Maybe the Camino is calling to me because every 5 to 10 kilometers there is a town and every town has a bar (think of a bar in Spain more like a cafe or bistro) and every bar has food!
So, of course, I want to simulate that in my training walks and have found it to be easy if I am willing to walk far enough.
Yesterday my walking mentor, trainer, angel, Nancy, and I walked into Waitsfield and had our “second breakfast” at the Sweet Spot. In Spain I will likely have a “second breakfast” most days. I expect to start walking early; hopefully by 6:30am after a light breakfast and I understand, from many reports by pilgrims, by mid-morning I will be ready for another breakfast, the famous Camino “Second Breakfast.”
At the Sweet Spot, I ordered what I thought I might order in Spain. A tortilla (it was a frittata at the Sweet Spot) and Cafe Con Leche (cappuccino at the Sweet Spot).
Today I walked in the other direction and enjoyed a first breakfast (ham and cheese croissant and coffee) at the Warren Store and then wound my way back up to East Warren for a second breakfast (chocolate chip cookie and kombucha) at the East Warren Community Market.
I will admit, the lure of food will likely keep me walking in the Camino. Maybe the pilgrim menu’s won’t always be great, but after 6-8 hours of walking, just about anything will taste delicious.