Appomattox Court House - Val in Real Life

Virginia’s Appomattox Court House National Historic Site

Back in April, I ventured out formy second time at the Horizons Unlimited Traveller’s meeting in Appomattox,Virginia. Before I left, I extolled the virtues of extended travel and how it […]

Horizons Unlimited - Val in Real Life

Embracing Community with Horizons Unlimited

When I attended my first Horizons Unlimited Travellers meeting in April of last year, I didn’t know what to expect. It ended up being a delightful feast of adventurous souls, […]


Cumberland Gap: Wilderness Road Campground

With the bulk of the things-to-do-and-see items covered in this series of posts on Cumberland Gap NHP, I thought I’d switch gears into review mode. And so my granola-munching peeps, […]


Cumberland Gap: Rangers in the Making

Obviously one of our priorities as parents here at Camp Granola is fostering a love of the outdoors, adventure, and nature in our littlest granolans. Fred and George are curious […]

Muddy Summit

Cumberland Gap: Grab Your Walking Stick

Welcome to the next installment of our Cumberland Gap adventures granola friends. I have no idea how many parts this Cumberland Gap series will be but there’s a good bit […]


Cumberland Gap: Heart of the Park

So diving a bit more into the details of our recent trip, let’s start with a short introduction to the first stop, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, shall we? The […]


Mind the Gap

Well, honorary granolans, we are headed off to Cumberland Gap National Historic Park to see what we can see and escape SCGH, if only for a week. Since I will […]


What comes after Plan Z?

Don’t you love it when life just dishes out hiccup after hiccup? Yeah, me too. Good times. After much energy spent planning our New England car-camping adventure, those plans are […]

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