My Robinson Crusoe Moment

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

Head ’em up, move ’em out!

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

Shoot the Hooch!

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