Kennerdell Tract

Kennerdell Tract View from the campsite We spent a relaxing Memorial Day weekend in the woods along the Allegheny River just north of Kennerdell. The map above shows our hike in on Saturday morning in yellow (about 2 miles), and a red X around where we decided to camp. We were on a little bluff…

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Backyard campout

  Men following instructions One last fun thing before C and the girls leave…  Two summers ago we all went on a real backpack camping trip in the woods, but this year due to time constraints we came up with a campout in L's back yard. Still fun, but with bathrooms (and other amenities).  …

QotD: Mother Nature

What is the scariest experience you've had with Mother Nature?Submitted by jacolily. That would have to be the time I went canoeing on the Buffalo River in Tennessee with the Outing Society which I belonged to in college (Spring of 1979). I can't remember if it rained while we camped overnight, or if it had…

David Sedaris

When You Are Engulfed in Flames David Sedaris Nikki & I went down to Joseph-Beth at Southside Works today for a book reading and signing by David Sedaris. I'm glad we got there as early as we did (arrived at 12:30 for the 2:00 reading), because that allowed us to get a seat even after getting…

Mohican State Forest

For the long holiday weekend, we decided (after much internet searching) to go to Mohican State Forest (near Mansfield, OH), since it was the closest thing to where Nikki is, and we thought just in case it was too crowded we wanted to be able to fall back to staying at “her” camp.   Mohican…