WEIRD STUFF WE BOUGHT FOR THE CAMINO

Five years ago my husband and I went to Italy for an organized bike ride through Tuscany. We have travelled quite a bit in Europe, mostly in France as I have family there and several other places in Europe for business in which I, as the devoted wife, must go to keep my husband fromContinue reading “WEIRD STUFF WE BOUGHT FOR THE CAMINO”

AN ALTAR HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

Yesterday on our walk through the Metro Park and dam I was looking at all the rocks along the side of the dam (you might say they are “dam” rocks ;-)). I was also thinking about the Cruz de Ferro (Iron Cross) on the Camino. The Cruz de Ferro is an iron cross along theContinue reading “AN ALTAR HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT”

BLISTER IN THE SUN

Every walk is an opportunity to learn something, to try out a new article of clothing or a piece of equipment, or to encounter a new experience. This weekend was one such opportunity and to be honest my experience was one I had hoped to never have. I got a blister on my little toe.Continue reading “BLISTER IN THE SUN”

ABOUT THOSE SHOES… MISTAKE #2

Remember those boots that I thought were very comfortable for the Camino? Well it turns out I was wrong. Maybe not “wrong” exactly, just mistaken. When I bought those boots my main values were good ankle support and waterproofing so my feet would stay dry. And those boots fulfilled my needs perfectly. However I beganContinue reading “ABOUT THOSE SHOES… MISTAKE #2”

I MADE A MISTAKE…

Walking and carrying your entire worldly belongings on your back is incredibly daunting. Every item must be exactly what you need, it should be as lightweight as possible, and it should be high performing. Plus, I want it to look good too. I’ll probably tell you more about my choices but for now I wantContinue reading “I MADE A MISTAKE…”

HEALTH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CAMINO ARE KILLING ME

What if my husband and I get separated on the Camino and I get hurt and I’m unconscious??? Should I have some kind of ID to alert caregivers to any medical conditions I may have, medications I am taking, and emergency numbers? Oh crap! Emergency numbers…if it’s the middle of the night my oldest willContinue reading “HEALTH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CAMINO ARE KILLING ME”

DOING & BEING

I am currently sitting in a retreat house at the 7th session of the Two Year Academy for Spiritual Formation. My inspiration to go on the Camino happened in the 4th session. This morning our presenter talked to us about the difference between a contract and a covenant. A contract specifies what each person willContinue reading “DOING & BEING”

MY MORNING ROUTINE ON THE CAMINO

Today I’m thinking about what my morning routine will be. My husband and I want to arise (time to be determined) and go. I’m pushing for a coffee and something to eat even if it’s small. Mr. I-don’t-eat-breakfast can complain all he wants but I want my morning coffee.   My husband is a solidContinue reading “MY MORNING ROUTINE ON THE CAMINO”

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SHOES 👠

I have a pair of hiking boots. I bought them years ago because we always went to a state park for a few days at New Year’s Eve and hiking was part of the fun.  Actually those “hikes” were more like a walk. Our girls were young so a 10 mile hike was out ofContinue reading “IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SHOES 👠”