Asheville, NC

A few weeks ago Jake and I joined his parents and his sister, Barratt, for a weekend in Asheville, NC. Actually, I joined them for a weekend. Jake joined them for the week. (I just started a new job, guys! I didn’t want to show up and then take off.) We stayed in the Pisgah…

Let’s Play Catch-up

Honestly my problem is that I have too many ideas and can’t decide which to tackle first, so enough of wrestling with what to write about! Enjoy some photos from the 2014 NC State Fair, there will be more updates and stories to come very soon.

On Holiday

We’ve spent a week in Gulf Shores, AL on Perdido Bay and it’s been pretty amazing. We have watched dolphins teaching their calves to hunt, went kayaking to Wolf Bay, watched the sunset across the Gulf of Mexico, counted lightning strikes in Pensacola, hiked through the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, swam with bioluminescent phytoplankton in Perdido Bay, and had time to just relax together. I haven’t had a vacation this refreshing and fun in a long time, it was the perfect way to bring the summer to a close

Fort Morgan, Alabama

I will admit to having never heard of Fort Morgan in school while growing up. In Virginia there’s a lot greater focus on Richmond and Arlington than Mobile, Alabama. But Jake and his sister, having grown up in Alabama, knew enough about it to be excited. And excitement is contagious.

A Wolf-intensive Photo Dump

A couple of weeks ago, while we were conducting a socialization visit with our wolf pack at the Conservators’ Center, the light was just too perfect to pass up and I grabbed my camera. We have some amazingly photogenic wolves and they were really showing off, which made for some great photos. Here are a few shots that I’d like to share.