As I'm writing, I am finalizing my packing. I have added some items from last time and eliminated some. I have reduced my clothing and added my IPAD. Last time I walked, all I had in the line of electronics was an Ipod, phone calling card and camera. I still will use the calling card to keep in touch with home, along with trying to Skype.
This time, I'm going to slow down, enjoy the journey each minute and not be concerned about the destination each day or Santiago.
Most of my transportation is booked and paid for. Shuttle ride to and from airport, flights to Madrid, Spain, train ticket from Madrid to Pamplona, bus ticket from Pamplona to St. Jean Pied de Port. I have to wait about the transportation from Santiago to Madrid, I don't know when it will be exactly
I loaded and weighed my pack this morning and it is 7.7 kg or 17 lbs. It is a couple of pounds heavier than last time, but the IPAD is the difference. I sure hope that it is worth the extra weight!
I'm going to try and keep up while I'm walking, but internet access and time in the evenings may be limited. I certainly don't wnt to wait 2 years to write about this Camino.