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Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Yesterday I had a wonderful day reconnecting with my aunt in Hawaii and my cousins.

We had not seen each other since we were children, probably 40 years ago!
Somewhere along the way, they lost all their family photos,
so I was able to go through 2 boxes of photos
and upload them to Facebook,
supplying them with a walk down memory lane.

In going through those photos, 
I found photos of myself in younger days.

I found photos of my even YOUNGER cowgirl days!

There were photos of my family,
when we were all young and beautiful:
And photos of my Portuguese great-grandfather, 
who loved nothing more than to go to Pismo Beach
and catch "feeeeesh!"
And a photo of his daughter, my Grandmother Mary -
who was still so pretty in her 90's

I found photos of my 15 year old brother Mark
who died in a plane crash in 1973
with my father.

And a photo of my 96 year old great-Aunt Vena,
who just celebrated another birthday!
Her face hasn't changed a bit!

It was quite poignant and a wonderful blessing for us all.

On the days I get frustrated with Facebook,
I want to remember yesterday,
the day Facebook blessed me.

The Price of Postage!

Today I took a very small package (about 6 ounces) to UPS to see about mailing it to Australia.

The package had a felt fox inside, so was very lightweight and about the size of 1/2 loaf of bread.

I almost fell over when I heard the postage amount.



So I took the package to USPS
where I paid $16 to have it shipped.

The only difference is UPS will track the package all the way to the doorstep.
USPS only tracks as far as the US border.

Seems someone with some business sense could really make some $$ opening a shipping company.


Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Walk the Camino 2014/2015

Have you dreamed of walking the Camino Santiago but don't know where to begin?
Could you use help planning?
Would you be more comfortable walking with a small group?
Anniewalkers is now planning our Spring 2014 trips.

May 20 - June 12, 2014 

(this trip is still open)

May 26 - June 18, 2014 
(Full - taking names for waiting list)

Price:  1100 Euros

Price includes 24 nights accommodation, 
 including one night lodging in Pamplona at the beginning of the trip,
and one night in Santiago at the end of the trip, 
a facilitator for the duration of the walk ,
and land transfers from Logrono to Burgos, Burgos to Leon, 
Leon to Astorga,
and Villafranca to Triacastela via O Cebreiro.  

NOTICE!  We will be doing a Women's Camino in 2015.
We are calling it CRONE'S CAMINO!

If you are interested, 
please read the information on our website at Anniewalkers Camino

Buen Camino!