Atlanta: Recap

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Before we left I had a chat with our airbnb host, as I was telling her how much we enjoyed the city she told me, “yeah, you know I’ve lived a lot of places in my life, but Atlanta is just so livable.” She has indeed lived a multitude of places, including San Francisco (Height-Ashbury, back in the day), so I trust her. And it’s true, for a large city Atlanta is just really livable. It’s not just the low cost of living, or the pleasant weather, the great food, access to outdoors, or gorgeous neighborhoods. There’s something a bit different about Atlanta. Continue reading

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Three Forks to Springer Mountain: Contemplations on the Appalachian Trail

Along the AT

Along the AT

All of a sudden it was our last weekend in the US. 13 weeks down, only one to go until we head back to Ireland.  It’s been a great summer, 10 cities, 13,000 miles flown, family, new friends, old friends, and incredible adventures. So, naturally it flew by. A recap deserves its own post, so for now: our last weekend we spent camping along the AT.  Continue reading