LynEtte, Alison, Stephanie and Diane.
We declared ourselves to be pilgrims on the road to Santiago.
But before we ever started out on the trail, we had a hunch that we were taking The Way a little easier than most. (Camino Lightweights, if you will.)
For starters, we were only doing the last stage, by some accounts the easiest one, 110 kilometers from Sarria to Santiago.
Secondly, we were not carrying our luggage. We used a luggage transfer service instead of carrying large backpacks.
And lastly, we were taking six days to do what is normally a five day journey. And we built in time on both ends for extra rest.
Because you know, jet lag.
So for all of these reasons, when we were brainstorming for a hashtag for this trip, we decided upon, #PrincesasDelCamino.
And as it turns out, we totally lived up to our name.
LynEtte even brought us crowns!
So just for laughs, I thought it would be fun to share a few things princesses do while they are on the Camino de Santiago:
Always ask for ice. (the Spanish word for ice is el heilo)
Turn down the TV in a restaurant when it is too loud.
Have strong opinions about food, especially tuna.
Dress up for dinner.
Leave our mark everywhere we go.
Have wine with every meal.
Turn every outing into a party.
Start walking at 10am.
Find the best spots on the trail for resting.
Take lots of breaks along The Way.
Always look beautiful, even while walking.
Have sangria by the pool.
Fit in a little shopping.
In a cute little boutique shop, of course.
Take lots of selfies.
Make lots of friends.
Wear matching shirts for the finish line.
Have a day at the sea.
Cuddle each other when the weather turns cold.
Dance when the sun shines.
Love each other. A lot.
I love my #PrincesasDelCamino and I’m so thankful for the time with these sweet friends on the Camino de Santiago.
I hope we will find ourselves walking together again soon in the future. Until then, here is a little video collection of us Camino Lightweights some of our biggest laughs.