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We stopped for an afternoon in Segovia. It is known for its 1st century aqueduct and Queen Isabela’s castle (where Christopher Columbus received the financial backing from Spain to sail).
Photos from a quick stop in Ávila on our way to Talavera, Spain.
Last week we took friends from Minnesota up into the mountains around El Bierzo. By accident we found out that the one time king of Peru was born in this little village (Villanueva).
On our way back from an errand we decided to visit a village which we hadn’t been to. We met a really nice couple who showed us around their grove of chestnut trees, pointed out routes to hike, and even sent us home with a bag of their garden potatoes.
Everyone allows Tanzen to take a picture of them
A few weeks ago with found this beautiful little place for a picnic in our valley. We even saw an otter!
Here is a short video of s’more making during our Conversational English activity this weekend (watch for the barbarities committed when people realize you can roast more than just marshmallows).
We took a day to visit the sea with our friends. My goal was to find a petrified sharks tooth. This is how the story unfolded.
Sifting through shells
Building castles in the sand
Me: “How do you find sharks teeth?”
Her: “You just look for little slivers…like the one you just about stepped on.”
Her: “See, that was a sharks tooth that you missed. I will now add it to my collection and leave you green with envy.”
Her: “Let me count out all the sharks teeth I have found today in front of you so that you feel incompetent.”
Me: “Thank you.” *walks away with head down*
* Conversation may or may not have extra dialogue added.
** She didn’t really say that. But I did feel like that.
A couple weeks ago we were able to take a trip to visit friends in England. The Houghtens are working along the coast in Essex and we were able to spend time with them, speak and present in the church where they are ministering, and experience some English food and culture!
Hunting through Used Book stores.
Hitching a Ride
We had another day of walking, and kept the distance to another 17 km. We hiked from Gonzar to Palas de Rey.
Still feeling happy after two days of hiking!
Fun with friends!
Getting a stamp everywhere we stopped
One guy’s name means “10,000 lakes” in Korean and the other guy is from “the land of 10,000 lakes”
Hiking when the sun comes up
Proof we did the Camino together
A Bug’s Life
Watching the pilgrims
Lost in time
We finished with everyone who started, and picked up a couple along the way!