Sunday, August 25, 2013

D-Day

Today we depart for Spain and our venture on the Camino. Everything has been double checked - back packs all ready - verified weights - too heavy - what to remove - nothing! To our surprise our last minute essentials like medicines, towels, bar soap, clothes pins added a few pounds not previously accounted for. It is what it is - we will walk as it is.


Arlene's pack is about 6 Kg - Dale's a little over 7 Kg - still respectable.  As we walk we know that some of what is pictured above will diminish - like the bar of soap and the prayer cards we will be handing out. Boarding passes are printed - passports in hand - 7 hours from now we will be on our way to the airport.  Knowing that the home is secure with our house sitter and other friends taking care of little chores while we are gone gives us peace of mind. Earlier tonight we stopped by to say goodbye to a friend - John - who is in the midst of walking his final Camino to God.  We pray that his journey is smooth and brings him eternal peace. That is about all that any of us can ask - peace - not as the world gives - but as Jesus gives. Our next post will be from Pamplona.

Buen Camino
Dale and Arlene