Day 22: Teaching the Americans Grace

Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo. 24.3 km / 15.1 miles. We left the city and headed for the countryside once again today. With only fifteen miles in front of us, we took lots of breaks and soaked in the lush rolling hills of the valley. Looks to be the beginning of harvesting time in the... Continue Reading →

Day 21: Be. Here. Now.

Foncebadón to Ponferrada. 27.5 km / 17.1 miles There is just something about those first few hours before sunrise. The air is crisp; the sky, inky; the stars after the last mountain town this side of the hill fill the horizon like a sea of diamonds. This, you know, is IT. Somewhere admist the silence,... Continue Reading →

Day 20: On the Road Again

Just can't wait to get on the road again. Basically all of the lyrics ring true today so thank you Willie and Johnny. Simple and to the heart of it. That's right sports fans we are up back on the way. Despite DBK still not being at 100%, she felt good enough to give it... Continue Reading →

Day 16: The Simple Things

Terradillos de los Templarios to El Burgo Ranero: 30.7 km / 19.1 mi As we arrived into El Burgo Ranero this afternoon (our daily destination) we were feeling a bit worn down. Dor is still sick with no signs of improving, we miscalculated some distances which made for a few tough stretches, and it was... Continue Reading →

Day 15: 2 Sides

Carrión de los Condes to Terradillos de los Templarios: 26.7 km / 16.6 mi Today marks our 15th day on the Camino which is officially half way! Such a wonderful thing to be able to set aside daily life - jobs, errands, housework, etc. - to do something like this. One of the reasons that... Continue Reading →

Day 14: It Takes a Village

Boadilla del Camino to Carrión de los Condes. 24.6 km / 15.3 miles Today was yet another day that, while we would have certainly made it through, we would not have so easily and gracefully if it were not for the help of our fellow pilgrims and the albergue and restaurant staff. The Camino is... Continue Reading →

Day 13: The Turning Point

Hontanas to Boadilla del Camino: 28.5 km / 17.7 mi Any parent can likely attest to the fact that a vacation with a toddler is classified as a "trip" and not a vacation despite the destination. Vacations are all about reducing stress and time spent drinking fancy umbrella drinks. This of course is a very... Continue Reading →

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