It’s been a while since I have posted and I could lay the blame on catching up on mail, finding a place to live, loss of our health insurance due to “The Affordable Care Act” (and paying twice as much for the new policy) etc. but that would give you a bit of a false impression. I have also spent a significant amount of time sorting through six months of travel photos. Having a chance to see my photos on something larger than an iPad Mini was initially exciting but by the time I trimmed them down to the keepers I was cross eyed and rethinking the benefits of long term travel. Whinning and joking aside I truly enjoyed the memories and emotions that those photos generated.
In an attempt to share my experiences as well as inspire others to have their own I have created a couple videos. They are simply a few of my better photos mixed with music. If you are interested in seeing some of the areas I passed through over the last six months or are curious what the Camino or Croatia looks like stay tuned. My first video covers our Camino Frances hike HERE. I will also create at least one other video on Croatia that I will post at a later date. All the videos will be available on my Youtube channel HERE . You will find a couple of videos on our 2011 Appalachian Trail hike on that channel as well, a four minute videoHERE and a twelve minute one HERE.
I will leave you with a couple of photos from our recent visit to Santa Fe New Mexico. If you get a chance to visit there I highly encourage a stop at the New Mexicio History Museum and a free tour with one of their docents. I had forgotten (or never learned) that the Spainish established a permanent settlement in Santa Fe (1609) just two years after the British established their first permanent settlement in Jamestown Virginia. Nor did I realize that the Spanish Inquistion of the 1600’s led to the execution of New Mexico natives and a reprimand of the Spanish Governer for allowing them to continue to perform their traditional religious ceremonies. The governer was recalled to Mexico City and the Indians were found guilty of practicing “witchcraft”. Our museum stop started as a two hour pop-in , pop-out visit but ballooned into a full day affair.
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