Sunday 22 September 2013

Sept 22 Sunday Leaving Leon

THis morning we filled up on coffee, champagne and orange juice, fruit and all the delicious pastries and headed out to look for the market.  We were told it was along the river to the left of our parador. Success!  It probably had well over 100 stalls.  Scarves and watches were each 3 euros.  Our kind of shopping as remember we cannot carry anything that has too much weight!  Sandy and I have  big purple watches and we all bought a couple  of scarves.  Then it was back to our parador to pack up, don our dusty boots and get to the train.  We will arrive in Santiago at 7:20.
OMG here we are on the train and we have just made a stop at Monforte de Lemos where new passengers get on----one ´"man" got on with his mother, who saw him seated, stowed his bag overhead , then kissed him goodbye and she left the train---talk about overbearing!  Train filling up and temperature rising.  We are seeing new parts of Spain as the train doesn´t always follow the camino.
We hired a taxi to take us to the Moure Hotel, where we stayed in 2011, taxi fare was 5.40 euros!  much less than home!
After checking in we went across the street to another little hostel/hotel that we had also visited in 2011, it has a beautiful garden with sculptures and gorgeous flowers everywhere.  We had a bottle of vino and some olives and were all too tired to go out for dinner so it was back to the Moure for herb tea and bed.  TOmorrow we WALK 26 km!
Internet may be sketchy on the walk to Finistere, we don´t really know what to expèct.  If I can I will blog, if not, I will when I can !! 
Loving hearing from family and friends.
the 4 P´s 


At 23 September 2013 at 16:11 , Blogger Chris Green said...

Good luck with the last part of your journey ladies. A little joke for the four of you.

Four Catholic Women

Four Catholic ladies are having coffee together, discussing how important their children are. The first one tells her friends, "My son is a priest. When he walks into a room, everyone calls him 'Father'."
The second Catholic woman chirps, "Well, my son is a bishop. Whenever he walks into a room, people say, 'Your Grace'."
The third Catholic woman says smugly, "Well, not to put you down, but my son is a Cardinal. Whenever he walks into a room, people say, 'Your Eminence'."
The fourth woman sips her coffee in silence. The first three women give her this subtle "Well...?"
She replies, "My son is a gorgeous, 6'2" hard-bodied, tanned, male stripper. Whenever he walks into a room, women just say, 'Oh my God...'."

At 23 September 2013 at 16:23 , Blogger Chris Green said...

One more joke for the road

The Tale of Two Statues

There are two statues in a park; one of a nude man and one of a nude woman. They had been facing each other across a pathway for a hundred years, when one day an angel comes down from the sky, and with a single gesture, brings the two to life. The angel tells them, "As a reward for being so patient through a hundred blazing summers and dismal winters, you have been given life for 30 minutes to do what you've wished to do the most." He looks at her, she looks at him, and they go running off together behind the shrubbery. The angel waits patiently as the bushes rustle and giggling ensues. After 15 minutes, the two return, out of breath and laughing. The angel tell them, "Um, you have 15 minutes left." The male statue asks the female statue, "Would you like to do it again?" "Oh, yes let's," she replies! "But let's change positions. This time, I'll hold the pigeon down, and you poop on its head!"

One of Nolan's favourites, probably just because it has the word poop in it...

At 23 September 2013 at 16:24 , Blogger Chris Green said...

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At 23 September 2013 at 17:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like fun I am only walking 18 holes these days.............
keep up the trek
Cliff & Mary


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