Early this morning, Hubs and I set off on an hour drive to Maryland so that we could hike a loop on the Greenbrier State Park trails. We arrived at the park about 20 minutes before it opened and were greeted with a line of fishermen waiting outside the gate. We jumped in line and made our way in when the park staff arrived. As out-of-state visitors, we had to pay a $5 entrance fee, which is reasonable for the various amenities and trails. Of course, after the early morning drive, we stopped to use the facilities and parked near the boat...Read More
Month: April 2017
There are few outdoorsy things that my husband loves more than a good rain hike. I swear, for a dude who grew up in the desert, this guy is slightly obsessed with a hike in the pouring rain. So, we set out yesterday in the rain to complete Hike 9 in my 52 Hike Challenge. We created a loop hike by combing sections of the Yellow, Blue, and Gray Trails in Hemlock Overlook Regional Park in Clifton, Virginia. We hiked a total of 3.07 miles between hiking the trails and exploring the riverbank, dam ruin, and island areas. After...Read More
A few days ago, we made plans with friends to meet up at Worldgate Center in Herndon, Virginia. Our plan was to grab dinner at TurCuisine, a well-known local Turkish restaurant. When we arrived, however, we were surprised to find that the restaurant had closed. After checking out their recent Yelp reviews, it looks like service had gone way downhill since our last visit. Obviously, we had not been there in a while! Out with the Old, In with the New While we were disappointed that our original plans were foiled, we were in luck! A new restaurant called Anatolian Bistro...Read More
In honor of the National Park Week 2017, my friends over at the Nature Tech Family blog decided to host another #FindYourPark photo challenge. This time around, the photo challenge showcased various aspects of our public lands that we all can enjoy. I only participated on Twitter this time around as my world has been a bit crazy as of late. These photo challenges are one of my favorite things about the #ParkChat community and I encourage you to join us online if you are intested in parks and public lands. Day 1 – “Hiking Up” Throwing it WAY back w/this...Read More
This past weekend we decided to hike a little farther away from home and selected Shenandoah National Park. The northern entrance to Shenandoah is just over an hour from our house and we visit the park several times a year. We started our drive at the Front Royal entrance and wandered as far as the trailhead for the Lower Hawksbill Trail. Typically, if we are doing a hike in the Central District of the park, we will jump in at the Thornton Gap to save time. However, this trip we wanted to look for wildlife and decompress from a busy few...Read More
About Sara Beth
I'm a gypsy soul from Driftless Wisconsin who is trying to stay grounded in the city by embracing my roots. My heart belongs to my Hubs and our slightly crazy dog, Rackers. Driven by a serious case of wanderlust, I enjoy afternoon drives, road trips, exploring national parks, and easy-ish hikes to waterfalls.