Where the Wild Cacti Grow

This past weekend I went on a ranger led hike at one of my local Tennessee State Parks. And as I usually do when in the presence of someone who has studied extensively more about the natural world than I have, I learned several new things that I haven’t managed to pick up yet in... Continue Reading →

Why I Now Own a Hiking Stick

Last fall, I tried to venture out to my local state park more often and I have continued to regularly visit this year for hikes. But I have tweaked my hiking necessities a bit since those earlier adventures last fall. I broke down and bought myself a hiking stick. You see, when my husband and... Continue Reading →

Visiting Old Stone Fort

Last month I took a small road trip to check out another Tennessee State Park that I had never had the opportunity to visit before: Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park in Manchester, Tennessee.  It was a dreary, rainy fall day, but it still made for a beautiful, refreshing hike in the rain through the... Continue Reading →

Walking Through Tennessee

This fall I have decided to try and visit a few of Tennessee's beautiful state parks to enjoy my favorite season and watch the leaves of Tennessee change colors. As much as I love travel and have many places around the world I would love to explore, I have to think that middle Tennessee where... Continue Reading →

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