More Hikes With Humans

Dog-Human Hike II: Forest Ridge Nature Park Trying to beat the heat is no easy thing in the summer, especially south of the Mason-Dixon line. Temps in Raleigh soared over 95 degrees Fahrenheit both Saturday and Sunday. Not the most ideal weather for hiking, especially when you are locked in a fur coat. Fitz has …

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Return to Durant Nature Preserve

Dog-Human Hike I: Durant Nature Preserve via North entrance   A couple weeks ago we had what might be termed a ‘walkabout’ in Durant Nature Preserve near our home in North Raleigh. We expected to go for a short evening walk; but the park impressed us so much that the operation turned into a much …

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And Yet MORE How to Spend the Summer in the South

What To Do When It's Too Hot To Hike: Part II In our last post we talked about some of the ways to beat the heat in the Carolinas. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, it’s too hot and buggy for hiking through the woods and mountains to be a fully enjoyable experience. However not …

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How to Spend Summer In the South

What To Do When It's Too Hot To Hike: Part I We hope you had a happy Independence Day! The Fourth of July is the day Americans celebrate the simple joy of being an American, which is certainly something celebrate.But it has other meanings as well. For some, it’s also a day when we reflect …

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A Day Among the Dunes

Jockey's Ridge State Park and Cape Hatteras National Seashore With the recent expansion of the team to five, we’ve been challenged to find new places to go and new things to do to keep everybody happy and engaged. Hence Brian, the Minister of Expedition planning, decided to take the whole family – Himself, Sylvia, our …

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A Macro-Driving Adventure in the Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Parkway Outing, VA Last week we found our selves with a few days to ourselves and some house guests to entertain. What better way to bring them west, to see the Mountains of NC? Last year we went out to the mountains near Asheville, NC to show some guests things they hadn’t seen …

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