About Us

The only healthy way to live life is to learn to like all the little everyday things, like a sip of good whiskey in the evening, a soft bed, a glass of buttermilk, or a feisty gentleman like myself.

-Gus McRae

We live life for the simple pleasures. Being outdoors, staying active, cooking/baking delicious (and healthy!) feasts after long hikes, drinking great beer (and wine and whiskey), learning to play guitar, rocking in white chairs, finding the best dog parks, local pubs, websites, outdoor gear and more. Whatever life hands us, our solution is to JUST GET OUTSIDE.

Also, we may not have yet hiked the [entire] Appalachian Trail, but we joke about what our trail names would be. He’s Hardtack, named for a hard cracker made with only flour and water—a staple in the diet of a Civil War soldier. His name was earned after he subjected the unsuspecting trio to a few memorable daylong hikes, bringing along no food. Let’s just say hardtack would have been a welcomed treat. She’s Blue Bin—a nod to her hardcore enthusiasm for recycling. Despite an Ithaca, NY upbringing, she’s not that crunchy, we swear. Our canine companion is Miss P, AKA The Redheaded Stranger, AKA The Duchess. She’s the fastest hiker in the group.

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4 Responses to “About Us”

  1. lotsafreshair at 5:42 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, apologies for the delay … I’ve been a bit distracted! I love your photographs. Sigh… I must get myself to the States for some hiking soon. Hmmm, might wait until it’s a bit warmer though!

  2. marcmaloy at 4:30 pm #

    Love your blog – we’re trying to do the same thing. Live life well and spend as much time as possible outside.

    • bluebinbarbie at 4:25 pm #

      Thank you! But you do it with kids in tow. Bonus points. Thanks for reading!


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