Jackson Falls

Jackson Falls

Jackson Falls is a wilderness area in the Northeast corner of Shawnee National Forest. It’s located nearby Burden Falls, Bell Smith Springs, and Millstone Bluff National Park. The bluffs in the area are 30-70 feet high. I couldn’t find an exact height of the falls, but I would guess 50-60 feet. The road leading to Jackson Falls is a bit iffy, especially after heavy rain. This area is best accessed if you have a higher clearance vehicle. Next to the…

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How to Doodle a House

How to Doodle a House

I’ve always loved architecture. As my husband and I walk our dogs through the neighborhood we are always commenting on the houses we pass. Each style has its own charm and personality. I used to be really “bad” at doodling. I never liked the doodles I would do in my notebook back in school or during a meeting. As I have gotten more into art, I have become better about really seeing an object. Art is all about breaking down…

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Hang Gliding in San Francisco

Hang Gliding in San Francisco

(This is actually terrible advice for a post about running off cliffs. Make sure you’re attached to something that can fly when you do so.) For Donovan’s 28th birthday, we happened to be in San Francisco and I wanted to do an experience instead of a physical present. I’m not a super brave or adventurous person. There are plenty of adventure sports that I wouldn’t consider doing. When I was researching adventure sports to do in the San Francisco area, I…

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San Francisco

San Francisco

In 2014, Donovan and I took what still remains my favorite trip of ours. We flew to San Francisco and stayed with a family friend of his for a few days exploring the town. Then we rented a convertable and drove up Highway 101. We were introduced to the redwoods, beautiful rocky coastlines, and sea glass beached. Finally we ended with a few days in Portland before flying home. This post has what we did while in San Francisco. Golden…

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Burden Falls

Burden Falls

Burden Falls Wilderness is in Pope County, in the North West corner of the Shawnee National Forest. Just a short drive from Bell Smith Springs and Jackson Falls. I would highly recommend combining this with one of these other hiking trails. Burden Falls Wilderness is composed of hiking and horse trails, but why most people visit is the actual Burden Falls. The top of the waterfall is located almost directly off the parking lot, making this ideal for someone who…

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