On Saturday morning my brother and I did an early morning paddle in the sound from my house to his house, about 3 miles. We could hear the surf pounding in the ocean, but the sound was slick calm and glassy. Even at the end of October, the temperature was in the 70’s and it… Continue reading Paddleboarding Hatteras
Ocracoke Island is the kind of place that hardly exists anymore. Picture a totally undeveloped beach, a tiny village of unique houses and eclectic shops, and a quaint waterfront area with a charming white lighthouse. No stop lights, hardly any cars at all, no fast food, no chain stores. That’s Ocracoke. Ocracoke Island lies south… Continue reading Day Trip to Ocracoke Island, NC
Last week I spent 5 days in Hatteras visiting my parents before we move there in October. I was able to go commercial fishing with my dad, something I really enjoy because I think most people who eat seafood or visit coastal tourist towns have no idea about the commercial fishing industry. I’ve written about… Continue reading Commercial Fishing with My Dad- Why You Should Eat Wild Caught American Fish
State parks are open in my state, so my friend and I went camping. We chose a backcountry campsite at Sloppy Floyd State Park, thinking that would be an easy way to social distance and still be outdoors. We were a bit disappointed by the campsites. There are 4 backcountry campsites situated on a little… Continue reading Backcountry Camping at Sloppy Floyd State Park
I’ve been trying to grow a vegetable garden for a few years now and haven’t had much success. I think this might be the year I’m able to grow a decent amount of food, an amount that would impact my grocery bill. The past few years of failures haven’t been a waste, though! I’ve learned… Continue reading Spring Planting Continues…
The groundhog predicted an early spring and it looks like he was right. We’ve had temperatures in the 70’s this week and the plants in my yard are coming alive again. Tiny green shoots are popping up and the trees are starting to green up again. With the Corona virus scare, I’ve been staying home… Continue reading Spring things…
I used to think of January as the big let down after Christmas. It’s cold, everything is brown, the Christmas lights come down and we settle back into ordinary life. I used to think it was boring. Now, the best adjective I can think of for January is “still.” As an adult, I’m thankful for… Continue reading I love January.
The older I get, the more I like winter, especially hiking in the winter. For one thing, it’s so hot in Atlanta in the summer that it feels like you could melt into a puddle right in the middle of the trail. There are only so many clothes you can take off. In the winter,… Continue reading Winter Hiking
For my 40th birthday, I bought myself an expensive piece of outdoor gear, an Arctic Horse riding skirt. I spend a lot of time outdoors caring for the horses in all kinds of weather, and I usually wear a combination of flannel pajama pants, waterproof boots, and some form of rain jacket or winter coat… Continue reading My riding skirt came… and it’s wonderful!
I really hate spending money, especially on clothes, because they are such a poor investment. I do like clothes though; I am a girl, after all. I buy nearly of my clothing at Goodwill because I can’t stand to pay what the retail stores are asking. Every now and then though, I see an article… Continue reading I bought an expensive thing.