'I WON'T BE ALONE': Crestview man's spiritual quest leads to Spanish pilgrimage, scholarship fundraiser

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 at 04:32 PM.

Supporters can follow Driver on his blog, where a GPS tracker he’ll carry will constantly update his progress. Upon his return, Driver said he wants to share the experiences with his 8-year-old son, Brendan, “and maybe (he’ll) try to push his own boundaries too."

“For many people, the Camino de Santiago has a mystical element,” Turespaña, a Spanish tourism website, states. “Many pilgrims set out on the Camino inspired by a different kind of spirituality, which manifests itself in the need to find out more about oneself, to find the answers to certain personal questions and to discover inner peace.”

“As Gandalf said to Bilbo (in J.R.R. Tolkein's novel, "The Hobbit"), not only do I think I will be a different person when I return, I’m betting on it,” Driver said.

HOW TO HELP

Jason Driver will document his July 17-26 pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago on his blog, fromcouchtocamino.blogspot.com. Donors can find a link to contribute to the FSU Foundation Joel Driver Memorial Scholarship, or they may send donations to P.O. Box 3062739, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2739.

Email News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at brianh@crestviewbulletin.com, follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian or call 850-682-6524.



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