You may wonder why Roger Hansen, the planning group chief for a Federal water resource agency in Provo, is crossing Spain on foot over the course of several years. Roger’s the first to admit he’s not totally sure. But one thing is sure: Roger’s earned his blog’s title, Tired Road Warrior.
You might say Roger is a man of diverse interests. He not only has an undergraduate degree in history from BYU and graduate degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Utah State University, he also has minors in a variety of other subjects, including chemistry, economics, and french.
Those interests have combined to express themselves in a number of interesting ways, not the least of which is his pilgrimage of St. Jacques de Compostella, which he is tackling in stages. He began one year by walking the last 70 miles. The next year he walked the first 100 miles. Next up are the middle miles.
“For my personality, not doing the walk linearly seems appropriate. I’m not very good at orderly sequences,” Roger admits.
Roger points out in his blog that pilgrimages don’t just have a place in the Middle Ages; they have a place in Mormonism (although the jury is still out on whether a pilgrimage to see the Osmonds in Branson would count) as well.
Welcome Roger to Mormon Daddy Blogs by reading his latest post, Pilgrimages: Why?