Day 2: Roncesvalles to Zubiri

Camino Day 2: Having rested our battered feet and legs, we woke a bit late and began our second day of walking. Thanks to the Camino gods, it was mostly downhill and/flat. Actually, compared to yesterday, most any walk would beat miles of uphill in the snow!  So on we went along the "Hemingway Route," … Continue reading Day 2: Roncesvalles to Zubiri

Day 1: St. Jean to Ronconvalles

Camino Day 1: Today began innocuously enough with an early morning breakie of toast with jam and coffee. The septuagenarian French hostess inquired as to whether we were Spanish or Italian and if we wanted black coffee or coffee with milk. No sooner had Mikey replied that he SPOKE Spanish, our hostess inferred that, like … Continue reading Day 1: St. Jean to Ronconvalles

Looks Like We Made It! (To the Start)

At long last, we arrived at our trailhead in Saint Jean Pied de Port! We stopped by the Pilgrim's Office and got our sanctioned passports approved by Pope John Paul II. (As an aside, having been blessed by the man back in 2001, we can both agree that he would have been cool with our … Continue reading Looks Like We Made It! (To the Start)