Dr Mike Freeman Book Reading and Talk:
Walton Family Hits the Road for Famed
El Camino Walk in Spain
Santiago de Compostela in the northwest of Spain is a long way from Walton, New York—even if you walk there from France. And that is just what the family of Walton’s Dr. Michael J. Freeman did—Dr. Mike, his wife Dr. Denise Freeman, and their children, Michael and Emmaline—in 2014.
The famed El Camino walk is a pilgrimage from any number of starting places to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where Saint James, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, is said to be buried. The Freemans made their way from the edge of France, traversed the Pyrenees to cross the border, then headed west to the town and its strikingly grand medieval cathedral with its carved stone facades. The journey took 14 days, through terrain both hilly and flat, in changeable summer weather, sometimes in the company of other walkers, and producing lots of tales to tell—enough to inspire Dr. Mike to write a book: Buen Camino! Reflections from the Road and Trails, El Camino de Santiago, The Journey Is the Destination offers a day-by-day account of the journey, its pleasures and difficulties, hardships and amusing moments, and the spiritual meaning the author and his family took from the experience.
Skene Memorial Library is pleased to present this reading and talk by this first-time author and Delaware County neighbor. For more info contact Linda at 845-254-4581
Date: November 16, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Where : Skene Memorial Library, Main Street
The event is free, and all are welcome.