Chasing Waterfalls and Goats at Cedarock Park, Burlington, North Carolina

On recommendation from Will’s sister, we made our way to Cedarock Park on a beautiful, quiet Tuesday morning for a hike and some exploring. The park offers hiking trails, equestrian trails, disc golf, fishing, and a historic farm. While there were quite a few people in the park when we arrived, most were playing discContinue reading “Chasing Waterfalls and Goats at Cedarock Park, Burlington, North Carolina”

North Carolina Botanical Gardens, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

We are always up for a visit to a botanical garden, and the gardens at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill did not disappoint. It could be that we visited on a most beautiful spring day with pops of color blooming everywhere, but of all the universities we have driven through, Chapel HillContinue reading “North Carolina Botanical Gardens, Chapel Hill, North Carolina”

Hiking in Nature’s Church at Piedmont Environmental Center, High Point, North Carolina

On a recent Sunday morning, we made our way to the Piedmont Environmental Center for a nice morning hike along High Point Lake. We were not really sure what to expect, as the center is situated right in the middle of a residential area, but we were pleasantly surprised once we left the parking lotContinue reading “Hiking in Nature’s Church at Piedmont Environmental Center, High Point, North Carolina”

Traversing Pilot Mountain, North Carolina

During our first visit to the Winston-Salem area in early December, we visited Pilot Mountain State Park. However, it was incredibly windy and cold, so Will and I took turns dashing up to the overlook while the other stayed in the warm truck with the girls. Thankfully, our second trip was on a much nicerContinue reading “Traversing Pilot Mountain, North Carolina”

Sleeping with the Cows: A Review of Our Stay at Walnut Hollow Ranch, Harvest Hosts

Have you ever been kept up at night by cows mooing outside your door? We have, and we loved it (however, had they woken Little Bird we may not feel the same!). On our most recent stay through Harvest Hosts, we visited Walnut Hollow Ranch in western North Carolina where they raise black angus cattleContinue reading “Sleeping with the Cows: A Review of Our Stay at Walnut Hollow Ranch, Harvest Hosts”

Navigating More than the Trail in Hanging Rock State Park

Even though we both said we were going to turn back and let the other one go ahead, we are both stubborn enough to want to reach the top of the mountain, so we spent the few short minutes of tense conversation to get to the heart of things and press on together. The suckyContinue reading “Navigating More than the Trail in Hanging Rock State Park”

Time Slipped Away in Asheville and Mount Mitchell

We took a daytrip to Asheville and Mount Mitchell. It did not go quite as planned, but we are learning to pivot and make the best of things!