posted on Dec, 15 2005 @ 09:49 AM
Early each summer, I start talking with Frau Dr. about the pilgrimage to Santiago Compastella. There are a lot of travelogues online from pilgrims.
I'm a protestant, but like you, I'm interested in the history and the countryside.
Plus, if you do it on foot, you earn the right to add a scallop shell to your personal coat of arms, according to the rules of heraldry. (There's
already one on my family's, but still . . .)
In 2000, the catholic church designated historical churches across the US, and there were several thousand people who did a US pilgrimage for the year
of Jubilee. Frau and I met a herd of them while we were on vacation in the midwest. If the RCC had it together, they'd have pilgrimages in the USA
Other Travel adventures:
1. Frau Dr. and I talk a lot about going to Vienna for "Rausching," the Waltz season that begins after Epiphany (Jan 6.) and runs through Ash
Wednesday. I can't dance, so I'd better learn a lot in the next 3 weeks if we're gonna go THIS year !!!!! (not going to happen.)
2. I would like to go salmon fishing in Alaska. I have an associate at work who went in October, and won't shut up about it.
3. I'd like to go Elk hunting in Colorado. I got a really nice little white-tail buck on Thanksgiving Friday, and was telling my cousin about it.
He just laughed at me and sent me the pic of the ENORMOUS elk over his fireplace. He went on horseback, and spent a week tracking it down during a
snowstorm a couple of years ago. You're doing good if you dress out 75 lbs. of meat from a texas white-tail. He was talking about 250 lbs. of
4. Frau says a fall foliage tour of New England, or "a spa vacation, you know . . . where people are paid to rub on me all the time."
I think Frau and I are at the point in life where the best-sounding vacation is one where we just take time off from work and relax with the kids. We
had talked about going to Mexico after Christmas, but we'll probably just lay around the house. I may do some more hunting. but that's about it.