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The Final Days

SAM_0404I am ready.

At least I think I am ready!

Well, as ready as I am going to be. No additional amount of training will make my fitness any greater at this point.

The pack is ready and at last weigh-in is 13.8 lbs. or 6.27 kgs. I’m satisfied with that weight!

I probably will ship the Osprey Airporter Duffel plus a few not needed articles to Ivar in Santiago de Compostela to hold for me until I arrive there. For those who do not know, Ivar Revke will accept and hold pilgrim’s parcels in his office in Santiago. Quite a great service he provides for Peregrinos!

The Old Pueblo Chapter of APOC has been left in the very capable hands of Judy and Kathy, our new co-coordinators. I am very comfortable knowing the Chapter will be taken good care of in my absence. Thank you Judy and Kathy!

The Tucson Wildlife Center is very appreciative for those of you have contributed in honor of my Camino. I thank you for the motivation and determination you have given me. I will walk to Santiago de Compostela and then onward to what in medieval times was considered to be the End of the Earth, Finnesterre and Muxia.

It’s still not too late to donate to the Wildlife Center if you would like – here’s the link – http://tucsonwildlife.com/help-tucson-wildlife-center-build-a-wildlife-hospital-to-save-lives/

I will be blogging along the way, so stay tuned to follow my Camino 2013 – Logrono to Santiago, Finnesterre and Muxia.

Ultreia y Buen Camino!

22 responses to “The Final Days

  1. Have a great Camino. I’ll be following with keen interest.

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    • Dana,

      It’s going to be great! I just know it! BTW the Village to Village Guide is much better than Brierley’s. I’ve scanned it into dropbox so I have it along the way.

      Arlene

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  2. Arlene – I love the colour of your pack. And with all the badges. It’s so damn stylish! And the cap is pretty cool too! You’re going to be the nattiest walker on the Camino!

    Bill

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    • Bill,

      The color is eggplant, (Osprey’s color for 2012) very stylish isn’t it? I told you I was a badge collector. Still need one from Australia though!
      I’ve got the same badge on the hat for each of the PGS Forum Tour members, I’ll be bringing them along to Porto.

      Arlene

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      • The colour is great – and the badges make you look like the veteran pilgrim that you are!!

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      • Bill,

        Kind of makes you wonder if there will be any patches added for the Camino Portuguese, doesn’t it? Mmmmm, I wonder if France, Ireland and Germany have organizations that might have patches.

        Arlene

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  3. Can’t wait to follow your adventures. Have a safe trip to Spain and a Buen Buen Camino!
    Michael

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  4. All Caminos are equally interesting, just different.

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  5. Can’t wait to follow along!!!!
    Buen Camino!

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  6. Arlene, not long now. Very exciting. Have enquired about an AFOTC badge but no answer yet. Still hopeful.
    It will be wonderful if we can meet up in SdC so will be following your progress with interest. Am sure I will recognise the cap.
    Travel safely, Buen Camino and Blessings.
    Anne.

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    • Anne
      It sure is exciting, I’m so anxious to get my boots on the trail. I’ll be looking for you in Santiago and carrying a Old Pueblo Patch just in case we do meet. You too, travel safely.
      Ultreia y Vaya con Dios Anne!
      Arlene

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  7. Have a great time Arlene
    I’ll keep an eye on your updates!
    Buen Camino!

    David

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  8. Arlene, I can’t wait to follow in your foot steps someday soon. I look forward to your posts.

    Buen Camino,
    Marta

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  9. Arlene, you are on your way. God bless your footsteps and every connection you make. Buen Camino, Nancy

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