We really enjoy hiking and being outdoors. We have gone camping and hiked several trails in Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee (Great Smoky Mountains). In December 2018, we went to Arizona. We spent several days hiking in Sedona and visited the Grand Canyon. (We really want to visit more of the National Parks. The next places we'd love to see are Zion National Park and Arches National Park in Utah.)
We also enjoy going to the beach - boating, kayaking, and walking. We went to Chatham in Cape Cod for our anniversary in September 2017 and went sailing with a guide and saw harbor seals. (After we spent a few days at the beach, we drove to Boston to see our favorite baseball teams play two games. We had a blast just walking around the city and taking in all the sights and places to see.) Every year, we take a family trip to the beach with Mark's family.
Back in December 2016, we went on a larger sailing trip with a group of friends. We sailed around the British Virgin Islands for a week. It was beyond amazing. We snorkeled for the first time - it was so fun to see all of the different kinds of fish and aquatic plant life. The sailing views were breathtaking. We enjoyed spending time with our friends, swimming, reading and taking some time to just relax.
When we can, we enjoy visiting NYC and Boston. They are two of our favorite cities. Someday, we hope to be able to explore other cities around the country. We've traveled outside the US twice - Dominican Republic and Mexico. We really enjoy learning about other cultures and trying new foods. We hope to be able to travel to Europe (England, France, Germany, and Italy) and other places in the future. We have a very big bucket list!
When we are at home, we enjoy cooking and trying new recipes on the weekends. We also try to get outside as much as possible - whether it's doing yardwork, gardening, walking around our neighborhood, or just sitting on the porch enjoying the day (or evening). We also listen to music after dinner - one of our favorite artists is Amos Lee. So sometimes instead of watching something silly on TV or watching our favorite baseball team lose, we'll turn on one of his albums and be content.