Catch Yourself Smiling
When you notice you’re smiling, for no apparent reason at all, take note.
Do more of whatever it is that you are doing. This is where joy lives.
Join me on the journey to find what makes you smile.
Trail Review: Beaver Lake Trail
Beaver Lake Trail was the first trail I explored in Pocahontas State Park. I selected it because I love a loop trail, it didn't seem strenuous, and it was a good distance. This was the day I was going to take my new dog hiking. I held my breath that this 2.5 year old Goldendoodle would be a hiker. What [...]
Pocahontas State Park
Pocahontas State Park is located about 30 minutes outside of Richmond, VA. It's a convenient spot for a lot of outdoor activities. I love to pop down for hikes. They have a wide variety of trails for skill level, length, and interest. The park seems to have a lot of other activities - biking, swimming, camping, and hunting. I've driven [...]
Yellowstone National Park
I am so lucky to have gotten to visit Yellowstone quite a bit over the years. During my 2021 adventures, I used Big Sky, MT as my home base. It's about an hour from the West Yellowstone entrance. During the off-season I would pop into the park for a few hours. It afforded me the opportunity to see the Park [...]
Trail Review: Deep Run Park Perimeter Trail
I've been to Deep Run Park multiple times over the past 20 years. At first, it was with nieces and nephews and we would frequent the playground. Eventually, some walking paths were added. When I relocated to Richmond a few months ago I made a commitment to get to know more of the city and take advantage of the city, [...]