Lake Lanier is dotted with a lot of small, uninhabited islands ranging in size from a tiny mound of dirt with a lone tree, all the way up to islands large enough to be home to the Lake Lanier Islands Resort and Water Park.
“MY island,” off to the left
It was these idyllic little islands and coves that made me want to return to Lanier, as they are perfect spots for my Sea Eagle inflatable kayak. Continue reading
I should have known something was up when I was on the phone with a colleague who asked me, “Do you have a pet bird??” We all work in the virtual environment, so it is not uncommon to hear dogs barking, kids yelling, or parakeets squawking in the background. Now that she mentioned it, I had noticed that their birdsong was unusually LOUD! Continue reading
I left Stone Mountain RV Park as the weather was getting worse, and so were the crowds. The park was full due to the long holiday weekend, and I had not made my reservation far enough in advance. With the solid week of rain, spaces were still open, so I felt sure they had cancellations. Continue reading
I needed to return to the ATL for a little “body maintenance.” Being the location of my favorite dentist, eye doctor, and tax accountant, not to mention a few dozen friends and ex-neighbors, it seemed like a good fit into my eastbound plans.
But I got a rough start. Continue reading
Fuel stop along Interstate 20
I went from a three bedroom home packed full of 25 years worth of “stuff” down to a 6′ x 9′ pallete of goods in less than 30 days. I got by with a little help from my friends — Craig’s List, ebay, a garage sale, Good Will, and Atlanta Step-up, a local charity that helps homeless families get back on their feet again. Continue reading
Providence Canyon, GA
As I headed towards Columbus on Columbus Day, I contemplated the irony of this holiday which should instead be known as Native American Indian Day, since they were here first. Continue reading
Sea Eagle 330 Kayak
The second half of my shopping spree from my ebay proceeds was a new Sea Eagle 330 inflatable kayak. I have wanted a kayak for some time now, but with no garage, along with having to climb stairs to get from my storage to the car, I feared a typical hard shell kayak would end up like my bicycle – the effort to stow it outweighs the pleasure of the ride. So at only 26 pounds, I decided to give the inflatable a try, at least until I figured out if I liked kayaking as much as I thought I might. Continue reading
Since my recent goals have all been focused on downsizing, I rarely spend money on myself anymore. My rule of thumb is, if it won’t fit in a motor home or a boat, I don’t buy it. However, I recently came across two splurge items that fit that criteria… Continue reading
During my visit to Cumberland Island National Park last year, I came upon a sight that stopped me cold in my tracks — a white deer. It was just after sunset as I was hiking through the ethereal windswept maritime forest up in the inner dunes on my way back out to the beach. Continue reading