First, it was building the house in 2012 and then the garage in 2015. Then it was having our daughter in 2017 and our son in 2019. But quite honestly, this adventure will take strength, grit, and determination: David and I are through-hiking the Appalachian Trail! I’ve alluded to some big adventure that David and … Continue reading Our Next Big Adventure
Alternate title: How David Was Able To Get Us Financially Secure Since March 15th our lives have been turned upside down. The resort I worked at was closed, and for the following few weeks, I was one of the few employees to still be working in the building. In the beginning of April, we were … Continue reading How We’re Managing During the Pandemic
For the first time since 2014, I find myself without a job. The circumstances at work lent itself to my leaving a company that I truly loved; it just wasn’t working out for me and my family. The parting was amicable though and it’s my understanding that should things get better (it wasn’t directly related … Continue reading Well, Now What Do I Do?
I have been meaning to share these pictures for almost two years now but somehow never got around to it. In August of 2018, David and I took a week long vacation to explore a bit more of the east coast states. Our plan was to visit Chicago, Louisville and Nashville and whatever we encountered … Continue reading Exploring the U.S.
For David’s birthday this year, we decided to break out our camping gear and head to Vermont to test some new items (namely our tent, quilt, backpacks and ponchos). Tent: 3F UL Lanshan 2 Pro Quilt: Underground Quilt – 20 degree, 850 fill, 2oz over-stuff Backpacks: REI Flash Ponchos: 3F UL Gear Hiking Poncho 3 … Continue reading Hiking Stratton Mountain
Well hello everyone! I guess I took a little 4 month hiatus on this blog; totally unintended, but life happens. Not a lot of big changes have happened since my last post. Here's just a few highlights: Section Hiking the AT in Massachusetts & Vermont For our second vacation of 2018 (we went on a … Continue reading Welcome, 2019!
At 6,288 feet, Mt. Washington is the tallest peak in New England and the second tallest on the Appalachian Trail (about 350 feet shorter than Clingmans Dome in Tennessee). And I think it goes without saying that this was the tallest peak that I’ve summited. And the most rewarding. We started our day very early … Continue reading Hiking Mount Washington
With just over two months to go until our section hike of the southern Vermont portion of the Appalachian Trail/Long Trail, David wanted us to get in a little bit more of a strenuous hike. What I wasn’t prepared for was 12 miles of up and down and over 8 hours hiking. Needless to say, … Continue reading Hiking Killington Mountain