Category Archives: What Goes on in the Mind

Ordinary Day, Not Such Ordinary Thoughts . . .

Sunday, September 23. Escape from Rosa and her mincing farewell to us, scout out a nearby café for tea and tostas, headed for Arcade. We have mapped out our route, cutting some of the stages in half because of their … Continue reading

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Across The Portuguese/Spanish Border

Thursday, September 20. I’ve been thinking about how very different this Camino is . . . not only that I’ve been in Portugal rather than Spain, thus far.  Not only that I’m on a beach boardwalk for the most part, … Continue reading

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Reliving The Camino (at least a bit)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016.  It is June and Neil and I are in Ouray at his log cabin, as we usually are during this time of the summer.  We have a new addition, a Golden Retriever Rescue female, six years … Continue reading

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To Roncesvalles and . . .

September 2, 2013 Monday . . . the big push.  At the time, I think it will be the biggest push, but as I view the walk after the first six days, I see that I am mistaken.  But that … Continue reading

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Okay, Now We Really Begin . . .

Dear all: Though I imagined that each day I’d walk and each night I’d write and post, it just doesn’t turn out that way.  While there is often internet, rarely is there a plug for a recharge on the computer,  … Continue reading

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Listening To The Body . . .

August 25, 2013 – 11:46 p.m. Well, I have three days until my departure, and the packing is winding down.  I’ll write a list at some point, but now I’m paying attention to little signs that my body is testing … Continue reading

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Nine Days, Nine Days, Nine Days

Is it possible that I have only a smidge more than a week before I will be off to Spain?  My return late last week from a road trip to Vermont left me exhausted, relieved to be home with so … Continue reading

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