I know I complained about taking pictures of great landscapes yesterday but I have one to share again today.

This is a pretty little town we went through and I liked the woman’s bright blue pants against the dirt path, but mostly I love the blue of the sky. The weather has been amazing. On our second day of crossing the Pyrenees it was cold enough that I was glad to have on long pants with a mid layer jacket and my rain jacket. But other than that temperatures have been 60-75 degrees F.

And now on to something I’m learning. We are having dinner in a bar. It’s loud! There are no stools at the bar. People are just standing with a drink and talking. Many of them seem to know each other. No one is drunk. Most of them have a drink and either leave or find a table to have dinner.

I’m just an observant and while I don’t really like all the noise and the faint smell of cigarette smoke which I suspect comes from clothing because no one is smoking, there is something infectious about the congeniality of the crowd. No one is taking a selfie or checking Facebook. No one even has their phone out. This is pure socialization and I love having a front row seat.

We could learn a lot from the Spanish people.

If there is anything you want to know about the Camino, ask me. I’d love to see what your thoughts and questions are.

In the meantime Buon Camino!

Published by michelleperram

I am me, a person with love for others, a passion to be creative, and a desire to be a cheerleader for others. I’m a wife, a mommy, and a grandma (you can call me by my grandma name “Lady M”). I’m on a search to grow and connect more fully with God. I didn’t grow up particularly church, married a man who had, and we raised our three daughters in the church. I found a place to belong in the church and somehow discerned a call to go to seminary. I received a Masters of Arts and Religious Communication (MARC). I went on to become ordained as a deacon in the United Methodist Church and served in media ministry and Christian education. As clergy I found that I didn’t have a place to belong in the church so I left the United Methodist Church in 2010. I still believe and I’m still on a quest to draw closer to God. And I’m going to walk the Camino de Santiago.

5 thoughts on “DAY 7

  1. So, so glad the weather has been great. The photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Great info about socializing sans phones in Spain. What time of day was that? I have always heard the Spanish tend to eat later in the evening than we do here in the U.S. True? varies?

    1. We waited about 40 min for the restaurant to open but the bar served us wine, a coke, and some green olives. Some places don’t open until 9:00 for dinner. Our difficulty is the need to get up and get going early.

  2. Having great wine on the Camino yet?
    Enjoy the great days!
    I love YOU and continue to pray and cheer with you & your beloved

  3. Hi Michelle,
    I’d love to know more about the stamps you need to get each day. Do you have a “Camino” passport?
    And the no selfies and no phones sounds wonderful
    Another question- it appears the Camino goes through towns. Am I getting that right
    I so appreciate your posts. Keep them coming

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