Nov. 23, 2021 This morning, we called for an Uber to take us to the airport, and it arrived much more quickly than we anticipated. So we didn't even have time to say goodbye to our wonderful host Hilary, who was occupied at the moment. Maybe we'll see her again one of these days. Everything … Continue reading Bon Voyage America, We’re Off to Mexico
Nov. 19 & 20, 2021 On Friday, we wrapped up the weeklong Act!vated Story Theatre residency at the school in Cheraw SC, culminating in a performance by each of the 6 classes we taught. After school, the principal was kind enough to give us a ride back to Hamlet NC, to the same Airbnb we … Continue reading 17 Hours on a Train to Miami after 12 Hours With No Home Base in Hamlet, NC
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.
Devil's Den is an unexpected natural treasure hidden away on private property near Williston, FL. A sinkhole filled with very clear water about 50 feet deep, it was named Devil's Den because in the old days when people saw the steam from its 72 degree water rising up through its narrow opening on a cold … Continue reading Snorkeling Underground
We are wannabe spelunkers who enjoy exploring an occasional cave or cavern. So this past week when the topic of "Underground" popped up on #TRLT we were eager to participate. About to crawl under the earth at Craters of the Moon National Park The topic immediately brought back memories of an extreme cave tour we … Continue reading Underground Wonders
A glass-bottom boat is a great way to go sightseeing on a river, provided the glass and the water are both clear, and the glass is strong enough to withstand the force of any boulder a passenger might drop on the floor. At Silver Springs State Park in Florida, the state's oldest tourist attraction, dating … Continue reading Silver Springs Glass-Bottom Boat Tour
The third time was the charm when we went snorkeling with the manatees at Crystal River, Florida. We'd been there a couple of times in years past, and had limited success interacting with the “sea cows” that seek refuge in the warm waters of Crystal River every winter and spring. But this time all the … Continue reading Snorkeling with Manatees
After our tour, our student guideupon some nudging, took us asideto reveal what we'd been waiting for:the legendary ghostly face on the floor --an inescapable point of pride,not part of, yet still vital to, the tour.
Things that flutter, by day and by night. That's the focus of this week's Act!vated Adventure. We were in Gainesville at the University Of Florida. In the daytime, we took a tour of the Florida Museum Of Natural History, which has an amazing collection of fossils from mastodons, mammoths, and other extinct critters, some older … Continue reading Batty Butterflies
The lighthouse is riddled with bullet holesbut the bullets didn't diminish the light.The structure is still what the shooter was not:upright, lofty, solid and bright.