Kayaking The Hiwassee River 1.0 (Funyaking Actually) – Reliance, TN – Hiwassee-Ocoee State Park

I got to mark something off my list that has been on it for many years with our visit to Hiwassee-Ocoee State Park near Reliance, TN. I’ve wanted to float the Hiwassee River and wrote down “Webb Brothers” many years ago. Webb Brothers is a float company that has been in business for many, many …

Savage Falls – Savage Gulf SNA

This was our last day in Savage Gulf. Today was a drive day (from Manchester to Reliance TN). On the way, we hiked to Savage Falls in Savage Gulf State Natural Area (part of South Cumberland State Park). This was our 6th waterfall in our four days of hiking in Savage Gulf. We didn’t get …

Suter Falls and Horsepound Falls – Collins West Trailhead – Savage Gulf SNA

We spent 4 days in Savage Gulf State Natural Area and my favorite day was when we hiked up to Suter Falls and Horespound Falls. We entered the trail at the Collins West Trailhead and headed towards Suter Falls. The area that Suter Falls is in is absolutely stunning (and massive). It didn’t feel like …

Greeter Falls at Savage Gulf State Natural Area

We spent a few days exploring Savage Gulf State Natual Area. This is part of South Cumberland State Park which has to be my favorite Tennessee State Park. Today’s hike was short and sweet. We hiked to Blue Hole, and to Greeter Falls (both upper and lower). We’d planned to go to Boardtree Falls and …

Hiking Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park – Manchester, TN

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, in Manchester, TN. was our home base for about a week as we hiked in the surrounding area of Tennessee. One afternoon when we got rained out of our plan we explored this state park’s 2000-year-old earthworks Native American fort, two rivers (Duck River and Little Duck River), and …

Stone Door + Laurel Falls + Ranger Falls at Savage Gulf State Natural Area in South Cumberland SP

This video is SAVAGE…Savage Gulf State Natural Area that is! We headed up to Beersheba Springs, TN for a few days of hiking in the Savage Gulf part of South Cumberland State Park. This state park is already way up my favorite Tennessee State Park list and this hike just solidified it further. We hiked …

Cloudland Canyon Georgia State Park

Emily and I finished out our Spring Break trip with some walk-in tent camping at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Georgia. We survived our first joint tent camping experience (cold). The next day we explored the park’s trail system and beautiful waterfalls. Many great views, a couple of waterfalls, and many steps made for a …

St Augustine, Florida To See Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

On our return trip of Spring Break, I wanted to mark another National Monument off my list. We visited St. Augustine, Florida to see the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. This fort was built in America’s oldest city which was settled in 1565. I got more than I bargained for when we hit downtown …

Kayaking Wekiwa Springs State Park – Apopka, Florida

Wekiwa Springs State Park was the second Florida state park we visited on this day. We were in Orlando visiting Emmaline (and Sebastian) on our Spring Break tour with Molly. We stopped in Apopka, Florida for some kayaking. It was a very pretty trip. We should have planned to spend longer here and gone on …

Manatees at Blue Spring State Park – Orange City, Florida

Molly, Emily, and I road-tripped it down to Orlando over Spring Break to visit with Emmaline. We fueled up and headed to Blue Spring State Park (in Orange City, Florida) to see some manatees! We saw many along the Boardwalk Trail. We also saw some of the prettiest water I’ve seen in some time and …