I don’t know if I’ll make it,

But watch how good I fake it.

It’s alright, alright, tonight, tonight

Hot Chelle Rae, 2011

So none of the 10 plagues happened today and I did make it to our first stop Orisson. It was only 5.5 miles and I don’t have the exact elevation but my tracker tells me I climbed 82 stories. To give you a visual…

Somewhere down there in the distance is St. Jean Pied de Port, the starting point. To give you another visual of the beginning of the camino…

This is the Gate of St. James, a UNESCO site

I can’t begin to describe to you the people who are walking the camino: two brothers who started in the western most part of France and who walk the Camino once a week (they’ll cross over in to Spain today), a Dutch couple who live in France now are walking with their little dog, the man in a kilt who is walking the Camino barefooted, and a man from Australia who had the forethought to pack a baguette for his lunch.

I hope to see these people again and for now I will treasure their images and remember that we are all on the Camino.

I will also apologize for the poor writing and lack of better placement of the photos. There is so much to show and tell, and wifi/cell are limited.

For now…Buon Camino!

Published by michelleperram

I am me, a person with love for others, a passion to be creative, and a desire to be a cheerleader for others. I’m a wife, a mommy, and a grandma (you can call me by my grandma name “Lady M”). I’m on a search to grow and connect more fully with God. I didn’t grow up particularly church, married a man who had, and we raised our three daughters in the church. I found a place to belong in the church and somehow discerned a call to go to seminary. I received a Masters of Arts and Religious Communication (MARC). I went on to become ordained as a deacon in the United Methodist Church and served in media ministry and Christian education. As clergy I found that I didn’t have a place to belong in the church so I left the United Methodist Church in 2010. I still believe and I’m still on a quest to draw closer to God. And I’m going to walk the Camino de Santiago.

6 thoughts on “DAY 1…AND SO IT BEGINS

  1. Love
    You took the first steps and kept going!
    You wrote, posted and shared, even it seems easier just to experience for yourself!
    You and your beloved, along with all others whom you will encounter are in my prayers!
    God got this with you!

  2. Thanks for doing this for those of us who won’t have the experience except through you. Praying for bon courage.

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