Kings Mountain Greenway Trail
**Note: This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on the links to products in this post and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you** The Carolina Thread trail has some of my favorite trails so far during this 52 […]

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

trail run Buffalo Creek
When I was a kid, I hated running! There was NO amount of money in the world that could entice me to run. It was such a strong hate that I didn’t apply to my dream job, as a Behavioral Profiler at the FBI, once I found out there was […]

How running and exercise challenged me and made me a ...

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

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

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

Riverwalk Greenway, Rock Hill, SC
This past weekend was really nice, then it rained. I found the Riverwalk Greenway on the AllTrails app on my phone. I’ve been using that app for a while now and when I have to change plans for whatever reason I can always find a place near by. I hadn’t […]

#8: Riverwalk Greenway in Rock Hill, SC

gold hill nc historic mines park
I’m becoming my grandparents, for real.! 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

McAlpine Creek Greenway is a place I’ve been wanting to go for a while. I used to pass this park everytime I had a doctor’s appointment when I was pregnant with my second son. I always wanted to stop there and told myself I would one day but never did. […]

Park 4: McAlpine Creek Greenway

red and orange leaves through the trees
  I am pretty behind on blog posts and editing photos. This photo blog planning and redesign process took way longer than I had planned and expected. Why does that always happen? During my project management days, there was always a strict project plan and every time, something would come up that […]

Fall 2016