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