Did I Tell you I encountered Spanish “Wildlife”??!?

While I was wandering through Parque del Retiro in Madrid, having a most enjoyable day, as usual my gaze was drawn upwards.  What was not usual were the couple of cats I spied (cat)napping (HA!) in the sunshine, nestled Way Up High in some broad branches!! And then I began to notice that several trees were…

Back in the Pacific Northwest

Well, I have been home on American soil a week now.  I think I’m back in the relevant time zone and generally have my healthy sleeping pattern back.  However, as you can imagine, I am still processing my emotions, evaluating what I learned, determining how I have been changed and sorting through my memories.  I…

Passing Along Some Interesting Facts

I copied this entirely from another blogger as posted in a Camino newsletter I subscribe to… History of the Apostle Saint James the Greater Quick facts about Saint James the Apostle: The patron of Pilgrims and Spain Memorial Day / Feast Day: July 25th Named by Jesus as one of the Sons of Thunder Date…

“Come on Home Mama”

(An encouraging invitation from my son!) May 11thI have so enjoyed my adventure!!! The weather has been amazing, I have challenged my endurance on several levels and I’ve created memories to last a lifetime! Home is on my agenda today!!! Well, at least based on the calendar date where I end up, as when it’s…

Barcelona Beach Day

May 10th Today, 100% my plan was to go to the beach! I gathered all my belongings, Including goodies I had bought at the market the day before, and set out to go there. I took a circuitous route, because it was cloudy, and there were a couple of areas that I wanted to hit…

Surrounded by History

May 9th Today I dedicated myself to a leisurely walk as prescribed by Rick Steves, outside of the typical tourist area of Barcelona, and into the very upscale residential neighborhood of Eixample. I wish I had a fit bit, because I know I walked probably at least 15 miles! My feet were as sore at…

Rambling Las Rambles

May 8th Today I enjoyed a slow pace and followed two Rick Steves’ walks. One was along Las Rambles and I backtracked a bit having done half of it randomly yesterday afternoon to the waterfront. So I enjoyed the other direction to Plaça de Catalunya (and now I know where to pick up a bus…

Barcelona

Maybe I’m just feeling a little tired… Got up at 5:00, left my Seville hotel at 6:00 and walked to the bus station, was the only one on the bus to the airport because I wanted to get there early enough to get my boarding pass and I didn’t know what to expect, waited two…

Soul Soaking Seville

Sooo – I ended yesterday’s submission before the day was over! I went to a flamenco show, and OMG! I am convicted, converted, and addicted! What an amazing display of passion, talent and storytelling! I was so glad that I did not wear mascara (not that I usually do I do), as I was in…

Strolling Seville 

Well, I did my usual – I set out early with destinations in mind, got lost – and then found, as landmarks came together and my surroundings began to make sense and fall in to place…!! I still have one more day here in Seville, so as is par for the course, I will totally…