East Coast US, New England, Travels

On Top of Massachusetts: Mount Greylock

Today, we return to the “On Top Of” series I began a while back as I recount our hike up the highest point in Massachusetts: Mount Greylock! With an elevation of 3491 feet (1064 m), Mount Greylock is much taller than either of the previous state high points we’d conquered (Connecticut and Rhode Island). It… Continue reading On Top of Massachusetts: Mount Greylock

Northeastern US, Travels

Exploring beautiful Lake George, New York

In summer 2014, a friend of mine went to Lake George and posted photos of the trip on Facebook. She and her family had hiked up to a high point and the view from the top was of a large blue lake dotted with luscious green islands. I went home that day and added Lake… Continue reading Exploring beautiful Lake George, New York

East Coast US, Travels

Exploring the State Parks of North Carolina

Following our lovely few days in South Carolina, we began making our way back north, stopping next in the Raleigh, North Carolina area to visit another aunt and uncle who I hadn’t seen in probably close to 12 years. My extended family is spread all across the country, making it extremely difficult to see everyone… Continue reading Exploring the State Parks of North Carolina

East Coast US, Travels

Birthday on the Beach – Beaufort County, South Carolina

Montana has many things. Lakes, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, boating, skiing, and opportunities for just about every recreational activity you can think of. But it doesn’t have oceans. I didn’t grow up going to the beach. In fact, I never set foot on a beach until I was 10 and we went to Oregon for a… Continue reading Birthday on the Beach – Beaufort County, South Carolina

East Coast US, Travels

Sunset over the Chesapeake Bay – Kiptopeke State Park, Virginia

After exploring Assateague Island, the NASA Visitor Center, and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (yes, we did all of this in one day; we are crazy vacationers), we continued south down the Delmarva peninsula to our campground for the night at Kiptopeke State Park. This was a nice campground and our site was extremely spacious; my… Continue reading Sunset over the Chesapeake Bay – Kiptopeke State Park, Virginia

East Coast US, Travels

Ferry to the First State – Cape May, New Jersey to Lewes, Delaware

Mid-June of 2016 meant only one thing: summer vacation was upon us! As had become an (almost) annual tradition since my move to Connecticut, my mom hopped on a plane and headed east. But unlike previous years, where we traveled north, this year we would be driving south. Our ultimate destination was the Carolinas to… Continue reading Ferry to the First State – Cape May, New Jersey to Lewes, Delaware

East Coast US, New England, Travels

Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part VII)

A couple months ago, I spent some time discussing the parks along the western half of the Connecticut shoreline. Well, today it’s time to focus on the eastern half, using the city of New Haven as the dividing line. This selection of parks includes two old forts, a beautiful mansion and gardens, and what is –… Continue reading Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part VII)