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Two years ago yesterday…
I started walking the Camino. (I was aiming to post this yesterday 🙂 My bon voyage picture memory popped up three days ago on Facebook. Sometimes it seems like I just left Spain and at other times it seems like … Continue reading
One Year Anniversary of Departure – On the Loss of a Fellow Pilgrim
On this anniversary of my departure for Spain, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the opportunity I had to walk not one, but two Caminos, thus far. I truly believe that the Camino calls people, for whatever reason they personally … Continue reading
On Planning. And the one-year anniversary of the purchase that changed my life.
One year ago today I cashed in some frequent flyer miles and bought a ticket to Madrid. Two days later, I moved back to Indiana, and I then had 8 days to plan and pack for my Camino. For me, … Continue reading
The Weirdest Night
People have asked if I ever felt afraid while walking the Camino, or if I ran into any “unsavory people” on the way. The honest answer is “no”, and then I usually recount the tale of the weirdest night I … Continue reading
Six months ago I arrived in Madrid. I recently began to organize all my photos. All 1200 of them 🙂 Obviously, not all were good No idea what this was! There were many that I liked, but didn’t have time … Continue reading
3 months later – Ruminations on Packing!
3 months post-Camino and finally the post on packing! I went home to California for Christmas and packed so much more for those 11 days than I had for the 6 weeks in Spain. How did I manage 6 weeks … Continue reading
All my stages- in one convenient location!
Notes: * all prices are in Euro * all mileage records came from my Fitbit, and may also include any off-Camino walking for the day, unless otherwise noted, which does inflate the numbers just a bit Sept 29 leave Indy … Continue reading
One Month post-Camino
I have been home officially one full month today. Though my plane landed in Indy at 11pm on November 8, I did not get home until November 9, so this is my one month anniversary of being home! I realized … Continue reading
My Camino by the Numbers
official kilometers walked (according to my certificate): 809 approximate miles: 505 Euros spent: 1005 cost of plane ticket plus travel insurance: $199 days spent walking: 34 pounds lost: 4 (not on purpose!) trains taken: 3 (to/from Madrid and one Feve … Continue reading
Well, I made it back to Santiago, but my grand plans of the day completely failed! First, I’m 99% sure I left my driver’s license and American cash in the albergue in Muxia. So far, I cannot find it, and … Continue reading