Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Village of Hontanas

Seamus called today and mentioned that he and Noah are in a town called Hontanas … so they have another 95 miles before meeting Ian in León a week from today. Sometimes they prefer avoiding some of the large cities when they look for a place to stay, but then, with the smaller towns there can be a lack of some things … like the internet and groceries! Truly, I’m glad they are experiencing a variety. Even in smaller villages, however, they have been able to watch the World Cup soccer games in the evenings.

In the 1600s, Hontonas was a shepherd town … mostly a cluster of straw-roofed impoverished huts surrounded by stakes to keep wolves out. The pilgrims of this time frame had to pay to sleep on the floors of these huts. From that perspective, having no access to a computer doesn’t seem so bad!

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