Category: Journeys

  • Thankful in Terlingua – Big Bend Country, TX

      While at Artwalk Alpine, I was convinced not to be scared of Border Patrol checkpoints (think pounds and pounds of green leafy material – i.e. tea), and that Terlingua and Big Bend National Park were both places worth going. So, after a couple days of rest and recuperation, I drove southward. My only connection…

  • Marfa, TX

    Wow, time has flown. I was a little stressed from so much movement, tea serving, and some transmission troubles – but we found this little nest to give us some R&R. We arrived Marfa on Halloween afternoon, with only a lead on a friend of a friend who was playing music at a local bar.…

  • Travels Through New Mexico

    This is a place of so much beauty, good people, and amazing resources. Ally, Edna (the teabus) and I arrived via back highways to Albuquerque after accidentally running into some beautiful places like La Ventana Arch and Malpais National Monument (If you haven’t been – check them out!). It was the right time to visit…

  • Autumn Update – Flagstaff, AZ

    Howdy, folks! Another season is upon us, and the most exciting news I have to share is that WE LEFT THE WEST COAST! Right now we are in Flagstaff, AZ on our way to The Herb Folk Gathering – the Southwest’s premier herbalism conference – where we’ll spend the weekend making tea and learning. Leaving…

  • Spring Update – Trabuco Canyon, CA

    Today is a big day! Not only is it the first day of Spring, but it marks 6 years since the day I bought Edna and the one year mark of our Two+ Year North American Tour. According to plan, we’ve been traveling at a comfortable pace – sometimes fast, sometimes slow; visiting many new…

  • Back on the Boulevard – Hollywood, CA

    Wow folks, this is where it all began! Eight years ago this month I was lonely. Working more than full time for little pay, I was craving genuine human interaction without having to spend money. In fact, I was finding that when money was involved, the interaction was almost always less than genuine. So, there…

  • OJAI! Would you like to go on an adVENTURA? – Ventura County, CA

    Well yes, I would! Kidnapping my friend Ally, we left Nevada City bound for Ojai. Taking a couple days to get there, we stopped at junkyards to look for another injection pump for Edna along the way. Old highway 99 has all the junkyards coming down through Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, Bakersfield. Not knowing any better,…

  • Disc Golf and Curtains – Nevada City, CA

    I just wanted to give a quick little update from the journeys of Edna Lu the teabus and myself, Guisepi. I’m sitting in a cute little tea shop in Fresno, where I spent way too much money on a pot of tea (ironic, isn’t it). I spent the day driving and in junkyards looking for…

  • Weekend of Tea – Eugene, OR

        I knew I was going to be heading to Eugene on Sunday for the second Free Herbalism Project event (see blog entry from the first one here). As time drew nearer, I began to think I should head down the night before from Portland, just to make sure I was there and well…

  • Autumn Update – Arcata, CA

    When you have no strict itinerary, there’s a lot of wiggle room. And I like it! I left Portland and headed straight to my Wilderness First Responder course (see blog entry here)  knowing only that I was going to see my new nephew in Arcata afterwards (see Summer Update). I thought I might come right back…