We finally had a couple weekends to spend pulling up weeds, stocking up at the garden center (we discovered a new favorite: Jackson Florist) and mulching, planting and finally, enjoying. I’m admittedly a novice when it comes to gardening, but I’m excited to learn as I go. Last year, I had a pretty but short-lived balcony garden. This […]Read more "Our urban garden"
Now that the weather’s nice, we are taking the chance to explore some of the other neighborhoods in Covington. Today that included Seminary Square and a few new-to-us streets in MainStrasse. I took the opportunity to keep practicing with my new camera (Canon EOS Rebel SL1), a Christmas gift from Brandon, and captured some of the beautifully restored […]Read more "A spring walk in Covington"
It’s that time again. Closets are emptied. Boxes are piled high. There’s a growing stack of books to donate, sell or give to friends. Yes, I’m moving, marking the 16th time I’ve been through this song and dance. You could say I’m a moving addict. I prefer expert. Many of my moves have been part […]Read more "Gotta keep on movin’"
Finally, spring is here! One of the 9 million reasons this makes me happy is that I can finally get out and use my balcony. This weekend, I made my first foray into gardening. It went pretty well. I got dirty, it rained a little, I realized I bought way too many flowers and not […]Read more "Building my balcony garden"
For the last leg of our trip, we stopped at Great Smoky Mountains National Park for some easy hiking and spectacular views. I hadn’t been here in years and forgot how beautiful it is. Literally every turn you make there’s a new postcard-worthy vista.Read more "Last day on the road: Great Smoky Mountains National Park"
It’s our last full day in the Florida Keys and we’ve returned to one of our favorite spots, Bahia Honda State Park. It not only has one of the most beautiful, natural beaches I’ve ever seen (think of it as a more tropical Cape Cod), but it’s blissfully uncrowded and teeming with wildlife. We saw […]Read more "Life is good in the Florida Keys"
Night four of our expedition through Florida, and we’re spending some time at Everglades National Park. We arrived around 3 pm and just on the drive in and initial exploration of our camping area, we’ve seen an alligator, two crocodiles and a million birds (more on that in another post because I’ll have to get […]Read more "Dispatch from the road, Everglades edition"