“Starting Over Series” In case you missed it…

The Starting Over Series is a labor of love and triumphs. When my daughter and I begin sharing our new in the outdoors, with camping and hiking on YouTube, we didn’t imagine sharing a bit more of our personal lives.

  Never did we think…or more apply, believe we would ever move out of NYC. It was a hope and desire for me after my wife died. And a wide eyed dream for my daughter, who wanted to move immediately after her mother’s death. But it took a number of years for it to happen. For me to get to place where I would no longer allow fear to hold me back. And a bout with deep depression to boot. Finally in one of my lowest points of depression, frustration and disappointment, I said “let’s get out of here!”. Within a month and half a plan we drove across the George Washington bridge heading south. Landing for the moment in Tennessee…

    Tennessee has so much to offer as far as the Outdoors are concerned. Its a great “Basecamp” for us. Plenty of colleges for The Kid as well as job and career opportunities. For me, meeting new people and seeing the sun and open sky. The series chronicles a bit of the process of moving and us returning to hiking. We’d hope to end the series with us moving into our new home… but we’ll see how that goes. For now, enjoy the series and for diehard fans of “Whitebeard and TK” (The Kid) we have lots of hiking, camping and roadtrips to share with you.

Part 4 of the series airs this Friday night. Click on the link for the Starting Over Series. Subscribe and share it too. There’s plenty more to see on our channel, so check it out.

Starting Over

“Starting Over”

Starting over is not just one of my favorite songs and album by Chris Stapleton, it is what my daughter and just did. When my wife died 6 years ago I wanted to move, however as many people, when dealing with loss and grief there is no rule on when “It’s time…” I spent the first year of that loss writing about in a series called “With and Without Her” . Some writer friends suggested it and they were right, it did help me get through that first year. Shortly after I discovered hiking and my youngest daughter aka TK and I hit the trails. It’s been about 5 years now enjoying the outdoors… a place where I found my healing. But we were still living in the same apartment and walking past the same place where my wife’s body laid…

I finally crashed and slipped into depression 2 years ago…so while were hiking I had to work through another issue. I got to the point when I said “&^%@ it, let’s just leave!” and we did. About 2 months ago we moved south to Tennessee. It’s nowhere close to easy starting life over a 59 years old in a new place, no friends, family, job and so on. In addition to our regular outdoors series, we are chronicling the early stages of our move in a series called “Starting Over”. If you haven’t yet, check it out…

I’m sure how long we will continue the “series” maybe until we get the keys to our new home. But don’t worry we will still bring you along with us hiking, camping and traveling, this is a part of the adventure. A new state, new town, new church, new people to meet, new mountains to climb and new adventures to be had… see you soon.

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“3 Generations Hike “Trips Falls Laughs and Breaking The 4th Wall” // Hike 23/52 {S2 E23}”

In case you missed it; because you were enjoying Thanksgiving with your friends and family, here’s Friday night’s adventure.

A couple of times a year we get together, 3 generations, to hike, talk and have fun. We have been doing this since my grandson was 5 years old. Now, at 9, he is a ball of talkative energy. Check out our last hike together for the year. And if you haven’t already, subscribe to the channel so you’ll never miss an episode again. Thank you for watching….

“An Anniversary Gift For The Masses!!” // Mohonk Preserve Testimonial Gateway Hike 21/52 {S2 E22}”

In case you missed it. Here’s Friday Night’s adventure. In fact why don’t you go ahead and subscribe to the channel so you will never miss an episode.

In this week’s adventure we had an unscheduled change in our plans. We arrived at our original trail to hike and found that it was closed. We were redirected to a new and unfamiliar trail. The rest… well you’ll find out.

“Father and Daughter “High Point”// Hike 19/52 {S2 E18}”

In case you missed it, in this week’s episode we go to the highest point in New Jersey. From the top of this trail in High Point State Park you can see three states at once. New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania! Crazy right? This was a pretty long moderate hike, it took us 5 hours to complete the 4 mile loop and we were mentally exhausted at the end. It was one of those days when you get half way through and think “Lord… I can’t go on…”

Come jump in the backseat and take a ride with us and experience adventure through our eyes…

Another Uncle Tom

The first Uncle Tom film focused on black conservatives, something people, mostly liberals say doesn’t exist. Especially since they have labeled conservatives “racist” and bigots for decades. So when considering Americans blacks as conservatives it is generally met with mockery. They are called Uncle Tom and worse…

Uncle Tom 2 goes a great deal further. Focusing on religious faith, Socialism communism, blm and the sinister use of black Americans for the advancement of the agenda and so much more. The documentary goes far more deeper than the first…

“A Journey Through Time” // Are We History Buffs Now? {S2 E17}”

August has been a long and weird month for us. Not hiking makes me nuts! But during this hiatus we took roadtrips and went camping as well. In this week’s adventure we head out to Massachusetts to visit the birth place of the Revolutionary War… and more! Jump in the backseat and take a ride with us

“Ice Cream, Hamburgers, Golf, REI…and Chris Stapleton” // 3 Generations Road trip {S2 E16}

In case you missed it, here’s Friday’s adventure. During the month of August we’re on a break from hiking and decided to hit the road. This week we take family with us on a quest for ice cream and fun. In the coming episodes we will be visiting the birth place of the Revolutionary War as well as an upcoming 4 day camping trip up in Nigeria, NY. God willing, we will be bringing you along for the ride.

Until then enjoy our first road trip….

“Rocks, Farts and Poetry In The Woods” // Hike 14/52 {S2 E14}” on YouTube

Here’s Friday night’s adventure just in case you missed it. We set out on the longest and hardest hike of the season. The trail is covered in rocks and the body is pushed to its limit. This is in two parts because it was a lengthy hike…

“Fairies Mosquitoes and Remembrance”// Father Daughter 52 Hike Challenge {S2 E12}”

In case missed it. In this week’s adventure we head out to Tenafly Nature Center amid summer heat. We get savagely attacked by mosquitoes and see where Fairies live. Along the way TK explains Fairy lore.

But this also happens to mark 6 years of the passing of my wife and TK’s mother. But we set out to enjoy life instead of dwelling on the pain of the past. Because out of that loss came life… the life in the outdoors, the wilderness we have come to love. The places where the slow process of healing from that loss was for us. Today it’s more than just an escape…

Click on the link and take a ride with us and experience adventure through our eyes.

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