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  1. EL LECHERO

    Anything wrong with wanting to walk alone?

    I walked from Astorga to Santiago in 2016 with my wife. We had a great time. But we only stayed in an Albergue once and the rest stayed in Pensions. It was cheaper and more convenient. But I was a faster walker and and had to slow down for her and we had to compromise about a lot of things. This...
  2. EL LECHERO

    My pet-peeve: Selfies

    HA, Yes I had wanted to throw myself a welcome home party, with all my photos streaming on the big screen, have Tapas, Red wine with people waiting on baited breathe to hear my Camino stories etc.....turned out people only wanted to eat and drink my food....lol and I was left to sit in the...
  3. EL LECHERO

    My pet-peeve: Selfies

    Same here....I saw it and became fixated on it....I hope my second Camino will be as purposeful this year
  4. EL LECHERO

    My pet-peeve: Selfies

    When we returned from the Camino 2016 we had all of these great stories, photo's etc.....It occurred to me quickly that people who have not walked/or know the Camino don't really care to sit and listen to my stories or look at my photos closely......So I just stopped talking about it....Guess...
  5. EL LECHERO

    My pet-peeve: Selfies

    I've learned not to watch the videos anymore. I know where Camino starts and ends. Those videos don't lend much to the imagination. Mind you I do like looking at photo's and getting pearls of wisdom BUT the Camino is supposed to be an adventure and I enjoy the obstacles and challenges along the...
  6. EL LECHERO

    I think I'm losing it

    We obtained a coveted camping permit at Bright Angel Campground and stayed two nights. We didn't food share or share tents. Basically we all carried what we needed as if we were alone. The second day we also did a day 10 mile hike to Ribbon Falls. A rain storm came through the first night with...
  7. EL LECHERO

    I think I'm losing it

    I started a blog or diary a year before I went on trailjournals.com. and continued making entries when I finally was able to go. Then I printed up my journal and made an album out of it.
  8. EL LECHERO

    I think I'm losing it

    ERIC, I too continually contemplate the Camino. I get to go on my 2nd one March 22nd thanks to my wife. I just finished hiking the Grand Canyon. It was one of the hardest hikes I've done. 5 hours of down hill hiking, a 10 mile day hike the next day, then a 6.5 hour all up hill return to the top...
  9. EL LECHERO

    Pilgrim Menus - what are your favourite items?

    Is it possible to buy Paxachan at the Airport?
  10. EL LECHERO

    Pilgrim Menus - what are your favourite items?

    I think it's designed for as an introduction to alcohol for the younger crowd.....
  11. EL LECHERO

    Pilgrim Menus - what are your favourite items?

    When we were in Leon it was May 1st and a festival was going on. A bunch of guys and one guy dressed with a wig bough me Kalamancha(sp)? It's a wine mixed with coca cola over ice. It was damn good! Someone told me the younger crowd drinks it. kind of like a punch.....
  12. EL LECHERO

    Pilgrim Menus - what are your favourite items?

    what is the price difference between the two menus?
  13. EL LECHERO

    Pilgrim Menus - what are your favourite items?

    My favorite meal was very simple.....Caldo Gallego, bread, and a glass of wine. The reason why it was my favorite was it was my first meal after hiking 10miles in the rain. No food, cold, wet, and shivering......It was the simplest of meals, it was the best of meals...
  14. EL LECHERO

    A Camino conundrum!

    I believe I'm leaning toward your suggestion. I would start at SJPP around March 28th/29th. When did you walk? How busy was it?
  15. EL LECHERO

    A Camino conundrum!

    I'm excited to meet other perigrinos but don't want so many that it becomes diluted. I also just don't want to walk all alone. all the time.
  16. EL LECHERO

    A Camino conundrum!

    What time of year did you do the Primitivo? Did you meet many people. I'll tell you one thing. I did not like how many people were walking the CF after Sarria in May.....
  17. EL LECHERO

    A Camino conundrum!

    This is probably redundant and I know it is ultimately up to me but am torn on which Camino to do. I'm a 53 yr old solo perigrino with 15 days to hike. I was set on doing the Primitivo to SDC. But have heard services may be limited. Mind you. I am very self sufficient and independent. But...
  18. EL LECHERO

    “The worst footprint of the pilgrims”

    I agree with you, I am even somewhat torn as to take pictures along the "Way" As it compartmentalizes my experience as a whole. Being focused on the act it self , of taking of that photo, rather than just taking the visual into my memory. Which leads me to my reason FOR taking the photos, So I...
  19. EL LECHERO

    Should I ...?

    The Van will always be there.....but the ability and opportunity to walk the Way won't. I look back and see missed opportunities because I played it safe and responsible. I also look back "Pre-Covid" and am grateful of the things I did before all this craziness struck. Carpe Diem!!
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