Gayle Takes A Hike

Hats off to Gayle from Australia for documenting her Camino Portugués on her blog Gayle Takes A Hike.  I walked through many of the same places she did, and when I saw this Stop sign in particular, it brought a smile to my face.

Gayle (pictured center) at the same sign I saw on my longest day of walking, from Padrón to Santiago.

Gayle (pictured center) at the same sign I saw on my longest day of walking, from Padrón to Santiago.

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My Pre-Camino Tour of Portugal

Trafalgar Tour Best of Portugal Map

Before I started the Camino Portugués, I traveled with my mom throughout Portugal on our annual Mother-Daughter trip. Six years ago, we celebrated Mother’s Day by taking a tour together in Europe, and we have been doing so ever since. It’s always been with Trafalgar Tours, my mom’s favorite tour company. She’s done twenty-plus tours with them and loves all that they offer. She lives in Las Vegas, and I live in the Bay Area.  And although we get together with family for the holidays, we both look forward to this one-on-one quality time with each other. She will be eighty-one in October and fortunately is still mentally sharp, though physically she is slowing down. I cherish every moment with her.

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