Tagged: Park

October 2016: Have I Been Gone This Long?

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Dear Blog,

I’m sorry for neglecting you.  I got caught up in the thing called life.  Forgive me?

Sweet – so a catch-up is in order because my last posting was last year… like, the last quarter of last year, haha!

All is well!  Life is relatively grand.  I spent the holidays with my new family and learned many, many British Christmas traditions while introducing them to some of my American ones.  I’ll throw something up on that later, though as I’m sure most of you don’t care all that much.

I promised photos from Stourhead National Park which I visited with my partner during my time off that week in October, so here they are!

P.S. If it looks familiar, it’s because it was used for a few scenes in Pride & Prejudice.

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Humid Walk: Prince William Forest Park

Prince William Forest Park, Suspension, Suspension Bridge, Bridge, Forest, Woods, Virginia

Suspension Bridge in Prince William Forest – this photo was shared by VisitVirginia on Instagram!  Thanks, #loveva!

My poetic tribute to humidity:

Oh, humidity, how I hate you.  I have not missed you.  I despise you.  Oh, humidity. Continue reading

I Broke Free from the Confines of My House! (November – Fall Photos)

Hall-frickin-lujah!  I finally managed to escape the confines of my house in early November.  Yes.  It took me a month to write about it: judge all you want.

Fall on the Potomac River Continue reading

Hello, 30! New York City: Part 2 (Statues, Churches, and Other Stuff)

Smith's Bar and Restaurant - New York City

I’m going to start this out by saying: I’m not a photographer.  I take pictures.  I won’t claim being a photographer until I have one of those wicked sweet gigantic cameras with stalkerazzi lenses. Continue reading

A Trail and Some Wildlife: C&O Canal National Historical Park (aka: the Maryland-side of Great Falls)

Billy Goat A Trail at C&O Canal Park

Billy Goat A Trail at C&O Canal Park

I’d like to give a wee shout out to the Tattooed Lady for her most stellar recommendation to hike Billy Goat Trail.  Ice, snow, a bit of a breeze, a mother load of rocks to scramble over, and one might just call this a killer day. Continue reading

Great Falls Hike (Mud, Heights, Weird Animal Likenesses in the Trees, and More!)

From the first overlook at Great Falls Park

From the first overlook at Great Falls Park

Finally!  After nine years -gag me with a spoon: cannot believe I’ve been in VA that long- I made it out to Great Falls Park for a hike/scramble/walk.  I’ve had people telling me it was beautiful, awesome, magnificent, etc.  I’m so glad they weren’t full of crap! Continue reading