First on the list is hiking -- and lots of it. This summer, I plan to explore much of East Tennessee's woods on foot with friends and with the lovable Plucky Alapo, aka Plucky dog.
|Plucky on House Mountain in East Knox County|
I packed us a lunch and I took my journal and we had a picnic at the top (well, Plucky watched me eat, mostly). I spent about an hour drinking in the sight of the lush valley below us and journaling. Then it was time to go home and we trekked back down. Fun times! It was my first trip to House Mountain, even though I've lived in Knoxville 11-plus years and it's is just 15 minutes from my house.
More to come on future hikes. I'm always in the market for friends to hike with me so let me know if you're available!