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#8 – Favorite Photo Countdown 2018

This is not, by any stretch of the imagination, the best technical photo from our 2018 album.  However, the discovery of the Selfie Corner in our Gubbio, Italy hotel presented a photo opportunity too silly to pass up.

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The Pinky Bar wins the runner-up spot for no other reason than the irresistible nature of it’s name.  It was here that we celebrated Reg’s birthday on a quiet Sunday afternoon in Valfabbrica, Italy.
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#9 – Favorite Photo Countdown 2018

A morning walk in Bandon, Oregon led us to the Coquille River Lighthouse just as the fog was beginning to clear.

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Bright sun and high clouds created an almost magical scene on the Bandon, Oregon beach.
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#10 – Favorite Photo Countdown 2018

This photo perfectly captures the contrasting landscapes that challenged us as we walked Italy’s The Way of St. Francis last spring.

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Looking back at a section of the Umbrian Mountains that The Way of St. Francis led us through the previous day.
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A Crisp Morning Walk

Although the skies were blue, temperatures hovered in the 30s (Fahrenheit) most of the day, requiring a fast pace to keep warm on a morning walk.

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Our Camino in Pictures

Walk with Reg and Sue in Spain as you watch our short slide show with brief excerpts from Camino Sunrise: Walking With My Shadows

Click here to see Sue’s pictorial journey.


Click here to travel to Amazon, where you can buy the ebook or Paperback. Your review, even if it is very brief, will help Reg as a new author trying to stand out among an avalanche of writers on Amazon.

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Camino Sunrise: Readers React

When I took my first steps on the Camino de Santiago, I never could have imagined where the famed pilgrimage would lead me.

When I sat at my MacBook Air a year and a half ago to chronicle my journey in Spain, my words had an unknown destination.

Little did I know that the trek would take me back to my troubled childhood and lead to real dangers on the path, as my wife Sue’s illustrations show, above. Her ink-and-watercolor works grace each chapter.

Less than two weeks after publication of Camino Sunrise: Walking With My Shadows, my first book, readers have kindly shared where my words have taken them.

“Reading this book reinforced my own interest in “minimalism” and renewed my desire for peace in my own life,” one wrote. “As Reg bares his soul, you can’t help but reflect on what is important in life…just read it.”

Another shared his thoughts: “What an adventure! I was traveling every step of the way with you and feeling every bit of it.”

A third reader shared this: “So well described that I feel like I was there and that the connections you made along the way are my friends too.”

My story features humor, tragedy, triumphs, and hardships through a cast of characters that I call my Camino family. I describe real events and how the Camino stripped away the unimportant and exposed the best in life.

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Click here to go to Amazon. I would love to hear from you after you read my book and ask that you consider reviewing Camino Sunrise on Amazon.

Thank you,

Reg

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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Our escape to Bend, Oregon for a couple of days “away from it all” found us on a (rather long) day trip to John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in the high desert region northeast of the city.  Although the drive was beautiful, it seemed endless as we wound our way along the two-lane highway.  I was beginning to fear my brilliant suggestion was a terrible mistake when Reg finally pulled in and parked the truck at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center.

Across the road, 3,360 foot Sheep Rock (above) provided a glimpse of the fascinating landscapes yet to come.

At the suggestion of the park ranger, we walked the 1.3 mile Island in Time Trail (pictured above) which took us along the floor of the Blue Basin Canyon.

Our next stop was the Painted Hills, a region so colorful and unique, we could hardly believe our eyes.  A gravel road led to several parking areas where short walks allowed us closer views of the topography.

All in all, it was a good day at John Day.  If you go, be sure to fill up your gas tank, pack a few snacks and get an early start.  You’ll be glad you did!

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Almost there…

…soon available on Amazon!

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A Glorious Morning

 

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With more than a hint of fall in the air, it was a glorious morning to walk up the hill above our home.

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There’s No Place Like Home

Cool nights and warm sunny days have kept us close to home where we are enjoying an abundance of fall color.

 

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