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
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
August 15-21, 2019 We began this week in Massachusetts, on the dividing line between the towns of Hudson and Berlin. Kimberly sewed a new bag to hold a yoga mat, so we could carry the mats easily into Boston to do yoga on the lawn at the Wanderlust event. https://youtu.be/sUA-l0gJys8 While we were in Boston, … Continue reading Darting Around Massachusetts
What better note to end the pre-Labor Day summer season on than a float down a lazy river? And this float turned out to be even lazier than we'd anticipated. Vermont has received very little rain lately, so while the water was clear and pretty, it was also low and slow (it never got to … Continue reading Floating Down a Lazy River
https://youtu.be/6IYMAFrcPnQ In our second Act!vated Between Adventures, we begin in Smithfield, RI, where we stumble upon a colorful old family cemetery. Coincidentally, the family buried there is named Smith. Then on to Johnston, RI, where we stumble upon a whole park full of old Corvettes and other curious antique automobiles, assembled by the New England … Continue reading Between Adventures: Smithfield, RI to Hudson, MA
Wanderlust? What in blazes could that be? Well, the only way to find out is get up at 5:00 a.m. and catch a train into Boston. (Unless you happen to be near one of the other cities all over the world where the event is held. ) So we did just that. https://youtu.be/ny1kDb6J-1c Wanderlust is … Continue reading Wanderlust in Boston