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Mount Vernon Trail!

On Sunday (6/22) I walked the Mount Vernon Trail which is an 18-mile paved multi-use trail that stretches from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate to Theodore Roosevelt Island. It connects with regional trails, including the Potomac Heritage, Custis, Rock Creek, Four Mile Run, and Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trails. I walked for four hours but I doubt I walked the entire…

Santiago de Compostela

In various levels of disrepair, with blisters, swollen feet, swollen knees, and some pretty serious hat head – but high spirits – we arrived in Santiago de Compostela, and have completed our pilgrimage!  The wet walking shoes can now be stowed in suitcases, and the stinky socks will probably only come out again stateside, directly into a waiting washing machine. …

Silly Suffering

Today, Tuesday, was our longest day on the Camino de Santiago – some 30 kilometers, thankfully with less rain than predicted.  Our group has begun to feel the effects of walking for days on end: one pilgrim down (hopefully back tomorrow) with a sprained knee (Liliana C), one pilgrim with serious blisters on her heel (Amanda V), one pilgrim (Lindsey…

Boots as Bookends

The best parts of the day on the Camino de Santiago are when you lace up your walking shoes early in the morning, and the moment you tear those same shoes from your feet when you arrive at your destination.  Excitement and anticipation reign in the morning, pride and accomplishment at the end of the day. In between those “boot…