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About prairiedog2013

Grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but currently lives on Long Island, New York. Was a day-hiker years ago, but is now a thru-hiker. Loves living the thru-hikers life. She has hiked nearly 3,000 miles. Her hikes include the Northville Placid Trail (2011, 2012), the Centennial Trail in South Dakota (2012), the Appalachian Trail (2013), the Fjallraven Classic (2014) and many other trails.

Solvitur Ambulando

It is solved by walking. Since the beginning of our relationship, Kristina and I have solved all problems by walking. Near and far we walk and talk, and talk and walk and talk, and then problems don’t seem so big, … Continue reading

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Murals, statues and shells

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Questions. Sarria. Answers.

I can’t describe to you the emotions I have been feeling about what it might mean for me and us if i can’t finish the Camino. After a fitful night of sleep (for both of us), even though we had … Continue reading

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There is a first time for everything!

During the exhilarating climb out of Villafranca del Bierzo, my left ankle began to have pain. No big deal as there are aches and pains everyday when one is walking 20+ kilometers everyday. When we finally stopped inVega de Valcarce … Continue reading

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Blessings of the day

After a long climb up, lunch, pie and baby kitties.

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Pilgrim meal

Or menu of the day, as it is sometimes called, is a 2 or 3 course dinner for pilgrims. It can be available at the albergue or a local bar/restaurant. In Astorga, we both chose “mixed salad” as our first … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Blessing

All along our walk we would see notices about Pilgrim blessings in the albergues. They started at 8 or 9–time when we ought to be asleep in bed. When we were in Leon our albergue was run by the Benedictine … Continue reading

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