Okay, I have figured out my next big adventure! I would like to walk part of the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Have you seen the movie “The Way” starring Martin Sheen and produced and directed by his son Emilio Estevez? If not, I highly recommend it.
“The Way” is an actual thing, it refers to The Way of St. James, a trail that begins on the Spain/ France border and ends at the south of Spain coast. It is a pilgrimage that has been in existence continuously since St. James was carried and buried via this trek many years ago. Actually I have a son doing this very adventure as I write this. My youngest son is with a friend, and they decided after watching and being inspired by the movie, to achieve this goal themselves. They have given themselves almost two months to walk 500 miles and soak in this experience. I am hoping along the way they do a lot of soul searching and reflection regarding how they would like to direct the rest of their lives. I am thankful that my son is searching for his direction in this positive manner and I hope it works for him. I mentioned wanting to do this myself to a couple of friends and they are all in! We would not however be able to take the time off that my son has but we are hoping to dedicate maybe 10 days to 2 weeks on the trail. Apparently many “pilgrims” return each year to do a little more of the trail, as many people, like myself, cannot take a large chunk of time off at once. I am getting excited at the idea of doing something totally different than what I’m used to. The scenery in the movie and from the photographs my son has sent me are absolutely lovely!
It is nice to set a new goal and adventure when it has been quite a while since I have done so. I hope my friends and I actually do this and not just talk about it…I’ll keep you informed. In the meantime, check out the movie! I watched it on Netflix and everyone I have watched it with enjoys it!
Until next time….have a great weekend!