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The evening of our big ice and snow storm in Memphis, the icy roads slightly melted and then refrozen into a solid sheet of ice! Bad for driving, but perfect for…ice skating! Watch as I put on my old, slightly undersized ice skates that I keep for just this reason! Thanks for watching. More hiking videos will be coming soon!

Thanks for hiking along with us!

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36222E90-D159-467F-BF51-0446D3E1FB2BI am enjoying making YouTube videos about my adventures and have found a nice group of other small YouTubers (most are bigger than I though!) who are willing cooperate and support each other to help build each other’s channels.  A lot of times the internet can seem like a hostile place.  People are not afraid to say their opinion even if it is hurtful.  Often it is something they would not say in person.  But this group on YouTube is very supportive, kind and encouraging.  Great group of people!

So this one YouTuber who just found me, Borderline Wild Camping, posted about how he took a white-knuckled drive through snow-covered roads to visit his daughter, simply because she requested his presence for dinner!  He said he would do anything to get to his children.  I was so touched by this, and it reminded my of God, my Father.

God will also do anything to get to us, a white-knuckled drive through snow, dying for our sins so that we can even have a relationship with Him, and just simply pursuing us over and over and over till He can get through to us.  He is so patient, gentle and persistent, which is a good thing because I have a really hard time being consistent in my relationship with Him.  It is his steadily pursing me, waiting for me, being thrilled to see me that maintains our relationship.

He will brave anything, just to get to us and to spend a little time with us.  I am grateful for that!!

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I haven’t written on this blog in a long time!  I have been posting my YouTube videos about hiking and our adventures here, but have not written about God in a while, so I thought I’d give it a try again.  It’s nice to have an outlet to talk about my feelings and experiences about Him too!

Around Christmas time a lot of the areas of the country were getting snow. I think the west coast was getting snow, the East Coast was, and even the Deep South, further south than we are here in Tennessee!  It seemed like everyone was but us!  So I prayed that we would get one of these snow events for a white Christmas that the weather app kept predicting but refusing to deliver on!  We did not get snow before or during Christmas.  But we did get two big storms this past week.

Last Friday we got ice, layered on top with a couple of inches of snow! It was so exciting as it has been a while since we’d had snow in Memphis.  So of course the kids got off school that day.  Then they were off MLK Day, and then that Monday night, another predicted storm that came true!  With still some remnants of the ice and snow in shady areas from the previous storm, we got a fresh several inches of snow on top!  What an amazing thing for Memphis!

So of course the kids were out Tuesday…and Wednesday (because in the south we don’t quite know what to do with the snow when it falls!)…And Thursday!  I do have to concede that it was below freezing this entire time, even down to single digits, so there was no real chance for the shady areas to melt.  Finally, today, Friday…they had to go back. (Insert somber music here.)

But this morning I woke up, looked out my window, and again was so amazed at the winter wonderland still in my backyard, even after a week!  How beautiful that is!  How amazing!  And I was thankful that God answered my prayers, not at the exact time I wanted, but eventually, with two storms, and a lot more snow than I expected.  It was a lot of fun and beautiful! And a very sweet gift and answer to my prayers.

Check out my video about our “Snowpocalypse”!

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Finally we got some snow in Memphis, actually two storms! This first one was ice and snow, so of course we had to try out our sled! We also tried out driving in the snow and made sure the bird feeder was full so that the birds could survive through the lows we had in the teens and single digits. Also our kids ended up being out for 7 days straight because of these storms! Thanks for watching! More hiking soon!

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This past weekend we hiked at our local Meeman Shelby Forest State Park in Western Tennessee. Crossing a log over a creek reminded us of a treacherous log crossing we had while on the Vermont Appalachian Trail on our way to the peak of Mt. Killington where a bridge had been wiped out by flooding. Hope you enjoy, and we will be back to a New Hampshire video next!

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We decided to do a hike off the AT this time, a little south of where we were hiking in the White Mountains and happened to find the most amazing place to hike with views and huge never ending slabs of rock to climb over. It was really an amazing place! More New Hampshire hiking soon!

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Our fourth day on the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire, we continue to hike with my 71 year old Dad who is section hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. We hike up Zealand Trail, a side trail to the AT and then up a steep boulder scramble to the beautiful Zealand Falls Hut, where we got hot soup and baked goods! Then we continued north on the AT (also called Ethan Pond Trail) to Crawford Notch (US 302). We hike on an amazingly beautiful trail on an old railroad grade, which makes an unusually smoothly graded trail for the New Hampshire AT. This section was a nice break from all the mountain climbing previously. Subscribe for the next hiking adventure in New Hampshire!

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