Hemphill Bald

12/9/21 Mike and I We started at the Purchase Knob trailhead. It is actually a road to the Appalachian Highlands Science center. It is not open at all during covid so the gate is closed. It's about a 2 mile uphill road walk. Mike didn't want to take the side trail to Purchase Knob so... Continue Reading →

Rock Castle Gorge

Near Floyd Virginia Brandi and I Saturday March 27, 2020 The rain cancelled our scheduled hike. We scrambled to find another we headed towards Pilot Mountain then to Hanging Rock when Brandi saw an invite to an upcoming hike in the Rock Castle Gorge in Virginia. It was another hour but it's better to drive... Continue Reading →

Cumberland Island Georgia

Mike, Sherri and I March 5-7 Cumberland Island National Seashore is a barrier island off the coast of Georgia just above Fernandina Beach Florida. It's history is rich and varried. Many people have called the island home. It's history goes back to the 1700's. You can read about it here. Cumberland History. To get on... Continue Reading →

Sedona Arizona

Mike and I 2/14/21 This was the trip that wasn't supposed to happen but we were so lucky it did! Our flight out of Flagstaff was cancelled and the choice of flights were not great. Mike's idea to drive to Pheonix where more flights were available seamed crazy but you got to do what you... Continue Reading →

Grand Canyon South Rim

2/13/21 Mike and I When life changes drastically what do you do? Make spontaneous plans. We now have our parents in assisted living and we are, for the first time free to be spontaneous. After an exhausting couple of weeks I left the planning up to Mike. His plan, fly out Friday return Monday. We... Continue Reading →

Awendaw Passage

1/2/21 Mike and I I have been wanting to do this trail. It is actually the end of the Palmetto trail that will eventually go from Oconee State Park to the coast. Or the beginning if you start at the coast. There is about 350 miles of the 425 mile trail complete. We stopped at... Continue Reading →

Doughton Park

12/27/20 Sherri and I This is our 3rd trip to this park. It may be the greatest little secret. Each time we have barely seen a soul. This trip was no exception. Not one person. There were a couple cars in the lot but that's it. We are taking the Cedar Ridge Trail to Brenigar... Continue Reading →

All around Highlands NC

12/30/20 Lisa and I Left the house at 7 am without a plan other than to visit a place called Granite City near Highlands. It's about 3 hours away and today is overcast/rainy and 40 degrees. Granite City is a small area with 40 to 60 ft boulders. It's like the Virginia Channels only smaller.... Continue Reading →

Live music amid Covid

10/24 Mike, Ashley, Wally and I So.... among other things that were shut down live music was one of them. Major bands can survive but local and regional acts not so much. They depend on this for their sole means of support. They don't get unemployment or stimulus benefits . Our state has a "last... Continue Reading →

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