Secrets, Castles, Caves and Magic

April 25, 2018 So yesterday, once I discovered the train station here in Lisbon, Portugal and knew that I could buy a ticket to get to a popular destination and a place of country pride- Sintra, that’s exactly what I did. Previously I had been researching tours and found that they were all quite expensive…

Into The Great Wide Open, Under Them Skies Of Blue

September 7, 2019 Tom Petty surely didn’t have hiking in the Pacific Northwest in mind when he penned those words, yet I can’t help but sing them to myself when I reach a vista point or clearing after trudging up, Up and UP!!! Last month Handsome Hubby and I took a ferry from Edmonds to…

Twin Falls Hike

September 6, 2019 Twin Falls Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail in the Snoqualmie Mountain region located near North Bend, Washington, that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate.   My new women’s trekking group headed out early for a Friday morning commune with nature – and oh yeah,…

Hello, It’s Me!

September 5, 2019 It has been a while! I suppose taking a break from sharing is a real part of one’s personal “Camino”… And even though I’m pretty sure that most of my peeps are not interested in my retirement gallivanting about, I thought I’d post another blog about what I’ve been up to this…

Last Night In Barcelona…

April 25, 2019 This is Part Two of today’s lingering in what has become a favorite city of mine, Barcelona. The Norwegian Airlines inflight magazine noted some Barcelona eateries and I decided to check one out – El Nacional located at the heart of Passeig de Gràcia. Their website touts it as “the first restaurant…

When In Barcelona…

April 25, 2019 Today I was extremely fatigued and just wanted to “do nothing”, but dang, I’m in Barcelona, y’all!! So, this ends up being a long blog with lots of internet fact sharing. Grab yourself a café con leche (or vino tinto/vino blanco) and come walk with me! (I only took a few photos…

A Walk In The Park – Park Güell

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Today I set out on “the green line” to one of the more popular attractions in Barcelona – Park Güell. Without a necessary reservation to go into the areas of notoriety, I felt that even a stroll around its grounds would be a great way to enjoy this sunny morning. Had…

Love Is In The Air!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 First of all – Happy Birthday Camiga, Laura Peña!!!  I miss you tons already! I have been fortunate countless times now to be in the countries I have visited on holidays! Today I bussed to the Santiago de Compostela airport with Laura, flew to Barcelona, and then bussed to Plaça de…

Santiago de Compostela

Monday, April 22, 2019 I totally stole this from the website, ultreyatours.com. It’s good information that I thought would be difficult to summarize, and I was just tired! “Santiago de Compostela is often referred to as a large village built around a beautiful Cathedral. When walking around the Old walled town and arriving into any…

Easter Sunday in Spain

Sunday, April 21, 2019 What an auspicious day to be in this vibrant city of pilgrims, tourists, Spaniards and Catholics and all Christians! In Spain, Easter is celebrated is for the entire week before Easter Sunday – “Semana Santa” or “Holy Week,” is full of processionals with giant Catholic floats, musical bands and hooded brotherhood…

Santiago de Compostela Here We Come!!

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Today we walked from Outeiro to Santiago de Compostela, another “short” day at 16.7 km or 10.4 miles. Also a special treat to weary bodies, our trek was along bucolic country roads, there were very few big hills, and no other peregrinos”! We have heard that the Francés route is extremely…