Saturday, July 03, 2021

Travel Journal - Ledge Creek Trail #1 - The Pond


Travel Journal - Last of the sketches -- Ledge Creek Trail #1 - The pond. I always find it a bit sad to end a trip, and this one, in particular had so many highlights, it was especially difficult to head back home for doctor appointments .... Looking back on my journal, though, brings back so many terrific memories, that I am ever grateful for taking (or finding, or making) the time to write and sketch along the journey ...

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Travel Journal - Ledge Creek Trail

Travel Journal - The end of our trip meant we headed to North Carolina and a quick visit with my son. As we waited for him to get home from work, we took a 'new to us' trail in Stem. This trail - #1, was newly added after we left Oxford. We loved the hike and enjoyed the view of this parcel of land from another side of the property.


Monday, June 28, 2021

Travel Journal - Virginia Creeper Trail

Travel Journal - LOVED seeing and crossing the train trestles on the Virginia Creeper Trail ...


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Travel Journal - Virginia Creeper Trail

Travel Journal - We are considering taking a fall bike trek through the Virginia Creeper Trail, so decided to follow the road along the trail, stopping for short hikes from various points ..


Saturday, June 19, 2021

Travel Journal - Cades Cove, TN

Travel Journal - While in the Great Smoky Mountains, we took the drive around Cades Cove -- A beautiful, bucolic area of former farms, fields, an old mill, and more ....


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Travel Journal - Cataract Falls

Travel Journal - While in TN, we visited the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We got our "National Park" stamp, then hiked the short trail to Cataract Falls.


Saturday, June 12, 2021

Travel Journal - Tennessee

Travel Journal - We were camped at Chester Frost Park in TN, and decided to hike around the two islands the park occupied. It was a lovely campground bordered by Dallas Bay and the Chickamauga Lake.
The following day, decided to hike the Greenway Farm Trail - lots of steep hills and rocks, but found the really lovely quarry midway thru the hike.