Category: Travel

I Pray for You

There is a tradition on the Camino about prayer and rocks. What you are supposed to do is to pick up a rock and give it a prayer and carry it for a while. Then you deposit it on a marker or some other appropriate spot. So we passed a lot of markers today with ...

Up and Over

Well today should be called up and up and up and up... You get the idea. It was a totally uphill hike for about 6 hours followed by an hour of down hill. It is billed as one of the toughest days on the Camino Frances and it did not disappoint. Both Ricardo and I ...

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

So the trip over took us on a flight from Austin to DFW, DFW to Madrid, a taxi ride from the Madrid airport to the train station, a train from Madrid to Pamplona, and the final leg was a taxi ride to the town of Saint Jean Pied de Port, a small quaint french town ...

My Travel Angel

Not all that long ago I began to be open to the idea that there are angels on this earth that walk around in human form. They tend to show up for me at odd times and they bring me gifts of some sort or another. My work is to be open to seeing them ...

Mi Amigo

Well, I hesitate to call things my friend, but when it comes to backpacking I make a small exception. You see, I have chosen everything in this pack with a lot of care and forethought because it is all I plan to use and carry for the next six weeks. I have taken a few ...

Training Walks

I have been getting out and doing some training walks. I started out dong this several months ago when I read that it might be a good idea to get my body in shape prior to actually getting on the Camino. What a concept! I never imagined getting out and walking for ten or fifteen ...

Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage route in Northern Spain.  Since 800AD, millions of pilgrims have traveled this route to reach Santiago de Compestella where the remains of the Apostle St. James are reportedly buried.  I walked this route in October and November of 2012.  It literally changed my life!  I hope to ...