Walking Ancient Pathways at Cumberland Gap NHP, and Foiling the Plans of a Homicidal Park Ranger

In our quest to see all things Lewis & Clark during 2018, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park was a necessary addition to our destination list because it was one of the few pathways to the west that existed when the Corps of Discovery set out. Of course “the west” was anything beyond the Appalachian Mountains, … Read more Walking Ancient Pathways at Cumberland Gap NHP, and Foiling the Plans of a Homicidal Park Ranger

Cape Cod: Charming Wellfleet

We’ve been home from our trip and catching up on work and life for a few weeks, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to write about our last full day on the Cape. Our rental home was located on the outskirts of Wellfleet, and after a week of driving through on our way … Read more Cape Cod: Charming Wellfleet

In Search of Fall Colors at Stone Mountain State Park

I was in North Carolina for meetings and had the chance to spend a half day at the scenic Stone Mountain State Park in Roaring Gap, NC. This park is not to be confused with Stone Mountain in Georgia. The North Carolina park has no bas relief carvings of confederate generals, no laser light shows, … Read more In Search of Fall Colors at Stone Mountain State Park

Key Largo By Land: Windley Key State Park

A tiny state park combining botany, geology and Florida history? Sounds great! Windley Key Fossil Reef Geologic State Park packs a lot into a small area. Located just north of Islamorada, the park is located on a small key that features some of the highest elevations in the Keys — which is not saying much. … Read more Key Largo By Land: Windley Key State Park