Village visit

On our way back from an errand we decided to visit a village which we hadn’t been to. We met a really nice couple who showed us around their grove of chestnut trees, pointed out routes to hike, and even sent us home with a bag of their garden potatoes.

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Everyone allows Tanzen to take a picture of themIMG_4905

On the sea

We took a day to visit the sea with our friends. My goal was to find a petrified sharks tooth. This is how the story unfolded.

Beach Houses

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Sifting through shellsIMG_4236

Building castles in the sandIMG_4240

Me: “How do you find sharks teeth?”IMG_4246

Her: “You just look for little slivers…like the one you just about stepped on.”

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Her: “See, that was a sharks tooth that you missed. I will now add it to my collection and leave you green with envy.”IMG_4264

Her: “Let me count out all the sharks teeth I have found today in front of you so that you feel incompetent.”IMG_4266

Me: “Thank you.” *walks away with head down*

 

 

* Conversation may or may not have extra dialogue added.

** She didn’t really say that. But I did feel like that.

England

A couple weeks ago we were able to take a trip to visit friends in England. The Houghtens are working along the coast in Essex and we were able to spend time with them, speak and present in the church where they are ministering, and experience some English food and culture!

Tea Time

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Hunting through Used Book stores.IMG_4124

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Hitching a RideIMG_3187

 

Camino Day 3

Day three on the Camino. See day one and day two.

We had another day of walking, and kept the distance to another 17 km. We hiked from Gonzar to Palas de Rey.

Still feeling happy after two days of hiking!IMG_0092

Fun with friends!IMG_0098

Getting a stamp everywhere we stoppedIMG_0187

One guy’s name means “10,000 lakes” in Korean and the other guy is from “the land of 10,000 lakes”IMG_0197

Good morning!IMG_3936

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Hiking when the sun comes upIMG_3941

Proof we did the Camino togetherIMG_3950

Telling storiesIMG_3966

Galician LandscapeIMG_3972

A Bug’s LifeIMG_3978

Watching the pilgrimsIMG_3982

Lost in timeIMG_3984

We finished with everyone who started, and picked up a couple along the way!IMG_4003

Camino day 2

To read the explanation and see the photos of the first day on the Camino this year, click here.

After we hiked over 30 km the first day, we learned our lesson and did 17 km the second day. We had a lot more time to sit and talk, drink coffee, and “smell the roses” (although I prefer to “eat the blackberries”). Here are photos from day 2.

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A misty morningIMG_3877

The concept of the Camino is fairly easy – follow the arrows.IMG_3881Beautiful pueblo homes

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Getting rechargedIMG_3892

Group picture!IMG_3900

HelpingIMG_3916

Tanzen was kind enough to hold Kate’s hand to keep Kate from fallingIMG_6871

One of Tanzen’s favorite things- getting stamps in her Pilgrim PassportIMG_4015

Ready for lunch!IMG_0085