Day 00 - Atlanta Departure

May 4, 2015

Well it’s been almost two years to the day since my first walk on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Even then, when I completed it, I knew that it wasn’t over for me and that I’d be back again. For the past couple of years, I’ve been taking Spanish classes and online programs to better prepare for my return. Today is the beginning of another adventure in Spain. I will leave Atlanta on a Delta non-stop flight to Madrid.

I will be posting daily, if WIFI is available, and I look forward to sharing all my sights and adventures with my family and friends, so I hope that you enjoy the blog and pictures. So let the journey begin…Buen Camino!

Gear List for the Camino de Santiago:

Pack: Gregory Z40 (40 Liter)
Rain Gear: Marmot Precept Rain Gear, (jacket and pants)
Sleeping Bag: Western Mountaineering 35* Bag
Trail shoes: Pair Keen Targee 2 hiking trail shoes
1 – Minus 33 Smartwool Long underwear: med weight shirt
1 – LL Bean light weight ¼ zip fleece shirt
2 – Pair REI zip off pants
2 – Mountain Hardwear T-shirts
1 – Long-sleeve button-up shirt
3 – Pair Smartwool socks
1 – Mountain Hardwear sock hat
1 – Pair Capalene Glove Liners
1 – Equator wide-brim hat
1 – Camp towel
2 – Bandanas
1 – Pair of Xero shoes (camp/town sandal)
1 – Pint Water bottle
1 – Writing Journal
1 – Pair Sun Glasses
1 – Pair Leki Walking Sticks
1 – Snack Bag
1 – Small Pocket knife
Small Clothes Line
8 – Clothes pins
1 – Sink Stopper
1 – IPhone, with charger
1 – Ipad with charger
1 - Headlamp

Toiletries:
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Razor
Soap
Dental Floss
Tums Anti-acids
Neosporin  

Books:
Camino de Santiago Guide (John Brierley)
Camino de Finisterre Guide (John Brierley)
Camino Lingo Phrase Book pocket-size
English/Spanish Dictionary and Phrase Book

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