Staying in the Albergue we have dubbed “The WiFi Nuns” (pronounced “wee-fee” here per the norms of Spanish pronunciation), one of the nuns had a long conversation with me about how happy she was to see young people, and particularly how respectful and well-behaved our group is. They may be uploading unflattering videos of me snoring to youtube, but I’m still pretty proud of them.
Yesterday was our longest day so far—26 kilometers—and despite some significant blisters and pains, they rolled in under their own power to the albergue in Tordillos de los Templares. Chatting with the owner (hospitalera) later in the evening, she, too, commented on how well-behaved this group is, adding that they occasionally have groups of Spanish High School students who are a bit wilder.
For a first time out, I think we have hit a home run with the kids we have representing us.