Tag Archives: hiking

summer bucket list

1. Go hiking.

I’m hiking up to Crabtree Falls this weekend, but I want to make hiking a normal part of my monthly schedule.

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2. Visit New York City.

The last time we visited New York, it was too cold (and I was too under-dressed) to really enjoy everything. We can take a train ride there from Charlottesville this summer.

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3. Go to the Smithsonian.

We’re under 3 hours from DC, so we better take advantage of all it has to offer.

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4. Thrift in Richmond.

I’ve been meaning to do this for several months. I hear the thrifts are excellent in Richmond.

richmond5. Celebrate our anniversary out of town.

I’m thinking Virginia Beach.

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6. Visit St. Augustine.

Daniel and I love St. Augustine and my family lives nearby. They’re kicking off their 450th anniversary activities this year, too.

st. augustine flagler7. Take yoga classes.

I need to stretch and relax more.

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8. Get a new mattress.

I also need to stop waking up with a back ache every morning.

bed9. Save some money

This one doesn’t seem very feasible given the above goals. But it’s probably a good idea to put it on the list.

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on the trail

Spring is here!

I went on a long, meandering (physically and conversationally) walk on the Saunders-Monticello Trail with my friends, Kristen and Amy, this afternoon. Parts of the trail were damaged due to Wednesday’s aggressive snowfall, so we courageously maneuvered through blocked pathways and locked gates to make it to the end.

blue ridge mountains snow trail snow trail monticello visitor's centerlimbs and sunlight trail damage

It’s incredible that this mountain landscape is only an interstate exit way. As soon as the snow clears and flowers start to bloom, I’d like to take a tour of Monticello.

monticello visitor's centerI’m looking forward to a long Charlottesville springtime.

To see photos of the trail from my visit in November, click here