In this conversation, we caught up with Roger, who we last spoke with when he was in Astorga in mid-August (Season 1, Episode 28). Since then, he completed his Camino, returned home to Seattle, and made a major life change. Ruth, his partner, joined us for part of this conversation as she met Roger in Sarria and they walked on together to Santiago. Roger’s walk did check off a major bucket list item, but his main intention was to connect with people he met as he walked. Along the way, he formed very deep bonds with fellow pilgrims. We talk about doing a Camino the way you want to do it without shame. Roger faced judgment during his walk for taking a taxi and on social media for a daring photo by the 100km Marker. Roger also discusses what it was like to walk with 2 major celebrities that were walking at the same time he was. Ruth added so much to the conversation when she joined us. She talked about her own pilgrimage, changes she saw in Roger after he had been walking for several weeks, and how fun it was to meet all of his pilgrim friends. Both, Roger and Ruth, talked about the challenges in walking with someone and what it’s like when your partner meets you for the last part of your journey. I think Roger and Ruth are just delightful and I would’ve been honored to have walked any stage with them. You can connect with Roger on his popular podcast, “The Crossing It Off Podcast, What’s on your Bucket List?” I hope you will give his podcast a listen and that you enjoy their Camino stories.
The Camino Cafe Music Credit:
Original Song - "Finnis Terre" - written and performed by Jackson Maloney - Pilgrim, Singer, Musician, and Songwriter.
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