Tennessee Rock Trail – Mountain City, GA

Thought it would be a good idea to hike the trail we are recommending for the Ladies’ Homestead Retreat. Yesterday a friend and I drove up to Mountain City, GA to Black Rock Mountain State Park to hike the Tennessee Rock Trail. 2.2 miles long and an ascent of...

From Seattle to Lake Stevens

After our visit in Seattle, it was time to head to Lake Stevens to the north. But not after one more trip up the Space Needle… The views from the observation deck are amazing – especially on a clear day. Mt. Ranier in all her glory. There aren’t very...

Trip to Seattle WA – Pike Place Market

I couldn’t wait to get to Pike Place Market when we were visiting Seattle.  I have such fond memories of the market. Before we had children (how long ago was that???), Dave and I would go to the market on a Saturday morning and meander through the stalls,...

Cascadia Creamery – Trout Lake, WA

Whenever I go on vacation, I like to check out local farms or other places that are related to homesteading.  I was excited about the Trout Lake area because it was touted as being “organic”. I was staying at a small “retreat” in Trout Lake and...

Narceus Americanus Millipede

Over the weekend, a friend and I went hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The trail we took was covered with a canopy of trees and wound its way along the river.  We each had a camera so it was definitely a “stop/start” kind of hike.  I love looking for...