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hiking, travel, unschooling »

[7 Jul 2012 | One Comment | 4,200 views]

As some of you might already know, we left Austin, Texas at the beginning of  May and we are now located in Pinellas County, Florida.  More travels for our constantly moving family.  This time I am hoping our stay is going to be a little more permanent.  A few years back, when we returned from our 14-month stint in Costa Rica, we were pretty focused on moving to Florida.  Then an opportunity presented itself and we made a change of plans and a little leap of faith.  We found ourselves …

hiking, nature, snakes, wildlife »

[11 Jul 2008 | 3 Comments | 240 views]

Originally uploaded by Alyoshka

Today we took a hike up our mountain to eat some wild blueberries we found last week and ran into an awesome surprise – a timber rattler! We’ve known about them ever since we moved here but never saw one until now. Trish caught some movement out of the corner of her eye, right along a log. She thought it was a chipmunk and had trouble seeing it until it moved again 5 seconds later.
It was absolutely brilliant and looked exactly like the one …

environmentalism, hiking, the great outdoors »

[16 Dec 2006 | Comments Off | 204 views]

This is what I love about hiking: the utter quiet, except for the sound of leaves under my feet; the methodical rhythm of looking down to avoid tripping, looking up to see the trail, and hearing my own breathing as I labor; putting to use my waterproof hiking boots when we hit a swollen stream on the trail; planning the route; looking up the history and points of interest; seeing M’s happy face when he can run ahead on the trail without fear of cars; the fun of teaching my …

hiking, nature, the great outdoors »

[28 Sep 2006 | Comments Off | 221 views]

Yesterday M and I took a wonderful hike with a new local group called Nature Strollers .  We went to the Goose Pond Created Wetlands area at Goosepond Mountain State Park .  I’ was already planning to begin a nature notebook with M, so I figured this hike would be a great start for it.  Of course I haven’t actually gotten around to buying the actual …