What a beautiful spring day! I loved this hike and will go back in the next couple of weeks. The Appalachian Trail is waking up and looking so good. The hike up to Wildcat Mountain was super easy—just right for Wessy's intoduction to the AT. Along the way, she met several hikers heading north with [...]
We have often hiked to Hemlock Falls. But for the past several years, I have not walked this trail due to the severe storm damage caused by two strong hurricanes that blew through the area! From time-to-time, we actually do get very strong winds after a coastal storm. But this time, we found the trail [...]
Sometimes, you don't have to go far to find peace and beauty. Walking and hiking along a local area in Toccoa. Anne even found two daffodils to take home with her. Then there were were with Wessy, who was intent on looking for sticks and ducks and found beavers instead!
What a sunny day and a great time at Victoria Bryant State Park with Wessy. She's growing up fast and she loves to give kisses. She doesn't really care where she is when a "kiss attack" happens. Here I am (finally) outside in the sun with Chip and Wessy. They are doing so well together [...]
Yesterday, I took Wessy for her first walk at Broken Bridges and the county park! Wow! What a difference a year makes in the way this area looks. Clean, some grass planted, and no sign of bad human activity! She loved it but also seemed a little overwhelmed by the size of "all outdoors!" We [...]
Headed out to the trail around Black Mountain Lake yesterday. I wanted to try Wessy's Backpack again, but it's just not going to work. Period with a big ! So, what do you think? Back to the drawing board, right?! (Thanks Anne for this photo.) Found another stick!!! Duck! Duck! Duck!!! "Oh, I found [...]
Beautiful Lake Jocassee will be a destination this summer with kayaks! Pat and Chip enjoyed the view while Wessy looked for—you got it—sticks! I think we paddled one area of this lake a few years back but definitely want to go again. The Devil's Fork State Park is large and wonderful but there is a [...]
What a blessing it is to live close enough to drive to the Great Smoky Mountains! We don't do it every weekend, but I certainly could wear the roadway out given the time. This past Saturday was a special day. Snow was coming to the mountains, and we wanted to see the Elk. Wessy has [...]