Category Archives: Outside

Wilderness Road Trail-Bicycling

It was cool this morning after yesterday’s round of thunderstorms. As the dog and I walked around the yard looking for her “perfect spot”, I could hear a flock of Canadian geese quacking in the distance. I guessed they were … Continue reading

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Vanlife…

This happened last week, in Ohio… We left her at the dealership for a while, we still have a foot trip to take before we can focus on van adventures. But oh, the places we will go…

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Sunflowers in July

Every other year, and yes, this is an “other” year, a sunflower show comes to town. Continue reading

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Hiking, Biking, Life Recently

I consider July to be the mid-point of summer and 4th of July the 2nd in a trifecta a summer holidays (Memorial, 4th and Labor). Back in the days when life centered around work, I looked forward to these 3-day … Continue reading

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Bicycling Recently…

Summer is steaming up here as July closes in, mosquitos rule the days and fireflies light up the nights. We have been busy working through some summer goals, goals such wills and POA’s, grandchild sitting, doing “legwork” for a late … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods

Last Thursday (9 June 2022) our hiking group took a walk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, along the Little River and beyond. The temperature was late July hot and the humidity, elevated by an overnight rain, was visible. … Continue reading

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20 Hours in Big South Fork

The damp camping gear has been hung to dry, unconsumed food put away and my duffle is mostly unpacked. All this plus a campsite teardown, a coffee stop and an almost 2.0 hour drive home… before 11:00 am. We are, … Continue reading

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Five things…

Below is a handful of things that happened this week. 1. A Favorite, Sunset Season, is Coming to an End As trees’ leaf out, a process that is happening rather quickly right now, our views from the hill will become … Continue reading

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Unmapped Sugarlands-GSMNP

On February 8th, we joined several of our friends to hike to the “unmapped” stone cabin in the Sugarlands area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The roots of the two-room stone cabin are a bit of a mystery, … Continue reading

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Five things….

“Five things”, is that even still a thing? Is blogging still a thing?! Certainly, it hasn’t been with me. So many things to do and so little time spent recording them, hikes hiked, trips taken, little successes, little moments, all … Continue reading

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