Category: Camino

Rolling around Madrid

We did a bike tour of Madrid today. This is truely a a majestic city. We started out just north of the main Central Park and ventured over to the palace and then took a meandering path through the heart of Madrid. Here are some of the pics along the way. I will let the ...

Food, Food, and More Food

Madrid is a gastronimical delight. There are restaurants eeeeverywherrre. It makes it kinda hard to decide what I want to eat because I want to try everything but I know I cant because I get full all too fast these days. One cool place we ran into was the Mercado de San Miguel. This is ...

Crossing Into Gratitude

As part of the preparation for the Camino, I wanted to make something to carry along. The idea I had was to make a Celtic Cross. I am of Celtic descent. The name Cutherell has deep roots in Welsh lore and my father was enamoured with kings and queens and being a Celt. It has ...

Prepping and Processing 

So Vicki and I are doing our final prep for our upcoming Camino trip. I am finding out that this is as much about processing our emotions as it is about physically preparing, maybe even more about the emotions.  Specifically today we were talking about sleeping together.  You see we just haven't gotten to the ...

The Camino Begins Again

There is an expression that I learned on my last walk and it is that the Camino begins the day you return from your trip.  Walking the Camino is the way to begin again in life.  I love the metaphor of the journey and the depth that it can take.  So in essence I have come full circle.  I am preparing for another walk, I am beginning the Camino again.

How to Spiritually Prepare for The Camino

For many, the Camino is an opportunity to connect with their spiritual side.  Let's face it, the walk is long, sometimes monotonous, physically strenuous, and will test your spirit to its core.  The journey will give you ample time to connect with the deepest meaning of the word spirituality.  Spirituality is such an important topic. ...

How to Physically Prepare for the Camino

There are so many ways to prepare for the Camino. I will just start out by saying there is no ‘right’ way.  Some people prepare months in advance, and some don’t prepare at all.  In the end, most of them make it.  I believe that the two most important things to keep in mind when ...