52 Park Challenge

Kings Mountain Greenway Trail
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52 Hike Challenge at Kings Mountain Gateway Trail part of ...

Daisy in Shadows at Buffalo Creek Nature Trail
*This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of these links, I will receive a commission at no additional cost to you* On National Trails day was June 3, 2017 and we chose Buffalo Creek Preserve. Usually on National Trails day, people choose a nature trail […]

National Trails Day: Buffalo Creek Preserve

Pisgah Covered Bridge
So I’m just realizing that I never posted my pictures from my trip to the Pisgah Covered Bridge last fall. I posted them on Instagram but I forgot all about posting them here :-/ Back in October, we travelled to Asheboro, NC to visit this bridge I had been reading […]

Fall nature and photo hike to Pisgah Covered Bridge in ...

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Charlotte NC
This year for Mother’s Day I made it very clear that I was not feeling up to going to any restaurants or brunches of any kind. I don’t know how anyone enjoys going out to eat on large event days like that. The wait is always longer, food is never […]

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

train bridge Catawba River
Thanks again to the AllTrails app for finding this place for me! I was running out of ideas for places to go (not good) so one day and did a random search on the app and found the Riverwalk trail  in Rock Hill. At first I thought it was the same […]

Catawba Riverwalk Trail: Rock Hill, SC

Carolina Thread Trail Freedom Park Charlotte NC
Freedom Park is probably one of my favorite parks in Charlotte. It’s not large but always populated. One of my favorite things to do there is put the hammock up out by the amphitheater. There are large trees all around and if you’re not bothered by begging ducks, it’s a […]

Earth Day in Freedom Park: Charlotte, NC

Copperhead Island Stairway
I have been to Copperhead Island a few times but I never walked around the entire island slowly like I did this past trip. Copperhead Island is located near McDowell Nature Preserve in Charlotte, NC. Driving in, you might think you’re lost because all you see what looks like a […]

Copperhead Island

NC Zoo ostrich
I’ve been trying to branch out a little and photograph more than just trees. While still on Spring Break we chose to go to the NC Zoo in Ashboro. We’re were just near the Uwharrie Mountains at Badin Lake so we just continued the trip a little further. I always compare […]

NC Zoo Ashboro, North Carolina

Hammock at Badin Lake
Everyone is out for Spring Break and the first thing on my list is relaxing! I get to sleep in, not have to fight morning traffic and not have to plan any meals. They deserve a break from all of that and we definitely do too. The boys requested that […]

Badin Lake in the Uwharrie National Forest

Lake Haigler, SC
In my  last post I mentioned that I broke my toe recently, so I haven’t been out  hiking trails that much. I went out a few times and came home in pain so, lesson learned. I’m pretty hard-headed and didn’t want a broken toe to stop me but unfortunately when […]

Lake Haigler

Torrance CreekGreenway rocks
So I’ve been dealing with this stupid broken toe for a few weeks. It has really impacted my hiking and trail walking. Why this toe hurts way more than the other toe I broke a few years ago I have no idea but such is life! I haven’t been able […]

#11: Torrence Creek Greenway

Kings Mountain Living History Farm Fence
One thing that I’ve learned about these planned hikes is that NOTHING goes as planned. The weekend was nice and so I felt great about going back to Kings Mountain knowing I wouldn’t get caught in the rain like I did last time. Why oh why did I NOT look at […]

Kings Mountain Nature Trail-take two

Captain Jack statue, Elizabeth Park Charlotte NC
A few weeks ago, I did a reshoot of Midtown Park in Charlotte. I also went scouting for new places to photograph and it was then that I found Elizabeth Park. I didn’t photograph it right away but decided to come back when I had more time.  I chose to come […]

#9: Elizabeth Park in Charlotte, NC

midtown park charlotte nc
Midtown Park is on South Kings Drive near Carolina’s Medical Center-Main. I originally found this park last year when I brought lunch to my husband. It’s a really cute park and even though I’d been here before, I decided to add it to this years hike/park tour because I like […]

#7: Midtown Park: Charlotte, NC

gold hill nc historic mines park
I’m becoming my grandparents, for real. This.is.not.good! LOL Seriously, I remember my dad telling me stories about how my grandparents used to drag them all over the country to random historical parks and apparently my grandfather had a thing for forts. To this day, my dad hates forts and never […]

#6: Gold Hill Mines Historic Park