The Worst Day of My Life Was the First Day of the Camino de Santiago

There are seven predominant Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) routes in Spain. We chose the Camino Frances – starting in St. Jean Pied-de-Port, France, during the last week of August 2016. My wife was giving thanksgiving for … Continue reading

It Started Out Well, But (Part 3)

We had been walking in the forest for the last several hours.  Every step was agonizing.  Our feet hurt, especially our ankles. I left Marilyn at a rest area along the highway and started walking to Roncesvalles.  After a hundred … Continue reading

It All Started Out Well, But (Part 2)

Just when we thought the Camino Frances was pretty easy, reality hit – hard! I didn’t know our progress at that point in time, but we seemed to be making about four kilometers an hour until we hit the mountain … Continue reading

It Started Out Well, But… (Part 1)

We left the United States on a military charter and landed in Rota, Spain seven hours later. After getting out passports stamped at the local police station in town, we took a taxi to the bus station and a bus … Continue reading