With presents opened and food prep for a fabulous Yuletide meal complete, a Christmas Day trek was deemed an excellent way to spend the unseasonably warm afternoon. We traded tacky Christmas socks for sensible hiking shoes and headed to the Mt. Nebo State Park. The second oldest state park in Arkansas, Mt. Nebo offers fourteen … More Christmas on Nebo
There are a plethora of Christmas photo ops at Garvan Woodland Gardens, including lots of colorful arches….. and even a fanciful steam engine! Santa is always casually posed on this bench, hoping to be a part of a wonderful holiday memory! But my favorite has to be the simple beauty of white lights on a … More Throwback Thursday – Photo Ops at Garvan Woodland Gardens
I’m thankful, so thankful For small gifts that come my way Encouraging me to live In the moment, in today. Like a radiant smile Or words of affirmation A great story imparting wisdom An uplifting conversation. I’m thankful, so thankful For abundant beauty, inside and out Reveling in its many forms Is what life is all about. … More Happy Thanksgiving!
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family. – Lee Iacocca
For several years, I have had the pleasure of caring for my friend’s feline fur babies. When she first asked me, I will now admit that I was a bit nervous. It had been years since I had been graced with the privilege of caring for an oftentimes aloof Siamese, Nolan, a rescue that was … More Happy National Cat Day!
Why do I cheer for the Red Sox? It’s very simple. It was October of 2004, and Kurt, my husband of sixteen years, invited me to join him in the man cave to watch Game Five of the American League Championship Series. I had never been a big baseball fan, but Kurt absolutely adored the … More World Series Champions!
Following the advice of a a good friend, we opted for a short hike with a big impact: Upheaval Dome. Experts believe that it is highly possible that this area resulted from the collision of a meteorite. The one mile round trip, rated moderate, is well marked and a bit uphill, but not impossible to … More Upheaval Dome
Having spent a day in Arches, we turned our attention to the west of Moab to Canyonlands National Park. Wanting a bit of variety on the trail, we scanned the list of possibilities, and, after doing so, chose the 5.5 mile Neck Spring Trail. The trail begins a little less than a mile from the … More Hiking at Canyonlands – Neck Spring Trail
Sabrina took the helm as itinerary agent, choosing the exploration of Devils Garden. Like the Windows, formations abound along the trail, which can range from 1.6 to 7.2 miles. Feeling extra energetic, she decided that we should go for it: 7.2 miles of fantastic views, amazing wonders and interesting trail transitions, the first being Landscape … More Hiking Devils Garden – Landscape Arch