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 the name describes its mirror-like appearance when the rock is wet […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Weird-Ass Weather

I’ve worn a tank top all weekend. Today I wore shorts. And I was burning up. In fact, I got so hot that I started feeling a little sick. We were hiking out at Bogue Chitto State Park and had walked quickly to see if I could find my brand new freaking trekking pole that […]

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Vicarious Adventures Through Reading

When I was in North Carolina, my hiker friends gave me a copy of Bill Bryson’s book A Walk in the Woods. I’ve known about this book for probably as many years as it’s been published. Momma loved it. She talked about it all the time. She talked my second husband into reading it. He […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Football, Running and Spiders

I think I made it! I think the long, hot summer and especially July and August are in my rear view mirror. I expect there to be a couple more hot days or weeks, but I think the brutal, humid swamp-like season is o …. v …. e ….r!! And I made it! I now […]

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The Gift: Boone Fork Trail

Jacob, the barista at the Crooked Door, told me that Julian Price Park has wonderful hiking trails. I was excited because I’d had to drive to the trails earlier in the week, and I get tired of windshield time. I arrived at the park where I had my reservations, and I set up camp. I […]

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Aaaaahhhhhhh …. I Am a Lucky Soul

All I can say is aaaaahhhhhhhh….. Although the trip has not been trouble-free, it’s exactly what I was needing. Temps hover somewhere between 68 and 77 depending on the elevation during the day and the nights cool off to the upper 50s and lower 60s. Sleeping is fine! I did study up in case of […]

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Morning Sunshine: McPolin Farm Nature Trail

I had the opportunity to attend a conference for my job in in Park City UT – a city near Salt Lake City that I’ve never had the opportunity to visit. I don’t really like work conferences. Long days holed up in an over-air-conditioned conference center make me feel tired and soul-less. I’m lucky if […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: I’m Beat

This weekend was a blur. I went out to dinner with a friend in New Roads Friday night but got home pretty early. When I woke up Saturday morning, I was energized. I had an appointment with an appliance repairman in the afternoon, but I got up, ran some errands and cleaned my house. I […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Mid-City, Hiking and Reindeer Games

I was so happy when Friday came and I had absolutely no plans for the weekend. I was going to do absolutely nothing except maybe clean my house. Well, I wanted to take some Epsom Salt baths, workout and cook, but that was the extent of what I wanted to do. Friday afternoon my friend […]

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An Arkansas Adventure – Part 2

This is a continuation of yesterday’s blog – An Arkansas Adventure – Part I. So, when I left the story yesterday, we were in a swamp-like area on the trail, in the dark, helpless. My Dad and my brother, Terry, were driving toward each other to rendezvous to head to Arkansas. I talked to my […]

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