Rocks and Waves at Beavertail State Park

After spending a few weeks in New York and New Jersey we headed east to Connecticut to catch up with friends I’d made during my 10 years of living (just over the border)… Continue reading

Visiting in NYC

After Ithaca we began a month of visiting family and friends, starting with a 6 day stay with my sister in northern New Jersey. I intend to summarize many of these visits in… Continue reading

The Organic Shapes of Buttermilk Falls

We certainly didn’t plan it, but as it turned out, we saved the best for last on our Ithaca trip. I had loved the deep gorge and high falls of Robert B. Treman,… Continue reading

More Gorges and Waterfalls: Cascadilla Gorge, Ithaca Falls, and Taughannock Falls

Oh hey, so WordPress accidentally published this post a few days ago before I had added text – and I say WordPress did it because I swear I was editing another post at… Continue reading

Ithaca is Gorges: Robert B. Treman State Park Gorge

Ithaca surprised us. Our expectations were that it would be a pretty place, but likely full of black flies during the first week of June; the reality was that it was beautiful –… Continue reading

Stops in Shreveport, Louisiana and Mammoth Cave National Park

With our build in La Grange finished it was definitely time to head north and escape the heat and humidity. Except that we had decided months ago that we’d like to stop in… Continue reading

Building with Fayette County Habitat for Humanity

Sometime in March an all-volunteer Habitat affiliate in La Grange, Texas posted a request for volunteers to spend 3 weeks in May beginning a scheduled home, and, hopefully, two houses for families who… Continue reading

Lounging by Lake and Sea: Vacation Days at Sam Rayburn Reservoir and Galveston

After our build in Beaumont, we had a full 7 days before we were due at our next build in La Grange, a town located a couple hundred miles to the west. Normally… Continue reading

Best Day Hike in Every State – Trails Unblazed

Source: “Best Day Hike in Every State” a collaborative post on Trails Unblazed Now that summer is upon us in the U.S., Laura and Chris of the blog Trails Unblazed have put together… Continue reading

Angles and Expectations: Building with Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County

Beaumont, Texas and the surrounding coastal areas of southeast Texas were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey in late August 2017. In addition to the catastrophic flooding, residents in the greater Beaumont area had… Continue reading