Swamp Rabbit Trail

Recently my wife and I joined our daughter, her husband, and our youngest granddaughter on a bike ride on the Swamp Rabbit Trail in South Carolina. According to the literature this trail is a multi-use (biking and hiking) trail that connects Greenville South Carolina to Traveler’s Rest South Carolina and is about 22 miles long.Continue reading “Swamp Rabbit Trail”

A Walk along a Country Road with a Little Buddy

One of the main reasons I retired over a year ago was so I could help provide daycare for my grandkids while my girls worked. Today is one of those lucky days I get to watch my youngest grandson. We are winding down the summer season, so it was a perfect day to take aContinue reading “A Walk along a Country Road with a Little Buddy”

Thoughts and my daily agenda from a Retired Educator on the First Day of School (warning, some soapbox paragraphs here)

This will be my second year that I have been retired from the public school system. Wow do I miss the kids and their excitement, but I don’t miss the adults who have a personal agenda, or are not truly there for the kids. Thankfully that is a minority of people involved in education, butContinue reading “Thoughts and my daily agenda from a Retired Educator on the First Day of School (warning, some soapbox paragraphs here)”

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”

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”

Kittens in the Church

I started this blog in hopes of recording some of my earlier memories to share with my friends and family as I remember them – you know – I should have written that down – well I am. Lying in bed this Sunday morning looking forward to a SUNRISE in CLEAR skies that we haven’tContinue reading “Kittens in the Church”

February and Maple Trees

While I consider February to be a dull monotonous month here in the mountains of Western Maryland, it was a month my dad always looked forward to because it was Maple Sugar Time! Dad loved many times of the year, but when the Maple Sugar Trees started running – he was happy, and in hisContinue reading “February and Maple Trees”

Grandkids (Part 1 of Many I Am Sure)

Sitting here in front of the computer after quite a weekend waiting on my wood stove to catch up so I can blow snow, take care of the animals and basically get the week going. Hard to believe it is February 1st. It was a great weekend – my wife’s birthday, spending time with theContinue reading “Grandkids (Part 1 of Many I Am Sure)”