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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.

February 3, 2013

The weather was a little “iffy” today. The parkway has been closed due to snow and ice for weeks now, …

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Four Seasons Trail

January 29

Took a pleasant little walk in the woods today. Chimney Rock Park’s Four Seasons Trail is short, moderate and close …

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January 26 – Gatlinburg

It was time for our yearly anniversary trip to Gatlinburg. The drive to Gatlinburg on Friday was difficult. It was …

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Mountains to the Sea Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway

January 20 Hike

On Sunday, we decided to hike a section of the Mountains to the Sea Trail that runs the ridge line …

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January 9

Continuing along with my hiking, yesterday I ran over to Chimney Rock and walked up and down the stairs. This …

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Chimney Rock

Monday Hike at the Chimney

Total miles hiked: 1.7 Total vertical: tba Chimney Rock Park is having a few issues right now. The Hickory Nut …

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Day Hike

Total miles hiked: 5.1 Total vertical: 1000′ This was our first hike of 2013. This year, I resolve to keep …

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Gingerbread 2012

Getting ready for Aunt Sandy’s Thanksgiving. Gingerbread men are present and accounted for!

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LeConte 2012


The annual trip to Mt. LeConte is logged into memory! Our guests this year included Bo and Kim! It was …

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American Flag

America Votes

It was my privilege to be an official observer and project volunteer for one of the national campaigns. I consider …

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