My parents came to visit late in the summer, and we decided to take a short, casual hike at Crowder’s Mountain State Park. This was before the ubiquity of smartphones, so we had to rely on trail maps and our own savvy to find our way. I wasn’t really worried about this at all, because… Read More 2008: The time we hiked a mountain in August with no water.
On February 2 of 2008, we went tent camping with our new fur baby. There, she enjoyed a feast of fall leaves and goose shit, jumped into an almost ice-cold lake, and fell asleep in my lap around our campfire as she tried to get warm and dry. We were probably the only ones camping… Read More 2008: Tent camping in February.
This was our second weekend in Asheville, after visiting Biltmore Estate back in 2005. Our first trip there couldn’t have been more perfect; the bed and breakfast we chose, the restaurants we experienced, Biltmore Estate. It was all a dream. This time, we didn’t go back to Biltmore this time, and the bed and breakfast… Read More 2007: Another trip to Asheville.
Before the kiddos came along, The Captain always treated me to a birthday trip. The year he took me camping on a remote beach in North Carolina was the most memorable of them all. I can remember so much about this weekend. The water birds, the tiny ghost crabs, driftwood littering the beach, falling asleep… Read More 2006, October: Hammock’s Beach State Park
This was our second hiking trip to Crowder’s Mountain, and this time we took a less strenuous trail than the first time. We still made it to the summit, and the views were lovely.
This beautiful park was only about fifteen minutes down the road from our first house in South Carolina, and whenever we needed some nature therapy, we’d go for a hike around the lake there, or on one of the other trails. All three of our kids were also taken on their first hike here (in… Read More 2006, September: Andrew Jackson State Park
This may be the last of my posts for 2006! On to 2007 soon. Landsford Canal was relatively close to our house, and one of our go-to places when we needed a little bit of nature. Its claims to fame are nesting pairs of bald eagles, and the largest population of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies… Read More 2006, November: Landsford Canal
We don’t have many photos from this daytrip, and I think it is because we only brought the Canon, and shared, rather than each of us having our own camera, as we usually did. The photos really aren’t fantastic, but I want to include them in our story for a few reasons. For one, I… Read More 2005: Crowder’s Mountain State Park
We really love Andrew Jackson State Park. Both Pumpkin and Peanut had their first hikes there when they were a matter of weeks old. It is just down the road from where we live, and there are a few perfect trails for hiking. I’m sure Pickle will have his first hike there too, this fall.… Read More A hike and some geocaching.