May 3rd, 2018
We are offically homeless for the next 3 months. It was a lot of work getting ready for homelessness….lol.
All kidding aside, it only cost us $55.00 a month to store our RV. All the money we budgeted to live on here in the states we will use on our travels in Europe.
May 4, 2018
We are excited about hiking across Portugal. This will be our second Camino. Our first Camino was in 2016 when we hiked the French Way which is the most popular of the routes and starts in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port on the French side of the Pyrenees then into Spain where we walked through the major cities of Pamplona, Logrono, Burgos and Leon.
We decided on the Portuguese Way because it is the second most popular route. It starts in Lisbon or Porto and ends in Santiago de Compostela. We have been talking about hiking both routes. I will let you know what we decide later but for now we are planning on starting from Lisbon. Portuguese Camino de Santiago here we come!
It’s a beautiful day to walk to Bart. We are headed to SFO to catch our flight.
Once again our packs are too heavy…about 30 and 31 pounds. We will be gone 80 days and we plan to discard about 3 lbs before leaving London.
May 5, 2018
I love my Solomons ❤
The ones on the left have over 1,500 miles on them and not one blister! We have been through a lot together, my old shoes and me.
The ones on the right are only a couple months old. They look older because I have been training for our 500 mile hike across Portugal in them. I hope they treat my feet with the same tender care as my old pair.
1. wandering, traveling, or migrating.
2. foreign; alien; coming from abroad.
We were called Peregrinos a lot on the first camino by the locals. I expect we fit the definition again.
May 6, 2018
London – first stop on our way to hike Portugal.
We brought California sunshine to London. What a fabulous day to soak in some culture.
Churchill War Rooms, a secret bomb shelter and global hub of information on the war.
In war the prime minister assembles a select group of ministers as a war cabinet with executive powers to facilitate the decision making process.
In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.
Churchill functioned best with a cigar in one hand and his booze in another.
He once said “My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.”
May 8, 2018
A joyous day cruising on the Thames river with Dan’s sister and brother-in-law.
The Thames has been featured in many books including ‘Three Men in a Boat’, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘The Wind in the Willows’, and Dickens, in whose novels the Thames is a dank, stinking sludge, the scene of murders and crime.
May 10, 2018
“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” – Samuel Jackson
My feet are as tired as the rest of me but I’m not tired of London!