Hard to believe that we’re less than a week away from our trip and the date may yet change (but maybe only by a day). Due to some funny math involving Day0 vs Day1 of quarantine in the UK we might end up moving up our flight by a day.
We’re still heading out this week and today’s news from the EU was encouraging. Germany (who has been pressing for tighter entry rules for travelers coming from the UK) is now considering an accommodation for those with two jabs (like us).
Meanwhile today was our Permethrin party. We had about 15 folks come by to share a pot luck. Each person brought either an English, French, Swiss or Italian dish. It was beautiful weather with some good friends…but I ate too much! 🙂
Also the very last items came in the mail (an underwear option for me and some classic keys). I was hoping the underwear would be lighter but they were identical so I’ll not likely bring them.
The keys are a bit more difficult to explain. On our previous Spanish Caminos we brought small wooden crosses to hand out as gifts to those who played a special part in our journey. This year we were given keys. Keys are the symbol of St Peter in Rome.
This comes from the Bible in Matthew (see below). Unfortunately the keys we were given were kind of heavy but I loved the idea and symbolism. So I found some cool looking lighter ones. If you’re following our journey look for these keys to be part of our story.
Matthew 16:13-19 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do the people say the “Son of Man” is? They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others say Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?”, he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”