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Day 9- Bram to Castelnaundry

 Not to bore you, but here is a little history about Bram….”Bram was a centre of Cathar belief, a heresy from Christianity. Their difference from Rome brought the intervention of Simon de Montfort who, following a Spanish monk who became St Dominic, besieged the town in 1210. He succeeded in three days and took revenge on resistants by cutting off the top lip of all his prisoners […]

Day 4 – Capestang to Le Somail

We arrived in Le Somail after what seem lke a walk walk that took forever! We started the day with delicious pastries and a short walk through town. Once we reached the canal we were greeted by a few ducks and fed them a little petite d’jonour and off we went. We had a lovely, lovely walk however we ran […]

Mas Baux

Working in NYC at Berluti, a fabulous French men”s shoe company with a very rich history, and extremely nice shoes, allowed me to meet many amazing people. One of those people happened to be a wonderful woman whose parents have a vineyard in Perpignan called  Mas Baux.  “Just a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean, mid-way between Perpignan and Canet resort, […]

Barcelona = Lost Luggage

Well it has not started off as smoothly as we had hoped. We arrived at the airport to find out that our flight was delayed and we would miss our connection. So, we hopped on the phone and were re-routed through Frankfort, only to find that was as far as we could go and they were not sure when we […]

Summer is in full swing!

Summer is here and I absolutely love it! I am in the mountains of NC and falling in love with mountain living!!! From waking up and having coffee on the lake to meeting my neighbor who sells me “yard eggs” and is going to teach me how to pickle and can, to attending Community College for pottery, to learning how […]

Oh! What An Adventure!!

Hello!! Sorry for the delay! It has been a very busy few days!!! After the weather finally cleared, we loaded up the Ural to head out and hit the Trans America Trail. Adam has spent over a month working on and improving the bike. I have to say that my most favorite improvements are the heated seats in the sidecar, […]

THE MUSES WON BEST IN HO!!!! THANK YOU BEARDED IRIS AND SUNIVERSE!!!!

The Muses and I are honored, flushed, and beyond excited that we were selected for ““Best in Ho,” (our equivalent of overall best) the entry that dazzled us in every way, including craftsmanship, beauty, practicality, vagizness, and overall WOW factor” by The Bearded Iris and The Suniverse!!! http://www.thebeardediris.com/2012/09/29/craft-whores-the-wieners/

Craft Whores meet The Vagina Muses.

When my dear, sweet friend Laura Lee told me that The Bearded Iris and The Suniverse were holding a Craft Whores contest, I thought hmmm….  Is it time to share the Muses with the world?  Yes!!!  My family and friends have not known what to think of them for years, but I LOVE them.  I do!  Every time I look at them they […]

On the road again..

Adam and Cuong , our amazing guide

Sugar Cane Fields

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Hasta luego

Hey Leigh and Adam – Great to have met you both – I hope yáll had a great last night in Santiago. I´ve got stuck at the end of the world – daily swims, sunsets with vino collapso, pimientos de padron and the best gambones ever – and a burning of the bra ceremoney. Can´t even remember how to walk…..If […]

CAVA/Champagne is popped – and that is funny given we are so far away

Leigh and Adam, Congratulations!   We have been following your every step and enjoyed so much the narration and photo journal.  What an amazing accomplishment and experience.  We here in Atlanta can’t wait to see the two of you again and will plan something special for your return.  BTW – your garden looked great until this past weekend when you […]

I am so proud to know you!!

Although of course I am proud of you, it is inspiring to read your posts and see all you have accomplished.  Most of all I am so excited to see you next week!!xoxoJen

You are almost there!

E you are almost there.  I am proud of you!  We can’t wait to see you!

Can’t wait to see you………

Thank you for sharing this wonderful journey with us all!  It has been such a gift to be able to go on this amazing adventure with you…….minus the blisters.  Looking forward to seeing more pictures and hearing more stories.  Let me know when you are ready for visitors!  Much, much love…..Mary

James Joyce

We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves.

Hello Gorgeous!

Just wanted to let you know that I am having lunch with you today.  I love that we are able to catch up via the interweb. It sounds like you are loving it even with the blisters. We are missing you!  love to you both!  Lisa Marie, Trey and Margo

The Pilgrimage has gained momentum. Take a turn, take a turn…

Hi there dear – I have enjoyed absorbing every bit of your  lovely writing and wonderful photographs.  I am so proud of you and Adam, what an incredible pilgrimage you are making.  Sending lots of love and prayers for the remainder of your adventure.  xoxoxoxo Ann

we sang this hymn on sunday!

sing out praises for the journey, pilgrims, we who venture forth, searchers in the soul’s deep yearnings, like our forebears in their time. we seek out the spirit’s wholeness in the endless human quest. look inside, your soul’s the kindling of the fire our forebears knew. find the spirit, always restless, find it in each mind and heart. touch and […]

Hey Leigh

Hey Leigh, I’m loving reading about your trip. It sounds amazing. Keep posting and walking! Let’s meet up when you get back—I want to hear all the stories! —Alex

xoxox

Leigh & Adam –  So proud of both of you for doing this journey.  I can’t imagine all the things you’re seeing & feeling on this trip.  Much love to both of you !!!  xoxo Holly

my goodness…..

there is no one quite like miss jackson. darling you are so amazing and that picture of you holding the glass of bubbles made me laugh out loud!! i love you and i miss you so very much….. smooches to you two x x x

Thinking of you!

Love, love seeing all the stories and photographs of your adventure love – so proud of you for doing this and just cannot wait to hear about it all first hand! Lots and lots of love from me and the boys xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hooray from Josee

Leigh!  This is Josee from Nashville’s Musicians on Call!  I’m so proud of you.  I’m very inspired by your walk and am with you in spirit and in strength.  I look forward to knowing more about this wonderful journey that you are on and seeing the pictures. Safe travels ….

Hello from Brooklyn!

Hello Leigh & Adam! Loving reading your blog and see the fantastic photos.  I just got the Paolo Cohelo book and am enjoying it!  Missing you and keep posting! xo Diana

Love from the Big Apple

Leigh, Adam – i’m so impressed, your trip so far sounds like a dream and i’ve loved reading your entire blog! I am now craving some Cava and Tapas. keep posting the photos please – the scenery is stunning and i love to picture where you both are! i’m thinking of you and sending you lots of love and hugs […]

Missing You and Thinking of You in Atlanta!!!

Adam and Leigh, I was thinking of you and missing you both this weekend, so I thought I’d say Hola!  Looks like the trip is progessing well with lots of fun and randomness!  Keep the news coming….Leigh, your blog is terrific!  Love, Bridget

Great stuff Leigh!

Photos and updates are awesome- you and your phone fingers are working so hard! Makes one thirsty for wine, even if it is 10am Sunday morning EST. -BP

Good Luck!

I hadn’t heard from you in a while and called Sally, she told me what you guys are doing and I am so jealous!  Have a wonderful time, I will be following the rest of your journey!  Love Steph

Sending lots of love

Hello Leigh and Adam, I am so happy to see your photographs and read about your incredible journey! I hope your feet are feeling better. Immerse yourself in every solitary second of your amazing, inspiring adventure. Drink some vino for me! Sending lots of love from Virginia. Happy vernal equinox, hope you are smiling under the gorgeous Lenten moon. XXXOOO […]

It is done.

The Camino is done and tomorrow we head home. We have been gone for 7 weeks and it has been one of the most amazing journeys of my life. I have to say that I could not have made it without Adam. He has been my rock, my guide, my translator, the team leader and my best friend. Adam made […]

Blue Sky

The blue sky is just amazing!

End of the Earth

The final marker that says 0km left to go. You really are at the “end of the earth” or at least the Camino!

Finisterre

At the end of the Camino many pilgrims walk to Finisterre – which means “the end of the earth.” Adam and I decided to rent a car and drive to see it, and some other stops along the way. It was gorgeous!! I will say that we both agreed that our feet were too tired to walk and I am […]

Santiago contin…

As I stood in the church Adam went and found us a place to stay, as he always does, bless him. We have stayed in Albergues, Hostals, Pensions and Hotels along the way, but today he selected the hotel of all hotels in Spain, The Parador- Los Reyes Catolicos. It is the oldest hotel in Spain. Built by the King […]

The Church

This gives you a better idea of how huge it is!

FINALLY!

Finally!!!!!!! We are here!!!