Manina (A restaurant review in Frederick/Urbana, MD)

Dessert is like the cuddle after love-making…

Sweet Submission

Appalachian Trail Mile, 1947.1 8/23/2022 Whack!  Another branch, wails the back of my leg. I whisper under my breath, Thank you Mistress, may I have another? I stumble, slip, and fall…again. The thick mud, made of some sort of clay and A stink I have never smelled before, clings to my ass And the backContinue reading “Sweet Submission”

Thoughts from the Appalachian Trail:  1700 Miles completed w/ 498 Miles to go!

(8/3/2022) As of yesterday (8/2/2022) my husband has hiked 1705.3 miles and we are in Killington, VT. I am loving Vermont. It’s beautiful. The scenery is amazing, and the weather is nicer than it has been in several hundred miles. We even visited a cool local art gallery on our “zero” day! I am currentlyContinue reading “Thoughts from the Appalachian Trail:  1700 Miles completed w/ 498 Miles to go!”

Two Days Off Trail in Camden, NJ and Philadelphia, PA!

Took a couple of days off the Appalachian Trail to meet up with my daughter in Camden, NJ for a concert and an eating tour of Philly! Philly is SO MUCH more than Rocky 🥊 and the constitution…

Appalachian Trail Thru Hike 2022: 3/26/2022- 1st Week Thoughts from the Trail

Day 1: We stopped off at Amicolola Falls and picked up our hiker tags, signed the hiker register and completed our Thru hike safety class. Day 1 total miles hiked, 3.2. We got a super late start, hitting the trail to the top of Springer Mountain in Georgia at approximately 5:30pm. It’s a 1-mile hikeContinue reading “Appalachian Trail Thru Hike 2022: 3/26/2022- 1st Week Thoughts from the Trail”

Appalachian Trail, 6/16/22, mile 980.5

Woke up at 7:30-ish. In all actuality, i was up most of the night, in and out of sweat dreams. If you have Thru hiked or long term camped, during the heat of summer…you know what i mean 😭. Dreams are super intense when #1, you are sleep deprived and #2, it’s hot as heck!Continue reading “Appalachian Trail, 6/16/22, mile 980.5”

Thoughts from the Appalachian Trail: 962 miles; 6/15/2022

Slept at Mathew’s Arm campground in Shenandoah National Park. space A62 Woke up at 6:15a. Very hot and muggy. Lots of bugs. Thank goodness for bug nets!! Eventually had to get out of bed as i was sweating bullets. Ugh 😩. Tons of caterpillars dropping from trees. So gross. Brushed teeth, washed face, got dressed.Continue reading “Thoughts from the Appalachian Trail: 962 miles; 6/15/2022”

Blue Toad Cidery

About 4-miles off trail (an easy hitch) and just east of the Appalachian Trail at Reid’s Gap is Blue Toad Cidery. Devil’s Backbone Brewery is directly across the street, but this place is a hidden gem. Gorgeous scenery, right along the river! You can cozy up inside or take a seat right along the riverContinue reading “Blue Toad Cidery”

Quick 10-minute Thru Hiker’s “Paella”

I don’t know about you but sometimes i get a hard craving for paella and being on trail means THAT craving will be difficult to satiate! While hanging out at camp and going thru supplies, i found the perfect combination of stuff to throw together a quick trail paella! All you need is some spam,Continue reading “Quick 10-minute Thru Hiker’s “Paella””