Well, as can be expected i got lost. I ended up on a back country road that eventually lead me to Hospital de Orbigo. I also ended up in a highway (which is the old Camino!). I go a flat tire about three km from Astorga. I was in the middle of changing it and the autopista came and helped!!! Hooray!!! So after some time I was back on the Camino. I saw a lot of other Pilgrims.
In Astorga, I arrive about 3 hours ahead of the rest of my group. My stuff was in the van, so I walked around Astorga. The cathedral was closed. But I saw the Palace that Antonio Gaudi designed. I was again amazed at how adept spaniards are at being together - multiple generations all existing together.
I am so grateful for this experience. I loved riding through the Spanish country. It was relatively flat today. Since I wasn't on the main Camino, I didn't see a lot if scallops (the official symbol of the Camino de Santiago). But I am always pleasantly surprised by the simplicity of Spanish life.
I didn't ice cream...tomorrow I will have ice cream!!!!
Some pictures of where we are staying (supposedly Napoleon stayed here!):
The obsession continues...
Getting ready to head out the next morning