Category Archives: Summer

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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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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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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Summer gardening…

I have officially thrown in the towel and declared defeat on the Summer 2021 gardening season. After all it is almost August and the marigolds are brown stalks of dried leaves (maybe deadheading would have helped), front garden Lenten Roses … Continue reading

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GSMNP-Lower Mt. Cammerer Trail

Date: June 5, 2021, Dayhike Total Hike: 7.57 miles, 1082′ elevation gain Saturday we took a hike on Lower Mt. Cammerer trail, an out and back hike to Campsite 35. With six nights in the Wind Rivers looming in late … Continue reading

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GVRAT

I am not sure I was thinking clearly back on May 3rd when I first stumbled on the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee (GVRAT). I was wrapped up the Covid crisis and certainly not thinking long term. It seemed to … Continue reading

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A Few Things I Did This Weekend 6/19/2016…

Hard to believe it is already mid-June, 2016 is flying by.  My intentions to post more often are good but somehow I end of with these short weekend clips, nothing noteworthy of a singular blog post. So here is what … Continue reading

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Five Things I Did This Weekend…

This has been a very busy week consumed by work (my paying job) and budget and meeting planning for the Missions Committee that I co-chair (my volunteer job). As a new weekend begins, I am just getting around to posting … Continue reading

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Enjoying a Few Days Off

I don’t usually take time off unless I have a trip planned, I prefer to use my time to travel .   When I initially scheduled vacation this week, I thought we might take a backpack out west. After all, we … Continue reading

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