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Quilting Closeup

My Latest Quilt

It took 3 years to finally finish this quilt. I'm so proud of it!

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Quilts for the Littles

Rainbow Fire

Rainbow Fire

2017 Hiking Log

My 2017 Hiking Goal is 450 miles! Most of my hikes are in and near western North Carolina with a few iconic hikes while traveling. Follow my progress.

Sandy on the Trail

Hiking in October

October hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains is one of my favorite things to do. Phil has taken this week …

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Chimney Rock on 911

Spending 911 in the Park

Listening to the news this morning and remembering 911 was more than I could bear. It has  been 12 years, …

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View from Pisgah Inn

Weekend Getaway

One of our very favorite places to spend a quiet weekend is the Pisgah Inn located near milepost 405 on …

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Ahnu Montara Boots

The yearly “Gear Guide” from Backpacker magazine has an honored place in our bathroom. We comb the pages, read the …

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Late Season Butterfly

Hiking Update

The hike today was one that we have done a couple of times and kept us up high (over 5,000′ …

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Clemson Game Day

It has been a really good weekend. Last night was Clemson’s football season opener against Georgia. Although both sons are …

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Honey Crisp Apples

Honey Crisp Time

in Hendersonville, as every summer begins to wind down, the locals make a mad dash to Granddad’s Apple Orchard to …

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Spiked Lobelia

Cat Gap Loop

This morning Phil and I hiked Cat Gap Loop. Having hiked this trail many times over the years, summer, fall, …

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Zoe at 3 Days

Early Arrival

Wednesday, August 7, our second DGD (darling granddaughter) decided she wanted to begin her life’s journey. She wasn’t expected until …

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Flame

Back on the Trail

Phil and I have enjoyed a great weekend back on the trail. After twisting my ankle the second week of …

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