Hello my name is Frank Skokoski and I was born, and live in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania. Welcome to my blog and photo journal..You may be wondering how I chose the title of this blog. I spent a long time thinking about it.. I do like to travel and I will share my trips on here with you. But I also walk everyday and have always been fascinated by the beauty I find everywhere I walk. Then it hit me and it was an easy choice. My love of nature and all of it's wonders was instilled in me by my dad. I remember him taking us in the woods looking for wild mushrooms , my brother John and I, at an early age.I loved those walks so much. And he would always tell us to "keep your eyes peeled" as we searched for "red top" mushrooms. Those words are still so comforting to me. He continued to show me the wonders of nature; the joy of watching seeds we planted sprout, , the stars at night, the song of the robin and whip-poor-will, flowers and trees and all the beauty of the natural world. We lost dad last year. My mom, my four siblings and my nieces and nephews miss him so much. This site is dedicated to him. It is a blog and photo journal of my experiences walking and hiking through life. . It is unique in that it is not a travel journal. Some of the blogs will be walks in my neighborhood, a local or state park and yes an exotic beach or ancient city. We are blessed with a most wonderful planet, filled with beauty, and I hope to share some of that with you. I still am a full time attorney, so I may miss a day or two, but I pretty much try and find time to get out for a walk everyday. So be prepared to join me on my adventures. I am glad to have you along.
“Remember what Bilbo used to say: It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – JRR Tolkien