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””

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””

A Foodie Experience at the San Antonio (Texas) Airport (SAT)

Not every experience needs to be “Big” or planned out.  Sometimes you can just walk in to it.  As long as you are open to trying new things, a multitude of experiences are waiting for you.  The wine today…

Kauai Beaches & Food Tour

My vacations are primarily centered around hiking and food. This vacay is no different. Kauai is full of both, at a World class level. I have spoken to so many people who have “visited” Kauai and only saw the Poi’pu and Waimea side of the island. They have no idea what Kauai is actually about!Continue reading “Kauai Beaches & Food Tour”

Travel to Kauai “post-COVID”

No COVID is not over, it’s still a thing and there are still protocols in place that must be followed if you want to enjoy your trip. It’s a drag, but hey, being sick can also be a drag, so let’s focus on the positive,,, YOU ARE TRAVELING! Or maybe you are getting ready toContinue reading “Travel to Kauai “post-COVID””

It’s Super Satisfying Trimming Meat!

Who doesn’t love a great cut of meat procured for a super great price in bulk? Vegetarians, THAT question was not for you. But seriously, there’s nothing like buying a whole beef tenderloin and getting it home to prep, then after a couple of filet cuts, you hit gristle and you’re like “what the heck?!”Continue reading “It’s Super Satisfying Trimming Meat!”