Day Thirty Eight., 14,3 K., 8.9 Mi. (my pedometer).
Written on June 6, 2014.
We planned on a “short” day of walking today so that we could have more time in Leon, a large city, where many Pilgrims gather. On the way in I saw Amalia. I met Amalia several days ago when I was walking. We spent some time talking and walking together. I was grateful to see her today.
Nancy and Amalia.
There are many ways to keep Pilgrims off of busy roads.
Vern walking on a pedestrian overpass on the way to Leon.
As we were crossing the road into Leon I saw what seemed to be a checkpoint. As we walked closer it was a Pilgrim greeting station. The greeters were the Guardia de Civil, (police). They were offering a sello, (stamp), and a map.
A Pilgrim, Vern, and the greeters.
Not far behind us in line was a Mom and four children from New Zealand. I spoke with her for a few minutes. Her and her children are walking for charity. Check out their blog: http://charitywalking.wordpress.com/
The back of the Mom’s backpack.
When we entered Leon we walked into a festival!
Musicians in Leon.
A parade of donkeys in Leon.