Day 2: Confessions

Roncesvalles to Zubiri. 22 km / 13.7 miles. It's only our second day of hiking, and already we'd like to get a few things off our chests. And in the Catholic spirit, here we go. Confessions: D: It is only day 2. And this morning we turned off the alarm. Twice. G: I am not... Continue Reading →

Day 1: It’s Downhill from Here

Saint Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles, the Napoleon Route. 24.3 km / 15.1 miles From St. Jean there are two route to choose from through the Pyrenees: the Valcarlos Route (lower and on the road) and the Napoleon Route (higher, a little longer and on trails and mountain roads.) If you know either of... Continue Reading →

Saint Jean Pied de Perfect

Well, we are just about to call it a night here in St. Jean Pied de Port. We arrived just after 1 PM and had a wonderful afternoon of running errands, eating and enjoying the town. It has been the perfect rest before we begin. Mom just left for Roncesvalles, so we had all afternoon... Continue Reading →

Sleepless in Paris

If a toddler stays up long enough, he or she will eventually crash, right? Or do they just get more and more hyper? We took a red-eye Monday night from Detroit to Iceland to Paris. We got in at 5:30 PM after a strange flight with WOW airlines. We probably should have guessed with a... Continue Reading →

The Notorious GTB

One thing I don't think we have mentioned yet is that we are not the only ones headed for the Camino right now. Yes, there are probably hundreds (thousands?) more, and one of those courageous souls is my mother. My mom retired a little over a year ago, and when this trip came up, she... Continue Reading →

30 Minutes and Counting

Well, we leave for the airport in 30 minutes! Our bags are packed, our family is making us dinner and Guy is watching one last episode of The Office. We are Michigan ... prior to departure, we flew to Detroit and drove Houghton Lake for a few days for a surprise 70th birthday party for... Continue Reading →

Plot Twists

Well, a few things have come up since our last post, and I thought I'd fill you in since they will likely come up in our trip as well. Guy's New Job! That's right. Just about a month before our trip, Guy interviewed for a new job. And to our delight and dismay, he got... Continue Reading →

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