We will continue to walk along the Romana Caldaza (Roman Road) for the next few days. The countryside is stunning this spring and though the distances walked each day can be a bit long with no place to stop along the way the road is fairly level and easy. Sometimes we even stand to eat our lunch. This area is full of history and some of the structures we pass were built in the first century AD. In fact, this area houses more important Roman monuments than any other areas in Spain.
As we walk along this ancient road we contemplate our plans while we are in this area. We are trying to remember to stay balanced in our walk with rest and recreation times. We feel as if we have just now gotten into the swing of our walking routine and are a bit hesitant to stop even if it is to stop to relax and enjoy this area.
This seems to be a reoccurring theme of mine. Balance. I remember the first time we walked the Camino France's and decided right in the middle of the day to stop and stay right where we were. We changed our plans and left behind the thoughts of the 'recommended stages' and daily walking allotments. It was the best thing we could have done. It was such a freeing moment. I am glad that I have this time to work through this again.
So here we are today. About to enter this gorgeous city filled with Roman antiquities, good food, nice wine, and a lovely little Hostal near the plaza. It really didn't take us long. We're staying!
Buen Camino...You are loved.