Adrian!…We did it! Rocky Balboa, Rocky II

We do not follow maps to buried treasure and X never, ever marks the spot. Indiana Jones to his students in “Last Crusade”

After a number of days of trail work, we were finally nearing Santiago.  Some pics from the trail…


Next Big Town... Santiago!
Next Big Town… Santiago!
Santiago Bound!
Santiago Bound!
Cow Crossing Outside Arzua.
Cow Crossing Outside Arzua.
The Trail Head in O Pedrouza ... Santiago 20km!
The Trail Head in O Pedrouza … Santiago 20km!
Are we done yet!?
Are we done yet!?
The Pilgrim Monument above Santiago
The Pilgrim Monument above Santiago
City Limit ... Santiago!
City Limit … Santiago!

And then we were there and it seemed like the party had already started….. (Press Clip below for video!)

Arrival Clip-Santiago

The Cathedral Square.
The Cathedral Square.

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After wondering around a bit…. All that was left for these tired Pilgrims was to go get the Compostella (Certificate of Completion) for the Journey.  And it was a journey in and of itself….

After a long search...We found the line...!?
After a long search…We found the line…!?
Finally at the front....legs don't fail me now!
Finally at the front….legs don’t fail me now!
Got it!
Got it!

The Compostella, Proof of Distance and Our Pilgrim Passports with Stamps of the Places We Stayed and Visited on this Journey.

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Now nothing left but to celebrate with a little high class treatment at the Hotel San Francisco de Monumental!

Let the Pampering Begin!
Let the Pampering Begin!
This looks nice! .... How much does it cost?!
This looks nice! …. How much does it cost?!
The Hotel was the Monastery to the Cathedral.... Very Cool!
The Hotel was the Monastery to the Cathedral…. Very Cool!
Fountain Girl .... (After the Long Bath...)
Fountain Girl …. (After the Long Bath…)
Nice to Have our Forwarded Luggage Back!
Nice to Have our Forwarded Luggage Back!
The Interior Courtyard.
The Interior Courtyard.
The Dining Room.
The Dining Room.
Pilgrim's Feast Time!!
Pilgrim’s Feast Time!!

Before we go tonight, we want to thank all of our family and friends that helped us by keeping things going at home during this long trip and keeping our spirits up on long sore days with your comments and communications.  We could not have completed this trip without you.

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton

Mom!…Mom!!!….Mom!!…Mutti!!!! …… we did it….

Love to All!


PS – Next Post … The Pilgrim’s Mass at the Cathedral.  Don’t Miss It!



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