Monday, July 9, 2007

clean sheets? so that's how it is in France . . .

I am slowly easing back into reading The Washington Post. In my 2 month absence, it has turned into a humor newspaper. Here's proof. It was bound to happen once they bought out The Onion.

Be sure to enjoy the graphic of his 5 day journey. To appreciate my scorn, review this map which shows my 44 day path (including 6 rest days), starting at St. Jean Pied-de-Port on the border between France and Spain, just east of Roncesvalles, and ending at Finisterre, the dot on the sea.

Now, now Bridget. To each pilgrim, his own pilgrimage. Still, Mr. Robert V. Caputo, we're just not making a whole lot of progress on combating that stereotype of American laziness . . .

3 comments:

Arnie said...

Hi, Bridget:
Jane showed this to me yesterday, and my first thought was wishing I could be there when you read it. He does admit that there are different kinds of pilgrims, but why even identify it with the Camino if you're getting your bags driven and eating gourmet food every night? No slugs here, that's for sure. And how could one even walk that few miles in a week on a hiking vacation??
Arnie

stella said...

This is hilarious. I particularly like "Dinner featured sliced, tender duck flank and a regional dish called aligot -- a rich and delicious off-the-calorie-charts puree made from potatoes, butter, cream and tomme cheese."

sara m said...

grrr. why do so many american tourists have to be so lazy and obnoxious.