Mount of Temptation After four great days in Jordan it is time to cross the boarder into Israel. Israel takes the safety of their people and guest seriously it is a very safe place to visit. At the border we disembark the bus, our luggage goes through X-ray machines some are opened and searched. No … Continue reading Israel, We Have Arrived!
sorry about the paper plate... I judge the greatness of a vacation by the happiness of my taste buds. Coming home five pounds heavier than I left indicates I had a marvelous time, yes indeed I love me some middle eastern cuisine. The seasonings of choice of the Jordanian culture include thyme, sage and mint, … Continue reading Bites and Sips of Jordan – Let’s cook
Mojito Time- ahhh life is good! Jordan is rich in history, golden sand, and beautiful sunsets. I enjoyed every moment there and highly recommend it be added to your Bucket list. Petra was stunning, the history and age of the ancient rose colored city was mind boggling. Renewing my baptism vows at the site where … Continue reading Low Points, Old Maps, and Luxury
Golden Landscape of Jordan The boundless golden landscape of Jordan is a unique thing of beauty yet at the same time the endless emptiness can lead one to a feeling of abandonment, and emptiness. The vastness seems infinite but in reality Jordan is eight times smaller than the state Texas. This is the land where … Continue reading Desert of Jordan – Lessons Learned, Beauty Found
Unpredictable weather can always dampen ones plans and this day some of our adventures were literally washed away! The average rain fall for the desert of Jordan is roughly 4 inches a year. During our visit to Jordan the skies poured down on the Red Sea area making the roads unsafe to travel on so … Continue reading Bethany Beyond the Jordan
Via Dolorosa (Latin for Sorrowful Way) also known as the Jesus Way of the Cross The Via Dolorosa, or Way of Suffering, goes through the busy streets of the Old City of Jerusalem. In 1217 Saint Francis founded the Custody of the Holy Land, its mission is guarding and promoting the devotion to holy places … Continue reading Via Dolorosa
After several flights and busy airports we have arrived in Jordan, excitement is in the air and our adventure awaits us. After a quick introduction to our guide, we board our bus for a three-hour ride to our first stop of many in the next ten days. In darkness we entered the Valley of Moses, … Continue reading Petra – The Rose City
08/29/2018 The Group, beginning where yesterday ended Each and every day of the camino comes with a new adventure. Day ten of Camino 2018 was full of beauties. Beauty of sharing, beauty of caring, beauty of fellow pilgrims, beauty of nature, and even the beauty of graffiti. After a restful night, day ten is full … Continue reading Castrojeriz – Fromista
08/28/2018 Ten months have passed and I have yet to complete writing about the last three walking days of my Camino 2018. Those days were powerful, leaving me doubtful I could ever give them their due justice. I was but a bystander, blessed to be watching as God used faithful servants to reach out to those … Continue reading Tardajos to Castrojeriz
Taking a day off from sharing my Camino adventures to discuss food. I love food, diet is not a word that fits into my vocabulary. When the taste buds are happy the tummy is happy when the tummy is happy I’m happy. After returning from my travel adventures I traditionally prepare an authentic meal of … Continue reading Paella and Sangria, a taste of Spain.
08/27/2018 Leaving behind the province of La Roja we bus ahead to Villafranca Montes de Oca located in the province of Burgos, Castile-León. We begin our walk at the foot of the Montes de Oca (Mountain of the Goose). Nothing like starting the morning climbing up up up. The first village, San Juan de Ortega is … Continue reading Villafranca Montes de Oca to Agés
8/26/2018 We begin today in Najera, roughly 18 miles down the road from Logrono where we spent the night. Stages of the Camino just as in the stages of life includes choices. When planning our walk the tour company and leader had to make choices that would allow us to fulfill our journey within the … Continue reading Najera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada