A good day to start

I began Camino 2.0 today, taking off from SFO in the morning light. Out the window across the aisle I could glimpse the City shining in the sun, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Always a pang leaving the Bay Area. Hale got up way too early to drive me to the airport in the dark. No traffic at 4:30 a.m., and the lighting of the new Bay Bridge Tower and cables was stunning.

Today is the Feast of St. Francis, Patron Saint of San Francisco. It seems like a good date to start. I just read that Francis himself walked the Camino!

I will remember him and the 13th century conditions when I start to complain about the bunk beds in the albergues.

I’m doing laps in the Atlanta airport before my flight to Madrid.
Buen Camino! Here’s some art in the airport of some very American Saints.

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Categories: October 2013, Uncategorized | Tags: | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “A good day to start

  1. Hale

    Your home team is so happy that you have returned to Spain to complete your camino, and so proud of you for working over the ankle injury. The soul of the camino is the journey, not just the destination, but I also know how much you want to return and to work towards Santiago. You will get there.

    Lots of people here are holding you in prayer for good health, good heart, good travels. And you are on the Christ Church prayer list. Maybe you pilgrims are an extension of all us landlubbers, vicariously walking with you. ¡Buen Camino!

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  2. Eleanor wiley

    Blessings on your journey. I am starting a journey of a different time on Monday get on the ship I’m going through the Panama Canal woth my sister and her husband. I will be looking forward to your blog Namaste

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  3. George

    Buen Camino, Friar Beth. Safe travels, inspirational days, and good strong fascia to you. Looking forward to picking up the trail, electronically, with you again.

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