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Camino reflections

As we wait at the airport for the flight back to the US, I’m reflecting on walking the Camino and the memories made with the Dalas: Staying at the Najera albergue and hospitalero Joy’s enthusiasm for placing the first Dala … Continue reading

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Art

On our last day in Madrid we enjoyed both the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Museo Sorolla, two very different museums. The Prado, a grand structure and one of the world’s great art museums, contains a collection that includes … Continue reading

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Madrid and Segovia

Yesterday afternoon we met Alfonso and his family at an historic restaurant, an old convent near the Palacios Real, the King of Spain’s residency. Afterwards Alphonso’s mother Anna invited us to her home for tea and coffee. It was fun seeing … Continue reading

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To Madrid

Photos from the past couple days in Toledo, including a spectacular light show projected onto a building. This morning we rode the train back to Madrid from Toledo for our final few days in Spain. Toledo’s train station is an architectural … Continue reading

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A week of memories

This past week marked significant dates: July 10, the day we reached Santiago;  July 13, Dad’s birthday; July 12, the one year mark of Aunt Ginny’s memorial. At the service the Swedish hymn, “Children of a Heavenly Father,” sung at … Continue reading

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Toledo’s charm

Toledo exudes layers of history, including its reign at one time as the capital of Spain and an important seat of papal power outside Rome. We learned more about the city during a tour of the magnificent French Gothic cathedral. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dad in Toledo

Today, July 13, is Dad’s 77th birthday!  We’re celebrating with a delicious dinner at a restaurant called La Abadia, located in a monastery from the 14th century and original stone walls intact. We arrived in Toledo this afternoon via Madrid … Continue reading

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