One time I was walking along the Camino de Santiago through a eucalyptus forest with Julia and Christine and Matt and Marcus. Marcus is a trained mountain man/ lumberjack and we said, "Tell us about these trees, Marcus." But he just gave us a vague description and I said, "That's not what I meant." So... Continue Reading →
Reflections: There's stuff in my house. My mind is having a hard time with this. I have a drawer full of shirts. SHIRTS. I can wear any of them, because they're all clean. Gluten-free pizza. Bet your boots I ate one half of that puppy. No regrets. I didn't leave my shower very clean when... Continue Reading →
It's fair to say that Carl is the celebrity of the group. One of my pilgrim's told me, "I feel like he's way cooler than us. I still hold him on the Socceresque pedestal." Another pilgrim was like, "I'm so glad he's coming; I LOVE Carl." So! Pray for this one...the beloved one.
Want to know what I love about having Paul along? We sing songs together. All the time. Sometimes we play a game called, "Sing as much of a Broadway Musical together that we can remember." Which entails us starting at the first song and getting as far as we can. We switch parts and do... Continue Reading →
I probably wouldn't have made it without this one. This is Jessica. She is a coworker of mine, soft-spoken and sweet. One day we were working and I started talking about this trip I was going to take in summer of 2013 to the Camino de Santiago. "Here," I said, "I'll forward you my group... Continue Reading →
This is Graham. My sibs met him playing soccer, and then we realized he was a neighbor and they became closer friends. Sometimes he talks smack to me, but I know he's kidding. If he ever finds an animal, he tries to rescue it. Squirrels, birds, you name it...he's picked it up (rabies, man!) and... Continue Reading →
This gorgeous girl is a grace to have along. Not only is she good at Spanish, a force to be reckoned with generally, supportive, beautiful, and graceful...she's also an expert on chocolate chip cookies. Such things are vital on excursions. This pilgrim goes to school with some of the kidz in the group. We knew... Continue Reading →