Retired Life in the Country

I have now been retired after 37 years in education for a little over one year and I will have to say that I have not regretted my decision for one instant. As my sister who is also retired told me, I am probably busier than I ever have been but I am doing theContinue reading “Retired Life in the Country”

Biking on the Greater Allegany Passage

My wife and I have been getting more and more into bicycling lately. It is something we can do together and stay together while doing it. I was trying to run again this spring, but my knees were not accepting that well, so biking it is! This spring we took our first trip to OhiopyleContinue reading “Biking on the Greater Allegany Passage”

Spring Gardening in the Western MD Mountains

It has been a long time since I have written here, but I will blame it on spring. I have been rather busy the last few weeks watching grandkids (which I can’t get enough of even though they can wear me out,) taking care of the lawn, getting fully vaccinated, and FINALLY gardening! I wasContinue reading “Spring Gardening in the Western MD Mountains”

Kendall Trail – Friendsville MD

My wife and I decided to hike a trail in our county that we have talked about for a while, but have never done – the Kendall Trail in Friendsville (Garrett County) Maryland. The trail head is located in Northern Garrett County about 5 minutes off Interstate 68 and is in the town of FriendsvilleContinue reading “Kendall Trail – Friendsville MD”

Running Progress – Week 5 of 11

A little more than a month ago, starting to live with some health problems that are not uncommon for a 60 year old man, one of my daughters suggested that maybe I should get back into running – something that had crossed my mind as well. I used to run a good bit, coached highContinue reading “Running Progress – Week 5 of 11”

Spring has Sprung in Western MD (knock on wood)

Took a morning walk around the place today, listening to our young rooster crowing with joy, and completely enjoying the signs of spring that are so apparent now. Living in the Western Maryland mountains and the higher portions of the West Virginia area, spring takes a while longer to get here than the rest ofContinue reading “Spring has Sprung in Western MD (knock on wood)”

Running – a Life-Long Activity

I do like to run. It’s not an easy thing to do, but there are tons of benefits. Some obvious, some not so. Now that I am sixty, it’s something that I MUST get back into for the health benefits, and for just getting back out there with my thoughts and nature. I got intoContinue reading “Running – a Life-Long Activity”

The Spring Tease in the Western MD Mountains

The spring tease in the western MD mountains. Those of us who live here know exactly what I mean! The days are getting longer, the sun is shining more, we get some warmer days, we start seeing flowers, then —- it snows again! It does seem different this year though with my retirement and theContinue reading “The Spring Tease in the Western MD Mountains”