Saturday, June 26, 2010

San Martin del Camino ... About 150 Miles To Go

A statue of Saint James the Pilgrim
from the Sanctuary at Our Lady of the Atonement in San Antonio.

The boys made it to a town called San Martin del Camino this afternoon in Spanish time/this morning in Texas time. It’s a small farming community … with no computers available … but there was a phone, so Seamus called while Ian was snatching a bit of sleep. I’m sure he’ll need some time to get his body adjusted to Spain’s time zone. After an afternoon of resting, washing clothes, shopping and cooking, the boys will watch the next game in the World Cup Soccer series.

My father got a kick out of an e-mail he received from Noah on Father’s Day. Noah explained that they would be going to mass later that evening and then to the local bar to watch soccer. Americans are just not used to 13-year-olds casually mentioning plans to go to a bar!

Tomorrow the boys will probably smell some garlic. One town they are bound to pass, Villares de Órbigo, grows lots of garlic.

They might get as far as Astorga, which would be neat … Saint Francis stayed at a refugio there in 1214 on his way to Santiago de Compostela. It was actually while he was in the Cathedral in Santiago when God revealed to St. Francis that his order of friars would grow in great ways.

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