Take for instance my Uncle Allan and Aunt Judy. I wrote about them a while back. They are a couple of love birds who went together in their teens, broke up, married other people, then after forty years got back together again. They are so thankful to get a second chance! You can read about their love story here.
This is their wedding picture taken at a seaside resort in California. Aren't they a handsome couple?
So what makes this couple so extraordinary? Well, they are making up for lost time; traveling the world and just enjoying being together. They are loving life and squeezing every bit of joy they can from it!
Over the past year, they have been hiking trails and gearing up for their adventure in Spain. Part of the year was spent at their home in New Brunswick, Canada, hiking the mountains and trails and the other half was spent at their home in Florida where they live during the winter months. Their hiking continued while down south.
And they are at this very moment, walking the infamous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage also known as The Way of St. James which begins in St Jean de Port in France and finishes in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, about 780 km. long. Legend has it that St. James is buried in the cathedral there.
The Camino de Santiago - The French Way / Camino Frances is the most traditional of all the pilgrims’ ways to Santiago and the best known internationally. The route, which was established in the late 11th century, crosses the North of the Iberian Peninsula, through the Basque Country, Navarra, La Rioja, Castilla y Leon and Galicia regions of Spain.
Starting in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, at the foothills of the French Pyrenees, the French Way runs through Northern Spain, from East to West, all the way to Santiago de Compostela, in the Northwestern corner of the country.