Category Archives: hiking

Almost Christmas and Some Catching Up to Do

Time flies when you’re having fun—and gone for 16 days. Since last I’ve posted we’ve gotten some rain, which has put an end to the wild fires. Though while they were around the smoke made for some interesting photos: We’ve … Continue reading

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Fires and a Little Fun

There are numerous wildfires burning in our neck of the woods. It’s been almost 80 days since we’ve had any significant rain, and for a region that averages 5-6 inches per month, that’s a long time with no rainfall. So … Continue reading

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Texas Visitor Part II

We took a little hike up a mountain Saturday morning. And then tried a different trout stream Saturday afternoon… …where we saw a snake and my friend from here caught the smallest trout I’ve ever seen: There were other, larger … Continue reading

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Here, There, and Everywhere

Well, June has arrived. One set of trips down, another large one to come. In the two weeks preceding Jenna’s graduation, I’ve been to Greenville, SC; Charlotte, NC; Jackson, MS; Lake Forest Ranch; Birmingham, AL; and Atlanta—twice. And then Jenna … Continue reading

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The Great Outdoors

Puzzle update: 1500 pieces in five hours. Not too shabby.   After a late night of puzzle assembling and game playing, we headed outdoors for a short hike on the AT and a stop off along a creek and water … Continue reading

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Cousins, Puzzles, and Games

Before the Baileys arrived, the girls finished their Christmas puzzle.   Since they have arrived, games have been played and another puzzle has been started and almost finished. Hiking a short section of the AT tomorrow. Pictures from the trail … Continue reading

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Fog and Falls

The fog rolled in last night so no meteors. Good hike this morning with a friend just across the border in Tennessee. Most of the hike followed a creek through the Cherokee National Forest. And along the way there were … Continue reading

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