The Camino will Provide

We embark on this adventure...walking from Porto, Portugal, to Santiago de Compostela, Spain...in less than 2 months. Many people have asked us about how we planned for this adventure. The short answer...not much. We have read several guidebooks and books related to life after the Camino, read hundreds of blog posts, watched hours of YouTube... Continue Reading →

The Camino is calling…

Our journey begins in 41 days. This morning my usual 6 minute walk to the office took nearly an hour. Rather than my typical work shoes, I laced up my Salomon's and headed out the door. The sidewalks were still went from the overnight rain and the numerous puddles and mud tested my shoes. Feet... Continue Reading →

More Camino Training

Warmish days in December are rare in this area, so Kevin and I took advantage of what was most likely the last decent day to embark on an 8+ mile training walk along the White River. I carried my pack, which is 10 lbs including 1.5 liters of water. I have everything in my pack... Continue Reading →

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope that everyone has a wonderful thanksgiving. In all my travels, I have learned that food, family, and friends bring us together. Today, Kevin and I will have a small dinner...just us and the kitties. The 12.5 lb turkey is in the oven. Gobble gobble.

8 Mile Training Walk

Just love walking in the fall, and with our Camino just six short months in the future, our walks have more purpose.  We have worked unto a solid 8 miles with packs.  This will be about half the distance on a typical day on the Camino. Sunday we walked along the White River.  My pack... Continue Reading →

Training for the Camino Portugues

Several  months ago my husband and I watched the movie The Way, starring Martin Sheen and directed by Emilio Estevez. My husband commented “ that looks like fun...we should do that.” And since he really doesn’t like anything involving exercise or the outdoors, I immediately agreed.  The route in the movie is the Camino Francés...500... Continue Reading →

Mediterranean Apricot and Date Chutney

I love to can.  Yes...as in mason jars, pressure cookers, and hot water baths.  Every weekend during the summer and fall, we venture to the local farmers market to gather nearly a bushel of fresh produce. The rest of the day is spent in the kitchen canning. Storing the items for the winter months. This... Continue Reading →

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