Burgos to Hornillos del Camino - 21 km

May 20
Lat: 42.285278 Lon: -3.912222

I woke up to a pretty blue sky today, so I was on the trail today by 7:30 a.m. and heading out of town. I stopped on the outskirts for a quick cup of coffee and a chocolate crescent roll. The trail out of town is pretty much flat and easy to hike. A lot of street walking until after you get to Tardajos and then it starts to climb up to the Meseta. (This isn't a hard climb, only steady for a short distance.) After that, there is only about 4 km to the village of Hornillos del Camino. There is a Tienda there which has good fruit and other little snacks; there is also a bar with food, coffee and some tapas and bocadillos. For the most part not much is there. It does have an Albergue, but it's small and looks old and only has room for 32 people.

I've gotten a room in someone's home. It's more expensive (34 euros), but it’s nice and clean and I have my own room and bath. The owners picked us up off the trail and took us to their home. It took about 15 minutes to get here and it's in the middle of nowhere. They will prepare dinner and breakfast in the morning and then take us back to the trail. There are about 10 people staying here. They served us wine and some chips a little while ago. Not sure when they serve dinner as in Spain it's always late.

We ate dinner at 7:30 p.m. with 12others. There were French, Canadians, Mexicans, and Americans. The food was absolutely wonderful. Appetizers included tomatoes and cooked peppers with bread and wine. The main course was pork roast and then for desert we had a pudding. After dinner we were served various types of after-dinner drinks. All in all it was a great meal. It was the best yet. I've been told that the meals get better and better as we go to the West… we'll see how it goes.

There's more to follow.... Buen Camino!

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