Everything Real

“I just want to live in a world of mountains, coffee, campfires, cabins, and golden trees, and run around with a camera and notebook, learning the inner workings of everything real.” -Victoria Erickson

Longfellow Trail, Beartown Rocks, & Clarion River

We did a lot of hiking on our second day camping at Cook Forest.  First we hiked the Longfellow Trail out to Memorial Fountain built in 1950.  The 300-400 year old trees are the best part and I felt so thankful to be there. I loved that we could hike this trail right from our…

Camping & Hiking at Cook Forest State Park

From Sunday – Tuesday we went camping at Cook Forest State Park.  It was our 3rd time camping here. The view of The Endless Mountains and Autumn foliage on the way to Cook forest is stunning. We enjoy staying in the cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s.  They were built out…

Camping Road Trip – September 2017

On this trip we covered 10 PA State Parks in three days. We stayed in a yurt one night and a cabin the next. I saw 3 shooting stars at Cherry Springs State Park, one of the best stargazing spots on the eastern seaboard. It was an awesome trip and I was able to capture…

Chincoteague Island Adventure 2019

We went camping at Chincoteague Island, VA over the weekend.  It was really hot and we aren’t feeling our best, but hopefully we will be back to ourselves soon. We went to the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD the first night and enjoyed all of our favorite things to do there. The next day we…

Camping in Cape May – Day 3

Hello everybody, our 3rd day in Cape May was beautiful.  First we enjoyed smoothies and blt crepes.   Then we went for a walk at the State Park again.  Beach breeze, pine trees, yes please🌊🌲😊 It was so cool, I had just said that we have to keep our eyes peeled for baby bunnies.  And literally after…

Camping in Cape May – Day 2

We had a relaxing second day.  First we went to visit the animals at the campground.  They have ponies, goats, chickens, and a cow.  They were so beautiful and sweet.  I really liked Prince, he’s the pony in the first picture.  His nose was so soft. Next we stopped by some of the shops in…

Camping in Cape May – Day 1

This week, we are staying in a cabin near Cape May.  It’s their 40th anniversary and since we stayed here once before we received a post card for a discount on our next stay.  Hooray! The cabin has cute signs hung up on the walls inside. We ate dinner at The Lobster House. I picked…

Summer Outdoor Challenge

Summer Outdoor Challenge 1. Play disc golf. 2. Have a picnic. 3. Go canoeing or kayaking. 4. Shop at a farmers market. 5. Write a haiku poem. 6. Take a picture of a butterfly. 7. Go to the beach at either the ocean or a lake. 8. Plant a tree and give it a name….

Hiking & Camping Road Trip – April 2019

Last week Steve and I went camping at Raccoon Creek State Park for a few nights.  We were able to visit 10 more state parks.  We did a lot of hiking, exploring, and I’m so happy to say that we have visited all 121 of Pennsylvania’s State Parks! 🙂  We have been working on visiting…