Saturday, March 3, 2012

Good Bye Georgia

I'm moving across the country, visiting my sister in Nevada, then working in Yellowstone for the summer. I hope to spend at least one winter in Yellowstone, a winter in the Grand Canyon, see Alaska, and etcetera.

The etcetera is all up in the air. Georgia has been good to me. I've enjoyed the wilderness, the remote living, the minimalism. I'm still a minimalist. All my stuff fits into my Geo. The Appalachian Trail, Bartram Trail, and Foothill Trails will be missed. Its been a real adventure. I've been here 12 years.

But, to all things there is a time and season. This is a bridge near Elicot Rock, where the three states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia come together. I took this photo when I first moved here. All adventures are bridges on life's journey, teaching the patience and skills to move forward.

I'll keep this blog going and my femalesurvivalist one as well while I travel and meet new people.


  1. Brawny it will be a wonderful new adventure for you. That part of the country is beautiful. I hope to take my family there one day to visit. My sister lived in Ely, Nevada for two years. There is no real hospital there and she had to go to Salt Lake City to have her baby. I have driven through Reno and been to Lake Tahoe. You will love it out there. I know all your friends will miss you here in the South but true friends will stay in touch. Very glad you will still blog when you move. I have been reading it for over a year now and it has helped me plan hiking trips and prepare some great receipts. Please keep writing you fiction as well. You have a talent for it. As a wise teacher told me in 5th grade, "every thing changes and nothing remains the same."

  2. Gosh, it's hard to think you're leaving GA! That's going to leave an empty spot on the east coast. I'm glad I'll still be able to follow you via your blog. I've learned a lot from you!

  3. Thanks Flo and Ellie. I can't imagine what we did before the internet, keeping up with all our friends, making new ones, learning from each other.

    Your kind words mean alot to me.

    1. I just recently started commenting on your blog b/c my Blogger settings were messed up and it wouldn't let me comment. But I've been reading you for a long time. You've been a major influence on my preparations for my hiking experiences. BTW, the Women Hikers were asking a couple weeks ago if anyone had heard from you for awhile.

  4. Hi Ellie, the comment function of blogs is a pain sometimes, sorry. I am flattered to know I have helped in any small way to assist you in hiking preparations.

    I know some of the women from the online group. Give them my best.

    I'll be in Nevada by the end of the month, hoping to get some Search and Rescue experiences and adventures under my belt. Will post on that.

    Then, June 1st I start my season in Yellowstone, working until Oct 2nd. Hope to post info on that as we go, too.

    I love reading the comments! Thanks.