Last weekend, I went hiking at one of my favorite places in North Carolina, Pilot Mountain State Park, with my daughter, and my dad who was visiting from Delaware. Pilot Mountain, about a half hour north of Winston-Salem, is different from some of the other state park mountain areas I’ve been to, in that you can drive to the top rather than hike to the top. At the top there are restrooms, Continue Reading
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Photo gallery: Post-holiday hike at Pilot Mountain State Park
Last weekend, my husband, son and I enjoyed a post-Christmas visit to Pilot Mountain State Park here in North Carolina. It was a chilly (upper 40s) but clear and sunny day. We visited the summit, and hiked one of the smaller trails. I love visiting this park, and was last here in June. For information on the facilities and additional photos, see my previous post, "Exploring Pilot Mountain and Continue Reading
Exploring Pilot Mountain and Mayberry
Recently I visited Pilot Mountain and nearby town Mount Airy, N.C., with my daughter and son. We couldn't have chosen a more gorgeous day to do this. And the scenery -- whoa -- is breathtaking. Pilot Mountain State Park, about a half hour north of Winston-Salem, is different from some of the other state park mountain areas I've been to, in that you drive to the top rather than hike to the Continue Reading
Special resources for Graham walking workshop participants
Here are some resources I’ve created for you. National Trails Day Hike - Join me for a free women’s hike (leisurely walk) I’m leading on National Trails Day, at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area in Hillsborough, N.C., on Saturday, June 2, 2018. RSVP VIDEOS: Essential stretches for walkers and runners - Here is a simple routine I created of stretches to help you warm up and cool Continue Reading
Week includes a mountain, music, fitness, thrifting, crafting and preparing
Hi there! Here are a few highlights from my past week, aside from working in the office. Above is a shot from one of my favorite places in North Carolina -- Pilot Mountain State Park. I've posted about hiking there a number of times on the blog. However, last weekend we were there for a different reason -- a memorial get-together in honor of a dear friend's son who passed away. There Continue Reading
Loving fall with decorations, comfort food and outdoor fun!
Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, especially here in gorgeous North Carolina. It's the perfect season for outdoor fun. Comfortable temps, fresh air, colorful scenery, football, festivals and events…there’s never a shortage of things to do and see. It's also a time for yummy comfort food! I'm pretty excited it's finally here, so in celebration of everything autumn I thought I'd share Continue Reading