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"
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"
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"
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"
The Bodhi Monastery is our volunteering home away from home. We have worked here for years without seeing for ourselves where the fresh produce comes from every week. We were asked to help unload the truck on a Thursday evening from Fresh Pickin’s, a produce stand on Route 206 in New Jersey. We arrived on […]Read more "Families that GIVE Together, STICK Together"
The beauty of New Jersey is sometimes underestimated or perhaps the person speaking thereof is just passing judgment based on what they have seen on TV. Nonetheless, there is a reason New Jersey is called “The Garden State” and we love to show off its good attributes. Mel and I always look forward to “Sister’s […]Read more "Keeping it the Garden State"
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"
One of our favorite parts of the Pacific Northwest is the lush, green landscape with its outdoorsy vibe. Seemingly fit, we decided to take part in The Green Seattle Partnership to help improve Seattle Parks. They have created a 20 year plan to combat invasive plants and restore forested areas to health. The Green Seattle […]Read more "Not Your Ordinary Day in a Park"