Burgos, 6 September 2021
How does one describe a good day? I think it’s easy to describe it from the inside out.
- I successfully taped my foot and it feels better.
- I had a lovely breakfast of cafe con leche and a pastry made with a flakey crust and dark chocolate on the bottom.
- I found a laundromat and washed my clothes and found my way back to my hotel WITHOUT GPS.
- I went to the Cathédrale de Santa Maria in Burgos, downloaded the app and had a wonderful audio guided tour.
- I wandered around the neighborhood and found a posh looking restaurant that was opening in just 30 minutes so I returned to my room for a little extra cash and found my way back WITHOUT GPS.
- I had a table overlooking a little park along the river and lunch was amazing. White asparagus with a cream sauce and a small lettuce salad, the most tender beef stew with extra crispy fries, and 2 glasses of red wine. Now I know why people in Spain put so much emphasis on the siesta time.
All of that sounds great, but it really doesn’t capture how I feel outside in.
Inside I feel strong, accomplished, healthy, satisfied, well fed, and peacefully happy. Taking delight in the day is as much a part of the camino as overcoming obstacles, carrying on when the hill seems too steep, and asking for help when you have no strength left inside.
The outside is just stuff. The inside is the gift the camino gives.
Oh…I forgot…I had ice cream 🍦 too 😋