Well we're finally here at St Jean Pied De Port, France. wow! What a long trip!!! It took us 48 hours of planes, train's and automobiles to get here!! We landed in Madrid and took two different trains to Pamplona, Spain. (running through the train stations like the Amazing race to catch the connecting train). Once in Pamplona we took a bus to downtown, then caught a taxi up to St Jean Pied De Port France. Which is way up n the mountains. We're both exhausted yet excited. This town looks amazing. We decided to get 2 nights rest before starting our hike. That's all for now! I need sleep!!
PS no cell reception.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Well here we are, ready to go on this amazing trip. Words can't describe ow excited we both are. I have no idea what's I store for us the next seven weeks. But one things for sure, based on everything ive read it's going to be a life changing expierence. Not to mention a five hundred mile adventure. Coincidentally the movie that inspired us to do this comes out tomorrow. It's called "The Way". I think it's a great movie and strongly recommend it. I'll add updates and pictures here as much as possible. Goodbye Santa Rosa, Hello Camino de Santiago.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Ok, i decided to create a blog to track my trip to Spain. Im not going till February 20th but I thought id start tracking my training and all the preparing till them.
It all started when my mom asked me to watch this movie with her called "The Way" so i thought sure why not. It was playing at Summerfield so we went to watch it. Its an amazing movie directed by Emilio Estevez about the Camino de Santiago. After the movie my mom said we should go do that. i thought about it and said, YES! lets go! I decided for once I'm going to prioritize something for us. So we decided to go in April. and here we are! Only 30 days till we go.
We're going to walk the Camino de Santiago or The Way of St. James. Its an 800km (500 mile) pilgrimage that starts in St. Jean Pied de Port in France and ends in the Cathedral de Santiago in Spain. The history behind it is very interesting and people have been walking this pilgrimage for over 1000 years. People do it for all different reasons. Some religious, some for fun, some just want to do it, but they ALL say its a life changing experience. Needless to say we're both really excited!!!