A Birthday Camp Out in The Gorge!

My friend Abby wanted to celebrate her birthday by playing outside all day and sleeping under the stars. This is why we’re friends…

Four of the Sipinski family members decided to go somewhere at the last minute (which is how we usually roll). We decided on the Red River Gorge, which is about 1 hour and 45 minutes away from Louisville. If you’re a climber, this place is a MECCA. If you’re not a climber, it’s still pretty awesome. Tons of hiking trails, a lake to play in, new zip lines, high ropes courses, and a sky lift that takes you up to see the amazing views of the Gorge from above. [Read more…]

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Kentucky Summer Wish List

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetI already know you want my shirt. It’s available here.

I’ve got somewhere around 6-8 weeks here in my home state of Kentucky and I’m STOKED. There are so many things that I love about being here in the summertime and even though I’m arriving more towards the end of summer, the weather will still be nice enough to play, workout, and enjoy fabulous meals outside for weeks. Here’s all I plan to do over the next several weeks…

UPDATE: The things I’ve gotten to so far have been crossed off!  [Read more…]

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A Yogi, A Dancer, & A Dog… in the Red River Gorge

Tango and I went camping and hiking with my girlfriend, Taylor in the Red River Gorge last weekend. It was the perfect, short getaway for the holiday. We just went for one night as we both had obligations over the other days, but we scored the most perfect weather, so it was well worth it.

The Red River Gorge is just under a two-hour drive from Louisville so it was nice to get the out-of-town, vacay feeling, without the grueling long drive that usually accompanies it. We camped at Miguel’s (because that’s what you do) and hiked all around. We had to steer clear of the Natural Bridge State Park area because all the trails in that section are anti-pets… <—DUMB.

When you go outdoors with a yogi and a dancer, you get LOTS of posed photos.

Hidden Arch

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Slackline fun at the campground.

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Tango loves road trips & camping (like his mom). He was STOKED… to say the least.

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We had tons of great food, but these strawberries were the best. IMG_8737

Sights along the way:

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There are a million cool trails to hike, but our favorite was the Double Arch.

Really cool underneath, perfect for photo ops.

 Really tiny in between the two arches, I don’t recommend trying to squeeze in there (like I did).

 You can even scramble up to the top ledge and cruise around up there!

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Here’s what it looks like underneath:

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The space between the two arches was a little tight… but I made it happen.

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And up on the very top level:

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I can’t do handstands… or a scorpion… so I went halfsies.

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Until next time…

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