Simple pleasures don't have to cost an arm and a leg!
Life - Musings

Simple Pleasures

Last updated on July 15, 2017 by Liza Hawkins

Yesterday I spent the afternoon with three high school friends that I hadn’t seen in 15 years. We met at Great Falls (the Maryland side) and spent two hours catching up over a modest picnic of trail mix, chocolate chip cookies, and fresh farmers’ market peaches.

I hadn’t been there in years, maybe a decade or longer, and it was a quick and happy reminder that even near the city there are beautiful spots to absorb nature.

It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to have a little fun, and I’d wager that most areas have lots of day trip options within a hour of your neighborhood.

Be brave and try something new, like I did for my sister’s 30th birthday—Dolly Sods Wilderness is only a couple of hours away from us, and it was like we were in a new world.

Check out national parks, state parks, local non-profit organizations, hiking trails, or even quaint downtown areas that you haven’t explored before!

Simple pleasures don't have to cost an arm and a leg!

Sometimes the best things in life are simple: good food, good conversation, good friends.

Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

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