DAY 3 LATER

So after the debacle of the ugly Americans I had the occasion to hear what others from different countries had to say and it was not a flattering account of our country. Nonetheless it’s over, done, and perhaps grace will prevail. Today’s journey was again difficult, but not as difficult. We left France and crossedContinue reading “DAY 3 LATER”

DAY 3

Morning Today I caught my first glimpse of the not-so-elusive species…the ugly American. The coffee machine wasn’t working and these women wanted their ☕️! I’m sure the waitress’ English was better than their apparent non-existent Spanish, but she was alone serving about 70 hikers speaking at least 10 different languages in 2 dining rooms. ANDContinue reading “DAY 3”

DAY 2 CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

Climb every mountain, Ford every stream, Follow every rainbow, ‘Till you find your dream. Climb Every Mountain from The Sound of Music Today was the second day for climbing mountains. The altitude gain was the same as yesterday, but at a lower grade. But make no mistake, it was up and it was continuously up.Continue reading “DAY 2 CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN”

DAY 1…AND SO IT BEGINS

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 myContinue reading “DAY 1…AND SO IT BEGINS”

AVOIR COURAGE, AVOIR COEUR

There are two sayings in French…ok, definitely a lot more than just two sayings, but I’m just contemplating these two… Avoir courage Avoir coeur Now you might think that the first saying means to be brave and the second to have heart, and you would be incorrect. The French in their linguistic logic have theContinue reading “AVOIR COURAGE, AVOIR COEUR”

THE ALTAR REVISITED

I’ve written previously about an altar that I discovered at the metro park. An Altar Hidden in Plain Sight, and An Altar Update I’ve been captivated by that altar and try to visit it as often as possible when I walk in the park. The closer my trip becomes the more I think about it.Continue reading “THE ALTAR REVISITED”

JUST FOR 💩 & GIGGLES

A son says to his father, ” Dad, what I’d really like for my birthday is a car.” Now the father thinks long and hard about this. Finally he says, “Son, if you want a car you’ll have to work hard for it. There are three things you’ll have to do. 1. Your grades needContinue reading “JUST FOR 💩 & GIGGLES”

WHY AM I DOING THIS?

This weekend we had the great privilege of keeping our two oldest grandchildren (ages 4 and 5) over night. Mom and Dad were attending a conference hosted by CureSMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) a genetic disorder which our younger granddaughter suffers from. Because I often see the girls 2-3 times a week I worry about theContinue reading “WHY AM I DOING THIS?”

I CHANGED MY MIND

I am convinced that every woman who has ever been pregnant with her first child has said sometime in her 8th month, “I changed my mind. I’m not going to do this.” But of course by then it’s too late. That baby is on her way and there’s no getting out of getting her out.Continue reading “I CHANGED MY MIND”

CONFESSION IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL

I have been preparing for the Camino for almost a year now. I have been working out, researching what to take on the Camino, packing, unpacking & repacking my pack, reading memoirs & guidebooks for the Camino, shopping & bothering sales clerks at REI, and I know there are still dozens of things I needContinue reading “CONFESSION IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL”