This past weekend was a first for me: hiking by headlamp in a snow squall! We hiked from Rt. 41 in Connecticut, north, to Bear Mountain (the highest point in the state – 2,323 feet in elevation). The temps were in the 20s/30s but thankfully I stayed nice and toasty with all of the layers … Continue reading Winter Hiking in Connecticut
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a safe and fun celebration. I was in bed by 11PM; to be honest I think the last time I stayed up to ring in the new year was in 2015. Woo-wee, what a doozy of a year. I think this year had more peaks and valleys … Continue reading Looking Back on 2020
There were a lot of milestones to celebrate last week. On Monday alone, it was: My 12th wedding anniversary To celebrate, we hiked up Mount Wachusett (we miss hiking!) and visited the Wachusett Brewing Company. It was a really nice set up, being able to sit outside and order by texting (the weather was beautiful!). … Continue reading What a Week!
I’ve been visiting Maine since I was about 6 weeks old (my mom’s family is from Bangor), but it was either going to Bangor, spending summers at my grandparents cottage in Dedham or spending February vacations at the Samoset Resort. In my 36 years of life, I had never experienced Maine like this. As mentioned … Continue reading Hiking Maine
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.