Category: Camino

  • Shed 2020… the challenge continues!

    Shed 2020… the challenge continues!

    I previously shared that I had gained weight during the first four months of the shutdown. Nothing drastic, just wrong choices and wrong portions, and no moving. Then on July 5th, the brain clicked in that this was unacceptable for me. I stopped most carbs, increased fruits/veggies, drank water and EXERCISED. I shed the Covid […]

  • Physical Breakthrough – Thank you, Camino!

    Physical Breakthrough – Thank you, Camino!

    I don’t think there is a soul in the world that has not been affected by COVID, including myself. I couldn’t get tested due to the fact it was early on and I wasn’t a first responder or public-facing, but I am more than convinced that it was COVID. I was quite sick for 4 […]

  • The “Z” Memories – Walking down the camino memory lane

    Here we are at the last letter of the alphabet, the letter “Z”. This zaftig statue depicts a woman along side her equally rotund man.  This particular couple can be found in the city of Burgos. I’m not sure if they are wearing the clothing of a certain area, but I have seen many alike […]

  • The Y” Memories – Walking down the Camino Memory Lane

      How’s this for an original mailbox… therefore “You’ve got MAIL!” – There are so many original items that include shells… another very well known Camino symbol. I have heard that in the old days (post the rediscovery of the remains of St. James) pilgrims used to have to walk not only to Santiago, but […]

  • The “X” Memories – Walking down the Camino memory lane

    Ah – those xanthic arrows! I had to look hard for “X” words, and as you will see, I could only come up with two, but they are good ones! So xanthic means “of or relating to yellow”. The yellow arrow is a very common symbol of the Camino. We love the yellow arrows as they […]

  • The “W” Memories – Walking down the Camino Memory Lane

    Every pilgrim’s Camino is personal and different. We might walk the same roads, sleep in the same albergues, attend the same masses but every single pilgrim comes with its own personal experiences, thoughts and dreams. When I saw these boots, I was reminded of the statement “Walk a mile in my shoes” meaning live my […]

  • the “V” Memories – Walking down the Camino memory lane

    La Vaca que rie – The Laughing cow cheese – one of my go-to snacks on the Camino. Surprisingly enough, it could be kept without having to be refrigerated, making this a great snack. And as mentioned before, in Spain, cheese is very inexpensive – a quarter of the cost back home. It was a […]

  • The “U” Memories – Walking the Camino Memory Lane

    This unique window treatment caught my eye. First off, there is the year 1967. Not sure if this is when the house was built, the owners moved it, or a commemoration of another celebration. The small figures at the top represent a bullfighter, a picador  and a damsel. Let’s not forget the two bulls. And […]

  • The “T” Memories – walking down the Camino memory lane

    If I wasn’t trying to keep my pack as light as possible, I would have bought this cookie tin in Burgos. What a beautiful tin box! It features the majestic Burgos cathedral – a profile I will forever recognize as I actually started in that city on my first Camino in 2011. This is also where […]

  • The “S” Memories – walking down the Camino memory lane

    Storks are in abundance in Spain. We see stork nests everywhere during the spring months. The pair of parents take turns watching the nest as one of the two flies away to get food for  their little ones. This particular nest caught my eye as I tried to make out what was that black item […]