A Magnolia

Visiting the Low-Country of South Carolina

When my cousin suggested we check out Charleston, South Carolina for a few days, I said “Sure. Why not?” I had never really thought about going there before and didn’t know much about it.  I searched online and found a hostel and got an idea of things to do.  Turns out the only hostel in South Carolina is located in Charleston.  So I booked us … Continue reading Visiting the Low-Country of South Carolina

NYC

9/11 Memorial

NYC Day 2 – Afternoon I walked out of the lovely Met with my 9/11 memorial ticket in hand. It was time, after a lovely morning at the art museum, to do something I’d been putting off for a decade: visit Ground Zero. Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001 and the memories and emotions … Continue reading 9/11 Memorial

Camping in Assateague with the Wild Ponies

Camping in Assateague with the Wild Ponies

I recently had the pleasure of going camping at Assateague Island National Seashore.  I went with a hiking group off meetup.com and we had over 100 people.  We took over one group site and had a bunch of individual sites on the same ocean front loop.   The ocean front camp sites are the perfect location, tucked behind the dunes which protects you only slightly … Continue reading Camping in Assateague with the Wild Ponies

Photos: Gravelly Point, Washington DC: Lots of Planes and Monuments!

Photos: Gravelly Point, Washington DC: Lots of Planes and Monuments!

Recently went to a meetup at Gravelly Point by Reagan Airport across the Potomac River from Washignton, DC.  This is a great place to go if you like to watch planes taking off and landing at the airport.  There’s also a boat ramp if you want to go boating on the Potomac and a soccer field.  Beware of the bike path, the bikers can be … Continue reading Photos: Gravelly Point, Washington DC: Lots of Planes and Monuments!

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park

SNP Collage Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful park if you’re in the mid-atlantic region.  A road called Skyline Drive runs from the North end of the park to the South along the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The Appalachian Trail also runs directly through the park.  In addition to the drive with over 75 overlooks, there are 500 miles of hiking trails and … Continue reading Shenandoah National Park