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We are GOING! And I decorated my pack . . .

Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Got a note back from my doctor.
She says there is no evidence Letrozole compromises the immune system.
Of course she says to go at my own risk but she did NOT say, "Don't go,"
so we are going!

I decorated my pack today.
I put the forum patch on it.
I always do that.
Makes me feel less likely to get it stolen plus easier for forum members to say hi.
Plus I did my best impression of a pink scallop shell.

Hooray!
 

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malingerer

samarkand
Camino(s) past & future
cf (2), de la plata, cp. (2003 -2018)
Got a note back from my doctor.
She says there is no evidence Letrozole compromises the immune system.
Of course she says to go at my own risk but she did NOT say, "Don't go,"
so we are going!

I decorated my pack today.
I put the forum patch on it.
I always do that.
Makes me feel less likely to get it stolen plus easier for forum members to say hi.
Plus I did my best impression of a pink scallop shell.

Hooray!
Godspeed Annie and Buen Camino.

The malingerer.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
We start from Zafra on March 7 after two days there.
Will anybody else be on the route with us?
 
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Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
So happy for you, Annie! I love the embroidery work on your pack!
You are so talented with your hands...I remember how you converted Bratz dolls to adorable kiddies, and all the intricate doll type things you made from clay!
Buen Camino to you and Joe!
 

CWBuff

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
in Planning stage: Frances (SJPdP --> SdC) & Finisterre "2021" ... (GOD WILLING!)
And you got your name on it as well!
This way if you forget your name - the backpack will remind you 😁
Great news all around
Stay safe, don't overdo it and Buen Camino 👍

-
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Enjoy Merida!

Buen Camino!
 

feldmanh

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Burgos to Finisterre with Road Scholar (May 2020)
Great encouragement for me, Annie! I'm new to the Forum, planning to walk parts of the Camino in May, with Road Scholar women's group, to celebrate my 70th year on this Earth. Hoping with all my heart that we will be able to have this wonderful adventure.
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2020? Looks like.... nowhere! 😁
I decorated my pack today.
I put the forum patch on it.
I always do that.
Makes me feel less likely to get it stolen plus easier for forum members to say hi.
Plus I did my best impression of a pink scallop shell.

Hooray!
Very artistic 😎 Buen Camino, you will be in our thoughts.
 

André Walker

Never loosing my way: always standing on it
Camino(s) past & future
Holland-St.Jean, Frances, Del Norte, VdlP.
We start from Zafra on May 7 after two days there.
Will anybody else be on the route with us?
Buen Camino!!

Great you're going. I hope everything will work out for you and that you'll enjoy this one. I did. I thought the VdlP in it's own regard is a very beautiful one.

Although I'm starting this year's Camino on May 9th, it'll not be the VdlP. Anyway, I'm sure you'll have plenty of worthwile encounters.

Ultreia!
 

JudeD

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria to Santiago "2016"
SJPP to Burgos "2017" Burgos to Hornillos "2018" SJPP to Finisterre "2019
Good for you and Buen Camino! I glued my forum badge over the Gregory logo (same pack which btw I think is just perfect for the Camino) just as you've done but unfortunately it came adrift so need better adhesive this time (end of May). What did you use for the other great personalising decorations?
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
Got a note back from my doctor.
She says there is no evidence Letrozole compromises the immune system.
Of course she says to go at my own risk but she did NOT say, "Don't go,"
so we are going!

I decorated my pack today.
I put the forum patch on it.
I always do that.
Makes me feel less likely to get it stolen plus easier for forum members to say hi.
Plus I did my best impression of a pink scallop shell.

Hooray!
Keep on Trucking' Mama, Truck them blues away!!!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Good for you and Buen Camino! I glued my forum badge over the Gregory logo (same pack which btw I think is just perfect for the Camino) just as you've done but unfortunately it came adrift so need better adhesive this time (end of May). What did you use for the other great personalising decorations?
I used acrylic paint and fabric glue for the forum patch.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Hi Annie from Toledo.
Great news !
No one else has mentioned it but im sure you mean March 7 ? Not may.

May still bump into you on the way. Yay.

Annie
Oops! Yes March. I better go correct it.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2011), Camino Frances (2015), Camino Ingles (2017), Camino Muxia (2017), LePuy(2019)
Got a note back from my doctor.
She says there is no evidence Letrozole compromises the immune system.
Of course she says to go at my own risk but she did NOT say, "Don't go,"
so we are going!

I decorated my pack today.
I put the forum patch on it.
I always do that.
Makes me feel less likely to get it stolen plus easier for forum members to say hi.
Plus I did my best impression of a pink scallop shell.

Hooray!
Buen camino. Ultreia!
 
Camino(s) past & future
October 2020
Got a note back from my doctor.
She says there is no evidence Letrozole compromises the immune system.
Of course she says to go at my own risk but she did NOT say, "Don't go,"
so we are going!

I decorated my pack today.
I put the forum patch on it.
I always do that.
Makes me feel less likely to get it stolen plus easier for forum members to say hi.
Plus I did my best impression of a pink scallop shell.

Hooray!
Where did you get the patch? Can I order online? Tks Buen Camino!!!
 

Sue127

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
French Camino in 2020
Great to hear you’re going. I love the idea of personalising your rucksack. I have two Camino badges, a lovely friend just bought a second, and will definitely think about something more personal. Won’t misplace my rucksack though, vivid pink! Bien camino
 

Jeff Titelius

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (León to Santiago) 2018
Got a note back from my doctor.
She says there is no evidence Letrozole compromises the immune system.
Of course she says to go at my own risk but she did NOT say, "Don't go,"
so we are going!

I decorated my pack today.
I put the forum patch on it.
I always do that.
Makes me feel less likely to get it stolen plus easier for forum members to say hi.
Plus I did my best impression of a pink scallop shell.

Hooray!
Great news!! Buen Camino Peregrina!!
 

Sandra Riordan

Hobart Australia
Camino(s) past & future
Francis 2015, Portuguese 2016, El Norte 2017 & VDLP 2019.
Got a note back from my doctor.
She says there is no evidence Letrozole compromises the immune system.
Of course she says to go at my own risk but she did NOT say, "Don't go,"
so we are going!

I decorated my pack today.
I put the forum patch on it.
I always do that.
Makes me feel less likely to get it stolen plus easier for forum members to say hi.
Plus I did my best impression of a pink scallop shell.

Hooray!
So pleased you are back on the Camino
 

Yoyo

➜ I'd rather be walking ➜
Camino(s) past & future
2017: CF 800 km
2019: CF 180 km
I love your backpack and wish you a wonderful camino!
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Joe and I left about 2:30 o’clock this morning from Palm Springs. We got to LAX in plenty of time and actually got put on an earlier flight to Chicago where we are now sitting waiting for our flight to Madrid to depart. The plane had a lot of empty seats which was nice, and we were able to relocate away from the lady right behind Joe who was red faced, feverish looking, and coughing. Ha ha Ha! I think I’m washing my hands more than I ever have in my life. But we’re feeling relaxed and happy. We have a three hour layover here and will arrive in Madrid at seven tomorrow morning. Then a bus ride to Zafra. Looking forward to the walk. A pox on Coronavirus! Ultreia!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2017
Joe and I left about 2:30 o’clock this morning from Palm Springs. We got to LAX in plenty of time and actually got put on an earlier flight to Chicago where we are now sitting waiting for our flight to Madrid to depart. The plane had a lot of empty seats which was nice, and we were able to relocate away from the lady right behind Joe who was red faced, feverish looking, and coughing. Ha ha Ha! I think I’m washing my hands more than I ever have in my life. But we’re feeling relaxed and happy. We have a three hour layover here and will arrive in Madrid at seven tomorrow morning. Then a bus ride to Zafra. Looking forward to the walk. A pox on Coronavirus! Ultreia!
A pox on the Coronavirus, indeed! Sitting here less than 100 Kilometers from the epicenter of all 10 deaths, so far, in the USA.
 

CWBuff

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
in Planning stage: Frances (SJPdP --> SdC) & Finisterre "2021" ... (GOD WILLING!)
So.... I have a question
How does one saw a patch onto a backpack? Wouldn't that sort of produce little holes that would make the said backpack no longer waterproof\water resistant? :oops:

I got my brand-spanking-new Gregory Zulu 35L and I just dont see how it is possible
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
So.... I have a question
How does one saw a patch onto a backpack? Wouldn't that sort of produce little holes that would make the said backpack no longer waterproof\water resistant? :oops:

I got my brand-spanking-new Gregory Zulu 35L and I just dont see how it is possible
fabric glue. 👍🏼😊
 

CWBuff

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
in Planning stage: Frances (SJPdP --> SdC) & Finisterre "2021" ... (GOD WILLING!)
AH!!!!
So 'sawing' means 'gluing' ;)
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
And I’m bummed because the paint is already flaking off. I should have used fabric paint.
 
Camino(s) past & future
October 2020
Got a note back from my doctor.
She says there is no evidence Letrozole compromises the immune system.
Of course she says to go at my own risk but she did NOT say, "Don't go,"
so we are going!

I decorated my pack today.
I put the forum patch on it.
I always do that.
Makes me feel less likely to get it stolen plus easier for forum members to say hi.
Plus I did my best impression of a pink scallop shell.

Hooray!
Did you use paint to for letters and shell?
 
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Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Did you use paint to for letters and shell?
Yes I used acrylic paint, because I was in a hurry. But you should use fabric paint because the acrylic is already flaking off in some places
 

Shinobi42

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de la Costa from Irun to Nueva 2018
Camino de la Costa from Nueva to Muxia (2020)
Nope. I said I PUT the patch on my back. I did not say I sewed it. 😊
It should be possible to sew it on with corespun thread that is used especially for sewing tents. It is a thread that is made of artificial fibre and cotton around it. When the thread gets in contact with water, it increases its diameter, so the seam has a self sealing effect. And of course it would be a good idea to use seam sealer to keep it waterproof.

Here is one example: https://www.extremtextil.de/en/rasant-75-sewing-thread-polyester-cotton-corespun-1000m.html I used it to apply patches on boyscout tents and they withstood thunderstorms already.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
It should be possible to sew it on with corespun thread that is used especially for sewing tents. It is a thread that is made of artificial fibre and cotton around it. When the thread gets in contact with water, it increases its diameter, so the seam has a self sealing effect. And of course it would be a good idea to use seam sealer to keep it waterproof.

Here is one example: https://www.extremtextil.de/en/rasant-75-sewing-thread-polyester-cotton-corespun-1000m.html I used it to apply patches on boyscout tents and they withstood thunderstorms already.
Fabric glue is so much easier.
 

ctay122

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2020 Camino Frances
Got a note back from my doctor.
She says there is no evidence Letrozole compromises the immune system.
Of course she says to go at my own risk but she did NOT say, "Don't go,"
so we are going!

I decorated my pack today.
I put the forum patch on it.
I always do that.
Makes me feel less likely to get it stolen plus easier for forum members to say hi.
Plus I did my best impression of a pink scallop shell.

Hooray!
I had to edit after seeing some replies. I love this! I have the same pack! How did you attach your patch? I am going to try to use self stick velcro dots. I have several to put on.....I might try more decorations using fabric paint. I fly out of DC 18 April and start at SJPDP 22 Apr. Buen Camino! When are you leaving?
 
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Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
I love this! I have the same pack! How did you attach your patch? I have several to put on.....Did you use fabric paint for your name? I fly out of DC 18 April and start at SJPDP 22 Apr. Buen Camino! When are you leaving?
Hi there. I used acrylic paint but it is already flaking off. I was in a hurry and didn’t have fabric paint. I suggest getting fabric paint. I used fabric paint on my other pack and it lasted for years. I used fabric glue for the patch. Today was day one walking from Zafra to VillaFranca. I realize how much the letrozole has sucked my energy. I’m pretty tired after just 20 km but I’m glad I’m here!
 

ctay122

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2020 Camino Frances
Hi there. I used acrylic paint but it is already flaking off. I was in a hurry and didn’t have fabric paint. I suggest getting fabric paint. I used fabric paint on my other pack and it lasted for years. I used fabric glue for the patch. Today was day one walking from Zafra to VillaFranca. I realize how much the letrozole has sucked my energy. I’m pretty tired after just 20 km but I’m glad I’m here!
20 km is great! I am 65 and will take my time. Have fun! Thanks for the info!
 

susanawee

susanawee
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances-(2013/14/18
Camino Salvado Perth -(2015)
West Highland Way (2016)
Lyon France 2017
Got a note back from my doctor.
She says there is no evidence Letrozole compromises the immune system.
Of course she says to go at my own risk but she did NOT say, "Don't go,"
so we are going!

I decorated my pack today.
I put the forum patch on it.
I always do that.
Makes me feel less likely to get it stolen plus easier for forum members to say hi.
Plus I did my best impression of a pink scallop shell.

Hooray!
Safe Travels Annie Santiago and, I love the way you hav decorated your pack....looks lovely. Buen Camino.
 

RobinK*

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés (2012), incl. Muxia and Fisterra, Camino Portugues (2016), Camino Primitivo (2018)
We start from Zafra on March 7 after two days there.
Will anybody else be on the route with us?
In my mind I will be onroute with you. Please post a pic every now and then, nature must be awesome along the way. Reading a book right now and I just learned March is a good time in Extremadura to see the wild orchids. Hope to walk 'de la plata' some time next year.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
In my mind I will be onroute with you. Please post a pic every now and then, nature must be awesome along the way. Reading a book right now and I just learned March is a good time in Extremadura to see the wild orchids. Hope to walk 'de la plata' some time next year.
You can follow with photos on my blog at caminosantiago2.blogspot.com 😊
 

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