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Hiking Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Another weekend, another hike…but with friends! We met at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. As a poet immersed in American culture, it’s no wonder there is so much to do here in one day.  We had explored, peaked, and hiked, historic and nature-filled terrain. There’s even a TRACK trail for anyone wanting to...

Hydroblu Sidekick Review + Giveaway

What is more exciting about drinking water fresh from a stream, than showing your kid how to do it too? We’ve already mastered drinking water from a spring but we wanted to take it a step further and bring a filter. James and I have our own pump filter we use when we go backpacking...

Elk Vewing and More at Cataloochee Valley

We still feel like tourists even though it’s been almost a year since we’ve moved here and I imagine we will feel like this a while.  A few weeks ago we explored Cataloochee Valley where the Elk roam about the meadows during the “rut” or mating season. The valley was an old mountain settlement nestled in the...