Tiny Living Week 17-The Rat Race

The whole experiment of moving into a tiny home was to see if our family could improve its lifestyle. We wanted more than a pointless pursuit that was endless and self defeating. Getting ahead financially has to come with rewards. There’s no point in an exhaustive financial struggle that leaves no time for enjoying life. “The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” — Lily Tomlin

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The Sunken Forest, FI

The Sunken Forest located in Sailor’s Haven on Fire Island is a rarity even by global standards. “According to the New York Natural Heritage Program, the Sunken Forest was ranked as ‘globally rare,’ meaning there are few remaining occurrences of this assemblage of plants throughout the world.”

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Black Rock Mountain State Park, GA

This is a state park that you can choose to spend the day in or just take a quick peek. Either way, it’s worth the effort. The sheer cliffs of biotite-colored gneissic rock create some of the most amazing park lands in Gerogia’s Blue Ridge Mountians.

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Canoeing the Peconic

Fall is a great time of year to enjoy a leisurely paddle down one of Long Island’s unknown rivers. Yes, you heard me, Long Island has rivers! The Peconic is the longest river on Long Island and it is almost entirely within the Central Long Island Pine Barrens (LI’s largest natural area and its last remaining wilderness).

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Goats On the Roof!

The owners and creators of this Georgia keepsake have stumbled upon rural genius with a wicked sense of humor that works to entertain you.

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Pisgah National Forest, NC

When you’re a family out looking for adventure, Pisgah National Forest is a win. We visited Pisgah in early July during our two week East coast road trip. We were not disappointed. In fact, we’d love to visit again and explore more!

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