Walking Asheville – Haw Creek 1

What? You say you can’t leave your house because of the virus? Come walk along with us in this first installment of Walking Asheville, as we walk through part of the Haw Creek neighborhood.

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Driving through the Rocky Mountain National Park

You can’t go to the RMNP in person right now but you can ride to the top by tagging along with us on our trip from 2018.

Come along for the ride!

https://www.nps.gov/romo/index.htm

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Yosemite – Land of Waterfalls

You can’t go to Yosemite in person right now but you can visit for half an hour by tagging along with us on our trip from 2019.

Come along for the ride!

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Yellowstone

You can’t go to Yellowstone in person right now but you can visit for half an hour by tagging along with us on our trip from 2018.

Come along for the ride!

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Catherine’s Landing Kayak Ride

Back in July of 2018 we went kayaking along the Ouachita river outside Hot Springs AR just off the ramp from the Catherine’s Landing campground.

Come enjoy the river with us!

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Hitler Wants A Mushroom ID

Because we’re aren’t “wandering” quite as much, all sorts of things are going to show up here

Something made me (Michael) wonder if anyone had done one of these already and I was surprised nobody had. So, here we go.

For those that aren’t familiar with this meme, here’s an explainer https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/hitlers-downfall-parodies

And the video…

Parody created using clips from Downfall (Der Untergang)

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Hiking as Cabin Fever Relief

We’re lucky, in so many ways, really. Today we got out of the house and went for a “falk in the worest” — about five miles on the MST. A fair few people and happy dogs were out, but the mosquitoes were not, and tromping through nature made the virus hysteria recede in our minds. While only the earliest spring growth had emerged, it was a cool, dry, lovely day to hike.

Big tree, downed by recent high winds?
Cozy fairy cottage
The fairy’s back porch
A lovers’ tree?
Michael says “Yay for hiking!”

Zumba at the Asheville YMCA

The following is a project that I (Michael) wanted to do after attending Miguel Flamini’s class for several weeks at the Asheville YMCA. At the time that I had the idea, Susan and I were planning to buy some property in Asheville, knew we wouldn’t be traveling as much as we had been over the last year and a half and with winter coming on we knew we wouldn’t be hiking as much either so the opportunities for making videos would be greatly reduced. Being in class with Miguel and seeing his enthusiasm and the affect it has on his students first-hand, I thought he’d make a good subject for a video project and give me a chance to expand my recording and editing skills.

After much preparation and even more editing, I present to you the Zumba class led by Miguel Flamini at the Asheville YMCA.

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