Hike Like a Goat: Part 1—Plan to Fall

Hike Like a Goat: Part 1—Plan to Fall

Hike Like a Goat This 7 part series came out of a conversation that my Honey and I had about being sure footed on the trail. She wanted to leave the fear of falling behind with all of its timidness and tentativeness. In other words she wanted to Walk Like a Goat. When...

18 Keys to Better Balance On The Trail

18 Keys to Better Balance On The Trail

Using your arms with slightly bended knees leaning a bit forward are all ways to be better balanced on the trail! I (Loral) have always struggled with being a  prone to tripping—even on a city sidewalk. When I first moved to Chicago years ago and got places...

How I Became His On Unexpected, Redeemed Dates

How I Became His On Unexpected, Redeemed Dates

The special swing: the scene of my risk taking and a late evening proposal The Scene—A Sacred Place in a Special Town It was August 2, 2014, and I (Loral) was going to be maid of honor in one of my best friend’s wedding celebration in Grand Rapids, Ohio, a town that...

Carter Cave Kentucky

Carter Cave Kentucky

During the third week of July we went to Carter Cave Kentucky to hike and hear bluegrass music. This is another great way to combine interests. We both love live music and hiking. We also threw in a little cave tour just because. In a cave opening on Horn Hollow trail...

Wesser Bald Part 2

Posing in the fire tower on Wesser Bald Yesterday, I told you about our climb to Wesser Bald and the fire tower look out. I have been to many overlooks but this was the best view for me by far. We gasped in amazement and “ooo’d” and “ahhh’d” for quite some time. Then...

Adjusting to an Injury

Adjusting to an Injury

Riding up front in our "Gondola" Injury—Do you have to stop enjoying the outdoors when one of you gets injured? If the injury isn’t completely dibilitating, maybe not. It’s very important to heal and to protect yourself from making it worse; but maybe…just maybe…you...

Collaborative Camping

Collaborative Camping

Yesterday, I got to tell you about out first night in a tent. I described how we got used to night noises and the fun day we had afterwards to balance out our emotions. I saved the lesson about collaborating for today. We fought and made up prior to the test run in...

Romantic Date Night Hike!

Romantic Date Night Hike!

I planned this romantic date night hike with my wife back when we were dating. The plan for this warm summer night—after a brief walk in a city park, waiting for the sun to completely set—was to return to a hillside overlooking the steeple chase course in her town and...