More Autumn Wanderings

No matter where you are in the South, fall is a good time for wandering about. The best place for fall wandering is anyplace with a lot of trees where the leaves are currently changing. But at some point that describes almost everyplace in North Carolina. North Carolina is, by the way, the twelfth most …

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Fitz Roy Rocks the Beacon

Fall Expedition: Beacon Heights and the Blue Ridge Parkway Sylvia and Brian can be found in the Blue Ridge Mountains virtually every fall, and have been since 2009. We have been trying to remember what year it was we saw the last fall color show worth mentioning. Best we can recollect it was probably 2015. …

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We’d Rather Be Back in Colorado, But…

We Can't Wait To Get Back To Wonderful Colorado! Our time in Colorado had run its course. We sped back to the airport for the flight to Raleigh, saying good bye to the Blucifer the devil horse on the way – no more would his curse plague us. We greatly enjoyed the state of Colorado. …

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How to Have Pets and Travel: The Happy Dilemma of Fitz Roy

The Dilemma of Travel and Dog Ownership In December of last year we welcomed the newest member of our team, Fitz Roy, into our home and into our adventures. Life with Fitz Roy has been enormously rewarding; no matter how great the challenges we never look back on this decision with regret. But it has …

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How Green Is My Ski Slope: Or, Summer in Vail

More Colorado: Visit to Vail and Rafting Having spent three fantastic days at Rocky Mountain National Park, it was time to move on, albeit with a heavy heart. Despite our pebbly-floored tent, Brian could easily have spent a week or more here exploring the parks proliferation of wilderness trails. But he had promised Sylvia a …

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The Best National Parks for Hiking(?)

What Are The Best US National Parks Purely for Hiking? For a long time we have wanted to make a list of the best US National Parks for hiking. A REAL list, mind you...not just a crappy click bait article, of which there is no shortage. Problem was, we had not yet visited enough of the …

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Highway to the Sky

Rocky Mountain National Park IV: Trail Ridge Road ***Warning this post has a whole ton of photos and may load slowly.*** After our horseback riding adventures at Moraine Park, we had to high tail it out of Dodge before the sun quit. We had many miles to cover before we reached our next destination -- …

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