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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What do the Act!vated Adventures adventurers do between adventures? We have many mini-adventures. Sometimes fun, sometimes annoying, always surprising. This is our first in a series of glimpses behind the scenes. This is a week in the life of RV travelers who have been on the road constantly for 27 years, which just might be … Continue reading Between Adventures: Cape Cod to Abington
This week, instead of exploring the great outdoors, we explore the great indoors. Which is to say we take you on the grand tour of our RV, a 23 foot Minnie Winnie that actually has about 18 and a half feet of interior, a total of about 148 square feet. But we don't think of … Continue reading Living Large in 148 Sq Ft
https://youtu.be/ZV_QohyO3fE Click play to watch or subscribe to Activated Adventures on YouTube Wheat fields, grain silos and thunderstorms. These are all a part of the great Heartland, epitomized by Kansas, and that's what we drove through this week. We even encountered our share of those thunderstorms (no tornadoes, thanks just the same) and saw some … Continue reading From Dala Horses to Buffalo
Slowly but surely, we make our way across the country. This week we pass through Colorado, where we encounter some snow flurries and the last of the chilly weather we expect to be seeing for some time. https://youtu.be/wmPoBu7T9ws Filmed May 20-24, 2019. Click play or watch on Activated Adventures YouTube. On our itinerary is Fort … Continue reading The Corner of Colorful Colorado
Continuing on our journey across the country, we stopped in Utah to cavort on the famous Bonneville Salt Flats, and then on to Salt Lake City, where we met up with some old friends from the RV-ing community. We also took the time to cool our heels in hot water at the Saratoga Hot Springs. … Continue reading Salt Flats and Hot Springs
https://youtu.be/kPVr6dRuEbU 396 mile drive across NV in 3 minutes. Click to watch and be sure to subscribe. It's time for our annual drive east across the continent. But this time we're taking more time and maybe a few more detours along the way. We left from Reno, NV., and this week we made our way … Continue reading Highway 80 Nevada
This post was prompted by last Tuesday The Road Less Traveled #TRLT talk on Twitter. See below for how to join the #TravelTuesday conversation. As RVers who have been around the block at time or two we have finally figured out how to avoid extreme weather for the most part. We are now on a … Continue reading RV Travel Experiences in Extreme Weather
It's a chance for perennial RVers like us to take a break from the constant travel, put down roots for a short time, do something a little different from our usual activities, catch up on RV maintenance, meet a lot of people, and even make some pocket change in the process.
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...