europe, and it was constructed in a time span of 50 years, which was quite swift for a church back in the day and of this size. 
We stopped for coffee, found a pharmaacia to stock up on supplies and at the train station bought our tickets for tomorrows ride to Santiago.  Then we came back to the parador and had lunch in the garden terrace.  Rests and computer time to catch up on the blog and news from home till evening.....our last night in Leon.
.xxxx P´4s


At 21 September 2013 at 11:23 , Blogger Kenny H said...

Super! I can't wait to see the photos of the church! I've tried to post comments several times but always fail on the next section. The part where you have to type what's in the window. For some reason the publish sign doesn't show up and stuff doesn't get sent. I may have just typed a comment you'll never see.

At 21 September 2013 at 12:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sister's, (P4's)
I'm in awe as I read your blog & feel like I'm walking along with you... The Pilgrims 4 were definitely missed at our meeting the other night, however many kind & encouraging thoughts were sent your way :) Stay strong & I look forward to following your blog, as you continue through this amazing journey... Hugs to each of you.. Judi B.

At 21 September 2013 at 14:59 , Anonymous Preston Westmoreland said...

We Are All Proud Of What You Are Doing And Wish You The Best For Finishing Up. Muriel Is Doing Great.
Best To You. Preston And Nancy Westmoreland, Carefree, AZ.

At 21 September 2013 at 17:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, it all sounds so amazing! Wish I was there too.
Another whirlwind week at work. Our friends were at the house when I arrived home on Friday. Guy made his awesome ribs and we had some great friend time.
Went to Granville Island today...reminded me of your market scene. Beautiful displays of fruits, veggies, and flowers. Tomorrow we're off to the races, quite literally. Hope we win some $$ :D.
Torrential rains are on their way, or so they say. Today was lovely although they called for thunderstorms.
I'm working on a large waterlily painting for my spare time.
Sorority was great fun at Donna's. Did you know her basement flooded in the last big storm (Aug. 30thish)? She is under construction and repair and her beautiful yard is all ripped up. They are redoing her basement. It was a terrible experience!
Marion just returned from Africa and had rhino encounters of the first kind. Very scary. She was still recovering and I hope to see her on Wed. for painting and more stories about her vacation.
Budget is approved, raffled off an orchid, Rosalie won and we raised $20 something.
Patti and Sandy did their program on Duct Tape. It was hilarious.
You can't imagine the things you can made/do with that stuff. My favourite was using red duct tape to cover the bottom of your shoes...making them 'designer' shoes a la duct tape.
Hmmmm...can't remember much more at this time.
Of course it's not quite the same without you all. We are in awe of your trek across Spain and can't wait for your tell all program.
As always, I read your blog and get both hungry and thirsty...for food, wine, and adventures. Love the telling, great writing, great fun!
Be safe my friends, and as always...have a drink for me!
J :D

At 21 September 2013 at 17:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops...reread my post and I realized I made it sound like Marion was recovering from a rhino attack instead of jet lag. Not to worry, she is safe and unharmed.
She is just a weary traveller..

At 21 September 2013 at 17:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it was a hippo...either way she is still okay.

At 22 September 2013 at 04:45 , Anonymous pilgrimsfour said...

Your trip so far sounds absolutely amazing. The food alone is probably worth the experience. Keep on trekking.



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