Todd: hard to put into words the uniqueness and power of this experience. The simplicity and rhythm of the trail has already become addicting. This morning I awoke to Phil shaking me awake, which I was grateful since supposedly I had slept through my alarm. I was surprised to look around and find that we were beating all the other pilgrims to the trail since they were sound asleep
around me. Glancing over at Phil’s bed i realized he was already halfway packed for the day. I had the choice to either meet him in his urgency or take a look at my phone to see if I had time to catch another 5 minutes of sleep. I choose the later. When I read my phone it said 2:05. Check my camera to confirm. Yep, 2:05. Apparently Phil’s phone was stuck on the time that he had intentionally set his alarm for. One could be upset at the disruption of sleep, but I was just grateful that I had 4 more hours of shut eye.
On the camino it’s easy to meet nice people and that’s why I am having dinner with Phil, Kelly and the group! Love, Helen.