Award Banquet held annually at O Gato Negro, Santiago de Compostela
The Jeff Goldblum Award for fear of flies, with badges of honor for dramatic performances, and wearing her knee brace next to her heart goes to Alyssa.
The Second Annual Little Miss Sunshine Award, held conjointly with the Pathfinder Award for getting lost, goes to Amy.
The conjoint Pathfinder Award for walking an extra 10 km in the rain on the hardest day of the Camino goes to Mike, the Marquette heart-throb.
The Vince Lombardi Award for a granite head and the offer to tackle anyone goes to Andrea, our resident engineer and rugby player.
The Snookie Award for being Joanne and entertaining us all, while getting a branch-full of nature in the eye, goes to Katie.
The coveted Coco Chanel Award for being best dressed by virtue of actually wearing a dress and remaining cool, calm and collected (except with Chase bank) goes to Julianna.
The Seinfeld Award for stealth standup or lie-down comedy, with a Bill Clinton badge for playing the sax (and who knows what else), goes to Tom.
The “Mud Hill” Award for carrying someone else’s pack to La Laguna while claiming he’s not a nice guy goes to Matt.
The Tony Bennett Crooner Award goes to Giancarlo, the singing psychopath who may never show his dark side, except perhaps to his nonna.
In this version of the Hunger Games, the Hair on Fire Award goes to Nicole, the mollusc-free pundit who has read everything.
The Florence Nightingale Award and this year’s Energizer Bunny Award go to Hailey, the neon-colored health care professional who may have neither had nor lanced a blister.
The Little House on the Prairie Award for offering to teach in Spain’s smallest village goes to Allie, our own bipolar (i.e., walking with two sticks) peregrina.
The combined Steve Jobs and Rock of Ages Award for tech savvy, maintaining the blog, and bonhomie mit Rhythmus goes to Ricky.
The Kierkegaard Award for philosophical eccentricities goes to Rachel, the tireless student of religion and society who has confirmed a love for ritual, beer and taxi service.
THE AWARD COMMITTEE
PHOTO CREDITS: Photos of Allie, Mike, Andrea, Julianna, Giancarlo, Ricky, Hailey, Amy, Matt and Dr Myers by Giancarlo Milea; photos of Alyssa, Rachel, Katie by Hailey Cox; photos of Nicole, Tom and Dr Gyug by Amy Gembara.