Sunday, September 15, 2013

Yikes!  Our departure date is tomorrow and we’ll be in Spain for 2 months, returning to Seattle on November 16th.  We will walk the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, nearly 500 miles, starting on Thursday, September 19th from St. Jean Pied de Port, France with a final destination of Santiago de Compestela, Spain.  The first two days walking will be a challenge as we will cross the Pyrenees mountains over the historic route used by Charlemagne and later by Napoleon when they invaded Spain.  We hope our endeavor will be more successful.


We got back from our summer job in Yellowstone on August 27th so have had just a bit more than two weeks to get ready for the pilgrimage.  My dad’s memorial service was yesterday so that will give us some reason for thought as we are walking.  It has been an interesting challenge getting our backpacks ready and we are carrying less than 15 pounds.  It will be interesting to see what we forgot or should have included as well as what things we do not use.  Living for two months using only what we can carry in our small backpacks will be a new experience for us! 


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