Pam Sanborn, a resident of New London, will share her experience of walking over 500 miles carrying everything she needed on her back, as well as the life lessons learned from the experience, in a presentation with photos on Wednesday, July 12, at 7 PM in the Highland Lake Grange Hall in East Andover. The presentation is free and open to the public.
In the summer of 2016, Pam spent six weeks hiking the European Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage route that begins at the town of St. Jean Pied de Port at the base of the French Pyrenees and continues to the shrine of St. James in northwestern Spain. The route is popular today with those seeking a spiritual retreat, as well as with hiking and cycling enthusiasts.
In a talk titled “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Walking 500 Miles,” Pam will show her photographs and describe how the journey taught her that she really didn't need much “stuff.” That it was emotional baggage, as much as physical, that weighed her down, and that she could trust that “the Camino will provide” what she needed along the way. The Andover Institute, an arm of the Andover Community Association, sponsors the evening. For further information, contact AndoverCommunity03216@nullgmail.com.