Blue skies, blue water: the beauty of a hike at Blue Run Park in Dunnellon is in the glimpses of blue amid the supersaturated greens that provide deep shade along its trails. Blue Run itself is the Rainbow River under its oldest of names. It, too, was Blue Spring, like many found across Florida, named […]
Blog posts about everyday life
The founder of Trail Dames, a national organization to empower female hikers, Anna Huthmaker took on the Appalachian Trail in 2003 despite her own self-doubts.
Basic wayfinding – understanding where the sun is, looking at landscape, picking out landmarks as you hike – comes as second nature to some people. It’s an important skill that all hikers should cultivate.
Home repairs aren’t as simple as they seem. John tries to get our toilet under control before a major trip, and discovers that modern plumbing parts just aren’t what they used to be.
Sometimes, life gives you pause. That happened a month ago for us, when a planned two weeks in the Panhandle morphed into a need to be with family.
Life often feels like a headlong rush, until what’s most important comes to the forefront. Here’s what’s been going on for us over the past couple months and our step-by-step efforts to get back to “normal.”