It has rained and rained and rained some more. This was our second paddle of the spring season, and we left from the back half of Lake Yonah. I think we all were determined to paddle and be outside. And while I'm just doing short trips, they are helping me see if I'll be able [...]
Needing to make a decision about the future and think I will take the road less traveled!
I keep taking people out to the Tugaloo Bend Heritage Park to see the area and how it has changed over these last few years. This is one of my favorite settings. It overlooks the river, and it is either on or near the Eastern Continental Divide. I know because I chose to take this [...]
Some people may ask, "What's the big deal? You go out on the river all the time with your kayak." But recently and especially over the last nine months, I haven't. In fact, this is the first time the kayak has hit the water since my operation and cancer diagnosis. In the beginning I was [...]
Sometimes you just have to get away and go for a ride. And if you live in northeast Georgia, it is really cool to get away and buy some stone ground grits and oatmeal at Nora Mill! For the past few years, driving to the mill has become one of my fun afternoon things to [...]
I recently hiked the River Loop Trail at The Tugaloo Bend History Center (about a mile and a half) by myself except for Buddy, the resident dog, who went along for the joy of it. To his credit, he stayed with me the entire time except when he disappeared occasionally to chase a crazy squirrel [...]
I almost want to write: "Guess what happened yesterday?! The sun came out and we actually got outside and walked!" Then by the evening when we were home, the rain returned and that was that. But at least for a few hours, a welcoming blanket of unexpected warmth and sunlight filled our day. We were [...]
I'm getting soooo ready for spring to hit. These photos are from last year before all the sickness and physical problems and current rain hit. While I'm still not at my strongest, I'm ready to try my hand at getting back outside and on some hiking trail even if it is a simple and easy [...]