Welcome to the Bold Coast: Boot Head Preserve and West Quoddy Lighthouse

From New Hampshire we headed north to the upper coast of Maine to spend a week hiking, lighthouse-viewing, and sunset-watching. Having gotten a taste of the dramatic cliffs, wild blueberry bushes, crashing waves,… Continue reading

Coastal New Hampshire

After our visits in southern New England I had planned for us to stay on the coast of New Hampshire for a week. I first visited the area 4 years ago and really,… Continue reading

Five Years

Five years is a long time. Things change. Friends have become parents and become parents again. Children have grown up. People have moved to different towns and states, sold houses and bought new… Continue reading

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