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Ta dah!

At last, after three long months of wallpaper stripping, sanding, varnishing, hammering and banging, The Lucken is ready for its new life as a holiday cottage. 193 more words

The Lucken

Smoky Mountain National Park

A couple of my friends and I have recently decided that as a lifetime goal, we would like to visit all 59 national parks.  We camped at our first national park together two years ago at Congaree National Park. 428 more words


'The Big Fall' into sin - again!

I noticed the contradiction for a couple of days and named it. Preached it, even.

Then I fell for it.  And sinned big.  (Like in those days before I had heard about God’s biblical plan for wives.) 381 more words


Destination: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Stop #3 was the Great Smoky Mountains. This was the first time I’ve ever experienced a forest feel old, which is a weird but true thing to say. 362 more words

Road Trips

:: Alum Cave Trail to Mt. Leconte

A few weekends ago, I got to watch one of my favorite people fall in love with hiking and climb her first mountain! There’s nothing like getting to watch friends tear through 5.5 miles of uphill climbing to have their first lunch (and first Little Debbie!!) on the side of a mountain top. 264 more words

Happy Littles

Knamping on the Blue Ridge Parkway

I am totally on board with this whole knamping thing.  Knitting in the great outdoors?  I’ll take it.

We had the opportunity last week for a little road trip out to Nashville for a friend’s backyard wedding.  412 more words


Through the trees

Views like these almost make you forget about the elevation gain as you climb toward the cascades.