The Happy Couples Room

Posted by on Jun 26, 2016 in Europe, The Camino, Travel Update | No Comments

May 11, 2016 Fonfria, Spain Some of the best experiences are born out of disappointment. We were about a week away from Santiago. I was in pain from tendinitis and both of us were nursing blisters. The guidebook we relied on recommended staying in the small village of O’Cebreiro which contains a 9th century church—the […]

Pilgrim Profiles

Posted by on Jun 11, 2016 in The Camino, Travel Update | No Comments

Porto, Portugal We finished our Camino de Santiago trek in late May, but a busted keyboard meant I couldn’t tell all the stories I wanted to. I’m going to intersperse those stories with posts about our current travels. The Camino is rich in scenery, history, and new experiences. But the memories that really stand out […]

To the End of the Earth

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in The Camino, Travel Update | No Comments

Pics from the final days of our trek and Finisterre, Spain–“The End of the Earth” and the end of our Camino

The Hobbit High Rise

Posted by on May 21, 2016 in The Camino, Travel Update | No Comments

Friday May 20, 2016 Santiago de Compostela, Spain Enjoying a break before we head out for a four day hike to Finisterre. Pics from our stay here and video of our “Hobbit High Rise” AirBnB rental.  

Santiago is Calling

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in The Camino, Travel Update | No Comments

O Pedrouzo, Spain.  Tuesday, May 17 Most of the days of our journey blend together, but tomorrow, the 40th, is special. We arrive in Santiago de Compestela. When I’m reunited with a working keyboard I have many stories to share. Until then enjoy this pictures. Or find me on Facebook to see our short video […]

A Duck and a Lizard Walk Into a Bar

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Tall Tales, The Camino | One Comment

Tuesday, May 10. Las Herrerias, Spain No, it’s not the opening line to a joke. And for us, it happens several times a day. But first, a little context. In Spain what they label as a bar is really a combination of a café and social center—that also serves alcoholic beverages. It is also of […]

The Longest Day

Posted by on May 8, 2016 in The Camino, Travel Update | No Comments

Saturday, May 7. Acebo, Spain Today was our toughest day yet. We had a special destination in mind—one that we’ve looked forward to from before this trip. To reach it required a hike of 27 kilometers, close to our longest distance so far. We had to make the decision at a point of no return […]

Laurie’s New Crush

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in The Camino, Travel Update | No Comments

Friday, May 6. Santa Catalina de Somoza, Spain I may be in trouble. Laurie has developed a new crush here on the Camino. It’s on a man. Actually, it’s on an entire class of men: elderly Spanish men who provide us directions, whether we need them or not. It may be because we look confused—even […]

Twelfth Century Albergue–Leon Style

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in The Camino, Travel Update | No Comments

We arrived in Leon, Spain on Monday. Today was a rest day where we shopped for some needed supplies and someone got her hair trimmed and washed. Not much touring but we did meet up with friends for almost every meal and made it to the 6:00 pm daily mass at the Cathedral. We also […]

Faded Glory

Faded Glory

Saturday, April 30 Calzadilla de los Hermanillos, Spain We’ve been walking the Camino since April 9th and have passed through large towns like Pamplona and Burgos and towns with populations of 50. After so many days the smaller villages tend to blend together. But several have touched our hearts. In my case, none more so […]

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