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  1. palmah

    A Very Nervous and Concerned PilgrimMom

    Hi Pilgrim Mom, my husband and I walked the Camino Frances in the Spring '10. We have two adult children of our own and several young people we "adopted" on the Camino, with whom we still keep in touch. Pilgrims have always looked after one another and will continue to do so - even more so...
  2. palmah

    Did you ever cook on your camino?

    If you don't already know how to make a Spanish Tortilla, you may want to learn. It can have as few ingredients (eggs, potatoes, onions) or as many as you'd like to toss in. You only need a bowl to beat the eggs, a knife to slice the onions and potatoes, and of course a frying pan.
  3. palmah

    2 Newbies beginning in St. Jean on Sept 9

    Hi there, We walked the CF this past Spring. We live in Annandale (also in the Arlington Diocese) and would be happy to meet and discuss our experience and offer advice to newbies! You can post here or send a private message by clicking on "username" then "private message". Buen Camino! Palma
  4. palmah

    Lot's of questions from newbie, please help!

    Congratulations Fiddletree! Thanks for sharing this great story. Definitely one to tell the grandkids. May your lives together be as magical and joyful as the Camino. Palma
  5. palmah

    Lot's of questions from newbie, please help!

    Walked the CF Mar/Apr of this year and though I'm not as experienced as some on this forum, I offer the following: 1. We flew into Paris and immediately took a train to Bordeaux for a couple of days. The train to SJPP was not in service when we were traveling so we took the train from...
  6. palmah

    Two pensioners get ready

    Have you already purchased your sleeping bags? If not, we purchased "3 season" sleeping bags each weighing about 48 ounces. As for the knee issues, I too have had this problem. What really helps me is simple stretching the back of the knee/quadricep area, flexing the foot. I try to do this...