A long plane ride in a middle seat, a bus ride to the Attocha train station in Madrid, a three hour wait for the train, a four hour train ride to Pamplona, and I am finally at my hotel to rest tomorrow will be another bus ride adventure into France to the starting point. It will be Sat AM before I start the first mile of the 500. All this only heightens the anticipation.
Now to have a meal, a shower, and a nights rest. I will be 6 hours ahead of the east. Last. It is overcast and 22 C here today. Considerably cooler that Charleston.