Are We There Yet?

Our longest travel day is behind us! Actually, I guess that’s relative because every day on a pilgrimage is a travel day in some way! Usually toward a destination, yet often to a realization internally or an emotional “Ah ha”. We survived the nine hour American Airlines flight with great service, included food, continual mask…

And We’re Off!

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 I am one of a group of eleven bound to walk a portion of the centuries old pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. To “walk across Spain”, as I like to say! This is my fifth “Camino” and fourth opportunity to join the Wayfinding Academy of Portland, Oregon – an awesome, two…

Generous Grace

Soooo – Hello!! Long time no blog!!! It’s not that I haven’t had an abundance of life events to report, that’s for sure! And its not like I haven’t had some extra “free time” on my hands with the Covid-19 Pandemic of this last year… If anything, I was maybe trekking outside more (if you…

America’s Comeback City, (Detroit Part 2)

As I said in my last blog, I enjoyed such a variety of fun and local sights in and around Ferndale and Detroit, Michigan on a visit to see my cousin and to check another Major League Baseball stadium off my list, that I decided to create a “Part 2” to my sharing! On Friday…

Michigan – The “Mitten State”, (Detroit, Part One)

I discovered in a recent trip to visit my cousin in Ferndale, a very close suburb to Detroit, that since Michigan is shaped like a mitten, the locals identify their city by throwing up their hand to show what part of the “mitten” they live in!  And also to show where they plan to go…

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…