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  1. KJFSophie

    What was the thing you were most happy to lose on the Camino?

    I lost track of 'Wolfgang'...a character from Germany that made me blush like a schoolgirl every time he walked by or sat next to me...it really was quite funny to witness 'chemistry' take over my senses. Alas, after a few days of conversations and good company, we were separated in Tricastilla...
  2. KJFSophie

    Ass Pads - A Serious Topic!

    I'm in the pointy-bone-no-arse club as well...the flight alone from the US to Madrid, then the excruciating train or bus ride just does me in! I'm liking the arse saving lightweight pad idea...I've a year to mull it over :)
  3. KJFSophie

    I went for a walk in the "New" Cathedral today

    I agree! I was surprised and a bit disappointed that those beautiful old pews with the shell were not restored. I'd buy one for my home if I knew one was available :)
  4. KJFSophie

    A walk through Santiago earlier today (Jan 12th 2021)

    Thank You Ivar ! It is surreal to see Santiago without all of the pilgrims and bustling about, but what a lovely walk in the familiar ! So few people, but all respectful and keeping safe...the sunshine was an added touch of hope! Thank You, stay well
  5. KJFSophie

    Pilgrim "customs"?

    It'll be great !!!! I've always found this to be true : A speaker who speaks from the heart about something they love can capture the world as audience ! Good luck and enjoy!
  6. KJFSophie

    Pilgrim "customs"?

    @trecile I've given 7 week courses at the local university designed for older learners/enrichment courses , " El Camino de Santiago; Walking Modern Pilgrimage " . They were the most wonderful experiences! My hope was to teach again this January/February, but I've already pulled my course...
  7. KJFSophie

    A few words from me earlier today in Santiago

    Thank you Ivar. In this misery, I remain grateful that prayers are limitless. As I pray for all those suffering in the US, I send prayers as well to Spain, and to all of the pilgrims and the countries they represent. Pray unceasingly. Stay well.
  8. KJFSophie

    On this date in September...

    On this date, in September...the 16th, 2018...A was walking the Camino Portuguese with a boney tumor in my right knee , taking it very slow with lots of breaks. On this day stopping to practice my Portuguese with two chatty ladies from the village...Bless you both Lovely Ladies, I hope you are...
  9. KJFSophie

    COVID Update from Santiago

    Thank you so much for the encouraging update and quick view of the square ( solemn, but lovely and sorely missed ) We are stuck in a crisis of ignorance in the US. There will be no travel for me for awhile. Will keep you, Ivar and all of Spain in my prayers...Stay well
  10. KJFSophie

    Recent thoughts on walking in September during Covid

    What always weighs heavily in my decision making process, is not the facts surrounding my own behavior but the unknowns surrounding the behaviors of others. I liken it to my driving in the snowy New England (USA ) hard winters...I trust my driving skills, I trust the sturdiness of my car...but I...
  11. KJFSophie

    Picture Within a Picture

    You could have them made into a lovely toss pillow for your sofa...tattered pockets, ripped hem and all !
  12. KJFSophie

    Picture Within a Picture

    What happened to your shorts? lol
  13. KJFSophie

    Picture Within a Picture

    I love all of these contributions to this thread! Aside from taking a picture, it actually PUTS us there again!
  14. KJFSophie

    Picture Within a Picture

    LOL...in Bugos...assuming the middle frame was a mirror?
  15. KJFSophie

    Picture Within a Picture

    I've a few of these photos, where I'm captured in the picture I was trying to take... Have you any to share?
  16. KJFSophie

    Wallowing in Self Pity

    Well if we know anything, we know misery loves company. I would have been leaving in four days to walk the CF for the third time...I can't bring myself to put away all of my gear, shoes pack, etc.... I feel fortunate that I was able to have all of my flyer miles reinstated and refunded the...
  17. KJFSophie

    COVID The Municipalities of the Way present their Protocol of Action for the Shelters of pilgrims to the Covid-19

    They've since walked that back...now stating that better terms are "asymptomatic" and "pre-symptomatic" with no way to know the difference in the moment. You can be infected with no symptoms, but its a far cry from being infected with no symptoms 'yet'...
  18. KJFSophie

    Anniesantiago's Update

    I'm doing a wee happy dance ( but will refrain from posting it...lol ) Use your imagination 🤣🌺🌹🌷🌸 Happy for you Annie
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