Here I go...

Finding magic under the stars of the Camino Santiago de Compostela

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

May Your Days Be Sweet - and Edible!

Today I spent the crisp fall morning 
picking chanterelles in the nearby coastal forest.
I took my daughter-in-law to my "secret conching grounds."
She was thrilled and we had a wonderful time in the woods!

It's good to take time to live and breathe.
It reminds me of being on the Camino - not rushing to be anywhere - 
just living. 
Isn't that what life is all about?

Not rush hour.
Not shopping.
Not new clothes or the latest toy.
But living,
spending time with family and friends,
 and loving.

This week,
I am reading a little book by Waverly Fitzgerald 
called "Slow Time."

In it, I found this gem today.
I thought I'd share it:

"We have forgotten that our only goal is to live 
and that we live each day 
and that at every hour of the day 
we are reaching our true goal if we are living ... 
The days are fruits and our role is to eat them."
                                                                                                     -Jean Giono, Fullness of Days

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Updating the Via de la Plata posts

I finally unpacked the box that held my camera!
Then, I uploaded over 1700 photos of my recent Via de la Plata walk.
So, I'm going to go back through the posts and update all the photos and information.
If I skip a day, I'll just add it to the end - out of order, but at least covered.
I'm sure this will be a several week event.

You'll need to go to this link to see the new photos, and then move forward in time:

Stay tuned...

Friday, October 04, 2013

Meeting Up With Camino Friends

Tonight, I'm meeting up with Linda and Patty from one of our AnnieWalkers 2012 Camino groups!

Linda in her Altus Poncho

Patty makes a friend
Since their Camino, both ladies have been busy!

Linda quit smoking and is running in Portland this weekend.
Patty has been volunteering on the new Walking the Camino documentary.

Walking the Camino is playing in Portland, Oregon right now at the Hollywood Theater.
Click here to see the latest trailer:
Walking the Camino

I'll learn more tonight and post any updates and news!

Our 2014 trip is shaping up for May/June.
We have 4 open spots if anyone is interesting in walking with our group.
Joe Walsh will be leading the group.

Walking with a group is not only a way to experience the Camino with the support of others, it is a way to make lasting friendships like the one between Patty and Linda and I.

I hope you will consider walking with us in 2014!