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 ...

Dave’s Not Here

So have you heard of the Dave's Not Here bit by Cheech and Chong?  I suspect you have, but I am always checking.  I grew up in that stoner genre of the 70's.  Now that the statute of limitations has run out, I can admit to smoking my fair share.   Fortunately it quit working for ...

Envy in Austin

I have been doing alot of walking in Austin lately to get ready for the Camino. For the most part I have been walking through the old neighborhoods because I like to see the houses and admire their architecture. I often take pictures of them with the hope that one day I can use a ...

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 ...

My Sweetie Has an iPad

I caught Sal using my iPad the other day and snapped this pic. She is a died-in-the-wool 'non techie' and she it reluctant to pick up any kind of technology device.  But her Sunday paper finally got her over the hump. The only way she had to read it that morning was to look at ...

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 ...

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