Saturday, March 13, 2021

El Camino - The Way #25

Our second day in Leon - celebrating my birthday - a second chance to allow my blister to heal - stubborn little guy - a good night sleep in a private room - no snoring - no people wandering in the middle of the night - no flashlights in our eyes early in the morning - a very good birthday present indeed.  Any day in Lent when things go your way - no interruptions with your prayer time - quiet time is a good day - one to be appreciated - little blessing from God - always a gift. 

Posing for Arlene - Public gazebo in the square 

On this special rest day - no backpack to carry around - instead a very light bag to carry a few necessities - a tourist day for my birthday - looking for a suitable place to get our morning cafe con leche and a pastry - not normally found on the Camino trail. 

Bingo - a pastry shop

Back to our starting point to view more statues and fountains

Popular Round-a-bout

In Burgos we had found a bench with a pilgrim statue
Here in Leon a similar bench - combination with a statue of Anton Gaudi the architect  

Arlene and Gaudi  

Discussing plans with Gaudi for Familia Sagrada in Barcelona 

We found it interesting while wandering that we would find an American restaurant - at least one named Hollywood - Continually throughout Lent surprises seem to pop up almost daily - make one's Lenten journey more interesting - what has surprised you? 

Authentic American?  Did not go in 

Our Hostel Orejas for our stay in Leon

Luckily our hostel was centrally located for all our wandering while in Leon - close to everywhere we wanted to visit - easy to find at night - right on the Camino trail - so ends another day of pilgrimage

Deacon Dale