The Trail in all its Glory

The Appalachian Trail.  Ah, my trail.  The dirt, the roots, the rocks, the climb, the mindfulness of the walking.  It’s a second home.  It’s my trail. I journaled on my phone, having learned on the last solo trip that I don’t want to take off my pack to journal in a book.  A dreamy thought,…

The Many Adventures of Little Oscar

Liam was kind enough to give me his dog, Little Oscar, on my trip so that I wouldn’t be lonely.  Little Oscar had quite the adventure. Waiting patiently in the airport. He got a little nervous when we took off, but looking out the window helped. Finally on the trail.  Little Oscar wants to be the…

Nerds for camping

We are such nerds for camping, sometimes we pretend we’re doing it at bedtime. So when we actually do it, like this past Mother’s Day, we are in our element. Sword fighting duels…. Climbing giant hills… Making weird faces for the camera (oh wait, we do that anyway…)… We are relaxed, happy, and in nature….

Building on Building on Building

Spring is here, finally (ish) and with that comes a whirlwind of all the things that we have been waiting to do for the past five years. Gardening, that is. Seriously, when you move from apartment to apartment to apartment, often every year in the city of Madison, you don’t waste money on building great…