Where was I in July?

It’s the last day of July so I figured I should look back at what I did this month.

I actually managed a lot in July. I started the month out finishing up a house sit in Asheville, NC. Completed a house sit in Sheet Harbor, Nova Soctia, and ended the month starting a new house sit in Stony Brook, NY.

Asheville House

Asheville House

Sheet Harbour House

Sheet Harbour House

Stony Brook House

Stony Brook House

On my way from Asheville to Sheet Harbor I stopped off in Pittsburgh, PA for a 4th of July BBQ and show. I got to see The Goddamn Gallows and Jayke Orvis and The Broken Band Play. It was a great 4th of July.

Jayke Orvis and The Broken Band at 31st Street Pub in Pittsburgh

Jayke Orvis and The Broken Band at 31st Street Pub in Pittsburgh

I crossed Glen Watkins State Park off my places to visit bucket list.

I visited the New River Gorge in West Virgina where I hiked down and back up 178 steps to get this gorgeous picture:

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I visited Maine for the first time.

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I spent 15 days in Nova Scotia

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My room in Sheet Harbour

 

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Eeyore & Nellie – My buddies in Sheet Harbour

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View along one of my highway drives.

Park along Hwy 7 in Nova Scotia

Park along Hwy 7 in Nova Scotia

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Beach view

Sober Islan, NS

Sober Island, NS

Sober Island, NS

Sober Island, NS

I am now back in the States and in New York. Most of August will be spent in New York, but the very last weekend (My favorite time of the year) will be spent in Tennessee for Muddy Roots Music Festival. The best part is, my sister will be joining me in Cookeville for Muddy Roots and to ramble around with me for a little bit. The Ramblin’ Sisters will be back together again and I’m very excited for that! Stay tuned for more adventures!

 

Theme Thursday – Trails

I’ve been on some great trails this past month. Here are a few of them.
First up:  Watkins Glen State Park. You can see a more detailed post of Watkins Glen State Park with tons of pictures HERE too.

Lover’s Lane wasn’t an exciting trail.

Lover’s Lane wasn’t an exciting trail.

The trail it led to was beautiful!  It followed along the gorge and under waterfalls!

The trail it led to was beautiful! It followed along the gorge and under waterfalls!

Fredericton had great parks and trails along the river. I didn’t walk much of it though. I was spending the night at an RV park and found the trail when I went to capture a picture of the sunset. It was actually the sunset that brought me to the RV park. I was chasing it, trying to get a good picture when I came upon the park and decided it was the perfect place to camp for the night.

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Just a small part of the trail that lead behind the RV Park.

Just a small part of the trail that lead behind the RV Park.

Nova Scotia trails:

This little trail led me right to the beach and water in Nova Scotia.

This little trail led me right to the beach and water in Nova Scotia.

This was the start of the trail on Sober Island.

This was the start of the trail on Sober Island.

I stepped out of the trees to this beautiful view!

I stepped out of the trees to this beautiful view!

Trail along the cost of Sober Island

Trail along the cost of Sober Island

End of the trail on Sober Island

End of the trail on Sober Island

Make sure you head on over to Clan Donaldson to see more Theme Thursday Trails!

10 on 10 – Canada

I know it’s past the 10th, but when you have limited internet access you get really flexible with when your posts are published.  All these pictures were taken on the 10th though.  They were taken on my drive from Fredericton, New Brunswick to Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.  Enjoy!

10:00 a.m. – My campsite from the night before in Fredericton.

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11:00 a.m. – Visitor CenterJuly2014 617

Noon – Stop at the ATM for some cashJuly2014 618

1:00 p.m. – Hopewell Rocks

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2:00 p.m. – Scenic view from the roadJuly2014 624

3:00 p.m. – I’m in Nova Scotia! July2014 625

4:00 p.m. – Didn’t have time to stop to take a picture at 4, so here is a view from the visitor center in Nova Scotia. July2014 627

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Theme Thursday – Mess

This is going to be a short and sweet Theme Thursday.  This mess is brought to you by;  slamming on the breaks and throwing the contents of the van all over the place.

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This happened  several times on the trip.  This wasn’t even the worst one, it is just the only one we documented.  The worst would have been in Canada.  We were driving thru some town and the car in front of me quickly stopped.  I slammed on my breaks and of course, everything we owned was now within arms reach.  I sat there shocked for a moment and Lacy just burst out laughing.  She grabbed something out of one of the food bags and said, “Are you hungry?  I can get you anything you want?  How about your toothbrush?  Need that?”  It actually made a stressful situation not so bad.

I don’t even remember the story behind this one.  I know it was in Colorado, but I couldn’t tell you what made me stop so quickly that everything got tossed around.

If you enjoyed the story of this mess, then head on over to Clan Donaldson for more Theme Thursday messes.