I woke this morning about 8 in Tajdajos planning to walk a second “short day” which would conclude my two day rest period. As I was lazily getting ready, I swung open my balcony windows to check the temperature and across the street I saw Tamara from Austria (one of the Orrison pilgrims I met on day one). She was stopping to get a cup of coffee. I called her name and she saw me on the balcony and just shrugged like, “how does this happen?” I motioned I would be right down. Once I got across to the bar I was pleased to see her, Ellen, Hans Martin, and Kathy- familiar faces. It was great to be able to start the day walking with them. I had planned to stay in Hornilos and had contacted someone who had booked me a room at El Molina, which he said was very nice. However, once I got to town, he told me someone would come pick me up and take me to my lodging and bring be back in the morning. My intuition told me this may not be too great and so I decided to walk on to the town Ellen, Kathy and Tamara were going to- Hontanas. The albergue where we are staying is outstanding! It has a restaurant, laundry, and staples to buy. We have spent the afternoon in the outdoor garden area enjoying the beautiful scenery and company and waiting for our laundry to dry.