Happy Birthday Reg-4/29: Camino de Santiago

The village bell tower provides a home for the birds. Judy,(left) and Verna (right) both grew up together in Texas. As we head for our next stop, we cross over one of the longest and best preserved medieval bridges in Spain dating from the 13th century.

We spent Sunday night in the little village of Vilar de Mazarife where we enjoyed a delicious vegetarian meal with our fellow Pilgrims. We had briefly met Judy and Verna earlier that day along the trail and were pleased to find them sipping a glass of vino in the local bar that afternoon…so we joined them! Friends for over 50 years, they were celebrating their 60th birthday year together on the Camino.

This morning, as we headed down the trail, Judy caught up with us and sang a special birthday song – in Spanish – for Reg…just one more example of how quickly friendships flourish along the Camino.


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16 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Reg-4/29: Camino de Santiago

  1. trish

    Happy Birthday, what a lovely wat to celebrate…70th is it???


  2. Teri Matteson

    Happy Birthday Reg! I will sing to you (in English or gibberish…your choice) when you return! I hope you and Sue have a wonderful, restful, blister-free day! Love, Teri


    • Thank you, Teri! We are huddled in our albergue room, freezing, but it is all part of the experience, eh?
      Dinner should be interesting in the tiny dining room/kitchen next door. Our hosts are a most-welcoming young couple.


  3. Birhtday hugs!


    • Thank you! We are huddled in our cold room in an outpost that reminds us of the Wild West. An unforgettable birthday, for sure! Hugs back at you!


  4. Carolyn

    You sure know how to have memorable birthday celebrations. I can hardly believe you are 70 because that makes me 70 +21. Wow!!! Have a wonderful day.


  5. bob@et-sound.com

    HAPPY B-DAY Bro!


  6. bgspittle

    HAPPY B-DAY Bro….. keep up the trek. Have an Adult beverage on me!


  7. Bonnie

    Happy Birthday Reg – by now it is probably the day after. I hate to tell you how warm it is in Mariposa today! Have a great celebration – the Spanish red wine was a good help, I’m sure!


  8. Collette LaRocque

    Happy Birthday, Reg! What a great way for you and Sue to celebrate! Collette


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