Summer 2015 Reflections & Explorers Log

When the going gets tough.. Summer 2015 Reflections & Explorers Log

Summer 2015 Reflections & Explorers Log

Hi y’all! I’m treating myself and my friends to monthly reflections, this year. These are meant to help me keep track and make sense of things. I am one of those creative types that flourish in clutter and chaos. I’m also the first to admit that my way is no way to keep any sort of order.

So, I haven't updated the site in nearly a month. What can I say? Summer is tough. My husband died four years ago and summer time has never been the same, with Father's Day (June) and the anniversary of his passing (July). It's also our third year into abandoning the air conditioner. I've learned that time spent outside the house is the best way to cope with Georgia's humid heat. I hardly notice temperatures into the mid-90s anymore, as long as we're out and about exploring. With that in mind, I'm combining our logs for June and July and this is summer's reflection quote.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.


JUNE 2015 Explorer's Log


June's reflection courtesy of Toccoa River



A very late June's reflection courtesy of Toccoa River in Chattahoochee National Forest.


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June 2 Tennessee Aquarium - Chattanooga, TN  





Found this guy hanging out in my favorite section of the Tennessee Aquarium! I heart the Swamp. #chattanooga #tnaqua A photo posted by Candy Cook (@happytrailtales) on



June 11 Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge






Beautiful, quiet & relaxing escape in Monroe County Georgia #exploregeorgia #georgia #getoutsidegeorgia #happy


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June 13 Chattahoochee Bend State Park  





June 22 Chattahoochee National Forest?






Cooling off! #exploregeorgia #getoutsidegeorgia


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June 30 Allatoona Creek MTB Trails  





After the trail #mountainbiking #mtb #exploregeorgia A photo posted by Candy Cook (@happytrailtales) on



JULY 2015 Explorer's Log


July's reflection courtesy of Panther Falls in Chattahoochee National Forest







 

 

July 1 Deerlick Park

 





 

It's like Alfred Hitchcock's gone Duck Wild. #waterfowlofinstagram #ducksofinstagram #geeseofinstagram

 

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July 3 Sweetwater Creek State Park

 




July 7 Tallulah Gorge State Park

 






July 9 Boundary Waters Park

 




July 10 Sweetwater Creek State Park

 





 

Chillin' out #outdoorfamilies #getoutsidegeorgia

 

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July 16 Allatoona Creek MTB Trails

 

July 17 Allatoona Creek MTB Trails

 



Yeehaw, yall! #mtb #mountainbiking #GeorgiaBikes #exploregeorgia

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July 18 Chattooga River Trail / Bartram Trail

 






July 23 Stone Mountain Park

 



Hike to the top of Stone mountain at least once a season! #exploregeorgia #GeorgiaHikes #getoutsidegeorgia #tetonsports

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July 25 Allatoona Creek MTB Trails

 





 

Another hot day on the mountain biking trails! #outdoorfamilies #getoutside

 

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July 28 Allatoona Creek MTB Trails

 

July 29 Allatoona Creek MTB Trails

 

July 30 Chattahoochee National Forest, Angel & Panther Falls

 


About Candy Cook

I'm a homeschooling mom of two boys, blogging family travel & adventure, homeschooling, exploring nature and getting dirty in the great outdoors.

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