My friend, Alma, and I are planning to start our trip this April. I have a couple of questions that I hope members can help me with. My first question is about where to begin. Should we start in SJPP or Roncesvalles? We plan to arrive at the starting point on April 12 to commence walking on Tuesday, April 13. (This last point brought cries of protest from my son's host family in Barcelona since Tuesday the 13th is equivalent to our Friday the 13th.) Weather concerns are pushing me towards choosing Roncesvalles. My last concern relates to "bed chasing." First of all, how do we know which hostel to go to? Is this something that we should plan in advance? What do we do when we find that the albergue is full? Walk to the next town? I am hoping that "God will provide" in those times of need as I do not wish to "rush" to the next albergue in order to claim a bed. That, I feel, would be missing the point of the whole experience.