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Again in May 2017

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Today my friends I am thinking about heading for the Camino and walking the across Spain again.

Today I thought I will be Seventy in December 2016 and should treat myself to a long walk.

My health is still good and I am exercise 3-4 time  week so I think I might be able to swing it.

Is any one else thinking about May 2017?


Day 1, or is 2

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

I started May 1st a noon but somehow it is May 2nd at 10:00pm.
I haven’t slept since…well two days.

I’m at the Hotel Amarys Biarritz in Biarritz France about to craw into bed. I have been dragging since I arrive in Paris at one o’clock this afternoon… Wait I just got Skyped.

Well it was Anila & Michelle calling we just got stated and Anila’s battery died. I tried calling back and nothing. What’s a guy to do?

Anyway I ate dinner and thought I should let you know I was ok but very, vary tired.

Tomorrow I take the train to St. Jean Pied-de-Port where I will start walking the walk on Friday morning.
Just so you know it is 10:30pm here and only 3:30pm there. I’m not thing so good…oh it is 7hours latter here. So if I get at 7am it is midnight there. So if I try to check in there Anila, Bring you charger to work. Let’s see 8:00am there is 3:00pm here. I should be in St. Jean by then.

I HAVe tO gO To geT soMe SlEEp I can’t typo…. ;-/
End of day.



Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

The plane is so big I needed two pictures


My plane

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

So is just about to get on this big air plane


First steps

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Well I have left home and am sitting at the tracks waiting for my first ride.


The Beginning

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

I started at the beginning of my Camino.

My Beginning is Woodstock, IL and my front door where I walk south to catch a train to the airport. In 4 days I should leaving St. Jean Pier-de-Port heading west on the Camino de Santiago.

Woodstock's Town Square



2 hours 45 minutes left

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Yes I leave home very soon

A reminder no normal text messages to my cell phone as it will not work because I have disable my cell phone while traveling in Europe. It cost an arm and a leg and I need both legs for walking and an arm for picking up my coffee cup.

Anyway, if you shoot me an email or voice message at home when I figure how to text  I let you know.

Well I still have things to do.



Days Zero

Monday, April 30th, 2012

 Day zero Monday, 30-Apr-12 6:13am Starbucks Woodstock, IL USA Earth

 Marty Camino LogoYes I am still here. Tomorrow around noon I head for the train.
Today I woke up knowing this was going to be my last full day in this Woodstock life for a couple of months.

I wanted to make the rounds and say “Good-bye” to people and make sure they can contact me if they need anything. I have had a lot of support at home. If I missed you for any reason I would like to say “Good-bye” and thank you!

I am missing you already. ;-|


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(Starbucks Woodstock, IL)

Test using the iphone

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

This is a quick test using the iPhone.


Test iPad posting

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

While a Starbucks I remembered this app I have on the iPad that lets me post things via the app that is not a normal Internet use of the WordPress it works for a quick entry with out all of the the bells and whistles that you would normally use. This is just to test that.

It even let’s me mark where I am right now. Let’s see how that works then I can head home.
Oh, I’m walking this morning.

test location


Wow! You can put in pictures on the fly! Maybe I can use this.
I will try this on the iPhone now.