Today marks one year we left our home in New Jersey on an adventure of a lifetime. We have seen memorable sunsets, quiet sunrises, and beautiful fresh waterfalls. We crossed many miles down to Florida across the country to San Diego and up to Olympic National Park in Washington. We caught our first fish on […]Read more "Happy One Year on the Road"
When traveling in Mendocino and Humboldt Counties of California, there is only one radio station that comes in, KMUD Community Radio. What a great radio station it is! They play such a variety of music, from Hawaiian to Honky Tonk. We have had the pleasure of listening to the show, “Thank Ja it’s Friday” and our […]Read more "Northern California Love and Gratitude"
We decided to start the morning with a bike ride around Clear Lake State Park to get our heads ready for whatever the day may bring. Yesterday was an emotional day and we needed to be strong. Unfortunately, we found out that they had just stopped hosting displaced families and volunteers this week. Clear Lake […]Read more "Wildfires Part II"
It is with my heaviest of hearts to write this post. We have been in California for 4 months and have taken in coastal views to mountain tops. We heard of the devastating wildfires during our trip back east to New Jersey. On September 12th what started as a backyard shed fire mixed with abnormally high winds that spread […]Read more "California Wildfires, Part 1"
In typical gypsy fashion we make friends wherever we go. This summer we had the pleasure of meeting Javier and instantly started a friendship that will last a lifetime. We share the same friends back in New York which meant we were pretty sure of the kind of craziness we would get ourselves into. That’s […]Read more "Down in Mexico"
Dorothy’s Place in Salinas, California, a short drive from Monterey, has been on special trajectory since 1982. The Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra provide essential services and transitional support to people experiencing the injustice of homelessness and extreme poverty. We decided to volunteer at the hospitality center even though we were only in town for […]Read more "Dorothy’s Place"
Ruth, our housemate while we are here in Tahoe, is a screenwriter with a screenplay due on Monday. She also has a radio show every two weeks, “The Conversation –unscripted with Ruth Evelyn and Mary L. Holden.” She has invited the Gypsy Givers on her show and we, of course, excitedly accepted last night. When she asked for […]Read more "Gypsy Car Wash Leads to Cosmic Days"
While staying here in Incline Village we have had the opportunity to meet a wonderful group of people who not only welcomed us into their homes and lives but also share the same thing in common, looking after the wellness of the lake and the agriculture surrounding it. From the north lake to the south […]Read more "The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center"
High Sierra Music Festival is located in Plumas County, California among rugged canyons, clear lakes, grassy meadows, streams, pine forests, and star filled skies. The location in the northeastern Sierra Nevada Mountains to be exact, was a scenic 6-hour drive for us from Santa Clara. Our two friends from New Jersey, Chris and Josh, joined the gypsy wagon for the weekend […]Read more "High Sierra Music Festival"