Exiting the ship in Gijon (pronounced Hee-hawn), there was a local dance troupe and band playing traditional local music. It was amazing to be greeted and welcomed with smiling locals who are happy to have us here! The local military police administered a temperature test and a squirt of hand sanitizer before our walk toContinue reading “Gijon, Spain And Aviles Tapas/Cider Tour”
Just like a mother, it’s difficult to have “favorites”. Here are a few of my garden babies, blooming in all their glory. I don’t have a very large space to garden in, approximately 250 Square feet in my back “yard”. It’s actually more of a patio with small strips of space to garden in, butContinue reading “Happiness is a Garden”
It’s fun to relive past hiking and camping experiences with the perspective of today!
It’s been a little over a year (28 September 2021) and this dinner is still on my mind. This was a special wine pairing dinner curated by Oceania and it was absolutely fabulous! Other than a late start time, we left the boat at 7PM, the overall experience was wonderful. For this winemaker, they primarilyContinue reading “Chateau Kirwan Vineyard and Dinner with Wine Pairing”
Flittering and floating, From flower to shoulder, To the top of my head. As if to tell me, Sometimes we float away from love, And sometimes love floats back to us. I’m struck by her beauty, And a little sad when she leaves. Float back! I silently scream. Come back to me, My shoulder beckonsContinue reading “Dragonfly”
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”
1800 Appalachian Trail miles completed. A poem about leaving it all behind.
(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!”
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…
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”