Buen Camino!

Greetings from El Camino de Santiago in Spain!

 

We arrived in Fatima, Portugal, made a stop in Porto, and started the Camino in Tuí, made it through Porriño, Redondela, Arcade, Pontevedra and Caldras de Reis, Spain!

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It’s been an absolutely incredible time with my mom.

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We’ve been walking through the Spanish country side. So many vineyards and little villages with their stone houses and red clay tile roofs. It is picturesque and timeless. The perfect backdrop to contemplate God, His plan, His incredible blessings, and to pray for those you care about.

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As I mentioned before, I have every single one of your prayer requests. I couldn’t answer all the emails and messages I received, but I read ALL of them, and copied them into my book that I’m carrying in my backpack.

It’s funny how praying for people makes you feel closer to them. I think our hearts have a way of connecting at a spiritual level that we’re not even particularly aware of.

It was a tough day today because it rained the entire day. For 14 miles. Not exactly the type of day you dream about when picturing your pilgrimage, but then sometimes God throws you a curve ball to teach you about perseverance.

Anywho – wanted to share my other videos with you tonight!

There are pub chats, scenic views from the trail, goofy moments and reflections!

Enjoy!

Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis

Arcade to Pontevedra

Redondela and Arcade, Spain

Tuí and Porriño, Spain

Porto, Portugal, and Tuí, Spain

To watch the videos from Fatima, check out Thursday’s Post!

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83 thoughts on “Buen Camino!

  1. Nice videos. I think it’s great you and your mom are there for each other. What a beautiful relationship between you two. Did you exchange info with the waiter? He surely was attracted to you…that was a lot of “free” stuff, haha.

  2. I’m happy for you having this special time with your mum. Creating special memories is important! Tomorrow I’m taking time out with my dad, we will do a river walk and have lunch together. He was diagnosed with dementia, two years ago. I will keep you and your mum in my thoughts and you might include us in your prayers tomorrow.

  3. Hey, you are really close to my home 😁 The portico of the cathedral has been restored this year, you will love it 👌

    1. Thanks so much! I definitely will. Gosh I’m so sorry to hear that. Praying!! Hugs and love xox

  4. So sorry you had to deal with the rain. I prayed for good weather all the way, but I also prayed for His will and for what’s best for you, so I guess He knew you needed the rain. 🙂

    Pics and vids are EXCELLENT!! Such beautiful country, and you’re picking it up so beautifully. You really have an eye for that. Your Mom’s a joy to watch! 😉 My goodness, I think I’d have a hard time keeping up. 😎

    So glad you’re having such a great time. Almost there! Keep persevering! Praying for you two, and looking forward to hearing what great things God shows you! Thanks again for sharing this! 🙌🙌🤗🤗xoxo

  5. I pray God, who is more than able, to heal your body, restore your fertility, and brings a man into your life who loves God, and will cherish and take care of you the way you desire him to be. Amen

  6. I love the photos of you and your Mom and the beautiful countryside. Thanks for sharing your pilgrimage with the world, and also for carrying our prayers along with you. You are a very special and gifted soul!

  7. Thanks again for sharing this journey! Great to see Mrs. BBB going along so well and hearing her comments too! She looks and sounds great! Glad she’s doing so well.

    I was going to make a crack about Arcade, Spain and pinball machines, but then – and I don’t know if you realized it – there was the sound of an arcade game in the very next shot! HA!

    God bless you both on your pilgrimage!

    1. She’s amazing 🙂 thanks Jeff! Haha that’s what I thought too! Hugs and love xox

  8. Wow–what a fantastic trip! Spain is somewhere I definitely want to go; it looks beautiful, and even more so with you there.

  9. Hi, so glad you and your Mom are having a great time and are able to vacation together and going to Fatima is the greatest gift from Father, Jesus and Mary.
    Love you, ashes4him

  10. My dear friend,

    Thanks for sharing photos and videos. I can see that you fully enjoy your time and this reflects also happiness in. It is as if you take me by your hand and show me the beauty of Spain and Portugal – thank you very much 🙂 – By the way, this was the first time that I listened to your voice – very sweet, my friend, if you allow me to give you this compliment.

    Continue to have a nice time with your mom
    Best wishes from my heart
    Didi

    1. Thanks so much Didi!! Yes! Having so much fun 🙂 aww you’re kind to say that! Thanks! Hugs and love xox

  11. Thank you for sharing the beautiful scenery! I love traveling but if I can get there physically, pictures are the next best thing. I love also the mother-daughter connection – me and my mom have been besties since I was 18yo without her ever losing her role as the parental authority in my life. It’s a beautiful relationship!

    1. Thanks Ms. Wanda! That’s so awesome about you and your mom 🙂 Hugs and love xox

  12. Congrats on your progress on the El Camino, and thank you for carrying the prayer intentions of all of us unable to physically make the journey. You wrote in your post, “I think our hearts have a way of connecting at a spiritual level that we’re not even particularly aware of.” And you are ABSOLUTELY correct! That is the beauty of the Body of Christ here on earth—we are all interconnected spiritually through prayer AND through our physical efforts and sacrifices—that’s why I (and others) will spiritually benefit from your sacrifice of walking the Camino for us, and you can spiritually benefit from our prayers for you to persevere and have the strength to walk and continue the journey on the Camino! We are all interconnected through God’s grace and love and mercy, so thank you for walking and sharing your journey!

    1. Thank you so much!! Yes! I think you’re so right about that 🙂 Hugs and love xox

    1. Oh that’s so awesome!! I hope you take the trip! Such an awesome experience 🙂 Hugs and love xox

  13. What a beautiful journey this has been. Talking about sitting back and taking God in. Gees! I can only imagine how much closer you feel with Him being right in the middle of a place like this, on a journey like this. I am so glad you were able to take this pilgrimage and I truly hope it has been a blessing on your soul. I pray for you all the time Caralyn. Be blessed and keep me in your prayers too. Hugs and Love from Texas as always! XOXO

    1. Thank you so much! I will definitely be praying for you:) and thanks for the prayers! Seriously means the world. Hugs and love xox

  14. Buen camino. I have been travelling a lot and off wordpress for a while so didn’t see you were doing this. How long will it take? I would love to walk or cycle this. I love Spain! If you have a moment, please pray for my daughter who is still affected by an eating disorder. I will say a prayer for your safe journey and restful time.

    1. Gracias Canach 🙂 I will definitely pray hard for her. Gosh I’m sorry to hear that. thanks for your prayers. Sending big hugs xox

    1. HahHahahha such fun memories indeed! Thanks for sharing in them with me! Hugs and love xox

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