Ribadiso — Life is a Long Camino

Ribadiso Albuergue 4 October 2019 First Person to Arrive Today is: Ton Bae Lee from South Korea. His English is very good. It seems like all the pilgrims who arrived at the Albuergue today know Ton Bae. A large group of Spaniards that looked like a soccer team came through and they were all veryContinue reading “Ribadiso — Life is a Long Camino”

Ribadiso: A Quiet Day at the Albergue

Ribadiso Albuergue: 3 October 2019 • First Pilgrim to Arrive Today was from: Belgium • Word of the Day: Queixos That is Galician for cheese which in Spain is usually queso. But not in Galicia … it is pronounced with a lisp … Kay thos. There is a special cheese made in Azura. It isContinue reading “Ribadiso: A Quiet Day at the Albergue”

Ribadiso: Pilgrims on Parade

Pilgrims on parade by foot, bike and horse. Ribadiso Albuergue: 2 October 2019 • First Pilgrim to arrive Today is from: South Korea • Best Quote of the Day: “My feet hurt so bad my butt aches.” Anonymous pilgrim • Word of the Day: Vele, Vele It’s pronounced “bally bally” and usually said very fast.Continue reading “Ribadiso: Pilgrims on Parade”

Ribadiso: Greeting the World

1 October 2019; Ribadiso Albuergue, Spain “On the Camino there are no strangers, only friends who haven’t met yet” This quote came from an unknown source in Rabinal. Working at the albuergue we have come to realize how true it is. Morning It’s our first day of work at the Albuergue. Our predecessors, Chuck andContinue reading “Ribadiso: Greeting the World”

After Camino Ingles: Santiago to Finisterre

28 September 2019 Saturday morning in Old Town Santiago … charming but it was very noisy at night. Lots of people at the bar below us, street noise, revelers and more. Terry slept in while I scurried off to the Pilgrim Offiice. I wanted to get my Camino Ingles Compostela which is a document writtenContinue reading “After Camino Ingles: Santiago to Finisterre”

Good Morning Madrid — Or is It Afternoon??

16 September 2019 Terry slept like a rock … for 14 hours straight. I’m not so lucky. I was restless and kept waking up off and on with intermittent periods of reading and blogging. Needless-to-say, we got a late start today. The first few hours were spent chasing around Puerto del Sol. The ‘grab &Continue reading “Good Morning Madrid — Or is It Afternoon??”

Off to a Great Start

14 September 2019 Super Shortcut Through Security at MSP Airport Most locals know that MSP is restructuring it’s TSA security check points which means there’s only one station open with extremely long lines. As usual, Terry and I were dreading it and planned to arrive extra extra early. At work yesterday, David learned about aContinue reading “Off to a Great Start”