Category Archives: Journeys

Pacific Crest Trail – Packer Saddle, CA

My college girlfriend had hiked the Appalachian Trail before coming to college, and inspired me with stories from the trail. Over the years, I had heard stories of “Trail Angels” – people who help out hikers in some way or … Continue reading

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Not Far in Miles, but Light Years in Smiles – Bellingham, WA

What an amazing start to our tour off the Islands! Edna and I left the Islands a week ago Friday in time to serve tea at the Anacortes Art Walk. We were invited to set up in front of the … Continue reading

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Reaching Escape Velocity – San Juan Islands, WA

Although I haven’t read his book, my newfound friend Steven Roberts wrote a book called Reaching Escape Velocity: Launching gonzo engineering projects with sponsors, media, volunteers, and other potent forces. The title (and idea of the book) have stuck with … Continue reading

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North American Tea Tour Begins! – Friday Harbor, WA

  Yep, it’s really happening – 2 or more years of traveling the land without an itinerary serving free tea and being of service. And it all began today, Spring Equinox, at Brickworks in Friday Harbor, WA. Why a free … Continue reading

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Announcing our North American Tour! – North America, Earth

  Yes, folks, you read it correctly – we (Edna Lu the tea bus and myself) are starting our BIG journey. Five years ago when I purchased Edna, I knew I had to finish building her and take off on … Continue reading

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In the Studio with Elephant Revival – Woodinville, WA

  Bear Creek Studio is a paradise for musicians. This live-in recording studio was built out of an old barn buried in the forest northeast of Seattle on a small creek. Edna and I were lucky enough to spend two … Continue reading

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Welcome Home – San Juan Islands, WA

Earlier this month, Edna and I arrived in the land and amongst the community that raised me. With horse trailer (mobile shop/salvaged building material storage) in tow, we boarded the all-so-familiar ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor. Ahhh, the well-known … Continue reading

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Leaving Northern CA – Headed to WA

  Northern CA has been one of the main home bases for the tea bus for four and a half years. Places like Healdsburg, the East Bay, and Arcata/Eureka have shared in the community of free tea and helped to … Continue reading

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Oregon Country Fair – Veneta, OR

Preparing for OCF was three weeks of hard work. I spent pretty much every waking moment at the shop working on projects in the bus: closet, woodbox/table on wheels, kitchen drawers, cabinet doors, etc (more on these to come in … Continue reading

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Colorado – First Trip off the West Coast

I think it’s safe to say the Edna’s first voyage off of the west coast was due to love. I fell in love with a woman 6 years ago, and re-fell in love with her over a year ago. She … Continue reading

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