Fall Bike Ride

I was sorting through old pictures and found these from 2006.  They were taken on a bike ride down the Thun Trail.  We didn’t have a digital camera yet at this point.  I still took my film to have it developed and had them put on discs as well.  Anyone remember those days?  I have…

Camping Road Trip – October 2018

Grab a hot beverage and check out our road trip pictures. 🙂 On this trip we visited 7 new PA State Parks and revisited 3.  We have been working on visiting all 121 PA State Parks since 2007.  In 2014 we picked up the Pennsylvania Passport book so we could have it stamped for each…

Camping & Confidence Conference

Hubby and I went camping for a few days this week.  We stayed in a cabin at Cook Forest State Park.  I forgot to take a picture of our cute cabin but I took many more great pictures on our trip.  I will be blogging more about it soon.  I want to make sure to…

Fall Has Arrived

Normally Fall and the beautiful leaves happen in mid October here in Eastern Pennsylvania.  But this year it’s later because it was warm at the beginning of October.  Our maple tree out front is turning orange.  It’s so pretty. It also rained a lot near the end of Summer and into Fall so we missed…

Benjamin Rush State Park

Come with me on a nature walk to explore Benjamin Rush State Park.  Dance your cares away, worries for another day. 🙂 This park is relatively small, but we still saw some neat things and felt great after a nice walk.  In case you’re curious, Benjamin Rush was a civic leader in Philadelphia and he…

Asters, Pears and More

My New England Asters are blooming.  They remind me of Mums.  I have also been enjoying local apples and pears.  They are so inexpensive right now.  I made oatmeal with chopped pears and maple syrup.  It was really good -a must try.  Lately, I have been hearing Great Horned Owls and Screech Owls in the…

Late Summer Musings

I’m so glad the cool fall weather has arrived.  The clear blue skies are as crisp as as the falling leaves.  And I really enjoy listening to the crickets outside my window as I fall asleep at night. We recently enjoyed a late summer walk at Thomas Darling Nature Preserve.  It’s a groundwater-fed glacial wetland. …

August Adventures

Hello there, I have been hiking three times since my last blog post.  I have some nice pictures to share.  I hope you enjoy them and maybe feel inspired or learn something new. These are from visiting a nearby environmental education center.  They take in hurt birds to rehabilitate and release back into the wild. …

Little Buffalo & Reeds Gap

Over the weekend, we traveled to two State Parks that we’ve been to before.  At Little Buffalo, we visited the Butterfly Garden and saw some amazing butterflies.  A lady volunteer told us to look under the leaves of the milkweed and I found the cutest little monarch butterfly caterpillar. Then we traveled to Reeds Gap…

Camping in Maryland

Hubby and I went camping in Maryland last week for 3 nights.  We had so much fun!  We stayed at Pocomoke River State Park and visited Ocean City, MD, Assateague Island,  and Chincoteague Island.  I grew up going to Ocean City with my family, plus hubby and I camped 8 years in a row at…