Category: walks

a beautiful sunset seen through the trees

The John Heinz Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, or just Tinicum as we usually call it, is one of my favorite places in Philly. It’s so close to the airport and so accessible from South Philly yet it feels like you’re nowhere near the city. It was established in 1972 to preserve the natural area of the marsh, to promote environmental education and allow visitors to study the wildlife.

my hiking companions
my hiking companions

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sunset at mt moriah
the sun setting on the philadelphia side

Mount Moriah is a cemetery in southwest Philly that spans across Cobbs Creek river into Yeadon, PA. The cemetery is massive and parts of it are just beautiful. It’s an historic Philadelphia landmark that has been neglected by the city and has no real owner. When we first arrived we started on the Yeadon side which looked well kept. As we walked further in we started to see areas that were so overgrown you couldn’t see the headstones.

an overgrown site at mt moriah
one of the neglected sites


a break from the snow

my feet in ladybird lake
my feet hadn’t seen the light of day in months

In February we were able to get a break from this terrible east coast winter to travel down south to Texas. We spent the majority of the trip in San Antonio and then headed to Austin for a few days. This was my first trip to Texas and hopefully not my last. I loved Austin and wish we’d had more time to spend there.

austin skyline
a view of austin from a bridge

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