The gravel crunches beneath our boots as we step onto the familiar trail. Red blazes lead the way to the New Manchester Mill Ruins on Sweetwater Creek. “Why do we go back to the sameContinue reading
My posts about the trials and triumphs of parenting.
Why light candles in memoriam?
While I am not what most folks would consider a spiritual person, I do entertain ideas about life’s big questions. Most of these ideas are extremely difficult to put down in words. Try as I might toContinue reading
When one mile turns into two.. two into four
It was a hot and sweaty day for a hike at Piedmont NWR. We were able to track a deer and spotted two of them, in addition to a myriad of lizards and birds. IContinue reading
Day Trip Foolproofing Tips or When plans fall through..
Mother Nature gave Georgia a sneak peak at Spring, yesterday. I already had in mind what my weekend would look like – petroglyphs and archaeological sites. My son has long had a fascination with theContinue reading
Camp Cook Chronicles – The Game of Life
INTRO: One of our adventures, as Georgia’s Official Outdoors Explorer Crew, is camping every month of the year! We’ll experience every season in Georgia’s great outdoors, exploring our state’s campgrounds and backcountry campsites accessible onlyContinue reading
Your 2015 guide to spending more time outside
Everyone is in agreement that we all need to spend time outside. Kids, and their adults, are spending more time indoors than ever before – playing video games, surfing youtube, searching the internet, blogging and connectingContinue reading
Five Tips for Hiking with Preschoolers
I had the pleasure, this past weekend, of taking my grandson on his first hike. By pleasure, I mean practice in patience. He’s a boisterous 5-year-old who hasn’t had much experience communing with nature. So,Continue reading
Ahead of the Storm or How To Be On Time
We’ve made a habit of hiking every Wednesday. We’ve gotten so good at it that I even coined a hashtag to connect our #HikeOnHumpDay with social circles and other outdoor families. Wouldn’t you know thatContinue reading
4 Benefits of Traveling & Bunking with Other Families
Camp Cook Chronicles – Traveling & Bunking with other Families We’re crazy lucky to be friends with some amazing families who enjoy traveling & outdoor adventures as much as we do. In fact, as I’mContinue reading