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Friendship and Backpacking

We reconnected at a sad time, her mother’s funeral. During the intervening fifteen years, she had changed from a cute teenager into a woman with inner and outer beauty. Now married and the mother of three, her days focused on … Continue reading

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For Once, I’m a Fearful Dump-it-in Cook

My dump-it-in cooking tendencies totally disappeared when it came to making jerky for the very first time. When backpacking or day hiking, I don’t want a meal of partially raw, slightly spoiled meat. Experiencing a stomach ache, or worse, on the … Continue reading

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The Nativity, Sort of – Part 2

      Many of us have heard the Nativity Story over and over again, to where we’ve lost the awe and wonder, along with the emotional roller coaster, of those who witnessed the miraculous birth. This fictionalized account is … Continue reading

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Little Pine Day Hike

Scoop and I took an easy day-hike along Limbaugh Road, which begins at Little Pine Campground.  After finishing that hike, we explored the area around Little Pine State Park. Low humidity and no rain showers created a perfect hiking day. We hiked … Continue reading

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Up the Creek without a Paddle…or a Pole

I literally felt like a fish out of water for a few days—the only person not planning, or having the equipment, to drop a fishing line into Little Pine Creek. About twice a year I rent a camping cottage at … Continue reading

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The Camp Out that Didn’t Work Out but then Kind of, Sort of Did

Did you ever plan something special only to have it fall apart before it even started? Well… After checking for scheduling conflicts and finding none, I reserved a Johns Cottage at Little Pine Campground for a two-night stay with Teenage … Continue reading

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Camping with Hubby

I sat down on the couch next to Hubby and patted his leg. “Can’t wait to go camping next week, how about you?” His less-than-enthusiastic reply made roadkill look lively. “I’ll let you know when we get back home.” “You … Continue reading

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