Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Leon Rest Day Two

By hanging around like this we are losing all our momentum. I'm sure we will get this back as we are facing some very stiff hills in the coming days. This morning we explored the old city of Leon. It is quite lovely here. Most fun of all was meeting fellow pilgrims we have gotten to know over the last few weeks. 
Last night we had such a cosy evening with Joyce and Arlene joining us here at the Parador. Then this morning, an extensive buffet for breakfast. Even papaya available. It will be tough getting used to bread and jam for breakfast again! 
We are trying to give our feet a break by staying off them.  Hard to do in such an interesting city!
Enjoying a lovely evening with Arlene and Joyce!
I am sitting on the steps of Gaudi's building. One of the first secular buildings using private funds. Before that it was religious institutions or aristocracy that funded buildings like this. We think that it is a bank.
Jeff, sitting beside Gaudi who is sketching. 
Gaudi's dates
Some of the stained glass wonders in the cathedral
Great stop for a cafe con leche and treat
With all that walking we can afford a pastry, or two.