On the border…

Big Bend National Park is located on the border of Mexico and Texas, which is divided by the Rio Grande River. The park is unique because of its vast desert expanses on one side, as well as forested mountains on the other side. We were recommended to go visit the park by several locals throughout […]

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Tough to get to.

Tougher to explain. But once you get here…You get it. With a population of 2,100 that is the town of Marfa’s motto. In the early 1970s contemporary artist Donald Judd acquired a 45,000 acre ranch and turned a number of abandoned army base buildings into his canvas. He converted hangers, which had been used in […]

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Keep Austin Beautiful

After two days of abnormal rain here in Texas we woke up welcoming the sunshine! This morning, we partnered with Keep Austin Beautiful. Since 1985 the organization has been preserving the quality of the city. Their vision is simple: for Austin to be the cleanest most beautiful community. Linds and I, plus about 30 locals […]

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Shhhh…read a book!

One goal we had on this journey is to learn to be quiet and one with ourselves.  We thought maybe a library would be a good place to practice this mantra.  We contacted the Houston Public Library to volunteer our services for an afternoon. The pouring rain made it the perfect day to spend inside […]

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The First Supper

Today we partnered with Fresh Food Factor served by the Volunteers of America here in the city of New Orleans. FFF is an 8,000 square foot commercial kitchen that serves local students healthy meals on a daily basis. Their goal is to not only provide fresh and healthy meals, but also to teach students that […]

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Down the Bayou

We knew we had a connection with Anna the second we met her last week. She welcomed us into her apartment in New Orleans simply because we had a mutual friend. When she told us about where she is from, near Baton Rouge, we were instantly intrigued and wanted to learn more.  She immediately called […]

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Kindred Spirits

Growing up we have always had dogs, cats, even iguanas as an extension of our families. It only seemed right for today’s volunteer trip to be at the Animal Rescue New Orleans. ARNO is an organization created and dedicated to the rescue and aid of abandoned and homeless animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina […]

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