Overcoming my fears…

After the boat ride, Kevin convinced me to take a tram ride. I HATE cable car rides, including ski lifts. But the car was enclosed and my feet were not dangling so I hopped inside. Shooting the video kept my mind off the fact that we were suspended hundreds of feet in the air by... Continue Reading →

Day 1 Porto

We arrived in the late afternoon but as we were trying to find our hotel we came upon the main cathedral and we able to get our pilgrim passports.

Ready to go…

Can't believe that in less than a week we will be in Porto, Portugal, preparing to walk the Camino to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Today was our last training walk. Just a short 2 mile round trip to our favorite watering hole, Books and Brews. Some of you have contacted me asking what I'm taking... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

10 Days, One Backpack

Pre-departure packing completed.  Everything fits into one backpack and a very small purse.  In addition to the outfit I'm wearing on the plane (the all black outfit), I have packed two additional pairs of slacks, one pair of gym shorts, five shirts, an extra pair of shoes, "undies" (of course), and all the comforts of... Continue Reading →

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