Traveling with Joe

Living life one Rolled Taco at a time

Powerful Change

Excerpt from the Supreme Court Ruling making Gay Marriage legal in all 50 States. * * * No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that.. Read More

What America should learn from……..

I’ve been in Copenhagen since last Friday (This is day 5).  The first few days were spent out in the suburbs where the CrossFit European Regional was being held then Tim and I moved into the absolute center of Copenhagen to the Radisson Blu hotel overlooking the Central Train Station and Tivoli Gardens (a 100 year old amusement park).  This is a fantastic walking city.. Read More

December 19, 2015

Tim and I are talking about having a party the weekend of December 19 to celebrate our Wedding (and Dec 18 is my Birthday so it would be a combo-event).  I just wanted to post this to see how many people (that are my friends and read my Blog) would NOT be able to make it because it’s so close to Christmas? Joe

Who knew?

Every day is an opportunity to experience something completely new.  While it is not a stated goal of mine to try and introduce something unique to every single day, I must confess an almost unnatural level of curiosity about what lies under the next rock.  To that end, my partner and I broke new ground yesterday.   I went shopping for wedding rings. I went.. Read More

More reflections on the Camino de Santiago?

Because of the staggering numbers of people that are walking parts of the Camino each year (over 300,000 and growing), there are an equal number of unique experiences to be had.  Many people have felt inspired to write, blog, make movies, speak about, and re-live their Camino experience.  Google “Camino de Santiago” and get 74 million hits (yes, Seventy Four Million hits). Ironically, I had.. Read More

Excepts from 2 Million Steps – The power of the Camino

In October, 2014, I said I would never walk the entire Camino again and then, in short order, made a liar out of myself. However, I think it is safe to say now that the probability my walking the entire Camino Frances a 3rd time is approaching zero. The only exception that comes to mind would be if a few of my friends wanted to do the.. Read More


For two whole days I worked on a Blog Post to wrap up the entirety of my two Camino trips.  Because I was writing when I was tired, it was an iterative process with lots of editorial changes but I had made significant progress.  Once it was complete I wanted to go through and split it up into phases, chase down some suitable pictures, and.. Read More


On March 11, 2015 I rented a Thrifty Rental Car to drive one-way from San Diego to Los Angeles.  I picked up the car at the Lindbergh Airport facility, drove it to my home, loaded my luggage and drove the car to the LAX Westin on Century Blvd.  The car was parked in the hotel garage for approximately 20 minutes then I drove it virtually.. Read More

A child’s first words

    Mas Pan? To most parents their child’s first word or words are a momentous occasion.  Of course the Father wants to hear “dah dah” and the Mother wants to hear “Ma Ma”, and the Grandmother wants to hear “Ya Ya” and for all 3 any version of those words will bring a moment of sunshine bright joy to their lives.  After all we.. Read More