Peekaboo Canyon, Escalante National Monument

Procrastinators Anonymous


Hi, my name is Mike… and I’m a procrastinator. Maybe I should start my own support group. We could have t-shirts made and meet every other Monday night at 7. That is, unless we have something else more important to do. Then we could confess our failings to one another and gain strength and all that, you know, from realizing we’re not alone. The struggle is real. Procrastinators unite… tomorrow. Truth is, you know for a fact we would never get around to it. All seriousness aside, I really am a procrastinator, but not of a stereotypical sort. Keep reading

Footprints in Sand at Fort Pickens Beach, Gulf Islands National Seashore

Soul Food


I grew up in Pensacola, Florida.  Everyone is familiar with Pensacola Beach.  But since we frequently choose the road less traveled, when we are visiting family in Pensacola, we usually visit Fort Pickens – part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.  This area is a must see for history lovers and nature lovers.  Since I am more of a nature lover, Gavin and I are going to tag team this post.  He will tell you about the history part and I will tell you about the nature part.  If you are an introvert like me, you enjoy hiking because of the great exercise benefits and challenges, because you get to see beautiful views all over the globe, and because you enjoy *deep sigh* solitude.

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Cairns, Valley of Fire

Cairns, The Quintessential Trail Marker

Hiking Tips

One of my goals in starting this blog is to enable you to hike, explore, and just do with confidence. So where do I start? What is that one key to hiking? What is that piece of knowledge that unlocks the wonders of the unknown? What is that elusive element of confidence? I have no idea! There you have it. Before I’ve reached the end of my first paragraph, my secret is out. I don’t have all the answers. Please don’t leave just yet. Keep reading

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