Stomping Grounds

Stomping grounds—the areas where you spend most of your time, the accessible places from your home base, your most familiar territory. For most of my life, my stomping grounds consisted of the humid southeastern temperate forests, the wet earth. It’s lush, ethereal, and enveloping. The air is dense, the landscape is verdant, and the scent of humus permeates every cell …

Cache In on Family Fun

Welcome to my stream of consciousness. In the midst of composing posts about our upcoming travels, two things came across my path that had me put those posts on hold to bring you this little confluence of thoughts. Number One… The first distraction was this post from NWF about keeping kids entertained while hiking. It had me chuckling, not because …

Around Atlanta: Buck Moon

Yours truly is mired in the midst of many almost-but-not-quite-finished posts and a site redesign (Stay tuned. I have no idea when we’ll have that done). Throw in the house projects and homeschooling and you’ve got a recipe for insanity. In other words, please excuse the sporadic posts. Since there’s no better way to cure the insanity than to get …

Around Atlanta: Finding our out – Part 1

Thought I’d catch you up on our adventures while my other works in draft marinate a bit. And since this covers two Camp granola adventures I guess it will have to be a two-parter. As you know, we’re fans of getting outside in the woods to play. The problem is that right now, we’re trying to get our suburban nightmare …