D-7, Apr 28, Rzeszow to Ropczyce 

We pushed and did 21 miles and now stand at day 10 of the itinerary–3 days ahead!!! We’ve been waiting at the rectory for about 2 hours trying to obtain the head priest’s permission to stay. It’s not easy to “work the network,” but such a treat to be able to stay at the religious facilities.

Two comments on the day, one at the beginning and one at the end. At Rzeszow we passed a traffic circle surrounded by NATO flags, that we expected to guard a majestic statue at the flags’ center. Instead we saw a cell tower, important as well in its ability to bind the NATO nations together. 

Then at this end, at the church where we hope to find lodging, we encountered a statue of St. John Paul II, the former pope from Poland, and loved dearly by her people. I don’t think I found a single church where his likeness isn’t conspicuously displayed.

Here’s hoping we can stay.


  1. Ana Luz Estrada — 04-28-2016 at 8:13 am

    Hi Kurt
    What a beautiful place you are, I like the pictures..thank you for posted….BUEN CAMINO!!!

  2. Joyce Summers — 04-29-2016 at 7:42 am

    I notice blue skies. Weather must be better and you obviously are adapting to the longer walks. 21 miles is impressive. I enjoy the pictures. Hope you were able to stay at the church. You guys are doing great!

  3. Joanne Lopez-Rojas — 04-30-2016 at 11:29 am

    Such a beautiful place..I’m sure every place you go,you’re welcomed with open arms.. (Especially if you gift everyone with a bottle of Lemoncello!)BIG Hugs Kurt..