While I am definitely a football fan, this Super Bowl Sunday was much more personal for me. I knew it was coming, but there is nothing like the anticipation of a big story in a local newspaper. There will likely never be another day where I will receive so much ink in a local newspaper. I woke up around 5:30 A.M. and pulled up the on-line edition of the paper and was thrilled to see the story. After a quick scrubbing of the teeth, I fired up my Dodge Durango and drove through the fog to the Sinclair convenience store in search of a hard copy. I bought two copies to make sure one would be virginal after eating my breakfast. I could not be happier with the quality of the story written by my new friend Katherine Jones. I think she did a nice job of explaining the walk and then infusing my personality into the story.
After eating, I went to the local gym for some exercise. I must say that the power of the press is never to be underestimated. At lease 20 people came up to me and had questions about the trip. I came home to a stuffed inbox and a record number of voicemails. The phone is ringing off the hook and the story motivated some strangers and some old friends to call me. All of the conversations were pleasant. One couple from New Meadows, Idaho was looking for advice on their upcoming trip in May. I am filled with joy just thinking about how much fun they will be having on the Camino.
What a fun day!!Read the Full Article on the Idaho Statesman >