Invited to Hot Springs to hang out with our hiker friends Chuck & Tigger, we headed back to this pleasant Appalachian Trail community for the second time this year.
Archives for September 2012
Great authors, creative souls, artistic minds: all need time and space to create, and a well to dip into for inspiration. Carl Sandburg found it in the mountains of North Carolina.
Car lovers alert! The Hall of Fame Museum at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway showcases the winners over decades of running the Indy 500 and other races.
Crossing Indiana twice in our travels, I was introduced to a scene I’d not seen before in America: miles and miles of wind turbines turning slowly above the cornfields of the heartland, churning out energy.
Culver’s is a family restaurant best known for Butterburgers and frozen custard. In their home state of Wisconsin, this regional restaurant chain shines.
An old friend of the family retired a few years ago. Like me, his career ended earlier than he had planned. Without a reason to stay in the area, he loaded up all his belongings in a trailer and in the back of his truck. He relocated and started a new life.
September is the time to see swamp sunflowers in bloom, and there’s no better in-your-face place to see them up close in the Orlando area than Lake Jesup Wilderness in Sanford.
At the FNST Symposium this past Saturday, one of the key take-aways was the effort the US Forest Service has put into a review of all of the designated segments of the Florida National Scenic Trail. Called the “2012 State of the Trail Report,” this document is a comprehensive overview of the trail. It includes: […]
Last September, I was pulling on a fleecy sweatshirt and heading into the woods … the North Woods. During hurricane season, I like to find places to hike outside of Florida – even when we don’t have storms, the wet and heat are a bit much after a couple of months – and my choice […]
When I look back at the plans we’d made, months ago, to leave the Appalachian Trail and head for Chicago, I have to laugh. Chicago was the opposite of the AT! The sensory overload made for a shortened trip.