Santiago de Compestella – We Made It!
We all started off today together. Everybody wanting to walk into Santiago as a group. We gathered up at the first cafe we ran across and took this group picture. Somebody pointed out there were twelve us us. Nothing lost on the significance there! There was lots of talk of how we felt, what we remembered along the wayand there was a touch of sadness knowing that it would be our last day of the walk. We marveled at how we were all finishing together. Everybody just carried this happy glow of accomplishment with them. We stopped on the outskirts of Santiago to have our ceremonial last coffee break, and we pressed on. We reached the cathedral at about 3:30 and stood there hugging and sobbing. We went in the Cathedral and did all the ceremonial things, and went onto the Pilgrim’s office to get our Compestela. It was official, we all finished! Then it was on to clean up and go out to our dinner of celebration. We ate and talked and eventually faded back to our rooms to rest knowing we have done what we came here to do.