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Podcast 11 – Cross County Travelers

In this episode, I visit with Ren and Scott from Cross County Travelers. Ren and Scott are a husband and wife duo who have a mission to see the United States one county at a time. YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQdaRAGj0OwDOnNWhvUe8Sg website:  https://crosscountytravelers.com   Flickr:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/139585003@N08/albums   Facebook: … Read More »Podcast 11 – Cross County Travelers

Podcast 10 – Why I strive for mediocrity

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Missing Solo

I know this sounds weird, but while we’ve been in lockdown and social distancing, I’ve become a little peopled-out. It’s an oxymoron, yes, but it’s true. I’m not quite sure if I’m an extrovert or an introvert. If you had asked me 10 years ago… Read More »Missing Solo

Hiking Victoria Mine Trail at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Victoria Mine Trail

There are several great trails at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument that take you into the wilderness of the Sonoran Desert. One aspect of hiking in the park that I enjoyed is that it is full of rich history. Several of the trails take you… Read More »Victoria Mine Trail

Podcast 08 – Falling Out of the Boat

Read this story on the by clicking here. Learn more about the U.S. National Whitewater Center here. Read about the Caddo River here. Visit our Teespring shop! Our whitewater rafting trip at the U.S. National Whitewater Center Floating the Caddo River

Standing tall among the saguaro cacti at Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

The Saguaro Cactus has become a symbol of the desert and the American Southwest, but the famous plant is actually only found in a small portion of the American Southwest. And other than putting down roots in northwestern Mexico, it isn’t found anywhere else in… Read More »Saguaro National Park

On the rocks near Mexico

“Border towns have the best tacos,” was what my friend texted me. Sold. I was ready for some real food and a border-town taco sounded like it was going to hit the spot! I parked my car and walked up to the diner that sat… Read More »On the rocks near Mexico

Finding secret outdoor spaces

Finding secret outdoor spaces

We’ve all been there. It’s the first beautiful day outside in ages, and we just have to get out and explore our wild spaces. Perhaps it’s been raining non-stop for days, and you know your favorite waterfall is going to be flowing nicely. Then you… Read More »Finding secret outdoor spaces

Exploring Smith Creek Preserve

Smith Creek Preserve

I had multiple people recommend Smith Creek Preserve to me before I went there. But it wasn’t until I found myself at the upper portion of the Buffalo National River wanting to hike with my dog that I finally went to explore the area. Dogs… Read More »Smith Creek Preserve