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Saturday, February 24, 2007 

My Camino has already begun!

More and more signs... today I had dim sum with Remo and Chun - both who walked their camino in 2004.

Remo, a wealth of knowledge and encouragement, brought me a dvd, maps and books, and plenty of great advice. This was the last little bit of boost I needed. In fact, after describing my decision to take the plunge after happening across a wallet I found with a lucky $2 bill in side, he said, "Well, then, you've already begun your camino."

Included in Remo's plethora of aids was the book with almost EXACTLY what I wanted: "Walking the Camino de Santiago" from Pili Pala Press. I looked at the first few pages, and I've already ordered the 2nd edition (printed 2006).

Today or possibly tomorrow, I will officially book my ticket.

Then my order of goals will be:

- passport
- pilgrim application
- gear shopping
- learn Spanish (started listening to podcasts again)
- walk and physical training

I can't wait to do this. The whole first 28km uphill and all!

Thursday, February 22, 2007 

It's a new year.

So it's in the works. I've decided to make the camino trip happen this year. Signs are pointing to opportunity, and I can already sense that fate or karma or whatever is telling me that I should and can and will go.

I'm finializing the deets and I'm going to start blogging about it here.

Eventually I'm going to build a site just for this, because looking through all the sites, I still have not got the stuff I need and want to know. As an avid planner, the more details I can gather, the better.

HOWEVER, the whole thing about letting go and letting the powers that be take care of me and guiding me is something I'm determined to submit to. This is going to be the start of my journey - and I CAN'T WAIT!!!


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