This morning was a little rough! My voice is hoarse and I’m a little tired. You see Shannon is a night owl and this girl doesn’t know how to sleep in. I was up at 7:30 am. We took our time this morning. I did some blogging and checked up on the rest of the … More Chicago, I love you!
If you thought Day 1 and 2 were busy and full of good eats, Day 3 is for champions! Up early with a cup of hot coffee, reheated deep dish and jalepeno poppers. I mean you couldn’t throw it out! We lazed around for a little bit. This down time was welcomed because we knew … More Pork Belly and the Blues
Today is full of activity. You have to make the best use of the time you have for an extended weekend. The Starbucks lady butchered my name and when they called Roana, we howled. For the rest of the day I had Rosanna replaced with Roana as an ear worm. First up was the architectural … More Roana eats her way through Chicago
We hit Chicago at rush hour so the trip was a little longer than planned but overall quite pleasant. As we sat in traffic, we cheerfully chatted with Syed, our driver, and glanced at the downtown skyline framed with blue skies and cirrus clouds. We are here Chicago! This is going to be fun! Made … More Taking Chicago by storm
Months ago I came across an advert for an underground cooking competition that wraps up in Chicago. 5 chefs will compete to receive the Grand Cochon trophy. Calling up my foodie cousin Shannon to see if there was any interest, she jumped on the bandwagon and here we are flying off to Chicago. Shannon the … More Chicago Chicago
It has been a few weeks since I made my last post. I thought it was the final one relating to the Camino trip but a life-changing event occurred that has prompted me to write one more entry. It was the evening of June 7th, I was recovering in Mijas Pueblo, Spain. I had tossed … More How Quickly Life Changes
Waking to the sound of the cathedral church bells was beautiful. Stretching my legs under fresh linen sheets – A simple pleasure? Knowing you don’t have to get up–awesome! LOL There were three tasks I had to accomplish today: 1. Obtain my Compostela (certificate of completion) 2. Pick up my bag with extra clothes that … More A Blessing
Talk about excitement this morning! It was a bit of a fitful sleep with a belly of queimada and anticipation for the final leg of my journey. I would start in Amanal today and called a taxi to take me there. Funny enough, I had the same taxi driver as I did the night before. … More A dream fulfilled
I left out Ribadiso because it was almost not worth mentioning except I met this lovely girl named Nausica from Italy. I’m sure I have misspelled her name but she was such a sweet, kind girl who reminded me of a taller version of Penelope Cruz. We chatted about my goal of 25 km and … More Ribadiso
Two 25 km days in a row so today will be a short 22.8 km from Ribadiso to Pedrouzo. I decided not to take any chances with accommodation nor with my feet/knees so I booked Porta de Santiago albergue and shipped my bag ahead. There are benefits to shipping your bag ahead. You only take … More Pedrouzo, where are you?