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davebugg

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Frances (2018)
Camino Ingles (2019)
The title of the thread is what I have formally labeled this final 30-day period prior to Camino Departure.

The first time I left, I entered this period of time thinking of it as a 'countdown'. . . that is until the day before heading to the airport when I just shook my head and asked myself, "Where did all the time go?" That last month had started out with my feeling like I still had a ton of time left to get ready and packed and organized. Yes, I was all set and packed and ready to go, long before that last 30 days ended, but that is aside from the point.

The night before leaving home, I almost felt like double checking the calendar to make sure the time for heading to Spain was at hand. :)

I have no doubt that this phenomenon will happen this year, too.

Why is it that when you are a kid, big events like Christmas - with all of its anticipation - makes time crawl; but as an adult, the same anticipated event creates the time go into warp speed? Maybe it has to do with the same way I now feel with birthdays.....What??, didn't I just HAVE a birthday?"
 

Banjo&Matilda

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances October 2018
Fantastic to hear you're heading out there again.
I think as adults, we have so many obligations and responsibilities to undertake before doing something big, that it is a stress getting it all done before departure.
Buen Camino!
 

Becky 59

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (May 2018)
Camino Ingles (Aug 2019)
Does this mean a “Time Warp” dance is imminent? 😊
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
The title of the thread is what I have formally labeled this final 30-day period prior to Camino Departure.

The first time I left, I entered this period of time thinking of it as a 'countdown'. . . that is until the day before heading to the airport when I just shook my head and asked myself, "Where did all the time go?" That last month had started out with my feeling like I still had a ton of time left to get ready and packed and organized. Yes, I was all set and packed and ready to go, long before that last 30 days ended, but that is aside from the point.

The night before leaving home, I almost felt like double checking the calendar to make sure the time for heading to Spain was at hand. :)

I have no doubt that this phenomenon will happen this year, too.

Why is it that when you are a kid, big events like Christmas - with all of its anticipation - makes time crawl; but as an adult, the same anticipated event creates the time go into warp speed? Maybe it has to do with the same way I now feel with birthdays.....What??, didn't I just HAVE a birthday?"
My 30 day countdown begins a week from tomorrow. Each day I think I have plenty of time and 30 seconds later I think I am not ready to go. Haven't trained enough, the decision to wear trail runners in the winter was complete madness, my bag is going to weigh too much and blah, blah and more blah. Then I think, you have done this before and everything will melt away the moment you take your first step, then I think ugggggg I have to walk up that F##king hill right off the bat. Why am I torturing my 65 year old body, mind and spirit??? Then I just get into bed and can't sleep because I can't wait to go!! Have a wonderful, fantastic camino with your wonderful wife. The buenest of Buen Caminos to you both.
 

DrVJMJ

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
October (2017)
My countdown is nearly over. A week from today I will be on the plane to Lisbon and Porto. Finally printed my packing list and laid everything out yesterday figuring if I had forgotten something obvious I could see it and still get it in time. Decided to back off of the training this week to give myself a rest. Have struggled to decide which shoes to bring. Decided on two pair, 1 waterproof and the other not. My wife didn't want me to go with the second pair as old as they were so she bought me a new pair. They didn't require any breaking in the first time but I need to walk them 10 or 15 miles at least to be sure they DON'T require breaking in this time! Downloaded maps onto Google offline. Trying to double check my expected waypoints. Got a course of Cipro from my doctor just in case. Can't find my Camino book for reading! And I don't want to spend another $18. I'm doing this solo so I will have some books on my phone to listen to but also expect to spend a lot of time enjoying the scenery along with the beautiful Coast. Still wondering how much rain I will get? I'm trying to decide if I want to do any posting to social media along the way. Seems a little crass to do that, but I may use Polarsteps, an app that lets me create a GPS track and blog work pictures accessible only to those I invite. Every once in awhile I stop and wonder, as others in this thread have done, where has all the time gone. But I am looking forward to this as it marks my 70th birthday. Oddly the proximity makes me both happy and sad. Happy because I know I will enjoy it, and sad because too soon it will be over. I suppose that combination is a good mix for a pilgrimage. And who knows, maybe I'll do it all again when I'm 80!
 

Meggins

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances - One complete St.J.P.P to Santiago plus twice more for 500km each time.
My countdown is nearly over. A week from today I will be on the plane to Lisbon and Porto. Finally printed my packing list and laid everything out yesterday figuring if I had forgotten something obvious I could see it and still get it in time. Decided to back off of the training this week to give myself a rest. Have struggled to decide which shoes to bring. Decided on two pair, 1 waterproof and the other not. My wife didn't want me to go with the second pair as old as they were so she bought me a new pair. They didn't require any breaking in the first time but I need to walk them 10 or 15 miles at least to be sure they DON'T require breaking in this time! Downloaded maps onto Google offline. Trying to double check my expected waypoints. Got a course of Cipro from my doctor just in case. Can't find my Camino book for reading! And I don't want to spend another $18. I'm doing this solo so I will have some books on my phone to listen to but also expect to spend a lot of time enjoying the scenery along with the beautiful Coast. Still wondering how much rain I will get? I'm trying to decide if I want to do any posting to social media along the way. Seems a little crass to do that, but I may use Polarsteps, an app that lets me create a GPS track and blog work pictures accessible only to those I invite. Every once in awhile I stop and wonder, as others in this thread have done, where has all the time gone. But I am looking forward to this as it marks my 70th birthday. Oddly the proximity makes me both happy and sad. Happy because I know I will enjoy it, and sad because too soon it will be over. I suppose that combination is a good mix for a pilgrimage. And who knows, maybe I'll do it all again when I'm 80!

Sitting here in Torres del Rio with my beer. The 30 day countdown went well until they changed my flight to later. That meant I would miss all my connections and reservations. Important ones like Orisson. Romcevalles etc
O Joy. So I spent a wonderful day before I left on the internet stress to max. 2days straight travel and there I was at St.J
30 days forgotten. I am happy.........
..
 

Mike Savage

So many friends to meet . . . so little time
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés,Inglés
Muxia/Finisterre
Português Coastal
Português Central
Sanabrés
Imagine what Jill is thinking too!

I wish you both safe travels and buen camino!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
My countdown is nearly over. A week from today I will be on the plane to Lisbon and Porto. Finally printed my packing list and laid everything out yesterday figuring if I had forgotten something obvious I could see it and still get it in time. Decided to back off of the training this week to give myself a rest. Have struggled to decide which shoes to bring. Decided on two pair, 1 waterproof and the other not. My wife didn't want me to go with the second pair as old as they were so she bought me a new pair. They didn't require any breaking in the first time but I need to walk them 10 or 15 miles at least to be sure they DON'T require breaking in this time! Downloaded maps onto Google offline. Trying to double check my expected waypoints. Got a course of Cipro from my doctor just in case. Can't find my Camino book for reading! And I don't want to spend another $18. I'm doing this solo so I will have some books on my phone to listen to but also expect to spend a lot of time enjoying the scenery along with the beautiful Coast. Still wondering how much rain I will get? I'm trying to decide if I want to do any posting to social media along the way. Seems a little crass to do that, but I may use Polarsteps, an app that lets me create a GPS track and blog work pictures accessible only to those I invite. Every once in awhile I stop and wonder, as others in this thread have done, where has all the time gone. But I am looking forward to this as it marks my 70th birthday. Oddly the proximity makes me both happy and sad. Happy because I know I will enjoy it, and sad because too soon it will be over. I suppose that combination is a good mix for a pilgrimage. And who knows, maybe I'll do it all again when I'm 80!
Why wait till 80? Buen Camino!
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
@davebugg last year when I set out on my Camino Madrid I was looking forward to hopefully connecting with you when I got to Leon. Obviously that didn’t happen...... now you’re on your way again while our family has a “consolidate finances” year. So please enjoy every step for me - maybe I’ll get to meet the legend next time.
 

davebugg

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Frances (2018)
Camino Ingles (2019)
@davebugg last year when I set out on my Camino Madrid I was looking forward to hopefully connecting with you when I got to Leon. Obviously that didn’t happen...... now you’re on your way again while our family has a “consolidate finances” year. So please enjoy every step for me - maybe I’ll get to meet the legend next time.
I hope we do get to meet sometime. And it'll be me meeting a legend :)
 

jdpiguet

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past? Not enough.
Future? Sure!
Planning the Camino is like a birthday cake.
And the "Time Warp" is when you start to blow the candles on the top... 🎂
Buen Camino to you both,
Jacques-D.
 

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