After the quiet of several days of hiking in the open spaces of agricultural land, approaching a big city can be daunting. First, it’s hard not to feel out of place with our heavy packs and dusty shoes among the business men and women or the sprucely dressed weekend tourists. Our determined looks as we go about finding the municipal albergue so we can, at last, put down those heavy packs set us apart.
But, after check-in and freshening up with a shower and clean(ish) clothes, we’re outside once more to see the sights.
Here are some of the delights from Burgos and our quick bus trip to visit our friends Ruben and Rebekah in the northern Spain.
Of course, our favorite pictures from Bilbao were of Ruben and Rebekah and their beautiful girls, Haizeah and Alba. Rebekah grew up in Candia and married the handsome Ruben who is from Bilbao and completing his Ph.D.