This is my second year running the 101 Peregrinos Race. Thankfully it went a lot better than last year! I was able to finish the 104 km race in 13 hours and 50 minutes. A lot of thanks goes out to Crystal and Tanzen and their aid station help, Gaspar for finding me on the mountain…again, and Jon for keeping me from quitting in the last 5 kilometers.
Back in December we had an open house for our friends and neighbors. Here are a few photos of what we did.
We picked up family and friends from the Porto airport and took some time to see the city.
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Here are some photos we have taken over the last few months here in Ponferrada. For more, see here.
Eleven years ago we became one. Here are photos of those eleven years, each taken roughly one year apart. The change without seems insignificant to the change within.
Photos from a quick stop in Ávila on our way to Talavera, Spain.
A shade of sorrow passed over Taliesin’s face. ‘There are those,’ he said gently, ‘who must first learn loss, despair, and grief. Of all paths to wisdom, this is the cruelest and longest. Are you one who must follow such a way? This even I cannot know. If you are, take heart nonetheless. Those who reach the end do more than gain wisdom. As rough wool becomes cloth, and crude clay a vessel, so do they change and fashion wisdom for others, and what they give back is greater than what they won.
Lloyd Alexander, The High King (The Chronicles of Prydain #5)
Last week we took friends from Minnesota up into the mountains around El Bierzo. By accident we found out that the one time king of Peru was born in this little village (Villanueva).