Running Waters

Hello!! It has been a bit of time, but I have been quite busy, plus a little avoidance of actually sitting down at my computer.  My internet has been all over the place for some odd reason.  I have yet to determine fully if it is the browser I am using or if something else is going on with my PC.  I have done all the normal checks and scans and clean ups, but nothing has improved the situation.  Even as I type it started freaking out believing that what I am doing is not really happening.  It is frustrating especially since my connection says that it is at 100%.  I just reset my router so hopefully improvements and less hair pulling is in my near future.

I have so much that I could be telling you about!  Do I begin with the car dealership issues that have traveled 2k miles to come back to haunt us?  Or the car insurance company finally getting around to processing my claim that was created in January?   Or the so many other little problems that seem to have all come down at once?  I guess what they say is true – when it rains, it pours, but I rather stay on a lighter note.

I have just returned from a little vacation roughing it in the woods.  Let me show you what “roughing it” looks like :


| Cabin fever? Blackwater Falls adds 13 more:

As you can already tell it was pretty hardcore camping. Hah!  We even had to “scavenge” for fire wood.  The cabin was very modern and unexpectedly so.  I knew that we were renting a cabin, but never once thought that it would be this luxurious.  The only thing that I have to complain about is that the pillows were not as soft as I would have liked!  Spoiled.  I know.

Blackwater Falls State Park is located in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. It is named for the falls of the Blackwater River whose amber-colored waters plunge five stories then twist and tumble through an eight-mile long gorge. The park protects 2,358 acres of red spruce and eastern hemlock upland forest. Amenities include a park lodge, cabins, campground, restaurant, and nature center.:

We had a great time doing a lot of hiking – up to 6 mile hikes a day including 2 people with injured knees and 3 little kids!  We rocked those hikes and were rewarded with beautiful scenic views and waterfalls.  We spent some time fishing in the river, kayaking, swimming, and watching nature dance around us.  The weather was reported to be thunder storming all week but we were spared with light manageable rains that was easily enjoyed with a little poncho help for the kids.

The white tailed deer is more known under its name of Virginia Deer, but also as the whitetail. Description from I searched for this on

There are so many individual moments I could elaborate on, but I feel that since my time with you is far and few between that I have not made it back to the level to which I can write about daily events. I am going to make it a priority to get back to indulging my writing by making an effort to come on at least 2-3 times a week.  I had more posts popping up when I was moving cross country without access to internet than I do now being home and available to write.




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