Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Padrón & Winding Down

The Church of Santiago in Padrón, Spain

Padrón is a town about 16 km (10 miles) south of Santiago with some impressive distinctions. It is believed to be one of the places in Spain where Saint James preached when he was evangelizing Spain ... and it is recorded as the site where his martyred body reached land after drifting in a boat. Padrón is not typically visited by pilgrims because it is not on the main Caminos. However, because of its location, Portuguese pilgrims typically pass through this town on their way to Santiago de Compostela. Seeing the boys had some extra time, it was a good idea to make this extra jaunt ... and see a lesser known Camino town.

The boys have one more full day in Spain. Their flight takes off real early Thursday morning. I hope they enjoy their last day and feel special blessings from God.

Today is Chad's and my 25th Anniversary. When the travel dates finally settled and I realized the boys would be gone for our 25th, I was a little disappointed. But as I thought about it, I decided that having our sons in a place of spirituality and together as brothers is a perfect anniversary gift.

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