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Essential Outdoor Adventure Gifts for Kids

A few years ago, our children received Outdoor Adventure themed Christmas and birthday gifts to equip them for family outdoor adventures for years to come. They received many of the essential items required for our family outdoor adventures. Since then we have traveled the US from coast to coast and I am grateful that we always …

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Things I am Loving Right Now

Fun and easy nature photography with this macro lens for your mobile device.

In case you are wondering, here are five things I am loving right now. {This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you for your support of NotBefore7.} 1.  A mobile macro lens for my iPhone. Amazing. Entertaining. Somewhat magical.  And all of that for $10.  This little lens wraps around your phone with a rubber band and …

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Linville, NC: Hiking Linville Gorge

Our cold nights while camping didn’t prevent our daytime fun! In fact, the chilly temperatures were perfect for comfortable hiking. Our first goal was a hike at the Linville Gorge, the main reason I had selected this area for camping.  It was less than 10 minutes along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  October is a beautiful …

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