Preparing For the Pilgrimage

It is said that once the thought forms of taking a pilgrimage, that one has already begun it. So it has been for my husband, Rick, and I. We began last year by watching the movie, “The Way.” It impacted me greatly before it was even over. I knew that I too must make the journey along the Camino de Santiago, and surprisingly my husband agreed without hesitation. In this past year we have researched, found a tour company, purchased necessary equipment, booked hotels, and purchased plane tickets. June 30th we will board a plane to Paris, the beginning of our actual journey, and I am anticipating that it will be life changing. Not solely for me and my relationship with God, but for us, as husband and wife, and for him in whatever way God chooses to reach him. As we journey, I hope you will come visit this site often to see the updates, pictures, and posts of our days on the pilgrimage.

Grace and peace,


If you are interested, you can read about the Camino here:

And you can watch a trailer of the movie here:

Published by Along the Way: life begins at home yet our door is forever open to adventure, new places and new people. Welcome to our travels around the world.

This blog is really about us, my husband Rick and I and our travels. We are retired with grown children and two granddaughters. We travel...exhilarating in new experiences and places and all that each day holds. We believe that life begins to fade once we fail to live into it anymore. So come along the way with us and enjoy the journey too!

12 thoughts on “Preparing For the Pilgrimage

  1. Looks like an amazing journey. I am so glad you have this opportunity and, especially so, to experience this together.


  2. I am so excited for you! I think it is wonderful and I definitely will be following your progress and praying for you both! Hugs, Annie


  3. The pilgrimage is a challenging physical and spiritual journey which will definitely not leave you unchanged in many ways and we are excited for you both as you prepare for this undertaking…as you know, our biking friend, Gerri, walked it last summer, then shared her presentation to our bike group in Mesa with a powerful impact. We will stay in touch through the blog with love and best wishes for an uplifting, glorious journey!


  4. I had forgotten about your trip and was wondering why you were walking so many miles lately. Now I put the two together. Good Luck on your AZ miles and your Spain miles.


  5. We’ll be praying for God to meet you each in unfathomable ways and your hearts be touched by the Master’s hand. I know it will be an amazing trip and although we were not able to join you this year, we will be with you in spirit!


  6. It does look like a marvelous physical, mental, emotional and spiritual journey to be on. Thanks for setting up this blog and allowing us to track you and read about your experiences and insights. I’ll be eager to see any photos and descriptions of the people you meet. Best wishes to you both.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: