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Ep 0012 – Picnics, Stone Barn Vineyard Conservancy, and Many Ways to Say Hello

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Mom and I have fun picnicking. Learn the history of the Stone Barn Vineyard Conservancy from my friend, Jane Neff Rollins. Mark tells of his wild and woolly adventures there as a child. Enjoy a cheerful and bouncy Song of the Week , Big Blue Day by Uncle Neptune.

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Ep 0012 – Picnics, Stone Barn Vineyard Conservancy, and Many Ways to Say Hello

Ep 0011 – Thanksgiving Hiking Tales, Turkey Tips and Mom’s Skype Poem

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Missing my friend, Marie, who has moved back east, I celebrate our past Thanksgiving tradition by hiking in Deukmejian Wilderness Park. I meet several hikers who tell their Thanksgiving and hiking stories. Mark shares his turkey tips. Mom performs a Thanksgiving poem via Skype. Song of the week, Turkey in the Straw by Shake That Little Foot

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Ep 0011 – Thanksgiving Hiking Tales, Turkey Tips and Mom’s Skype Poem

What does the camera see? Laurie’s Adventures with POV and Finding Free Music

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Adventure Challenge: Find some new music at the Free Music Archive and try it out as a soundtrack for walking, cleaning, or just dancing where you are. Have a fun musical mini-adventure and come back to tell the tale. Today I was working on next week’s podcast in which I’m going to use bicycle recordings […]

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What does the camera see? Laurie’s Adventures with POV and Finding Free Music

Ep 0001 – Intro to Daily Adventure Tales and the Couch Potato Challenge

Laurie gazes out at the sky while hiking in the mountains at dawn
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I launch the Daily Adventure Tales podcast. I share how and why Daily Adventure Tales came to be and why I am qualified to write about adventure. I decide to challenge myself to go hiking at dawn “yikes” instead of sitting on the sofa and planning a TV day.

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Ep 0001 – Intro to Daily Adventure Tales and the Couch Potato Challenge

Meeting up with the co-adventurers in our lives. Do you greet or pass by?

Stanna and Arianna hiking in the distance on a mountain path
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Adventure Question: Are you typically a greeter or a passer? What types of co-adventurers have you crossed paths with lately? Whatever your answer, have a mini-adventure and come back to tell the tale. Stana and Adrianna are co-workers who get together to have adventures! Stana originally encouraged Adrianna to join her in hiking, and while […]

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Meeting up with the co-adventurers in our lives. Do you greet or pass by?

Stop and smell the lilacs

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Adventure Question: What kinds of things do you do to get out of a blue mood? Whatever your answer, next time have a mini-adventure and come back to tell the tale. One morning after days and days of blue funk, I was totally tempted to sit on my rear instead of going to aquafit class. […]

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Stop and smell the lilacs

It’s not your job to validate me!

Laurie looks to the heavens on a stormy day in the mountains
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Hey everyone, This post is very hard to write. When I first launched my Daily Adventure Blog (originally called Daily Adventure Log) it was exciting and I had the strong feeling from inside that this was the right path for me. After posting my first few adventures I got some comments and was surprised and […]

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Can one decide to be lucky? The Lucky Lizard Safari

green lizard sunning on a grey boulder
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Adventure Question: Can you decide to be lucky? Whatever your answer, have a mini-adventure to test it out and come back to tell the tale. Can one decide to be lucky and from that point of view, will lucky things happen? I tested out this question yesterday. I did my usual hike – lucky. But […]

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Can one decide to be lucky? The Lucky Lizard Safari

What’s it like to be in the water?

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Adventure Question: What types of things truly make you feel alive and exactly who you are? Whatever your answer, try to have a mini-adventure doing some of that and come back to tell the tale. Fish out of water vs. fish in the water? Which sounds more exciting and which more affirming? I’ve always been […]

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Hail No!

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Adventure Question: What kinds of things have given you comfort after a storm? Whatever your answer, have a mini-adventure to do or find some of those things and come back to tell the tale. A few days ago my usual ramble through Descanso Gardens where I explore and find different writing nooks was spectacularly different. […]

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Hail No!