Cape Hatteras is a popular sea turtle nesting site. According to the Park Service, there were over 200 sea turtle nests in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (from Bodie Island all the way to Ocracoke Island). A few of them were right over the dune from my house. The Park Service ropes off the nests… Continue reading Turtle Nest Extravaganza…
The older I get, the more I like winter, especially hiking in the winter. For one thing, it’s so hot in Atlanta in the summer that it feels like you could melt into a puddle right in the middle of the trail. There are only so many clothes you can take off. In the winter,… Continue reading Winter Hiking
Recently we were invited on a trip to Destin, Florida with friends who had rented a condo and had extra space. It was one of those situations where I could think of a thousand reasons not to go (mostly financial), but then I realized that my kids are only little once and we have to… Continue reading Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Florida
While I was in Colorado, I solo hiked up the West Peak Trail in the town of Cuchara. This trail begins at Cordova Pass and winds across meadows and through forests until it climbs steadily up switchbacks to its terminus at the tree line of West Spanish Peak, a 13,800 foot mountain in the Sangre… Continue reading Hiking the West Peak Trail in Colorado
I grew up on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, part of the Outer Banks. When I was a kid, all the locals surfed and the French Canadian tourists windsurfed. I can’t remember seeing many kayaks. Windsurfing has been replaced by kite boarding, and kayaking has gotten huge. My parents live on an inland waterway and every… Continue reading Kayaking in Cape Hatteras
I’ve done some depressing posts lately about the child sex trade, so I thought I’d lighten it up a little with a post about connecting to nature. I’ve never been particularly into birds, but my daughter loves them. My husband put up a hummingbird feeder on our back porch and we have seen lots of hummingbirds… Continue reading Bird Watching and Nature Journaling with Kids
I absolutely love being outside. It’s my zen, my refreshment and what grounds me. Naturally, I love camping. I haven’t done much of it in a few years because I’ve been raising babies. Now that those babies have grown into kids, it’s time to get back out there and explore the beautiful state of Georgia.… Continue reading Let’s Go Camping!