May 21, 2024


sights and trips

Out of doors excursions pack therapeutic power

Gregg Patterson rests up after a mountain hike in North Carolina.

It is significant to spend time outside the house. During these troubling situations, going for walks outdoors is a great contributor to my effectively-getting. Trekking in various geographical locations also keeps it quite stimulating.

I want to share some of our latest adventures all over the south, along with some quite interesting local outdoor spots. Hopefully, this tale will assistance stimulate you to spend additional time outside. It is a wonderful world out there.

North Carolina mountains

It was hot in August. As we jumped into our automobile, the temperature gauge examine 104. Yikes! This was way too incredibly hot. It was as well heat to easily enterprise outside, so we made the decision to head north.

Our buddies Jerry and Ellie invited us up to check out them in Beech Mountain, North Carolina. We could not resist this option to hike with friends where the temperatures had been averaging 60 – 75 degrees. We experienced a blast trekking on the a lot of mountain trails and locating winding paths along streams in this rain forest. I have to confess, for this Florida dude, a 4-mile journey in the mountains is fairly diverse than the exact same length here in flat Florida.

For a interesting alter of pace, Jerry and I headed out for a stunning 17-mile bicycle journey on the Virginia Creeper. This was a excellent way to check out the Virginia Mountains while coasting down a slight incline on an deserted rail line. Having exterior with superior buddies is a great way to reside life.

Walk along the Atlantic at Jacksonville Beach.

Jacksonville Seashore

There is one thing relaxing for the soul about going for walks on the seaside. This, along with the seems of breaking waves, appears to launch my tension. Two other attributes about becoming on the coastline are 1) Climbing early to enjoy the dawn. For me, this delivers a sensation of a contemporary commence and renewal, and  2) There is practically nothing superior than seeing a massive whole moon increase slowly and gradually above the ocean. I uncovered nights of long walks on the Atlantic Ocean below the bright moon designed a emotion of nirvana.

This beach front is a small 2.5-hour travel and delivers a nice change of pace for out of doors routines. A terrific attribute about this individual seashore is at minimal tide, it is tough-packed sand and flat. In this article you can literally stroll for miles.

The Miccosukee Greenway, which spans 6.5 miles, is enjoyed by residents who like to walk their pets.

Tallahassee Trails

Ahh!  After a scorching and humid summer, the weather conditions has last but not least cooled off. Today introduced outstanding temperatures with a pleasant great breeze. I should admit it was a great change of rate to have on a prolonged sleeve shirt as I headed out to the greenway this morning.

I have observed that the very best Rx for happiness is to flip off the information and head outside the house into nature.