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Camino de Santiago Day Twenty-seven and Twenty-eight

Rabanal del Camino to Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo

We are sitting in our albergue in Villafranca and it's pouring down rain. Check or your international weather channel and you'll see its true. Rain. Nothing but rain this weekend ALL OVER SPAIN. We are eating locally fried potato chips, olives, marcona almonds and Bierzo Roble. Fortunately we have a beautiful view of the river, should it overflow and flood our street. But we are getting ahead of ourselves.
Two accomplishments for the past two days: 
1. We are within 200 km of Santiago.
2. We crossed over the highest pass of the Camino since the Pyranees.

The flowers and slate rock were stunning. We kept saying, people spend thousands of dollars to recreate this in their gardens.

Over the pass is the Cruz de Ferro, the iron cross where pilgrims drop the burdens they have been carrying. We each dropped something important to us and read a psalm. 

The snow capped mountains we first saw entering into Astorga, …