Author: Sara Beth Davis

National Museum of African American History and Culture: Part 1

The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in September 2016 and it has been nearly impossible to get tickets since. I reserved our April tickets way back in January! They also have same-day tickets available, but I had not been able to secure any prior to January. Everyone I know who was able to secure tickets has said that the NMAAHC was amazingly moving and that it was a must-visit. Like many of the other Smithsonian museums, the NMAAHC did not disappoint. My First Visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture Our visit began...

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40 Hours in Wisconsin

Last weekend, Hubs and I headed to Wisconsin for a very short weekend trip. Short as in … we didn’t get to our destination until Friday afternoon and left Sunday morning. While it was short, it was also purposeful. Hubs had not been to see my mother since she had her strokes, it was my parent’s wedding anniversary, it was my youngest sisters prom, and my family’s first exchange student (they are on #13) was visiting from Brazil. Crazy, right?! I’m so thankful that Hubs and I could both take a long weekend to make this trip happen. Friday...

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Hike 8 of 52 – Lower Hawksbill Trail in Shenandoah National Park

Hubs and I ventured further from home yesterday to complete Hike 8 in the 52 Hike Challenge by hiking the Lower Hawksbill Trail in Shenandoah National Park. We hiked a total of 2.3 miles between hiking the trail and exploring the summit area. After this hike, my challenge stats include: • 8/52 hikes completed (15.38% of the way to my goal) • 18.06 miles hiked • 8 unique trails • 1 solo hike • 7 companion hikes • 2 K-9 accompanied hikes Hiking Lower Hawksbill Trail The trailhead for Lower Hawksbill Trail is accessible from Skyline Drive (mile 45.6) in the Central...

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Hike 7 of 52 – Seneca Connector Trails in Seneca Tract

Hubs, Rackers, and I completed Hike 7 in the 52 Hike Challenge by hiking from the Seneca Connector Trails in Seneca Tract (aka Seneca Regional Park). We hiked a total of 2 miles by combining the Orange and Yellow Blaze trails. After this hike, my challenge stats include: • 7/52 hikes completed (13.46% of the way to my goal) • 15.76 miles hiked • 7 unique trails • 1 solo hike • 6 companion hikes • 2 K-9 accompanied hikes PART 1: Hiking the Orange Blaze Seneca Connector Trail From what I have been able to gather, Seneca Regional Park...

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Hike 6 of 52 – Hiking From Great Falls National Park to Riverbend Park

Earlier today Hubs and I completed Hike 6 in the 52 Hike Challenge by hiking from Great Falls National Park to Riverbend Park. The parks are adjacent to each other and can be accessed by car or foot in Great Falls, Virginia. We hiked a total of 3.30 miles on this there and back hike. After this hike, my challenge stats include: 6/52 hikes completed (11.5% of the way to my goal) 13.76 miles hiked 6 unique trails 1 solo hike 5 companion hikes Part 1: Hiking the Potomac Heritage Trail in Great Falls National Park We parked in the northernmost parking...

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About Sara Beth

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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.

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