Mother-Daughter Adventure to Etowah Indian Mounds, Georgia

Since coming to the mountains of north Georgia, I have been wary of driving. The ice and snow and rain that descended upon us as soon as we arrived played a part in that wariness, but mostly it was my anxiety. I had been to town a couple of times on my own, but forContinue reading “Mother-Daughter Adventure to Etowah Indian Mounds, Georgia”

Doing the Best We Know, Hiking the Amadahy Trail, Carter’s Lake, Georgia

We had Bird out of the pack doing some hiking when we finally got to a point on the Amadahy Trail where we could safely get down to the lake. The trail down was steep and slick with leaves, but we made it down with no issues. On the way back up, Bird was feelingContinue reading “Doing the Best We Know, Hiking the Amadahy Trail, Carter’s Lake, Georgia”

Mama and Bird Head South, Florida

As soon as we knew we would be spending 3 months in Georgia, we started making plans for Bird and me to spend some time with my parents in south Florida. I had planned to continue to work during our visit, but once I realized I desperately needed some time off, this trip was theContinue reading “Mama and Bird Head South, Florida”

Bird Starts At-Home Preschool

With 2022 bringing more stability to our life through Will’s current camp hosting opportunity and similar plans lining up for the summer, we decided to start the New Year by beginning an at-home preschool program for Bird. When we were at Snow Canyon for our first camp hosting gig, the weather was generally beautiful, soContinue reading “Bird Starts At-Home Preschool”

Preparing for Winter Camping in Georgia

We arrived at our new camp hosting position in time to ring in the New Year. We knew going into the mountains of Northern Georgia that we had the potential to face winter weather during our 3-month stay. However, we did not imagine that we would face fog, rain, freezing rain, 5 inches of snow,Continue reading “Preparing for Winter Camping in Georgia”

Hard Goodbyes and Hello New Beginnings, Spending the Holidays in Florida

For Christmas, we met my parents at a campground in central Florida. They booked a cabin, and our spot was just down the road from them. It was a quiet, relaxing, and very enjoyable week, and when it came time to say our goodbyes, I really struggled.  It had been 5 months since we hadContinue reading “Hard Goodbyes and Hello New Beginnings, Spending the Holidays in Florida”

A Rainy Trip to the Beach, Fort Pickens, Florida

We were so excited to return to Fort Pickens after first visiting earlier in 2021. While it is very secluded and remote, it has beautiful beaches within a short walk of the campground. So, when Will was expecting a call one morning, Bird and I made plans to walk to the beach, even though thereContinue reading “A Rainy Trip to the Beach, Fort Pickens, Florida”

A Quiet Thanksgiving at Lake Whitney, Texas

When we pulled into Lake Whitney, we had not spent more than 1 week in any campground in 6 months (aside from our time in Snow Canyon). In fact, this was our 54th site in 6 months (that includes Snow Canyon!). Even with a month in Snow Canyon, that works out to only staying anContinue reading “A Quiet Thanksgiving at Lake Whitney, Texas”

Driving the Million Dollar Highway, Colorado

The drive from Durango to Ouray is undoubtedly 1 of the most scenic drives we have been on. The 25 miles between Silverton and Ouray is known as the Million Dollar Highway, and it certainly offers million-dollar views. Built in the 1920s, this stretch of highway is an engineering feat in any era. While someContinue reading “Driving the Million Dollar Highway, Colorado”

Imagining Life in the Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Visiting Durango has been high on our list since we started our adventure, so we were excited to finally make it there after we left Snow Canyon. We knew it would be absolutely beautiful and that there would be so much to explore, but we also had the opportunity to visit my cousin, which wasContinue reading “Imagining Life in the Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado”