July 5th Saturday Sarria
We spent another day in Sarria and I think I might like the days of rest as much as the days on the Camino. We stayed at the Albergue San Lazaro again we just moved to the grande room. It has a large bed and its own bathroom. It is amazing how the little things can make you like a giddy schoolgirl when you haven’t had them in quite a while.
I don’t even know where to start with Maria and Marisa, the mother and daughter who run this albergue. Maria speaks the most English and is one of my favorite hospeteleros that we have had. She goes out of her way to make sure you are comfortable. We found out that beds will be getting harder to come by in the following days due to the huge influx of pilgrims starting in Sarria. For most people that is not as much of a problem, they can walk faster or stay and sleep anywhere. We have to be in a place accessible for Deb.
Maria got on the phone and started calling where we will be staying tomorrow. She called about 5 or 6 places before she got us set up in a small town half way from Sarria to Portamarin. Hayden is walking in tomorrow from Samos and I think that is as far as we can go. Maria got us reservations at a private albergue by a church. This is one of our first times making a reservation, usually we just go into town, check out the municipal albergue then look at about 4 more before we can find one without stairs.