Heading to the ETEN (European Teachers Education Network) conference in Vic, Spain, but first spending a few days in Barcelona.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
I have always loved to cook. From ribs, to desserts; French to Asian. Doesn't matter. Cooking is a form of relaxation and creativity. Last night, Kevin, my husband and sou chief, and I prepared Vietnamese Pho. A warm and hearty combination of chicken, mushrooms, broccoli, scallions, ginger, red onions, cilantro, fish sauce, rice noodles, and... Continue Reading →
Back to where it all began...at least my life in academia. It had been four years since seeing our friends and colleagues in Fargo and North Dakota State University, so Kevin and spent two days driving (each way) to revisit our old stomping ground. On our way to Fargo, we stopped in La... Continue Reading →
My husband and I spent the holiday at the amazing JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai. Yes, Dubai...the site of the horrific fire last night. More on that in a moment. We made our reservations six months ago and everything was perfect. Our evening began with photos in the lobby and dinner at the Tong Thai... Continue Reading →