Far From Home

February 20, 2019 | 22

This blog post chronicles my trip to Costa Rica ,where I’m volunteering for 12 weeks at Wild Sun Rescue Center on the Nicoya Peninsula. Feb 9, Saturday I’m awake before my alarm, which is a shame. I’m pretty much guaranteed to get no or very little sleep tonight and it would have been nice to…

Trail Making

April 3, 2017 | 15

March 29, Wednesday Spring is a tricky time of year for RVers. When I arrived in Sedona two weeks ago it was to escape 90 degree heat in southern AZ, and Sedona was getting up to 80. After the rain came through temperatures dropped and 70 was the average high. Tomorrow night, another cold front…

A Crazy First Day

January 20, 2015 | 56

Here it is, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The big reveal of where Julie and I are volunteering as Park Hosts for the next two and a half months. Can’t you feel the anticipation? Okay, okay, I’ll knock it off. It’s Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in Texas hill country, a little over…

The OSBS

January 28, 2014 | 39

Picture day! With a high in the mid-70’s yesterday it would have been a crime to spend it indoors working on a blog post. I think normally highs in the 70’s isn’t uncommon for Florida this time of year, but like just about everywhere else this has been the coldest winter this area has seen…

Volunteering

January 14, 2014 | 24

For the next two and a half months, “home” is the OSBS, a conservation center and research station located about a half hour east of Gainesville, FL. The site sits on over 9,000 acres of land comprised of a variety of native Florida habitats, perhaps most notably the disappearing sandhill habitat of longleaf pines and…

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