Dear families, friends, and fans of the IUHPFL León team,
The blog has gone a few days without activity, as the week has been building up toward the coming excursion. Rather than leave you all in suspense, I wanted to share what is to come.
Tomorrow at the crack of dawn (or, well, at 6:00am) we depart for our most exciting and symbolically important excursion: the trip to Santiago de Compostela, the destination for pilgrims around the world. Our bus, however, will not be dropping us off directly in Santiago, but rather 16km outside the city, so that we can enter on foot like the pilgrims we are. The pilgrimage is a beautiful, moving, and exciting part of this excursion, and the arrival in Santiago will be truly unforgettable.
AND THAT'S NOT ALL.
The following morning, we double the excitement by crossing a national border into Portugal! This will be an amazing moment, as we'll also be crossing the border on foot - something few people in the world can say that they've done. We'll get to see the first town over the border, Valença do Minho, and then we'll spend the full afternoon in the bustling and beautiful Portuguese city of Braga.
Many photos and stories will follow. Look forward to tales and images of extraordinary adventures!
Hasta la pasta,
Mark (and Sarah, Isra, & Megan)