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Day 11, Villambístia


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I left at 6:45 this morning with a plan to stop after about 2 hrs for a break, but it was still too early and nothing was open yet. So I was a bit desperate by the time I found this very nice restaurant open for a much-needed pee & food break in Belorado.

I've eaten a piece of tortilla, which is a cross between quiche and an omelette with potatoes. And a open-faced sandwich with ham, feta and onion jam. And a lemon pop to drink. Louie has joined me for the break and food.

Along the street through Belorado, there were these stones periodically, which appear to be famous Spaniards. Louie recognized one name as a cyclist, I think some were Olympians. This photo is of an archaeologist.

Louie & I originally planned to stop in Tosantos, but arriving at 11:30, it would not open for another 1.5 hrs, so we carried on to Villambístia. We knew there would be space for us because our new Spanish friends, Suzanne & Gabriel (Gabby) called ahead to be sure. Gabby's feet are very sore so he didn't want to risk going further without certainty of a bed.

No problem as we were the first to arrive in this 12-bed albergue. Very nice and clean, good facilities (hot water, once she remembered to turn it on). And a great restaurant downstairs, which bodes well for the communal dinner at 7. It's also the only place to eat in this town with only a population of 50.

I've showered, washed my clothes, and eaten a good lunch omelette with fresh orange juice and a small piece of dark chocolate. Now it's 3 pm and I am sitting on a shady, but uncomfortable bench (no back support) writing this.

I have until 7 for dinner, and most everyone is napping. I have already walked all over the small town, so I think I might find somewhere comfortable to continue reading my book - X, by Sue Grafton.

Everyone seems to have water bottles on their lawn. I'm not sure the purpose of this.

Stone in Belorado

Stone in Belorado

Sign at the border

Sign at the border

Sunflowers and my shadow

Sunflowers and my shadow

Church at Villamajor del Rio

Church at Villamajor del Rio

Beautiful view

Beautiful view

Selfies are improving

Selfies are improving

Water bottles on lawn

Water bottles on lawn

Posted by Deb Godley 15:47 Archived in Spain

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