Category Archives: Preparations

Book Review: Buen Camino! Tips From An American Pilgrim by Anne Born

I was introduced to this book by my long-time friend Tina (it is going on nearly 20 years that we have been friends).  Her good friend Anne Born walked the Way of St. James or more commonly known as the … Continue reading

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Practice Hike

Today, we packed our backpacks with what we thought we will need for our pilgrimage in Spain–and went for a practice hike. Firefly picked us up (Dragonfly and Prairie Dog) and drove us to Caumsett State (NY) Historic Park.  We … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Anniversary Blog

Five years ago today, I posted the first of many stories and photos of our upcoming thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.  Now we will be posting about our upcoming pilgrimage of the El Camino.  

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Day 3-how dry I am…

August 22, 2012 I woke up this morning feeling so much better than yesterday.  Dragonfly really saved me, and the trip.  After packing up and eating breakfast, we crossed Highway 34 and made our way towards the Fort Meade National … Continue reading

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Heat Stroke or How to Survive crossing the prairie during a drought (in 2012).

August 21, 2012 I got sick during the night!  I am sure it was because I didn’t drink enough the day before.  I tend to not drink enough and it has been my downfall on numerous occasions.  Once we broke … Continue reading

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Centennial Trail 2012–Practice through-hike

On August 20, 2012, Dragonfly and I started our first (just the two of us) through-hike. The 110-mile Centennial Trail through the Black Hills of South Dakota. Back in the 1990’s I had hike most of the trail as a … Continue reading

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Book Review–7 Tips to make the most of the Camino de Santiago by Cheri Powell

I checked this book out of the library.  I started reading it to myself, then stopped and read it out loud to Dragonfly.  We have talked several times since coming back from hiking the AT, about hiking the “El Camino”, … Continue reading

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