Mowgli’s Defeat

I can’t go on! It is too much! The air burns and the ground scolds, even the water fails to cool! I cannot go on, just let me lie down, here in the sun, or there in the shade. It matters not where I lie, for everywhere I go, there is the wretched sun baking [...]

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A Dog’s Inspiration

The photo challenge themes this week are pets (from Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge) and 2017 Favorites (Daily Post). These themes are a perfect pairing. Athena is a four-year old American bulldog, pitbull mix. Michelle and I first met Athena on a cold, frigid January night in 2014. We had been talking about [...]

Camping in the City: An Umstead State Park Adventure

Some adventures involve traveling to the remote parts of the world and witnessing nature's profound majestic beauty in isolation, but there are other trips where such luxuries cannot be found. Instead of isolation, you find yourself landlocked by highways and shaded by concrete forests. Fortunately, even in these situations it is still possible to seek [...]

Athena’s Winter Run

Sometime last week I started going through folders of old pictures and videos on my computer to clean up some space. Michelle and I were backing up our favorite photos to a shared folder and then deleting the rest. This exercise also resulted in finding several photos and videos that I forgot about capturing, like [...]

Adventure to Greensboro, NC Part II

My Adventure to Greensboro, NC Part I can be found here.  * * * My dreams on Friday night were filled with pleasant recaps of past adventures as Michelle and I had started filling the pages of our hiking notebook the night before. These pleasant dreams would not last forever as they were interrupted by [...]

Medoc Mountain State Park Adventure

This past February I celebrated my 26th birthday at a campground. Since I am from Michigan where winter is usually marked by snow and cold this was something unheard of to me. When Friday arrived it was a beautiful day with temperatures hitting the 70s and the lows only reaching the 50s. Perfect camping weather! [...]