Visiting the Homes of Mark Twain & Harriet Beecher Stowe {Connecticut}

Visiting the Homes of Mark Twain & Harriet Beecher Stowe {Connecticut}

On our last day of our New England weekend we went to visit a a corner of houses belonging to a couple of the country's most esteemed authors. The street itself was a lovely collection of homes and gardens and seemed like a great place to live. We were commenting on the surrounding neighborhood when [...]

Hiking the Flume Gorge Trail- Franconia Notch State Park {New Hampshire}

Hiking the Flume Gorge Trail- Franconia Notch State Park {New Hampshire}

After spending a day seeing some of the lesser known historic sites of the area, we were ready for a day outdoors so we could soak up all of the New England in the fall that we could. We went up towards northern New Hampshire to Franconia Notch State Park where it seemed the fall [...]

Historic Sites Along the New England Trail {Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Vermont}

Historic Sites Along the New England Trail {Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Vermont}

We ran away to New England for a long weekend and it was wonderful! Fall is in all of its glory right now and we were in awe over the orange and yellow colors everywhere we went. We followed along what is called the New England trail that begins in Connecticut and continues north to [...]

Moments & Misadventures :: Snapshots From The Road

Moments & Misadventures :: Snapshots From The Road

I have had a lot of road trips throughout my life. Up one coast, down the other, and through the middle in every which way- these road trips have taken me all over the place. In all of these road trips there are of course the places you purposefully go to, but there are also [...]

Year In Review :: 2021

Year In Review :: 2021

There is something really special about the end of a year and the letting go of one year and looking forward to the next. I love these days after Christmas and before the end of the year comes. For me it is such a reflective and tender time when I look back and marvel at [...]

Walking Along The Rail Trail- Hawks Nest State Park {West Virginia}

Walking Along The Rail Trail- Hawks Nest State Park {West Virginia}

We spent our last evening walking along the old rail trail of Hawks Nest State Park. West Virginia use to be one of the country's leading coal mining areas and trains would criss cross throughout the state transporting that coal. But with the end of coal mining the trains fell to the wayside. But the [...]

Visiting America’s Newest National Park- New River Gorge {West Virginia}

Visiting America’s Newest National Park- New River Gorge {West Virginia}

We made our way to New River Gorge National Park, the country's newest national park having being upgraded from a national river to a national park in December 2020. And because it is still so new, some of the park is still being configured to fit the increased number of visitors. Because the park stretches [...]

The Old Grist Mill-Babcock State Park {West Virginia}

The Old Grist Mill-Babcock State Park {West Virginia}

On an impromptu adventure we made our way to West Virginia for a taste of what makes this the 'wild and wonderful' state. And we discovered the tagline perfectly fits the state. It is a wonderland of wild, natural beauty that is largely untouched by cities and industry. And true to form, our first stop [...]

The House of Seven Gables {Massachusetts}

The House of Seven Gables {Massachusetts}

This house in New England was originally built in 1668 by ship owner and merchant Captain John Turner. But it is always remembered as the setting of the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of Seven Gables. Anyone who enjoys a good gothic novel has heard of this seven gabled house. Touring this house is [...]