Welcome to Caminobleu!

On the roadside along the Via Francigena nel Sud, April 2019

Welcome to travel along with Kent and Linnea, on pilgrim routes and other journeys, at home and abroad. I will also be reflecting on every day life, and eventually also share family history and stories.

Pilgrimage in Place

Sunday, January 9, 2021 Inspired by a Zoom meeting with a small group from the Albuquerque Chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino, Kent and I embarked on a small pilgrimage on Sunday afternoon.  Although we usually prefer to walk in the natural areas in the bosque (woods) along the banks of the Rio Grande, … Continue reading “Pilgrimage in Place”

Christmas 2020

We didn’t have an inkling as we snorkeled in the Galapagos, explored Quito and the Amazon, and birded in the Ecuadoran cloud forests in January and February that life as we knew it was about to come to a screeching halt.  I grieved and am still grieving, although we are among the fortunate. Hardest for … Continue reading “Christmas 2020”

In Between

I’m not a patient person.  When something doesn’t work, I push buttons rather than thinking things through.  I’m not good at waiting for anything or anybody.  So, now I’m caught in several “in-between” times of waiting.  In the midst of COVID-19 I am waiting for life to return to “normal” again, although it probably never … Continue reading “In Between”

A Hard Walk

Inspired by reading Dianne Homan’s Walk Your Own Camino and a recent hike close to home. The Physical Camino September 24, 2020 Yesterday Kent and I took a walk in the Sandia Mountains on a trail I always thought of as moderate, although it goes steadily up for a couple of miles, and the switchbacks … Continue reading “A Hard Walk”