A Beautiful End to Summer

Time in the garden is extra sweet these days knowing that our first freeze is just around the corner. Many of the flowers are putting out a final show before the cold descends, the clematis among them. The pond lily is particularly pretty right…

Hike to Whale Rock

We’re trying to do more hiking as a family this Fall. There are so many places to hike near us, and it’s always a treat to get out of doors and into the woods for a while. This past Saturday, we drove about fifteen…

Goat Rock Trail

We spent a pleasant afternoon at Hampden Memorial Park today. If you haven’t visited lately, it’s worth a look. The spray park is on and they’ve added a bright new playscape: Before exploring that, though, we dragged the kids up Goat Rock Trail which…

Ginger’s Post: A Walk in the Park

We spent the morning at Chicopee State Park on Tuesday. CPT America had a rare day off, and after we’d finished voting, we piled the kids into the car and headed for the walking trails. It turned out to be a beautiful day for…

The Jessie Girard Trail

This fall, we’re committed to exploring the state parks and forests in our┬álocal area. There’s so much available within a two hour drive of our house, that it’s crazy we haven’t done this sooner. Well, no more. This past weekend, I chose a trail,…