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".
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
While in Atlanta, we decided to pay a visit to Kermit and Miss Piggy and Bert and Ernie and a few other old friends. This was at the Center for Puppetry Arts, the largest puppetry center in the nation. It opened in 1978 when Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog cut the ribbon. It combines … Continue reading Finding Your Inner Puppet
Los Angeles is not a city that you can explore exhaustively by foot, but you can exhaust yourself trying to explore it. We spent the better part of a day hiking 12 miles across the heart of town to take in two attractions. https://youtu.be/qhaxHCkWk6o Click play to watch or Activated Adventures on YouTube First, there … Continue reading LA Art Slide
Back in the early 80s, an African-American man named Pearl Fryar wanted to move into a white neighborhood in South Carolina, when he heard someone express concern because they thought black people neglected their yards. So Pearl decided to prove the stereotype wrong in grand fashion by winning the Yard of the Month award in … Continue reading Pearl’s Magical Garden
This week we take you to a former correctional facility has now corrected itself. Meet Michael Kroetch and other artists who have helped transform the site. <a href=""> Read More...
https://youtu.be/LMXJJvfkiz4 Episode 13 - 9/15/2018 You can travel to Boston, by plane, train, automobile or surrey with a fringe on top; but our favorite way to get there is by boat, such as the Hingham Ferry. And there are many ways to explore the city once you get there: walking, driving, taking a taxi, taking … Continue reading Dance Mile Boston – Episode 13
Visiting the wacky, weird, wistful, wishful, wonderful WaterFire...<a href=""> Read More...
Adventures jumping out of an airplane with Skydive Danielson, at sea on an old-time schooner, attending a Wigwam Festival, and checking out Franklin Sculpture park.
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Explore the tip of Cape Cod with us! Episode 7 - Aug 19, 2018 We camped at one of our favorite campgrounds, Nickerson State Park. We returned to perform at the library in Chatham, which always has a display in front of imaginative artwork sharks – that is, the artists are imaginative, we can't vouch … Continue reading Giddy Gozas Waving at Whales – Episode 7
Episode 5: August 4, 2018 In Week 5, we started out in New Jersey, where we took a country stroll around Fosterfield Living Historical Farms, where we got to crack corn like Jimmy, and feed chickens and do other farmly stuff-- in addition to touring an old mansion where the rich Foster family once lived, … Continue reading Living History Farm – Episode 5
Taking you from Virginia to Pennsylvania. We began at the surprisingly weird and wonderful Virginia Musical Museum, then did two fabulous escape rooms in Richmond, where we also paid our respects to Edgar Allan Poe, ghost tour in Gettysburg, licked the chocolate in Hershey, and Lost River Caverns. <a href=""> Read More...
Activated Adventures in the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina Episode 2: week of July 7-13 RV LifeTypically Kimberly does all of the driving but every now and then Dennis takes the wheel, which means she can use the inverter to power her sewing machine. Winston-SalemThis week, we were in North Carolina, where we explored the historic … Continue reading Go Ape Elsewhere in North Carolina – Episode 2
The highlight was zooming down the Mountain Alpine Coaster. Our first time on a coaster that is built into a mountain and you control the brakes! <a href=""> Read More...
Jan. 29, 2016: Venice to Vienna Having packed our gear, we say arrivederla to the woman of the house, who kisses us each on both cheeks -- that's 4 kisses total, for those keeping score -- and tells us (as we clearly understand even with our primitive grasp of Italian) that if we ever return, … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 18
Jan. 28, 2016: Venice Yes, today's destination is the fabled city of canals, Venezia. We walk to the train station in Musestre, stopping along the way to pick up some grub at a mom and pop shop. About halfway to the station, we realize that Kimberly has neglected to bring along the Eurail passes … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 17
Jan. 27, 2016: Florence to Venice/ Musestre Our train to Venice doesn't leave until this afternoon, so we have the morning to wander around Florence some more. We ask Giulio if it's okay to leave our gear behind, and he says it's fine -- unlike our hostess in Rome, he doesn't have someone else … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 16
Jan. 26, 2016: Naples to Florence Having passed the midpoint of our tour at approximately midnight last night, we get up early this morning and start packing for the next leg. The policeman is at home, and we communicate with him via the translator app on his phone (if you think WE finally had access … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 15
Jan. 22, 2016: Rome/ Vatican City Today's destination is the Vatican, which though smack dab in the middle of Rome, is officially both a city of its own and a country of its own. We take a bus this time, a bus so inhumanly jammed with passengers that there's no way we can squeeze in … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 11
Jan. 21. 2016: Rome Today's destination is the Roman Forum. But we have to walk a couple of miles to get there, and we have plenty of occasion to take in the splendor of The Eternal City. One thing we are amazed by is the way ancient ruins are casually interspersed among bustling contemporary buildings, … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 10
Jan 14, 2016: Versailles We sleep in much later than we'd expected, past 10 o'clock, which amounts to about 12 hours and is really snoozing overtime for a chronic burn-the-candle-at-both-ends-and-in-the-middle chap such as myself. But we needed it. And once we get going, we feel gratefully rested to tackle our half-day, as opposed to full … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 3