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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Just to be clear...

This is NOT the road to Santiago!!  No way, no how...  
             El Camino del Rey:    Scary Path

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Training... what are we doing to train you ask?

Well I've been trying to walk more.  The last couple of weeks I walked or went to the YMCA five out of every seven days... So I guess that's better than nothing.  This past weekend Dewey and I met some friends out at Joshua Tree National Park (near Palm Desert--Palm Springs) and we hiked two great trails.

Sunday - we hiked Lost Palm Oasis, 8 miles, ~400 feet elevation gain, ~4 hours round trip  (note to Meg: How long was that walk again?)

Monday - we hiked the Art Smith trail, 6 miles, ~1000 feet elevation gain, ~5 hours round trip.  (note to self:  check the Qstarz for the details)

The hikes were wonderful!  The desert is at that perfect stage between full flower bloom and desert scorch.  We were even surprised by running into this guy....

Friday, March 18, 2011

Welcome Jess!!

Glad to see someone is reading my ramblings.  My second trip down the road is with YOU!  

Four weeks and counting down...

We have tickets!  We are leaving on April 19th... in four weeks!!  Oh boy... blisters and severe foot pain here we come.

Friday, March 11, 2011

We have our Credencials!!

We received our Credencial del Peregrino today... It's official... we are now Pilgrims of the Camino!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Rainy day today

Here's a picture of a Roman aqueduct in Segovia Spain, from April 2010

Saturday, March 5, 2011

If you are reading this blog for the first time...

...become a Follower.  Not that you may be the least bit interested but probably more in case we go "missing" or "get lost".  Then when the authorities come a calling you can say "Last message I received was when they were crawling through the vineyards of the Rioja region -- drinking wine of course!"

Something to note when reading our ramblings, the "Map" is in test mode at the moment.  The production version will be in place right before we take off (sometime in late April).  In the meantime feel free to click the link below it and take a closer look. Heck even look at it in satellite mode maybe you'll see us some where out there.

Training for the walk...

Today I walked 2 miles in preparation for our "long walk".  I'm going to try and walk every day, some days short walks (1-2 miles), other days longer walks (3-4 miles), once a week, hopefully 6 miles. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Another day in paradise!!

Great day today!  Took a 2 mile walk.  Feel good.