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…

#25: See The Pacific Ocean

And the list checking off continues! I have now seen (and touched) the Pacific! And boy was the water cold! (Well not the worst). I must say, she’s not all that different from the Atlantic (at least by looks and feels). But the sun is different. She’s much hotter in California! Here’s to completing my…

California: Day 1

All day today has been a little surreal. I still can’t believe I’m here! Today started with waking up in the Hampton Inn and the most comfortable bed… EVER. I slept so well last night. Likely due to the 9+ hours of travel time and the fact that my 10:30 flight arrival into LAX was…

#1: Travel to Another Timezone

As I write this, I sit in the airport – in Chicago. Therefore – I have officially traveled to another timezone. Granted, I’m in the airport; and can’t even see the Chicago skyline – but I can check off number one on my #thirtybeforethirty list! Snapped this shot walking into the Albany Airport back home……

Bike Riding By the Hudson

This was an exceptionally warm Columbus Day Weekend, which for me was a little bit of a bummer, I really like fall camping, and it just wasn’t the same without sweatshirts & even mittens and hats.  But we made the best of it and had some extra summer fun with a bike ride.

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…