We changed our plans for today so we could meet my brothers in a larger city (our original goal was Boneta, an additional 5km). Also, everyone was tired from the grind yesterday. We don’t know if the brothers will make it here today or tomorrow (the train is arriving in Santiago at 8 pm).
Since we only had plans to go 15 km, we started late, around 8 am after a light breakfast.
Most of the walking today felt like country side walking with nice views.
I should introduce you to my “tomato” team!
After breakfast or breaks when we are ready to go, I make sure my senior team has started walking (as I am responsible for bringing up the rear). Then I look at my young team and say to my tomatoes, “We are leaving.” They in unison respond, “We will ketchup!” Drum roll please!
Melide is famous for Pulpo (octopus). Some of the team are hungry for it. The rest of us just want a good dinner. We will find out later if my brothers can join us tonight, otherwise we will see them tomorrow.
Your pictures and (admittedly punny) jokes make me so happy! So glad more family members are coming!
Your pictures are simply wonderful. You all seem to be moving fast … Almost there. For Vandu .. Thanks for the very personal greetings .. Just like you to do that. Pat and all of you your pictures reveal that this truly is a mystic walk
Love your joke about the tomatoes!!!
Congratulations to all of you. Wow! You are at the end of your 550 miles pilgrimage . This was a tough journey as i saw many many hills and mountains and of course beautiful sunsets and sun rises. Looks like you have climbed Mount Everest.
Our library is having a class next week showing how to train for this pilgrimage. Needless to say i am not attending…..:). You guys should write a book and give talks and also send a story to our Ismaili magazine.
All our family members join me in wishing you all, including Barkat Bhai and Sikander,and all the family members our heartiest congratulations!
Amazing…I am at a loss to see your resilience. Vandana sending you our hugs, lov to all. Enjoy the family reunion.
Loss of words I meant!
LOL, how was the octopus?