Fall has officially arrived here in the valley – heralded by cool nights, people making excuses to wear scarves, apple cider in the front entrances of my grocery stores, mums lining the city porches, apple and cinnamon candles burning in every house and home, and pumpkin everything. Although I do indulge in some of these […]Read more "Harvest Time"
OK, maybe not uncharted. But until now, E and I had never been to New England. So, taking advantage of this past holiday weekend, we amended this. We drove the car instead of the van – I know, lame – because of the predictable traffic to be had up the Eastern seaboard. Van no-likey-da-traffic. The […]Read more "Uncharted, Part One"
After fleeing the hubbub of Harper’s Ferry last weekend we were kind of at a loss for where to go, considering we’d planned this whole second day around the tourist infested town. Luckily just down the road from Harper’s Ferry, in Maryland, is the site of an equally historic and less-trafficked place – Antietam Battlefield. […]Read more "Three Days, Two States – Continued"
Spring is an interesting thing for me. On one hand I thoroughly enjoy increasingly warmer evenings and bird-filled mornings. The deciduous trees fluffing out in all their green and pink and purple glory. The noise of my usual trails becoming deadened, replaced with the soft, padded sound of treading through a wall leaves and neon […]Read more "Springtime in the Valley"
Running wild is the kind of thing that’s best done en masse. For instance, when you’re in a state park – in the middle of nowhere – and your little Gypsy is having the time of her short dog life, gallivanting down the mountainside – and another dog on the trail is less inclined to roam […]Read more "Running Wild Has a Downside"