Camino de Santiago de Compostela – Update (Part IX)

Although training/conditioning to walk the Camino is a big part of my life presently, I still have time to pursue my other interests.  Before I start writing about the training efforts of this week, I thought I would put up a few photos of some recent oil paintings. 

This week I once again returned to Summit Hut.  My purchases this trip were a silk sleeping bag liner, a silk neck purse and a fanny pack.  I’ve also purchased silk underwear and a silk long sleeve tee-shirt for the trip.  I think all I have left to purchase, clothing wise, is a rain poncho.  Now I can start purchasing the other necessities for the trip.

On one of my 6-1/2 mile walks this week, I came across two baby rattle snakes.  One of the snakes had been run over and the other I also thought was dead – dead enough for me to get close enough to photograph.  He was originally lying in the road, I guess sunning himself.  But on my return back up the hill was now coiled with his head up.  Needless to say, I kept walking and didn’t stop to capture the new pose with the camera.  Sorry! 

We have been having gale force winds here in the desert for the last three days, walking has not been terribly pleasant this week.   Here are a few photos of this week’s scenic views.

Mike (the mountain biking son) has been here for his spring training.  Both he and Jocelyn come every late winter/early spring to get a jump start on the East Coast Racing Season (see my post: Late Winter/Very Early Spring Training Camp).  Friday morning he left for a race in San Dimas, California.  He will return early tomorrow morning (Monday).  He will continue his training here in Tucson until March 20th, when he returns home to Northern New Jersey.

6 responses to “Camino de Santiago de Compostela – Update (Part IX)

  1. So proud you even took a picture of a kinda deaf one! Hahaha!

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  2. I meant dead. Lol. iPhone likes to finish my sentences 🙂

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  3. That’s so cool! I love your paintings. I just put up two on my blog that I did in my first art class. I had an hour to complete each one…it was a bit rushed. I may hike the Camino also. Trying to decide.

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  4. As you can tell, I am soooo psyched about the Camino. Can’t wait for September to roll around. Check out the forum if you get a chance. http://www.caminodesantiago.me/board/

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  5. Love the art work. Wow!! What a true talent you have. The photos are beautiful. Glad the training is going well. Keep going girl. You can do it. Glad to hear Michael is down again:) Hope y’all stay healthy.

    Blessing ❤ Deb

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  6. Ar~
    Wanted to tell you. Me & Dave watched the “WAY”. We enjoyed it. I have a few questions to ask you. I’ll call ya soon.

    xoxo D 🙂

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