The bridge, the Falls, The Hunger Games and me

Oh, good – We’ve been hearing thunder for hours now and Polly is cowering and shaking under my desk.

That’s perfect mood music to finally finish this blog post from our June road trip, which included hiking in North Carolina’s DuPont State Forest.

Note the bridge; you’ll see it again later.

What’s three times better than a single    [Continue reading]

Trout fishing (or mebbe catfish) in America

The Man and I recently got back from our spring road trip. We had our usual quirky time – we like back roads and waterfalls and dams and fish hatcheries and of course we met enough characters to people a couple of novels (I hope).

When you and the guy walking across the top of    [Continue reading]

The long and winding road trip - A lump of coal

A lump of coal

Much more than a lump of coal, actually. This is Part Two of my earlier post describing our recent road trip.

This is strip-mining and mountaintop removal in operation. Mountaintop removal to extract the coal within has been going on throughout Appalachia since the 1970’s.

According to the EPA:    [Continue reading]

The long and winding road trip - Part one

I’ve been struggling for the last couple of days to write a coherent post about our recent road trip. Usually when I’m struggling this much, it’s because I’m on the wrong path using the wrong tool.

For one thing, I’d been trying to cram too much into the post:

• pictures of breathtaking mountains and equally breathtaking    [Continue reading]