En Route: The Beginning


Last evening, May 17, 2016, we boarded a plane for London en route to Dublin, Ireland where this part of our Camino journey will start.  Why Ireland, you say? Actually, the Camino de Santiago begins wherever you begin, whether it be from your front door or possibly just a thought. Three years ago it was a calling. Two years ago it was a desire for another hike along the way, the northern route of the Basque country. For many it happens as a yearning for a deeper pilgrimage, and I think for me, this time, that is exactly what it is. Looking for God and meaning along the ancient paths.

For us, Rick and I, we came to Ireland because…well…his heritage is Irish and he wanted to touch base with his roots again. Actually, we will pick up our Pilgrim’s passport at Saint James church today and acquire our first pilgrim’s stamp. We’ll spend a week touring through this beautiful country and look up a few familial graves before we hit the skies again. For now though, let’s just get you acquainted with a wee bit of the journey thus far.


Welcome to the Dublin airport! It’s a darn good thing they speak English and not the old language. Shoot, I can’t even read it!


I always find fashion a bit quirky…especially what one spots in airports. However, I am a shoe girl and love all sorts with only a couple exceptions.

Then there are things one notices when out walking; chimneys, building names and crosses.

For now, this is the end of this post. Stay tuned for more exciting sights and sounds of Dublin, Ireland coming up when I have more pictures and the world is more awake than 4 a.m. Irish time.


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!

4 thoughts on “En Route: The Beginning

  1. Have a wonderful journey. Praying that God will reveal Himself to both your hearts in whatever ways hold meaning for you. Ireland is a fabulous place to begin an ancient journey. By the way, is that the extent of your luggage? (That would be one way of restraining those shoe shopping impulses!)


  2. Thanks Diane, for the encouraging words. The luggage; outside of a small electronics bag, yes, the big suitcase is all I have. Rick has the big red one, his backpack and his briefcase. My suitcase is loaded and I left no room for goodies like new shoes. But I am sure if I found something I could squeeze them in somewhere.


  3. Thanks so much for letting us be a part of this; cousin Pat Urbanus Hernandez (recently widowed) is planning a trip to Ireland this Fall; would love to have her see this. I will ask her to send a FRIEND REQUEST to you; hope you will accept and let her also share this wonderful journey. Safe travels to you both


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