I probably need to get a new gig! I've been driving up to the Mark of the Potter for years. In fact, before I lived in this area, I would drive up for the day from Atlanta. It's always a relaxing drive and a fun destination in the northeast Georgia Mountains. The reason we drove [...]
I have this donkey that loves seeing me. He sees me and . . . Turns to come my way. These animals! True confession. I use to be afraid of anything that was larger than a dog; but over the last few years, I have really loved being around my Toccoa animals. And I think [...]
Got out with the dogs finally! I feel like saying: Rain, rain go away and come again another day. We have had so much wet weather recently and more is on the way. Actually, I'm testing out a new camera and just wanted to see how it works but there's no sun! Here's Cocoa Joy. [...]
For those of you that don't follow me on Facebook, I want to share the good news! I'm now NED (No Evidence of Disease). The scans that I had last week came back clear and my cancer pointer numbers are low. Praise God for His care and faithfulness.
Oh, Beth, let's keep your Black Gum Hill house open year 'round! It's just sad to say good bye to the house each year, and I think it was especially hard this year. We all have been through so much over this past year and this mountain home has been such a place of solace [...]
Welcome to my Friday after Thanksgiving! I have hiked parts of the Appalachian Trail (AT) for years but never long stretches. Mostly, I have backpacked and camped on Cumberland Island where the temps are mild and there are no bears! But I'm the first to admit there's a true mystery surround the AT and that [...]
The Friday after Thanksgiving started out mild, but we knew a storm with much colder temperatures was heading our way. There were literally hours given to us for hiking the final sixth over 6k mountain peak before the end of the year. The Park Service closes the road to Clingman's Dome and other summits at [...]
Sheer disappointment filled my heart as I walked this path. I had wanted to complete the Six Peak challenge but was denied the opportunity because the Blue Ridge Parkway was closed due to icy conditions. A large metal gate with a "Road Closed" sign stretched across the roadway and sort of meant what it said! [...]