Friday, July 31, 2009

NEW BLOG

http://750pints.blogspot.com/

Here's my new blog specifically for my upcoming camino. Please follow me (temporarily) over there.

Monday, May 11, 2009

It's the middle of May & I'm still without a passport

Just one of the things that needs to get done asap if I plan to leave at the end of August. Wow, that's really coming up fast, isn't it? My plan is to fly into San Sebastian & take the bus or train over to Biarritz, then the train to SJP. I know most people go through Pamplona, but you have to take a bus or taxi to Roncesvalles & then another taxi to SJP. Plus the fare to San Sebastian from Madrid is less than that to Pamplona. Weird. I've revised my itinerary several times already, so who knows where I'm going to end up each night? Certainly not me! I'd like to stay in different places than I've stayed at before, though, so I might end up in places like Obanos & Lorca, as opposed to Puente La Reina & Estella. Once past Leon, however, all bets are off as I haven't covered that area yet.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Brief Update

I'm still planning to go to the Camino in September, but it might be pushed back to March 2010, during the Holy Year. If that happens, I'll deal with it. lol! Anyway, I'm back to walking almost every morning & today I completed a 5K walk. Doesn't seem like a whole lot, but considering I could barely walk a mile in October, it's quite an accomplishment.

I've got new boots & a new back pack (Osprey something or another). I might be having a friend join me for part of the trip. Who knows? I do know that at least 4 people have told me that they donated blood for this cause, so I need to figure out how to update my counter. Ah well.

And yes, I changed the template because the pink was getting to be too much for me.

Buen Camino!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Well, 2008 has come & gone. It was a momentous year all around for me (could you tell?), but now it's time to get serious about my upcoming Camino. Starting Monday, I'm hitting the streets again, building up my stamina & (hopefully) losing some weight while I'm at it. I'll need to order the new CSJ guide & as well as look into getting a new pack. And socks. Oh, and boots too. I like the New Balance ones I used before, but they're a little worn down now & the last thing I want to have happen is for my boots to die while I'm in the middle of the Camino.

For the Camino newbies browsing my blog, I walked parts of the Camino in 2007, in May & in September. If you're looking for info on the albergues, start looking in September-December 2007. The info might be a bit out of date now, but I did try to include a photo of the sleeping arrangements & comments on the state of the bathrooms, which IMO are the most important considerations.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

And a new era in US History begins

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Us after President Obama's speech:
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Dancin' in the Streets! Proud to be Americans again!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

YES WE CAN!!

Things are getting crazy over here! Here are several videos of how folks are doing their part to get out the vote for OBAMA!!!

From Cajun Louisiana:

From Seattle, Washington:

From Texas: