Yesterday evening we sat in a cafe on the square and watched the other pilgrims arrive in town. We had dinner with 30+ others in the abbey dining hall. At our table were two childhood chums from Texas who hadn't spent time together in 30 years and now are walking together. One is exec director of an NGO in Ethiopia where he's lived for 16 years. The other lives in Spain and consults on multi-cultural assimilation. There was a father and daughter who are walking together. She manages a restaurant at Disney-Paris we didn't get what he or the 9th guy at the table do for work, but we know they are can laugh and joke and be happy dinner companions.
After dinner, we wandered briefly, went to bed early, and slept in late. After breakfast, we went in search of a good spot to sit and sketch. Later we walked around, watched the other pilgrims, and relaxed on a cafe/bar before dinner and an evening walk-about.