Los Arcos to Logrono

08/25/2018 Today we will leave the Navarra providence entering into La Roja. I walked fewer miles than intended today. The distance from  Los Arcos to Logrono is 17.8 miles. With just a quick glance at the itinerary and map, I confuse my self, I have the misconception It is 17.8 miles to Viana.  With that … Continue reading Los Arcos to Logrono

Puente la Reina to Estella

08/23/2018 The morning brings us back to the same parking lot where we ended our walk yesterday. We are headed to Estella, roughly fourteen miles away. The map indicates it’s another day of rolling hills. The first part of today's trail into Mañeru appears a bit steep so I decide to have the bus take … Continue reading Puente la Reina to Estella

Cizur Menor to Puente la Reina

08/22/2108 The group chose to forgo our formal tour of Pamplona last night and walked around with our wonderful Marly guides instead.  The Camino goes through the historical city and guide arrows are in abundance. There is so much more to the city than just the running of the bulls. A history buff would be in heaven … Continue reading Cizur Menor to Puente la Reina

Roncesvalles to Zubiri

08/21/2018 The lobby of Casa de Beneficiados, our hotel in Roncesvalles. Late evening is the time of day that the Spaniards thrive.  One is hard-pressed to find a place to eat prior to 8pm. Traditionally dinner is an event that includes sobremesa, a time after eating, before getting up from the table. It is a time for … Continue reading Roncesvalles to Zubiri

SJPP to Roncesvalles

08/20/2018 Orrison I did not rest well this night and morning came too soon.  Perhaps it was because of the excitement of fulfilling a long-anticipated bucket list. As soon as the alarm went off I dragged my self out of bed, dressed, slathered my feet in vaseline, slipped on my toe socks, laced my trail … Continue reading SJPP to Roncesvalles

Basque Country

08/19/2018 Rose early on day two, breakfast was still an hour or more away so roomie and I decided to venture out looking for coffee. It was a lovely brisk morning in San Sebastián, the sun was rising over the bay and party goers were just finishing up with the nights' festivities. With no coffee … Continue reading Basque Country

On Your Mark, Get Set, Spain is a Go!

08 /17/ 2018 - 08 /18 /2018 The journey to Spain began August 18th, 2018, spent the night in Dallas to catch an 11am flight. Traveled from Dallas to Chicago to Madrid ending in San Sebastián Spain at 1pm August 19th. It was a day that at times never seemed to end but at other … Continue reading On Your Mark, Get Set, Spain is a Go!

Coincidence or Gods Will

Time is quickly slipping by since my epic Camino adventure and the memories are still swirling in my brain. Before I put into words all the great adventures of my walk I feel it’s important to reflect on how I got there. One of the great gifts God has given us humans is free will. … Continue reading Coincidence or Gods Will

Blessings of the Camino

It’s been a week yesterday since I walked my last steps on the Camino.  My clothes are clean and put up, backpack dirt has been soaked away, and my shoes are dust free.  My mind is at peace, body relaxed, and I’m already trying to organize my next Camino adventure.  Who would have thought 10 … Continue reading Blessings of the Camino

Camino de Santiago – I am Committed

Life is full of exciting opportunities we just need to be willing to step out of our comfort zone and take a chance on the unknown. The Camino de Santiago is one of those opportunities that has been slinking around in the recesses of my mind for several years. The Camino is a Hike across Spain; one … Continue reading Camino de Santiago – I am Committed