Davenport, Iowa, a city where we had no idea what to expect as we were driving for a day through fields of farmland. All we knew was from our 8th grade musical Mel and I were the “dancers” in. The Music Man sings about “Davenport, Mason City, Keokuk, Ames, and Clear Lake…. Ought to give Iowa […]Read more "Davenport, Iowa and the River Bend Food Bank"
Just outside of Sundance, Wyoming is massive geologic wonder called Devils Tower. Teddy Roosevelt declared it the first national monument. It is a tall, mind-blowing structure that is sacred to tribes of the area. Every June they close the monument to visitors so they can practice their religious rituals. People from all over the world […]Read more "Sundance, Wyoming"
We have been greeted with nothing less than open arms upon arriving in Utah. The landscape here is a reward upon every turn along the road. Snowcapped mountains and warm people surround Salt Lake City. We are so excited to give back to this beautiful place. We arrived at the Youth Resource Center with […]Read more "Youth Resource Center and Salt Lake City"
The Villalobos Rescue Center is the largest pit bull rescue center in the USA. It is now located in New Orleans, LA, just on the outskirts of our new neighborhood, the Bywater. The rescue center is better known for their TV show on Animal Planet, “Pit Bulls and Parolees,” which follows the work of a […]Read more "Bywater, LA"
Back together again! We are very excited to be back to our old tricks. After visiting family in Florida, we made our way on a Greyhound bus, in the middle of the night to New Orleans. We were told French Quarter Festival (FQF) is one not to miss, so we rented a place for a […]Read more "French Quarter Festival 2016"
Being “stuck” in a place (home in this case) longer than expected has its ups and downs. The obvious negative is that the Gypsy Givers are on opposite sides of the country, but the positive factor is more time to help those in our local community. NYC was our home for over 10 years prior to embarking […]Read more "Gypsies Care"
After landing in JFK, we hit the ground running. I don’t know if it was the fast pace of Manhattan that inspired us, the cold temps, or the holidays sneaking up on us. Along with the band, From Good Homes, we partnered with Newton Theatre and held a coat drive during the band’s two night […]Read more "Home for the Holidays"
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"
Our time spent on Lake Tahoe has brought us knowledge and love for this water and community.On our last Sunday we spent the afternoon cleaning up the beaches in Lake Tahoe, Nevada State Park. Like all state parks, there’s a small entrance fee but not for us gypsies. We simply explained that we would spend […]Read more "The Office "