Out of doors

Out of doors

Another busy week of August is in the books! I think we had a single evening this whole last week where we weren’t running in different directions, which made yesterday’s family hike & swim day even better. But I’ll get to that in a second....
Cucumber Gap in the snow

Cucumber Gap in the snow

This week has been a beast, with too much going on internally and externally.  After two straight days of hours of sitting, due to a four-hour drive to Charlotte on Thursday, an all-day meeting including a working lunch on Friday and four+-hour drive back Friday...
Frozen Head State Park, aka the Alternate Plan

Frozen Head State Park, aka the Alternate Plan

Since the government is still shut down (insert eyeroll here), we took a cue from Lauren and salvaged our planned Smoky Mountains hiking trip by heading out to a state park instead. Oddly enough, there are like four or five state parks within an hour or two of us, and...