So you're going on a long backpacking trip. That means, of course, that you need to pack as light as possible. Even if you've planned well, you may have to make some tough decisions about what to bring. But chances are there will be some items that you obviously can't include, no matter how much … Continue reading What To Leave Behind?
It's true that English is widely spoken around the globe. So why make the effort to learn another language?
East or West? North or South? So now that we've established our forthcoming mission, the question is, where exactly do we go to carry it out? Generally speaking, our plan is to tour the world. And then go somewhere else. Travel Westward 1. Reap the benefits of gaining time as you go2. Less jetlag3. Faster … Continue reading Making Our Travel Map
What are we thinking? The pandemic comes along and shuts down our theatre business a month before the official lockdown began in March 2020, bestowing upon us a year-long retreat. Time for self-reflection and lots of time for long walks in nature. Too much time. Nothing but time. Time to think and rethink and contemplate. … Continue reading Have we lost our minds?
And then it happened. Something splashing in the water, seen out of the corner of her eye. Was it a fish jumping? No, there was no concentric circle that occurs after a fish splash. A diving bird? No, they were everywhere but none surfaced nearby.
We noticed the shore was littered with seaweed and the sea was literally turning green. So we began to wonder, is it edible?
We have been meeting sea-anemones, condors, crabs, sea lions and seals. It brings back fond memories of some of our other coastal excursions and adventures, all over the U.S. and elsewhere.
You rarely even see an alphorn, much less hear them played. And more rarely still do you have a chance to play one yourself. Head over to our new blog post to find our how to toot one yourself in the Sierra Nevada "Alps".
https://youtu.be/RDkiePf44LY A short video of our friendly "neigh"bors in Silver Springs, NV Do rocks talk? Yes, but the problem is nobody knows exactly what they're saying. Petroglyphs, left by Native Americans many centuries ago, are etchings on rock that seem to be conveying some kind of important message for future generations. Unfortunately, they forgot to … Continue reading Wild Horses and Talking Rocks
We've been holed up in Nevada, mostly in the Reno area, waiting out the pandemic. And waiting, and waiting. But even while a lot of businesses are closed, including our own, we've avoided going stir crazy by getting out to do some social-distancing hiking and exploring in the great outdoors. Who Dat? Right in Reno, … Continue reading Getting Out in the Reno Area
This is the tale of our life just before COVID-19 started calling all of the shots and the carpet was swept out from under our feet. Arriving in L.A., we planned to be staying for a couple of months -- longer than usual when we come around. So we decided to renew our registration at … Continue reading Straight Out of Central Casting to Pandemic Times
Driving literally from sea to shining sea – i.,e, from Charleston, SC to Los Angeles – we decided to make a pit stop in Mexico. But we didn't go to Mazatlan or Tijuana or Cancun. We weren't going to visit Aztec ruins or drink tequila or lounge on the beach. Our destination was the little … Continue reading Molar City, Mexico
Goats, hinnys and zeedonks, oh my!
It was quite an eventful two days in the Tuscon area, beginning with a 3-hour hike through Saguaro National Park (East). Visiting with relatives, attending a circus-related exercise class and catching up with a recently transplanted friend from Massachusetts.
Driving across the country to our next engagements and appointments, we have been passing through Texas. And passing. And passing. To relieve the monotony of tumbleweeds and cattle aroma, we stop at whatever interesting pit stops we find along the way. In Abilene, we checked out the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden, a little garden of sculptures … Continue reading Abilene, Midland and Odessa: Storybooks, Cartoons and Meteors
We stopped in the Atlanta area today as we make our way west because Dennis was booked to work as an extra on the TV series The Resident again -- he worked on it back in November, and in December he worked for 3 nights --yes, cold nights outdoors -- on a TV project for … Continue reading The Atlanta Film Bug Bites
Today we were back in Charleston, SC to perform at the Charleston Museum, another repeat client. It was a great show with a fun audience. The Charleston Museum is the oldest museum in the nation -- indeed, it is even three years older than the nation. H L Hundley Replica Out front is a replica … Continue reading Doing the Charleston (Museum)
Sunset at Myrtle Beach We're starting 2020, more or less, in one of our favorite towns: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We began the day with a return performance at a preschool, which has been hosting us every year for the past several years. It was another fun show. These kids are young but bright and … Continue reading Starting the Year in Myrtle Beach
If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? In this video we philosophize on this burning question as we hike Snake Mountain scouting for mushrooms. https://youtu.be/4cLE8czz0fk The 5th episode of Act!vated Between Adventures begins in Rutland, VT. Rutland is a scenic little … Continue reading Mushrooms Expedition
Come along to the most amazing art museum you may ever see. If you think museums are dull and routine, you have a big surprise in store at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in the Berkshire town of North Adams, MA. It’s housed in a huge complex of buildings, the former headquarters of … Continue reading A Taste of MOCA
After 27 years on the road, we finally made it to Vermont. Well actually, we’ve passed through Vermont before -- we’ve been in every state except Alaska. But in the past we’ve only driven through Vermont; this time we let it touch the soles of our feet. https://youtu.be/4Sy4l0V__UA On the way, we passed through the … Continue reading Finally set foot in Vermont
Burlington, Vermont is a colorful city on Lake Champlain, just south of the Canadian border. It’s hard to decide whether it’s better to view the countryside via boat tour or train tour. So what the heck, we did both. https://youtu.be/MVAtatj0yog First, we took a cruise on the Spirit Of Ethan Allen, a sightseeing vessel named … Continue reading Burlington by Rail and Lake