Recent Adventures

A man fishing
Camino De Santiago, Spain

The Big Bell and the Big City

I rang a Bell, an Old Bell Very early on Friday morning the trek began to Pamplona, the big city. Walking over the Rabies bridge made me wonder: how many people have walked their flocks over this bridge early in the morning to be healed? Even though legend was that it would heal the animals from Rabies, perhaps a better name would have been the healing bridge. Then again, that could have been misunderstood. It […]

This is a close-up of a Yellow Columbine
Nature, Wildflower

The Ink Pots and Flowers

Then there were flowers … A hike in Banff national Park is always a good experience. There is so much to see and yet so little time. There is one thing I have noticed though, at times it is easier to see the big picture without really seeing the big picture. I am not referring to the picturesque water fountains nor the attention grasping landscapes. I am referring to the many wonderful wildflowers along the […]

A silhouette of the templo de debod at sunset
Spain, Travel

Madrid – City of Wonders.

And then there was Madrid – the City of Wonders I don’t know if that is what Madrid is actually known for, but it was a city of wonders to me. After I walked 8oo km, I looked forward to the idea of taking it easy. Surprise, surprise … that did not happen. I had six days to explore this city with a rich history. It is been eight month since my visit; so, I […]

This is a bridge call Puente Maceira. It was build in the 13th Century.
Travel

A side trip to Finisterre

When the Journey ends there is more It has been months since I walked the Camino de Santiago. Yet, I did not tell the story of a side trip.  See, the journey doesn’t necessarily end at Santiago de Compostella, it continues to Cabo Finisterre.  There are some pilgrims who walk the extra 90-some km. Many years ago pilgrims also continued to Cabo Finisterre; unlike today, when they arrived they would strip of their clothes and […]

This is a picture of all the wedding guests
Wedding

A New Way of Doing Wedding Photography

What a better way to start the 2nd post on the renewed website with something that signifies a new beginning – a Wedding. Start of Something New April 16 of 2018 was the beginning of a new chapter in my life.  It was our wedding day.  Helping us celebrate this new chapter in our lives were a small group of people – our parents, witnesses and their families, my sister and her family, and a […]

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We are Back and it is a New Beginning

We are Back and it is a New Beginning! It has been quite a few months since I have posted something.  Now we are back and it is a new beginning.  It is still a work in progress and may take a little bit of time before the website is completely up and running.  We are working on it and before you know it, we’ll be back in full swing. What is changing? A few […]

A mural of the way in Belorado
Camino De Santiago, Spain, Travel

From Belorado to St. Juan de Ortega – barrenness rewarded

When Barrenness Greets You Little did I know what the day would bring. A barren landscape was my companion on this day. Barrenness it seemed was the name of the Way today. There weren’t many people on the Way – I passed a few and few passed me. The fields were plowed – not much on them, except for one field with forgotten sunflowers. All these were signs of barrenness. The Ruins of a Monastery […]

The Bed and Breakfast
Camino De Santiago, Spain, Travel

Dinner with two ladies from France at Quintanilla del Monte

It was a pleasant Dinner I think all of us go through those days when everything is just feeling blah, right? I was feeling like that on this fateful morning. I guess the grey skies didn’t help either. Even my photos told this story … not to mention that I took a grand total of nineteen pictures! All that being said, the spirit perked up a little during dinner time. They were closed One thing […]

People walking
Camino De Santiago, Spain, Travel

There are Chickens in the Church in Santo Domingo

Chickens to the Rescue If someone told me that I would see chickens in a Church I would have said, “You must be joking.” Well, now I can testify that it is indeed true. And there is quite the story behind it. Santo Domingo Today’s walk was an average one, at least that is what I will discover before too long, a mere 21 km. Even though it was suppose to rain all day, the […]

Early Morning Sunrise
Camino De Santiago, Spain, Travel

When Curiosity Meets You on the Way

Curiosity – what can go wrong? There is a saying: Curiosity killed the cat. Is it to warn us of the potential dangers associated with curiosity? And yet, hasn’t curiosity led to many adventures, inventions, and stories? On September 21, 2017, as I walked to Najera I found the joy curiosity brings. The Professor I started quite early and the sunrise this morning was magnificent. Little did I know how many people I would meet. […]