Category: Outdoors and Adventure

Podcasts That I Love

For over a year now I’ve been listening to hiking podcasts. I love listening to the stories of thru-hikers. One of the podcasts is made up of interviews of hikers while on the trail. The background noise of the wind and their steps kicking… Continue Reading “Podcasts That I Love”

Ignorance is a Selfish Act

The New York Times printed a feature story the other day about Mexico City’s struggles with water as a result of climate change. Click here for the story.  I have heard frequently from my scientist friends that the last wars will not be fought… Continue Reading “Ignorance is a Selfish Act”

Sunday Night Check-In: Trails, Dogs and Travel

I went in to the weekend with one lunch planned on Saturday with my friend Autumn. The rest of the weekend would just have to unfold as it should. I got home Friday night, and I wanted to unplug from the internet and fall… Continue Reading “Sunday Night Check-In: Trails, Dogs and Travel”

Sunday Night Check-In: A Trip Up the Coast

The fabulous little beach towns up and down the coast of Lake Michigan are one of my favorite things about this area. They aren’t the ultra-classy newly developed beach towns of the Gulf Coast down south. Most have been there for ages, and Victorian… Continue Reading “Sunday Night Check-In: A Trip Up the Coast”

It Ended As It Began – 2016

    Happy New Years Eve! 2016 has been an up and down year for me for sure. I’m eager to see it end, and excited to see what 2017 might bring. All week, I’ve been seeing memories from Facebook of last year’s holiday… Continue Reading “It Ended As It Began – 2016”

I Feel a Chill in the Air

I was just startled by the raucous calls of an army of Canada Geese rising up from the lake to start their morning journey. Ashok raised her head with perked ears, and both of the cats jumped up onto the windowsills to see what was asunder. The… Continue Reading “I Feel a Chill in the Air”

Lessons From the Trail: Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

My traveling buddies spent the day at the spa yesterday getting refreshed and enjoying some much needed downtime. As we were debriefing each other on our days, they told me that the lady at the spa said the trails were “much better” up here… Continue Reading “Lessons From the Trail: Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder”

Temptation of a Watery Fantasy: Skinny Dip Falls

Yesterday our little band of travelers bit off a big chunk of hiking. We climbed up a mountain to Looking Glass Rock. In the picture below, Looking Glass Rock is in the center. It’s rock sides plunge almost straight down to the ground, and… Continue Reading “Temptation of a Watery Fantasy: Skinny Dip Falls”

Congratulations!! We Have Twins!!: Whooping Cranes

  Last month my brother Sammy (aka Dr. Sammy King) gave a presentation at the Louisiana Hiking Club meeting about the Whooping Crane restoration project. This happy story is one my brother loves to talk about. There’s just so much devastation to wildlife going… Continue Reading “Congratulations!! We Have Twins!!: Whooping Cranes”

Sunday Night Check-In: Strawberries, WildFlowers and Friends

I feel like I’m in a slow flow energy this weekend. It’s not a bad thing. In fact, I kind of like that type of weekend. I ate pretty healthy Friday and Saturday, had lots of time with friends and even had a few… Continue Reading “Sunday Night Check-In: Strawberries, WildFlowers and Friends”

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