~ Title quote by James Michener
Our backpacks are ready to make their last trek of this trip, and we see the ever impressive Aqueduct as we leave the hostal. We saunter to the Segovia, Spain bus station, drinking in the sights before we head to Madrid so we can fly back home to cold, wintry Minnesota.
Could it be the sight of Randy and his “harem” of women getting on the bus that is tickling their funny bones?
We’ve been living out of backpacks for about 2 1/2 weeks now and the comfortable feeling of home is calling our names. This whole Camino experience has had a surreal feel to it and I often had to remind myself that it wasn’t a dream. The Camino has been a unique experience in that we not only visited Spain, but also visited with people from all over the world, joining us in the communal mission of reaching Santiago on the Way of St. James. Gives a United Nations feel to the Camino. Plus, the side trip to Segovia was just icing on the cake.
Walking the Camino de Santiago may be the hardest thing I’ve ever done ( Even childbirth didn’t take this long). Would I do it again?
In a heartbeat.