THE BURGER BUS IN BALLGROUND, GA.

By | January 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Not only is the name, location and ambiance of this restaurant outstanding, but the burgers and other meals are outstanding too! Ballground, Georgia is undergoing a face-lift and renovation as a small town with new restaurants and businesses. How small is it? DON'T BLINK! But do take the time to visit and eat at THE [...]

THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL (ALL BY ITSELF) IS EPIC

By | July 21st, 2016|Backpacking, Camping, Hikes, Hiking, Uncategorized|

While in The Whites, Slipper has asked that I take the lead (due to the trail difficulty… and especially the descents), and as I turn a corner and say “Oh my goodness!,” she thinks that I have either run into a bear… moose… or snake, when what has actually happened is that I have been [...]

NEW YORK… NEW YORK

By | June 13th, 2016|Backpacking, Camping, Hikes, Hiking, Uncategorized|

I can hear Liza Minelli and Frank Sinatra singing the lyrics that entitles this blog: "NEW YORK... NEW YORK!" Slipper and I are both amazed of the beauty of the New York landscape (other than the tall skyscrapers... buildings... and mass of people). After waking up to the view from our tent (as seen in [...]

WHAT DO YOU DO IN THE POURING DOWN RAIN?

By | May 3rd, 2016|Backpacking, Camping, Hikes, Hiking, Uncategorized|

When the rain drops are as big as bricks... When the rain is torrential and hasn't let up all night... When the rain is blowing down... sideways... and beating the mud up onto your tent... When the rain finally makes its way under your tent in the form of a slow moving creek... When the [...]

TURN THE KNOB!

By | April 14th, 2016|Backpacking, Camping, Hikes, Hiking, Uncategorized|

Whenever the Appalachian Trail Guide designates that a "Knob" is approaching... it means get ready for an excruciating climb upward. With the usual views thathe await us... we try our best to TURN THE KNOB into an enjoyable climb (knowing that we will enjoy the views as soon as we arrive at the summit... and [...]

IT’S BEGINNING TO GET CROWDED

By | February 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

After stopping to filter water at a slow flowing water source (creek) and ascending a little further up the trail to Blue Mountain Shelter, we noticed a few additional tents. From conversation among fellow hikers, it appears that the trail is becoming more and more crowded by the day. After setting up our tent for [...]

FAREWELL MEETING

By | February 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Today began with a Farewell Meeting at our weekly Sales Meeting with Kerley Family Homes, as we were encouraged to "Be Safe," to complete the thru-hike and to return to the sales team after our summit of Mount Katahdin. Our Broker invited us to share about our journey and to encourage "donation-participation" via our representation [...]