2021 in the Rear View Mirror

Even in the face of the ongoing Covid pandemic, or maybe in response to the pandemic, 2021 for me has turned out to be a gem. Since it was packed year, I have lots to reflect upon.

Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

One of things that she does super well is cook. One of the best things she makes is a heavenly chocolate chip coffee cake. I have had it since childhood. I cannot remember a time in my life when I did not know about it and I don't want to think of my life without it!

Camping with the Boys on the Nantahala River

We made another trek to the Nantahala River this weekend.  We camped on the river right by the Nantahala Outdoor Center @NOC.  My aunt and uncle (by marriage) Payson and Aurelia Kennedy were the founders of the center in 1973 (I believe).  You will see a photo below of a monument to them at the … Continue reading Camping with the Boys on the Nantahala River