In July 2015, Comcast let me know that as of October 8, 2015, Comcast would no longer host web pages. My travelogue entries were on my Comcast website, so that meant I had to investigate free web hosting sites to see which met my needs.
Ideally, I would have liked to be able to upload my photos and currently built HTML pages but none of the sites I investigated allow me to do that. These sites want to make things easy by providing web-based builder tools and a “no coding needed” way of doing things. Problem. I don’t mind coding. I am a programmer. I like the control I have with coding. Oh well, it’s not like I’m a paying customer, so I can’t complain too much.
After a bit of investigation, I settled with weebly.com. My new travelogue site is http://walkingthepathways.weebly.com. You may also click the links below to go directly to a specific travelogue entry.
- Presque Isle, MI
Alas, I never did finish this travelogue entry. At first, it was because I didn’t have time what with my new volunteer position on our subdivision’s Board of Directors. But, that was only an excuse on my part. I could’ve found the time if I really wanted to, I think. The real reason was that the pictures I took were so uninspiring, and really not worth a travelogue entry. Perhaps I’ll again look at them one day and think differently. Then I’ll have an entry to show my travelogue fans. Until then, I hope you enjoy the other entries on this page, especially the newest entry for 2016.
- Presque Isle, MI
- Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI
- Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk, Maybury State Park, Novi, MI
As my husband and I pulled up to the parking lot I lamented that I wished I had brought my camera. My husband said that it’s good that I didn’t because we would look like tourists. Turns out half the people there brought cameras. This outing is an annual event sponsored by the Sierra Club to “honor mother earth and our earth mothers” as our guide, Phil, said. If we go next year, I’ll definitely bring a camera! We saw lots of wildflowers that I already knew about, but also many that I either never heard of or never saw before: Trillium, Wake Robin, Nodding Trillium, Wild Ginger, Phlox, Yellow and Blue Violets, Meadow Sweet, Wild Geraniums (my favorites), Spring Beauty, May Apple, Wild Strawberry, Jack in the Pulpit, Skunk Cabbage, Meadow Rue, False Solomon’s Seal, Mustard, and Garlic Mustard, and a few others that I can’t remember the names to. We even saw a woodpecker and a tanager.
Although Phil said it was going to be 2 hours long and 3 miles, the shortened route we took ended up being 3.5 hours and it seemed longer than 3 miles. I would highly recommend this outing to anyone who loves nature. However I would caution against going on the second leg of the journey if you are out of shape. The first part is a very slow hike on fairly flat land, stopping often to look at the flowers. The second half is a faster hike up and down hills. I’m definitely out of shape because it didn’t take me long to be out of breath and for my leg muscles to hurt. Even the bottoms of my feet hurt! Very tiring, but well worth it!
- Bordentown Beach, Bordentown, NJ
- Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton Township, NJ
- Hamilton Veteran’s Park, Hamilton Township, NJ
- Howell Farm, Lambertville, NJ
- Kuser Farm Park, Hamilton Township, NJ
- Mercer County Park, Hamilton Township, NJ
- Princeton Battlefield, Princeton, NJ
- Sayen Gardens, Hamilton Township, NJ
- Walking Tour of Bordentown, NJ [NEW: Map of Bordentown included]
- Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, NJWashington Crossing State Park, Titusville, NJ