On our second date we went for a hike. That hike led to many more hikes and weekend backpacking trips in the Pacific Northwest. Spending time together in the great outdoors quickly became a big part of our relationship. We even spent the two weeks leading up to our wedding hiking the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail. Thanks to SPF 100 sunblock Suzanne managed to avoid any awkward hiking tan lines that would have clashed with her wedding dress.
Our move from Seattle to Savannah meant that we no longer had easy access to mountains. It’s not called the “low country” for nothing. We still managed to get in a few backpacking trips, but kayaking became our new regular outdoor activity together. We rented kayaks for awhile and eventually it made sense to buy our own.
We’re starting to get asked where we’re going on this upcoming RV trip. We could say something profound about how it’s the journey that matters, not the destination. But really, it’s the hiking and kayaking that matter. We aren’t going to create a pre-determined route or itinerary. We aren’t going to commit to being in any one place at any one time. We’re just going to do as much hiking and kayaking as we can while following the good weather.
We would love to know if you have any favorite hiking or kayaking spots that you’re willing to share. If so, please use the comments section below or send us an email.
Keep in mind when recommending kayaking spots that we are mostly flat water kayakers. Think less about kayaking that involves whitewater and adrenaline, and more about kayaking that involves putting a coffee/beer/wine glass in our cupholders and enjoying the scenery. Thanks for any tips you can provide. We’ll see you on down the road!