Rest Day 1 – Armoy
Once again, I had a bit of trouble regulating temperature last night. I did manage to sleep in till 8. I ate my breakfast of the baguette and pate I bought yesterday. I also ate the banana and peach I’ve been carrying.
At 9 I started looking ahead for reservations. I thought for sure one place would be available, as it had 96 beds, but thankfully they responded to my email fairly quickly to tell me they were booked. Unfortunately, I’d been counting on them being available, and I’d made a few reservations past. Now I have to cancel those. The only other option near that one was also booked. The only option I have now is to take another rest day right before. I had already booked that place online, so idk if I can stay there two nights. The lady at the desk is going to call them for me and see. It’s stressful when people don’t answer the phone and you need answers.
So today has not been very restful. It’s been stressful. And I’m a bit depressed. Idk, maybe it’s because I stopped walking and reality is setting in a bit. Mom and Dad are still dead. And I’m tired. I guess more mentally and emotionally than physically, really.
And I have a pain in my knee. Twice it woke me up. Just a really sharp pain when I bend it, but not always.
There is a solid week of rain forecast from Sunday, but I don’t know what that means. Nonstop rain? Only rain for a few hours a day? I want the weather to be nice. I want the views to be nice. I hope things work out. Not having things set is stressful. Some of the reservations I can make online but some I can’t. But I need to have the days before set before I book more, in case I have to change something.
The most frustrating part was getting that email at 1 telling me I’d wasted almost 4 hours. That was disheartening. I just need to have faith that everything will work out. A lot of these places look like they have a lot of openings, so things will probably be ok. I just need to hear back.
I made myself go for a walk down the street to the church. It was nice. this is a cute little town.
I tried to distract myself waiting for dinner. The good news is that yes, I can stay in that Gite for 2 days. So that fills the hole. I’m now booked through the 22nd. The problem is I don’t know if I should book more, or if I should hold off, because idk what can happen. What is the weather really going to do? I will try not to stress too much.
But this really is the most stressful part, mentally and physically. I’m going through the real Alps. The ups and downs are going to be twice as big as they have been. Speaking of ups and downs, I’ve been very emotional today. I feel like I could cry any second.
Dinner was good, but expensive. I was going to get the cheaper meal today, but apparently today is a holiday and they don’t offer the cheaper one today. Trying not to think about how I’m eating through my money is also stressful. I knew this part was going to be more expensive, but hopefully I can budget better in Italy.
I got the opposite choices of what I had yesterday, with no cheese and the same dessert. I didn’t mind having to eat that again. The first course was a melon soup with a verbena sorbet. Then the chicken skewer, but there was only one. I wonder why the people last night had two. Was the cheaper menu really more food? There was also a little pot of potato wedges that was excellent with a lot of salt and pepper.
I had debated eating in the restaurant tonight because I didn’t walk and wasn’t super hungry, but I was so distracted by everything else I didn’t think about it enough to go to the store to buy food. The stores close right at 7, which is when dinner starts. So it was either pay 30E for dinner or don’t eat. I do feel better after eating, so it was a good idea. I hope I don’t have a heart attack when I get the hotel bill in the morning lol. It’s really ok.
Hopefully I will get a good night’s sleep. Tomorrow is a new (walking) day!
Hang in there! May you be blessed with peace of mind.
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