Sunday, July 5, 2015

Overnight Mt. LeConte fun

I'm spending the summer hiking my way through East Tennessee. My mission this season: tackle all new trails. It's been a sweet blessing as I'm discovering more and more of my beloved adopted state on foot.

I deviated from my mission last weekend when I hiked up to Mt. LeConte with two friends. I've done LeConte before via the Alum Cave trail. But there was a new experience to this hike: I spent the night at the lodge on top of the mountain for the first time ever. Pretty awesome!

My friend Megan did a great job capturing our pilgrimage in this hilarious piece.
Check it out.

In the meantime, some of my favorite photos from the hike:

Megan, Sharon and moi in front of the dining room

At Cliff Tops. What can you do if you can't goof off, eh? :)

A beautiful view on the descent

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Throwback Thursday -- rainy day edition

Black Belt Conference, May 2013, Ft. Lauderdale
James Rich, third from right
I'm missing a certain Taekwondo instructor today.
Thankful for the gift of life and friends.
Today, let's choose to model courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, indomitable spirit.
Live well.
Practice forgiveness.
Eat chocolate.
Make it count.