When shelter in places orders swept the country we were thankful that we were in an “essential” industry and accepted that we wouldn’t be going anywhere for the next year or so. If you had told us that we would be moving in the middle of the summer during a spike in COVID cases to… Read More What’s That Cactus?
Friday was suppose to be our last day of work. Instead we bought a second kayak. We made the decision to cancel our thruhike almost a month ago. Our area has been under a stay at home order since March 24th, we’ve been working from home for a little longer than that, and we signed… Read More Not the Year we Envisioned
As southbound thru-hiking season approaches we’re starting to get antsy. Shaking our fists at the cold spells on the weekend and staring longingly out our work windows. After Kirk was sick in January and February came with overtime at work we fell off our training schedule. Now that we’re starting to see the trees budding… Read More CDT Training
This year has been a big one for us! A few quick highlights: we went to New York City, we got married, and we adopted two cats! We thought we’d do a year-end wrap-up post and a look into what we have planned for 2020. So without further ado: Favorite Trip Our favorite non-camping trip… Read More A Few of Our Favorite Things
As we mentioned in a previous post, we both participated in National Novel Writing Month this November and wanted to give an update on how it went! This organization provides materials and motivation for people like us who want to try their hand at writing. The month started off strong with us setting dedicated writing… Read More NaNoWriMo Wrap-up
Taking advantage of every nice weekend we can; we headed up to Weston Bend State Park for some hiking. We’d been told that leaf peeping (yes, it’s a thing) there was really good so we were excited that we had a free weekend that lined up with the changing leaves. It also happened to be… Read More Weston and the Sallie House
We woke up happy about the lack of roaches. After getting coffee and a bite to eat at a gas station coffee shop, we headed to Radnor Lake State Park for a hike before the day got too hot. Everyone else had the same idea and the park was super packed. The trails were nice… Read More Honeymoon: Part 5
For many young and aspiring writers, November is National Novel Writing Month (i.e. NaNoWriMo). A whole month of community supported obsessive writing! The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words and the only real rule is don’t start writing before November 1st and stop writing November 30th. The website has a word count validator… Read More Announcing: NaNoWriMo 2019!
Florida was a blast and we were looking forward to the next leg of our trip! First up was lunch in Montgomery, at a Jamaican restaurant. We walked down the street a bit to read historical marker signs but it was really hot and our cramped legs weren’t louder than the heat. Our timing into… Read More Honeymoon: Part 4
For the drive from New Orleans to Pensacola, we took the scenic route along the coast and boy was it worth it! This was the first time in a long time that either of us had visited the Gulf Coast and even longer for Kirk being near the ocean. We made a pit stop in… Read More Honeymoon: Part 3