We must leave the Albergue at 7:15 this morning, still quite dark so we are careful not to miss the way markings. It isn´t too long before I am quite a way ahead of Sally and katie ( theit two steps to my one).
We have chosen the road way to Hospital Orbigo (24km) it is 10km shorter than the walker´s way but not as scenic. I am anywhere from 400 to 4m away from a 2 lane highway much of the day. Two lane roadway, cornfields on both sides and clusters of trees here and there. I could be walking in Champaign ( except for the mountains in the distance).
I walk 41/2 hours without a break, except for a minor adjustment to my backpack. Finally, I give in to hunger and fatigue and find a place on the ground to sit and eat. I notice huge black ants all over, I fear they may carry off my tuna, so I move about 100m down the road to a cement stucture and have lunch.
Today isn´t the climb I thought it would be, that´s tomorrow.
About 2km from Orbigo I spot a rather long caterpillar. Think ¨stretch limo¨. This was a stretch caterpillar, at least 3x longer than any I´ve ever seen. I take a picture of it next to my boot ( just for Kobe).
I cross a long, beautiful cobblestone bridge just before coming into town that crosses the Orbigo river and find a place to write and wait for Sally and katie.
More thoughts on ¨time with God¨.
What constitutes having time with God? A 30 or 50 minute reading of the Bible and a prayer? Imagine if you reduced your relationship/time with your spouse or child to a 30 minute reading (of something they wrote), thanking them for what they did yesterday, and then giving them a list of things you need for today.
That doesn´t sound like much of a relationsip. So, for me, my relationship with, time with God, has to be so much more than that. Just a few thoughts...
Until next time...