California: Day 6

Our final day in Yosemite. Well partial day, and our final full day in California. How bittersweet. How hard is it to leave the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? HARD! For the most part anyways, leaving behind those beds and the raccoon that woke us up at 3am attempting to enter our tent not…

California: Day 5

Today was probably my favorite day in CA so far. Likely due to the incredible amount of beauty I/we were exposed to throughout the day. Laziness kept me in bed until just after 7 (which I guess is kind early for vacation). Regardless, I headed straight to the bank of the Merced River for my…

California: Day 4

As I begin to write this post, I sit swinging in my hammock… something I’ve longed to do since I hung it up for the winter last October. Today was our first full day in Yosemite. And it was amazing. Adjusting to our new surroundings was a challenge. Sleeping was not easy to come by,…

California: Day 3

It just keeps getting better! This morning waking up in Grant Grove Village was a sure treat. This little cabin that we called home last night was just the cutest. After waking up, we headed to the restaurant for breakfast. A hearty one at that full of pancakes, eggs and bacon (which I’ve been craving…

California: Day 2

Y’all… Sequoia National Park is absolutely beautiful. After spending the night in Visalia, we headed into Sequoia National Park! Full of windy roads and beautiful scenery this place is breathtakingly gorgeous… and we could not have asked for a more perfect day! We started off visiting the Foothills visitor center, where we got some advice…

The Time I Hiked Sunrise Mountain

After the trek up Cascade & Porter and my *obsession* with hiking began, I had big plans to hike the Appalachian Trail with my dog, which for some reason I wanted to name Bubba.  I’m a planner, but my follow through is often non-existent. So instead, I’ll settle for a couple of miles on the…

The Time I Hiked Sleeping Beauty

Here’s my problem.  I really like to start hiking challenges.  Fire Towers, 46 High Peaks, 115 North East, Lake George 12ster… the list continues. I’ve actually yet to finish one of these challenges though.  I really should probably focus on just ONE and figure it out.

The Time I Hiked Buck Mountain (the second time)

Repeat hikes are cooler than they seem. You see… Nature is never the same – I think thats my favorite thing about GODS CREATION.  No photo of it can be captured exactly the same way twice. August 13, 2017 Anyways, since my goal is to hike the 12 mountains in Lake George that consist of…

The Time I Spent a Week at Lewey Lake

It has been well over 10 years since I’ve actually been on a real 7 day vacation.  And I am PSYCHED (yes I said that like the cheer) about this!