Posts Tagged ‘ Spain ’

Camino de Santiago 20

Jul 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Travel Adventures

Today was a nice day as I left Astorga for the foothills of the mountains. I had purchased gloves and stockings for the mountain but they weren’t needed. It was a windy morning but the breeze wasn’t cold. As I walked I thought about if I would stay in an alburgue or get a hotel. […]



Camino de Santiago 19

Jul 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Travel Adventures

Today started out creepy. I got up and walked out of the alburgue into the dark. That’s what I do every morning. It’s dark, the streets are completely empty, and the old medieval villages are just creepy to walk through at this hour. But I do it. What made today worse was at the edge […]



Camino de Santiago 18

Jul 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Travel Adventures

There is a lottery associated with the Camino. You don’t realize it when you begin but everyone is entered into the lottery. There will be a few winners and lots of losers. Of course the goal of any lottery is to be a winner. The Camino lottery is completely random. When you check into an […]



Camino de Santiago 17

Jul 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Travel Adventures

I decided I would get up and have breakfast which is rare for me to do at 5:30 am. I personally like to walk a few miles before stopping and having my cafe con leche and tortilla de potato. But I was walking with my new friend Karen and her routine is to eat before […]



Camino de Santiago 16

Jul 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Travel Adventures

As I travel across the Spanish countryside I am constantly reminded about faith and religion. There are crosses everywhere. I did not grow up in a religious family. My mother claims I went to Sunday school when I was six, but I don’t remember one bit of that. My father was raised in a religious […]



Camino de Santiago 15

Jul 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Travel Adventures

Woke up in the middle of the night to a new level of stiffness and pain. Will my body ever stop hurting? Half of the people I started with are no longer around, some are busing ahead, others have flown home. It makes you think about your physical and mental toughness and how the hell […]



Camino de Santiago 14

Jul 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Travel Adventures

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Camino de Santiago 13

Jul 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Travel Adventures

Today was an interesting day. I was alone for 99% of it and it gave me time to listen to some music and to think about my family. I have a great family. I am the youngest of four. My dad was a scientist and my mom stayed at home making sure I didn’t get […]



Camino de Santiago 12

Jul 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Travel Adventures

It’s a light day. I’m only doing 21km (~12 miles) I said to the other pilgrim as I walked out of the alburgue. I rolled my eyes thinking about what I had just said. Yes, I had transitioned, crossed over, became one of those athletic extremist. A walking junkie. I had joined the ‘crazy’ athletes […]



Camino de Santiago 11

Jul 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Travel Adventures

It is day 11 of my Camino and I am traveling from Burgos to Hontanas. Today was an interesting day. I woke up around 5:30am, got my stuff together, and headed out onto the Burgos streets. It was slightly misty outside adding a level of mystic as I skirted by the cathedral and out of […]