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What Do You Mean Take a Hike?


Not as in “get lost” or “go away.” I actually mean take a hike. Let’s face it. There is a broad spectrum of interpretations that flood the mind when someone suggests taking a hike. For the enthusiast, this conjures up a gamut of emotions ranging from excitement to downright euphoria. For the person less enthralled with venturing into the great outdoors (or physical exertion of any kind, for that matter) this suggestion ranks right up there with waterboarding and electro-shock therapy. So, I’ll give you a few of the things that hiking means to me and why I like to hike. Then, you can make up your own mind as to the what and why of the enjoyment that hiking brings to you. Unless, of course, you’re a slug. In which case, you won’t enjoy hiking. Mainly because it takes forever just to get where you need to go and you often get squished in the process. Typically by overzealous hikers! Keep reading

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Seaweed and Sandfleas


Over Labor Day weekend, we helped Justin and Camden move into their dorm rooms down in Florida. With the reality of them being gone until Christmas heavy on my heart, believe it or not, Michael had to talk me into going to the beach. Did you hear what I just said? I am a beach person. One of my favorite places in the world is the white sandy beaches of Fort Pickens, and he had to talk me into going!! Gavin said, “I want to come, but I’ll just be a ‘third wheel’!” (If you’ve never seen our favorite comedian Tim Hawkins’ song about the “Third Wheel”, go here. This is a must see—so funny). It will take a little while for Gavin to adjust to his new role of only child, but I assured him that we were the three musketeers instead—all for one and one for all! Keep reading

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Clifty Falls State Park


A few weeks ago we decided to get away for a couple days to relax by doing some hiking. Some friends of ours had done the same a couple weeks before and they said we should try out Clifty Falls State Park down by Madison, IN. It’s located on the Indiana/Kentucky border about halfway between Louisville and Cincinnati. Keep reading

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