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 … More Food, Food, and More Food
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 … More Crossing Into Gratitude
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 … More Prepping and Processing
The subtle gesture, the head nod, the quick intense glance, the oddly timed laugh. These are all things we notice daily, or do we?
Have you ever looked so deep into a reflection that it turns three dimensional? You can actually see the full world in it and it takes on a depth and fullness that is not only real, but is surreal. That is what happened when I looked deeply into the reflection in this pristine lake … More Reflections
Vicki and I have finished up our stay in Golden, British Columbia. We have been house sitting for a lovely family that we have gotten to know but never really met. My amazing wife found this opportunity through a site called TrustedHouseSitters.com that pairs up travelers with people needing their house sat.
This year is the 150th anniversary of the Canadian National Parks. So as a give to all, Canada has opened up access to all their parks for free. Yes, so no park fees! We are fortunate to have six in our area and we have been in five thus far. Here is some of the … More Yoho Ho-Ho-Ho
We arrived in Calgary a few days back and are here to explore the Canadian Rockies and it looks like I have been fooling myself all these years. I was under the impression that Rockies are Rockies and why go all the way to Canada when I can see them in Colorado. WRONGOO!! I have … More Banff And Beyond
When I was in grade school I was absolutely and thoroughly terrified of writing essays. English in general was such a foreign concept to me. English teachers seemed like they were hard to please. The thing that got to me was that, unlike math, there was no right answer!
I am going to walk the Camino this fall and am looking forward to the time, the experience, the memories, and the relationships that will be formed. So I am thinking about how to prepare for the journey on the way to Santiago. When I think of preparing, I think of three different ways to … More Mentally Preparing for the Camino