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
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
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
Tracing the footsteps of Henry Flagler and Ponce de Leon
This week finds us in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where we did many of the usual touristy things people do in Myrtle Beach. We visited the beach itself, we went camping and we toured the Hollywood Wax Museum, including Hannah's Mirror Maze and Breakout, a zombie-themed house of horror – all quite well done. https://youtu.be/q6D-41dcqCE … Continue reading Shagging by the Ocean
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
Newport is a beautiful city at street level, but it's perhaps even more beautiful from hundreds of feet in the air. <a href=""> Read More...
In our 12th episode, we had about half a day to take a nibble of the Big Apple. <a href=""> Read More...
...a speedboat that threw us around like a bucking bronco. We zipped past the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge to the Nubble lighthouse, and then 6 miles offshore to the Boon Lighthouse, the tallest in New England, where we were greeted by an army of seals. <a href=""> Read More...
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 6 - August 11, 2018 Episode 6 found us going and glowing in Massachusetts. After doing a show at a summer camp in Bedford, we headed to Abington to help our friends at Barrett's Haunted Mansion put together some scenery for the upcoming haunt season. Then we made ourselves pretty spooky one night in … Continue reading Glowing Gozas – Episode 6
Feb. 9, 2016: Paris This morning, as I'm in the kitchen brewing my tea fairly early and Kimberly is still snatching some winks, Kim enters, readying for his day trip to Germany. As the rain is pouring rather steadily, I ask him if he's sticking to his announced plan to bike to the train station. … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 29
Feb. 8, 2016: Paris Today, we return to the Eiffel Tower. But this time, we're not just eyeing it from the vantage point of the peasantry gazing upward. Instead, we'll be surveying humanity from the heights of the structure. We just have to climb it. Because it's there. Our apartment window itself offers a … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 28
Feb. 7, 2016: Amsterdam to Paris So it's a very early start this morning as Joost drives us to the Amsterdam Central Station. Seeing the city in the pre-dawn light of Sunday morning, it feels positively apocalyptic in comparison to its beehive status we've seen before. We say goodbye, and then we're back to spending … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 27
Feb. 6, 2016: Amsterdam Another day of exploring Amsterdam, with its many canals... ... and bicycles... ... and windmills... ... and its idiosyncratic architecture. One type of "bicycle" we encounter is more of a customer-propelled bar on wheels. It has seats and pedals for about a dozen people and a bar in the center where … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 26
Feb. 5, 2016: Amsterdam This morning we walk the short distance from Joost's house to the Beverwijck train station. There is no attendant on duty to check our Eurail passes, and we can't get through the turnstile. But fortunately there is an assistance phone on the wall, and equally fortunately, the lady who answers speaks … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 25
Feb. 1, 2016: Krakow I must admit I'd initially had reservations about our reservations in Krakow; it seemed that 3 nights might be too long to spend here. I'd always had the impression that Poland was a rather drab country; but what I've seen so far indicates that such an impression was quite mistaken. Katowice … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 21
Jan. 30, 2016: Vienna As usual, a cup of tea is the first order of business for me this morning. Down in the hostel lobby, there is a tiny kitchenette where I can heat some water for this purpose. (No, that's not it in the photo above -- we'll get to that later.) There is … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 19
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