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  1. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    March 9, 2013

    Looks like a great little vacay so far! Definitely leaves me craving a nice relaxing weekend away. I’ll have to make that happen soon.
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  2. Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
    March 9, 2013

    I am alwaysss the first person up to! I get so much done between the hours of 6a-9a when everyone else is sleeping lol I love casual getaways. Our friends have been talking about renting a north GA cabin for a while and I def think we need to after this post.
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  3. Erin @ The Elliptical Chronicles
    March 9, 2013

    Well done adding peanut butter to your s’more, lady!

    Your trip looks like so much fun – continue to enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚
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  4. Courtney
    March 9, 2013

    Sounds like such a fun vacation! Keep enjoying it ๐Ÿ™‚
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  5. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    March 9, 2013

    Sometimes its nice to have NO plans on a trip. I tend to over plan so this sort of vacation looks really relaxing and fun to me!
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  6. Maureen
    March 9, 2013

    I am ALWAYS the first person awake, so I offer to make breakfast. Might as well, I am up anyway!
    Is that guy wearing quilt pants?? LOL
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  7. June
    March 9, 2013

    Looks like an awesome trip! I’ve hiked some of the Appalachian Trail up in New Hampshire – beautiful! When I was a kid, I used to dream of being a “through hiker” someday, and hiking the whole trail! Now that I’ve read more about it, I think I’ll pass and just hike the pretty stuff! lol! Enjoy that mountain air!
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  8. melinda
    March 9, 2013

    What a great trip. So many interesting things in this post! I love Banana Grams and the peanut butter s’mores idea…….brilliant! Have you read Bill Bryson’s “Into the Woods” or Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild”? They are really great hiking books. Would you friend share the chicken recipe?

    • Natalie @ Free Range Human
      March 9, 2013

      Those are two of my favorite books about through hiking. I’m a backpacker, but never really thought about doing one of the long hikes. “Wild” made me start thinking about it and now it’s my dream. Someday!
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  9. Ashley
    March 9, 2013

    Bananagrams is the best! The PB s’more is my motivation to push for an early spring camping trip, I need that in my life NOW.
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  10. Crystal
    March 9, 2013

    There’s a really good book about sisters who hike the Appalachian Trail called Barefoot Sisters. It’s an easy read, but really good. I wanted to hike the trail in it’s entirety for awhile after reading it.

  11. Emily
    March 9, 2013

    I love that feeling of falling in love with a get away spot when traveling and not wanting to leave! It happens to me all the time!

  12. Steph @ happy healthy stephie
    March 9, 2013

    Looks like fun! My husband loves to hike, but after a few bad falls for me, I’m too scared to go now. I’ve tried, but I end up getting so far behind because I go soooo slow and then everbody has to wait for me!

  13. Jessica
    March 9, 2013

    If you by chance are in blue ridge or elijay, be sure to check out downtown blue ridge. There is a olive oil store. Its like heaven. 20 something organic and infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars. I got expresso balsamic vinegar! Also, mercer’s orchards! tons of peaches, apples, and of course fried apple pies!

  14. Annie @ eatcleaneatreal
    March 9, 2013

    The AT is amazing, although Ive never been on it that far south. So glad you had a great hike!
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  15. Claudia
    March 9, 2013

    Oooh, you should try using Nutter Butter wafer cookies (not the crunchy peanut shaped cookie) for S’more’s my brother turned me on to those – delish!

  16. Barry Wright, III
    March 9, 2013

    Sounds like a hiking/camping trip with all the perks! I love word games, Bananagrams included, because they’re simple to learn and very portable!

  17. Courtney W
    March 9, 2013

    It wasn’t healthy at all. 2-4 chicken breasts, 8 oz. package of cream cheese, can of cream of chicken broth, packet of Italian Seasoning Dressing. Mix together in crock pot. High for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8. Serve over rice or pasta. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Beth (@RunTraveler)
    March 9, 2013

    That looks like an absolutely LOVELY hike! (With any luck, I’ll be doing some A.T. hiking soon, myself.) ๐Ÿ™‚
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  19. Ali
    March 9, 2013

    Too funny! I just finished reading “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed and I have now been seriously considering hiking myself. It would be amazing to go with such a large group though, the way you are doing it. In some ways I think that’s more appealing than a solo trip. In the book, I got freaked out so many times at the thought of being alone (like Cheryl was) for so long, but I suppose that’s what is appealing about the thought of doing the hike too; learning to trust that you can get through it and persevere all on your own etc. – would feel amazing to make it through the whole experience and come out the other end feeling stronger than you ever imagined.

  20. The Many Thoughts of a Reader
    March 9, 2013

    Looks like fun!
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  21. Serena
    March 10, 2013

    Love the Appalachian trail! Jealous.
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  22. Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family
    March 10, 2013

    That looks so much fun! My cousin made it halfway down the trail before the snow storms of winter hit this last year. He is planning on heading back out to finish the rest when spring comes. He’s 21 years old and I am just so impressed that he is accomplishing a lifelong dream of his!
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  23. Becki @ Fighting for Wellness
    March 10, 2013

    You are SO close to my hometown! Hiking in Appalachia is probably the biggest thing I miss since moving to Boston almost 8 years ago. Hope you’re having a blast!
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  24. Rebecca King
    March 10, 2013

    I’ll never see the AT in my lifetime. However, out here in the west where I am we have lots of hiking available. One of my most favorite things to do.
    Your pictures are wonderful!!!
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  25. Melissa
    March 10, 2013

    I’m late to comment, but I can’t believe I’ve never thought to do a s’more with peanut butter!

  26. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
    March 10, 2013

    I love hiking on trails! Looks like a great time ๐Ÿ˜€
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  27. amyt
    March 11, 2013

    ahh people that do the Appalachian Trail, and the Florida Trail take that stuff serious. (I work for State Parks) We get people that stop there here all the time that are doing the Florida Trail – it’s very neat….they have so much gear, but all packed away. Some have been doing it days, weeks…months. Some are finishing here in FL after doing the Appalachian Trail. Pretty hard core.

  28. Sonia the Mexigarian
    March 11, 2013

    LOL I used to play Nintendo quite a bit. Smash Bros and Mario Kart were games I would kick butt in. I loved playing with Peach and Link (in SB) and even beat some boys in tournament rounds.

    The trail looks like it’d be a fun hike. I’m itching to hit the ones around here. Must uncover my hiking boots and drag the husband out of his cave.
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