Facebook, in its infinite wisdom and memory, reminded me last week that it’s already been “one year ago today” that I came home with my very first tattoo: my Camino shell.
My absolute favorite playlist song for long walks, steep mountains, and rough terrain. I dare you to watch this and not smile.
Our first few hours, and then days, of post-Camino life were almost comically awful, and an opportunity to practice a few of the lessons and skills we’d picked up…
I’ve been neglecting the Camino Playlist recently. So I asked Eric, who is more musically driven than I am, anyway, to tell me about the songs that provided the soundtrack to his Camino. (Just because we went together doesn’t mean that we had the same experience…) Without even thinking, he pointed me to Sylvan Esso’sContinue reading “She Walking So Fast (Camino Playlist)”
A few days into our Camino, as my feet were slowly, finally, maybe starting to adjust to long days and the extra weight of a pack, Eric’s turned against him. His shoes cut awkwardly into his Achilles tendon, causing pain. So he switched to sandals, but those caused a dreaded ampoule—a blister. Wearing his sneakersContinue reading “Radio Camino”
One year ago today, late on the night of April 4, I posted this on the American Pilgrims of the Camino Facebook page: We leave in 16 hours. The bags are too heavy. I don’t know the languages, and I’m told my accents are atrocious. I have barely trained. The house-sitting/pet-sitting plans are heldContinue reading “One year ago…”
I spent last week on vacation, the first that Eric and I have taken since we got back from our Camino adventure eight months ago. Where did we go? To a place full of hiking trails, of course! The Sunshine Coast Trail is a 180-kilometer through-hiking trail in British Columbia, about seventy kilometers north ofContinue reading “What a Wonderful World (Camino Playlist)”
Clap along and enjoy the views on this Camino-inspired rendition of Pharrell’s Happy.
Seattle has been soggy and wet for the past few weeks, with record rainfalls (and for Seattle, that’s saying a lot). As I sit inside, safe and dry, and watch the puddles spread across the whole street, and the grass turn into swamps, I’m thinking a lot about how life as a pilgrim meant beingContinue reading “Sunny Days (Camino Playlist)”
Okay, don’t blame me for this new addition to the Camino Playlist. This one was all Eric’s fault. And once it starts, it will get stuck in your head for HOURS. However, when I was slogging through the French mud, in the middle of a downpour that wouldn’t end, I learned that making up our own dirtierContinue reading “Camino Playlist: The Marching Song”