Saturday, May 28, 2016
Camino Day Minus 4
Starting this blog is an experiment; it’s my first blog, and I’m not at all sure what I am doing. When I scheduled my walk on the Camino, I thought I would be walking alone. I tried to think about what could set my blog apart from other blogs and other books on the Camino.
I knew I was not going to be a “hard-core” pilgrim. At my age, and with my compromised health, I needed to be a bit forgiving to my body. So I thought a blog focused on walking the “easy” way might be useful and interesting. Hence I named my blog “Camino for Boomers.”
Since that decision, my son James, 24 years old, has decided to walk with me. He is going to participate in the walk and in the blog–so suddenly the name of the blog is not quite so accurate. Except, maybe his participation has given me my first tip for Boomers: If you can arrange to walk with a younger person, even for a portion of the walk, do it.
James has already helped with a number of aspects of preparing for the trip. He has packed safety items and a medical kit. And maybe he’ll even carry a book or two for me.