A dear friend joked in a comment yesterday that she can't wait for me to get home and tell the real stories I'm not writing about here on the blog. When I called her last night to check in, she pointed out that I seem to be holding back, being very "nice" or "pc" with... Continue Reading →
Sarria.This is the beginning of the end, my friends. Sarria is roughly 100 km from Santiago, the minimum distance for one to be granted a Compostela in Santiago. I also need to remember to get TWO stamps per day from now on to qualify. I already got tripped up by this today; the really nice... Continue Reading →
The Steps to Support SCLS campaign has now exceeded goal: $5,274 as of 6:00 pm Samos time! This first photo is from a video posted on Facebook, and the total was $5,209 when I recorded it. Thank you!!! (Sorry for the offsite link; WordPress has decided it has had enough of me uploading videos and... Continue Reading →
(Written 5/6/18 -- bad Wi-Fi for the last few days, which makes WordPress very unhappy.) Don't ask where I am. I really am not certain. What I do know is that today I climbed a VERY LARGE MOUNTAIN, and I'm staying in what may be the only business in the entire village with Chantal down... Continue Reading →
Sorry I have not updated you since Ponferrada. Once I left the city for the mountains again, both Wi-Fi and cell coverage became very dodgy. WordPress will let me post text-only entries and let me grab photos already uploaded on cell data, but not upload new media. The room I am in now happens to... Continue Reading →
(Post updated with new donations from the Facebook birthday fundraiser) I feel like I want to cry. I'm so touched and humbled by your support. We are now at $4,920 for civil legal aid in Snohomish County! It's crazy writing this next sentence-- We only have $80 left to go!Thank you, gracias, merci, danke!
... not to Santiago but to meeting the $5,000 goal of Steps to Support SCLS one woman walkathon! $4,668!That means we only have $332 left to go! I will reach Santiago in 8 days. Thank you everyone!
I'm getting out of town late because I decided to use the miraculous laundromat one more time before I head out into the countryside for a week. Washing the pants, shirt, bra, socks, and underwear worn the last two days here makes more sense than waiting until tonight and possibly having to wash in a... Continue Reading →
There are some decisions I have made on this trip that were good choices. Seeing Drs. Felix and Sara in Burgos was an excellent decision. Switching to runners was an excellent decision (but Bunny was not supposed to let my boots fall off my pack). Staying in Zubiri instead of taking the chance with the... Continue Reading →
If this were a video game, in the last 12 hours I would have just unlocked extra lives, or found a magic cape, or a hoard of gold coins... I obviously don't play games and am out of touch since there are no more teen boys in my house. Last night before dinner I successfully... Continue Reading →