Today is the one year anniversary of the very first time I sailed. After laying on the beach and swimming in the Atlantic all morning, we headed back to the mainland and out to camp. So with 1 Sunfish, 1 rainbow colored sail, 1 dagger board, 1 rudder, 1 perfect afternoon, the three of us set out into the Bogue Sound. Continue reading “What Sailing Taught Me”
One day after a particularly long week (few weeks), I saw the first rainbow. Occasionally after a hard rain, a great big rainbow would stretch across the sky, over the Big Tree and end in the water of the Bogue Sound. Often we do not realize just how much we need Continue reading “Rainbow Over the Big Tree”
On the very far East end of Atlantic Beach, there is a fort. Built to protect America from the British, however never really used for that purpose. Fort Macon saw the most action during the Civil War.
Now the many various rooms of the fort are empty, and serve as a nice cool place to visit on a hot summer day. A few rooms are set up as they would have been when the fort was in use, Continue reading “Fort Macon in the Afternoon”
Beaufort, North Carolina is a fun little town full of history and that laid back coastal living attitude I love. Historically, they are known for being a frequent visited by Blackbeard the pirate, something they are very proud of now. Recently archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be his ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, just off the North Carolina coast.
After camp had wrapped up for the summer, I took a week or so just to enjoy the area I had spent the summer, Continue reading “Historic Beaufort, North Carolina”
I set two travel goals for myself last summer. While living and working in a new state was exciting and new, I did not want to settle in and get too comfortable. I wanted to continue looking for opportunities, to keep moving forward. I wanted to continue to accomplish goals and collect memories. Continue reading “Goal: Celebrate July 4th in Washington D.C.”
The last day of my cross country road trip started in Asheville, N.C. The previous day had been filled with beauty and architecture and history while wandering around The Biltmore Estate. So after a quick hotel breakfast, a stop at Double D’s Coffee shop for an Almond Joy Latte (arguably the best coffee I’ve had and easily my favorite location) and yet another stop for fuel, we set out on the final stretch of road. Continue reading “Beach or Bust”
In case you haven’t noticed this yet, I love wandering. I recently had a conversation with a friend about making the choice to travel without a plan. The freedom that comes from the unknown. The mix of fear and excitement that makes for the perfect adventure no matter where you are. Continue reading “Downtown Murfreesburo, TN”
Nashville Tennessee holds a special little place in my heart, and it has nothing to do with Nashville. Memories of enjoying delicious desserts and time spent praying over the city. Serving alongside new friends at soup kitchens and having conversations with strangers. Playing countless card games and discovering local coffee shops (and hearing, for the first time, what is now one of my favorite music artists). Lots of learning and lots of laughter and treasured new friendships. These are a few of my memories from Nashville. Continue reading “Nashville, TN”
Early one Saturday morning, while the rest of the world slept, I put on a bathing suit and Chacos, grabbed my camera and a cup of coffee, and set out with a friend to drive down the Outer Banks. We had no plan, just a ticket for the Ocracoke ferry back to the mainland that evening. We crossed the Croatan Sound at Roanoke Island and with good music playing and windows down, headed south on highway 12 to begin our day trek down the islands. Continue reading “Driving the Outer Banks”