20 Episode results for "Brad Care"

Bonus Episode! Boondocking With Brad: Getting Classy

Parklandia

13:46 min | 1 year ago

Bonus Episode! Boondocking With Brad: Getting Classy

"Let me tell you about Pete who loved hockey and always wanted to play in the NHL. Pete played since he was three and begged his mom to let them stay on the ice. Apply some nights. He even slept in his hoppy skates Pete practiced and practiced until when he was forty seven. Pete realized he just wasn't that good so so he threw his skates on the trash. But then you heard how diko proud partner of NHL good save money on car insurance so he switched and saved a bunch so it all worked doubt. Hi I'm Matt and I'm Brad. This is Park Land Lia production of iheartradio we sold our Lofton Chicago moved into an RV. Full time now. We're traveling the country with dog. Thin exploring America's national parks and today. I'm really really excited because we're going to introduce a new segment in on our show called Boondocks with Brad. This is a new segment that we're doing with throughout the podcast throughout the season. We'll we'll have five episodes of these and really what the main goal is to help you find the right. RV for you to help you. Dive into the essentials is that you don't even realize that we're not included in the RV It's about hooking up for the first time it's about Boondock for the first time and going back back to the basics like minimizing your life. So what the goal is of moon docking with. Brad is to really help you dive into seeing if this is right for you to give give you the tools and the necessities to find out how to do this in order right because not everybody grew up going to places with RV. Yeah that'd be a pop up a Class A classy clasby. Whatever it is you know families just don't always have those opportunities but that doesn't mean that you can't do it yourself self so my goal is to help you start your education process on this Going to be a complete three sixty circle but stick with me. Because I really want to help. I hope you find these essentials. We're going to take you on a big journey so you don't make the same mistakes that we've done. What was the biggest thing that we probably made man? That's it's hard for me to answer because I feel like I'm pretty oblivious to most. RV things still don't mistake probably was that the incident and Santa Fe. When was that that was in the dump tank the dumping? Okay so I was really going. I was trying to lead in for the the size of the RV. But but yeah we'll we'll get into that But YOU'RE GONNA have to stay tuned for a future episode of `Moondoggie Brad to talk about that incident. The biggest mistake we probably made was finding the right. RV FOR US We gotTA classy. which is Great? And there's a lot of great Portions of classy like the slide outs Where they're a position Like ours in the back in the bed but it would have been better to have one in the front room so you have more living space right. So there's different classes of RV's maturing over first and then there's different slide out options for all of these. So I'm going to start telling you with the class. A these are the big rigs you know. Those are the ones that that people use for tour buses to travel around the country full-time for their bands or anything like that so These are the big big rigs There's gas ass. Anders diesel versions. And it's always better to get a diesel pusher when you get a class A. Just because the fuel and the engine maintenance and everything like that it's much better run. RV when you're talking about over thirty foot RV's clasby conversion bands. You would think that that would just go down. But actually that's the conversion vans right so those are your Van Life Campers. You know the ones that are trying to stay off the grid they have the generators and their ABC's way they can just live off the land and and do a lot of boone docking They're beautiful way to view. The country visit the country format night and it makes sense. 'cause we have matt myself and Finn Right so Three of US living in that full-time would be a little more than intense. That would be a nightmare. Yeah Yeah but there are the class. B Conversion commands like the buses. Those would also be technically class BS and yes but there have been way too much build out in time and effort and seeing how we lived in Chicago. We didn't have enough space to actually build out our own conversion van so we had to go with something that made more sense for us and what we thought that would be a classy and class CS mostly under thirty foot There the trucks that have the built in campers and basically. You're looking at that overhead peace over the driver's Everson passenger seats. You're going to have that extra bunk These are great for like long family road trips and coming back like a month long or things like that. Those are really what classes were built out for. It really wasn't made for full-time living but it can definitely happen. I mean we've been making it work for over a year now and I ran into our own issues there. And that's mostly of for us. where the slide outs have been placed like it was saying our slide out is in our bedroom which is in the back so we have a very slim path to walk up and down and so we always run into each other and like we're trying to like when guests are over her complicated forget it I know? It's like human tetris. It really is like okay. So you know when you're sitting there make sure that your legs over the side so he can still walk through. Yeah yeah now. If our slide out was in the living room we would have that extra space and it would be so much easier to travel with multiple people but it really works for a little family. You know the two of us in Fin. It's like that perfect size for for us and what we're doing it's just that's that was different. It'd be beautiful perfect perfection. Ray now going into some other types of RV's when we're talking about ones that are not with a built in motor We have a lot of different pull behind options. There's the fifth wheels. There's Toy haulers travel trailers pop ups and Trunk Campers Now some some of these you can live in full time some of them you would never want to. It'd be horrendous. The fifth wheel options those ones are normally with big like thirty plus plus foot living spaces behind and basically a fifth wheel is installed into your truck. And there's a big hinge basically in you drive your truck into it and and it picks it up but you're talking about the whole bed of your truck is taken up by this so if you wanted to try to like you know do an event or you know pack in your truck as well. You're not going to cause this where this hooks up. It doesn't Hook up on your tailgate like the rest of Pull behinds do there's toy haulers which are actually an amazing One to have because what it basically means is the whole back will actually drop like a A ramp so you can actually actually bring in your. ATV's you can bring in your motorcycles. You can sometimes even fit a whole car in there for like a car collector or things like that. So there's the toy haulers can really fit in a lot of extra space and a lot of times when you pulled down that back door Your bed actually pulled up to the ceiling or an extra couch or things like that. So there's like hidden. It's like a to really fascinating build for a trailer. So if you're an outdoorsman outdoorsman and you want to do more with your life outside of like you know with ATV's or motorcycles or Dune buggies If your car collector then and that's probably more of your style and when you go down from toy haulers you kinda go into these. Travel trailers These travel trailers are ones. That you're gonNa find that or like twenty foot twenty five maybe You can go a little bit longer. But they're gonNA go on your normal hitch So those are going to be a normal truck hitches that are gonna it'd be pulling it and when you pull those definitely want to get more You're going to want to get more equipment. Lake a sway bar and a low bar which basically that will help you from jack-knifed trailers or like when you're driving from it tipping and things like that when we were pulling behind regular trailer behind our Avi this year we had one of those and it made it feel like it was part of the. RV And I never felt unsafe polling that trailer across the country. The next one is actually really great for weekend trips. pop-up Campers Your family had a pop-up camper didn't they. Yeah I think that a lot whenever we'd go camping it's a family like a pop up type thing. Yeah which is fine. Yeah a lot of work you have to like really pop it off and all this stuff. Could you imagine living on the road fulltime in pop-up absolutely Louis Nano but it's perfect for your quick weekend. Maybe a week but like you don't really want to like live in it or anything like that and because every time you take down the road you have to put it back down because otherwise acts like a kite role just like oh yeah. You'll definitely mess that thing up real quick if you don't another other a beautiful addition to The RV world was truck campers. These truck campers basically your truck you back up into it. You drop it on your truck hook it up and then you can drive away through camper. These are great again for weekend trips. I've seen people use these as conversion van styles where they're living on the road with them Kudos to them. But I could not do that because we're talking about a ten by ten by ten space and a ten ten by ten by ten space. I mean you have to love and be in the perfect climate all year round like right now where it's a little bit colder for us It would be miserable to good to sleep in that. I couldn't I wouldn't know no not at all because out here Matt like yelling at me and all these kind of thing now. RV Yeah so basically you know there's all these different kinds and it's really about finding the right one for you if you're a weekend warrior you know definitely truck campers hampers pop-ups travel trailers and even some toy haulers But when you're living in an RV full time you kind of want to find the right hookups in in the right place for you for us. Classy was really great because we can get into a lot of national parks and around them. We've only run into to where we're three-foot too big back to like drive the RV through that specific national park So we could actually almost get around the country easy with our class senior. Yeah class bees or just like any kind of Van Burner van. That's converted or a buzz so most places you're going to be really able to get around that country Class A we're going to definitely want to pull behind a car because you're not going to be able to get everywhere you can't go into the cities with these things you know it's not going to be easy I'm so when you're driving. You have to find out your skill of driving to find out really what's right for you. These aren't the easiest conversations to the have but if you have questions about finding the right. RV for you and you want more answers. You can find us at Park Land pod on Instagram or twitter at Parkland Lia pod in our facebook group Park Lanier Rangers. There's many different ways to get a hold of US would love to have those conversations with you and help you find what's right for you. You've been listening to park land. A show about National Parks Park Land as production of Oh by heart. Radio created by Matt. Care Wack Brad Care. WACK and Christopher has Yoda's produced edited by Mike. John's our executive producer is Christopher. Has He Otis. R. Researcher is Jocelyn Ashland Shield. A special. Thanks goes out to Gabriel Collins Crystal waters and the rest of the parkway India crew and hey listeners. If you're enjoying the show leave us a review on apple podcasts. It helps other people like you find our show. You can keep up with us on social media as well Chekhov photos from our travels on instagram. Park Lydia pod and join in on the conversation in in our facebook group Parkland Rangers from our podcast. My heart radio visit the iheartradio APP apple. podcasts Harari listen to your favorite shows and as always thank you. You are listening Are you a fan of pop culture. You up on game. Do you know the vibes ABS- not the ballers show podcast. You keeping you in the note with the latest your favorite celebrities kind event and providing free games so listeners in need okay lifestyle Ethiopian Su Solo. 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Bonus Episode! Boondocking With Brad: The Essentials

Parklandia

18:28 min | 1 year ago

Bonus Episode! Boondocking With Brad: The Essentials

"Available now from Iheart a new series presented by t mobile for business. The restless ones join me. Jonathan Strickland as I explore the coming technological revolution evolution with the business leaders who stand right on the cutting edge. They know there is a better way to get things done and they are ready. Curious excited cited for the next technological innovation to unlock their vision of the future in each episode. We'll learn more from the restless ones themselves and dive deep into how the Five G. Gee Revolution could enable their teams to thrive the restless ones is now available on the iheartradio APP. Or wherever you listen to podcasts. Hi I'm Matt and I'm Brad. This is park land production of iheartradio. We sold our loft in Chicago moved into an RV in our country. fulltime the dog thin exploring America's national park and walk them back to boone docking with Brad. Today we're going to go over the essentials. What does this mean the essentials? The things that don't come with your vive. You thought probably should have That's what I thought not at least but they don't we're GONNA be talking about things like sewer hoses water hoses dump hoses all the different kinds of tanks and things like that The first thing you probably have to start off with because you really want to protect your asset which is that. RV Is when you GOB You're hooking up into thirty amp or fifty fifty amp electrical ports. On the outside there are specific surge protectors for thirty nine fifty an pushups that you want to use because this will protect packed your RV from having a surge into the RV Park just in case there. Electrical is in great. You want to protect your asset or otherwise. I'll just be sitting and they're getting warranty work done. You'll have a big bill if you don't have a warranty and you don't want that went on the road. So this little fifty to eighty dollars tool really makes a difference but going from there I thought that water hoses in would come with this but I guess it's good that they didn't sell Xiaomi a US dump hose right. I mean it's already bad enough when you have to deal with the dumps In those tanks and everything like that So these dump imposes basically hook up to your RV and what it is. Is You have two tanks that come from your RV. You have your black tank and you have your great tank. And then they go onto into one hose and that host goes into the ground where you dump your stuff every RV Park almost every bar cast full hookups. But there's some that don't so you might have to use a dump station and things like that but we'll talk about that in another episode As we dive more into this RV living and what that actually entails so basically you have your black tank in your great tank when you get those sewer hoses you cook them all up. It's all good. You're GONNA pull your black tank I because this is your bodily fluids this is more of like these You know feces and things like that and so you want to dump those first so that way me when that hose it goes through the hose and into the ground you know you take care of that first then you dump your great tank which is like your wash water your shower water things like that's more clean it's called Grey because they're actually his grace tend to it because you know there's dirt that your washing often it's going to your systems but you do this in this order because that that water will then go through that hose it will kinda clean it out for you so you don't have to spend a lot of time Cleaning that hose at the end this is something that does not do He will not do it. And that is absolutely fine because I don't blame him you now my area of expertise but that's why you're going over boondocks with Brad with me. I'm talking with Matt Right Right. Yeah I know and maybe this was just more subconsciously lesson for you so you could help me out more. Well that's not gonNA happen but that's absolutely fine So basically once you're done with that you're going to make sure you always close your black in your tanks after you've done on dumping and that's because otherwise it'll be like the Santa Fe issue which we're GonNa talk them or the next boondock with Brad and that would keep teasing you with because it gets nasty water water hoses You're actually to you'RE GONNA want one hook up to your RV to put feed water into your RV and then you're GonNa want an adapter for that one that that will go into your boondocks tank so basically you have an extra tank where you can put water in there if you want. If you know that you're GonNa be on the Lam for a few days or on the road for a few days boone docking overnight night without any hookups. You'RE GONNA WANNA make sure you have water in there so you can still use it But the second hose is you're cleaning those and so that the hose that you're gonNA WANNA use to clean out your sewer hose and that's because when you're doing these different Activities ladies you don't want what you're drinking out to clean up your feces every RV liver every RV traveler will know that this is super important important And we all talk about it. When I'm going to when I was in Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Last year I was talking to people about dump tanks and great tanks for like days because it was just you know you. There's ways to make sure that there's proper hygiene When doing this like always wearing gloves whenever you're working with your black and gray tanks? Thanks because you don't want those to get on your hands and things like that right. I mean you're right. Yeah when you buy your via the beginning you're not gonNA have any bedding towels some window coverings are RV's don't come with window coverings And things like that so the things that you think are really basic. You need to look for when you're buying or RB. Do they come with this. Do I want someone else's use sheets. If you're buying hang it used you know. Where do you find these things? Because ours is a queenside short with a flip up our bed take specific sheets and bedding that you can find at Walmart you know you have to actually order these from Amazon or go to camping world and find these different objects send things because of the way that their size for an RV. Something that Matt always throws in my face is his DVD collection. Yeah what happened when we first got on the road. I was like we don't need it. We'll have net flicks. We'll have who will have Disney plus while does he plus plus an existent but now so like what what happened well. I had a large DVD collection. When we're in Chicago because we have the space and it was something I am asked over years and I just I was attached to it? You know there's a lot of movies I have that I have been watching years and probably never even feel like watching. But it's just something that I've connected to. And when we downsized and had to like really get an like minimize our our possessions I put a good amount of those. DVD's in storage and then only brought. Like I don't know a small amount that could fit in a binder or something into the RV with us and then when you're back at the storage facility at one point over the summer or something. I asked you. Could you go to the storage place and like the rest of my DVD's because I need them and they found a box. And I brought that one back. Yeah well that was. That was like one percent didn't realize there was like three boxes full of DVD's and so I keep on getting l'ambassade over that every week for DVD. They he had but he doesn't have it and I understand it but this thing has these. DVD's have really coming clutch There's multiple optimal times where we just had bad internet and so we watch a DVD. And it's been great or even we have great Internet but we just want to watch a DVD because it's not on one of those channels or those streaming services which leads into mobile hotspots and Wi fi man. What a disaster We bought a verizon hotspot and we use that and it works sometimes Yeah barely honestly our team mobile like like tethering your phone ipad work better You know I'm actually halfway tempted to get one of those t mobile sync up and drives because I think that that also offers tethering and that might even offer better tethering or mobile WIFI basically kind of comes into this thing where you're gonNA realize that really quickly. You're going to need multiple access to Internet especially if you are RV living and you're working from the road RV. Parks sometimes offer Wifi Sometimes it's great. Sometimes it's down the dumps And then sometimes you have to pay for it and you can pay different levels like you know basic and then premium am and then streaming levels and everything but it gets really expensive really quick. So you're just GONNA WANNA make sure you have some things on the road with you that make sense Wifi for us is just the biggest thing we're actually looking into Going to camping world and grabbing one of those mobile there are these Mobile hotspot and Wi fi extenders so basically they will extend your service and the three hundred and fifty bucks plus installation so. It's probably like five hundred bucks but but it might be one of those things that actually just boost off our signals to where we don't have to worry about that so you know there's just a lot of different options out there When it comes ms to Wi fi specifically And even the different versions of mobile hotspots there are So tethering from your phone might work for us. Sometimes it does. Sometimes it does So it's just all spotty in different depending on where we're at and we're in national parks we really don't care because we're out there to see nature term and because it's fun and then of course you have to get your basics. You're cleaning supplies. Your kids in organizational items toiletries And that actually brings me to our V.. Friendly Toilet paper. Don't use Sharman. I'm sorry Sherman but that stuff will clog up your RV so quick. I remember what I tried to use. You know sermon soft. I was so excited sided and it just clogged up so we had to pay someone to come out one hundred and fifty bucks to back Flush RV tank to get all the cluttered a toilet paper out so get used to not using the good stuff in the RV. You're definitely need to find your. RV friendly toilet paper Because you don't want to make a hundred and fifty dollar mistake because again. That's your resources at your money that you're traveling. We run out to dinner a couple of times multiple times with that But we had to spend it on back flushing. RV So don't make the same mistake as we did. There's a lot of brands of like. RV friendly toilet paper and honestly you. You can find these at camping. World's a lot of campsites actually carry. RV friendly toilet paper in the little mini camp store because they know that so important to your RV the system so you can when you're traveling through RV parks in different places. Walmart's you can actually find a lot of places that have friendly. RV Toilet Paper Roll along the road and the last thing. I really want to bring up our trailer hitches because they're so important when you're driving down the road so for for us we me nowadays. Just have our classy motor home and our scooter. But there's a specific thing that we have to put our scoot around. You know we have this motorcycle hedge so it just goes right into our hitch and then there's a ramp that we can put our scooter up in and then we use tie. Downs straps to tie-down or scooter. So that's one option of a trailer hitch Another trailer hitches. Their ball hitch. And those are the ones that you're gonNA ninety percent of trailers us They you know you just drop the trailer on it. Unlock it in you. Use Your latches and you can take off Plugging your electricals. That way. There's brake lights on your trailer. But then there's the fifth wheels like we talked about in the last boone docking with Brad which are in the middle of your truck so this wouldn't be an RV now this is not for our RV but this is to go into a truck so there's many different options for trailer hitches And our saving grace. This year was definitely the load bar. Sway Bar Combo This this little bar sway bar. Combo is like three hundred and fifty bucks but it just it saves your rear when you're driving eighty miles an hour down the road in your RV with the trailer behind it and then you get a big huge gust of wind like we did in Texas. I mean I still had to pull over. visit them feel safe. But I know for sure that this load bar sway bar. Combo really helped now with this. What does slowed bar sway? Bar Combo does is is it takes the load off of your rear wheels and it puts them more towards your front wheels making it more even not what a load bar does the sway bar with that does hooks up to your trailer and it makes your trailer doesn't sway back and forth or fishtail so while you're driving your you have complete control control over your vehicle. One thing that I learned is because I was pulling so much weight in our trailer this year is that we needed to get front shocks. That could hold up a better too so we actually blew out like our shocks on this year and so we Had to get those replaced. That was it was a cheap upgrade but basically now it's ready for the next time we ever have to pull a trailer behind us so there's a lot of little technicalities when you're towing behind A trailer like ah I mean this one had was probably at full capacity between the weight of our RV itself because you have to factor that into towing power for your engine. Your specific engineered chassis was like nine thousand pounds and I remember there was a point where between what our housing was or RV itself and the trailer behind. Find Us. Because you have to factor in the weight of the trailer itself. Even the tow bar hedge was like one hundred pounds The low bar. Combo is hundred. Pounds And then the weights. We had two pallets of Syrup which was another like five four or five thousand pounds so basically we had seven thousand impounds when I was done calculating it An eight thousand power pound to- limit and that's good because you don't want to push to your limit the whole time but we were only driving thing for like twenty hours with that and then dropped off one pallet and kept on going out north when we're heading to Las Vegas last year so there's definitely a lot of different for instances and you really need to make sure that you understand what your limits are for your vehicle and what they need so just because you have a classy doesn't mean you can tell whatever you want because it doesn't have the correct amount of power to actually pull those behind so then that leads you into maybe upgrading to that class. A. Diesel Or Class A gas. You know you do that but it's always better have diesel. It's definitely a better pusher. It's better for when you're going through the Blue Ridge mountains in the great smoky mountains. Or if you're going through the passes over Breckenridge Vail definitely want that diesel pusher because otherwise you're gonna be going up these at like forty forty miles an hour and it's gonNA drive you and everybody around you crazy so knowing your limits and how toe and where you're going is so important when traveling traveling but I guess that's something that will have to cover in a future episode boondock brand and Today I was really happy to be able to take you through the essentials that you need for. RV living just go a little bit more into understanding your RV specifically Understanding your needs and what it is that drives these beautiful homes across this country. You've been listening to park. Land a show about National Channel Parks Park Land as production iheartradio created by MAC. Cara Wak Brad Care. Whack and Christopher has Yoda's produced an edited by Mike. 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White Water And White Russians At Grand Teton

Parklandia

51:57 min | 1 year ago

White Water And White Russians At Grand Teton

"Disgrace land a music and true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder of behaving very badly hosted by me Jake. Brennan is back with Season Five on March tenth. Two Thousand Twenty. And you're not gonNA WANNA miss new episodes on guns and Roses Jay Z. Prints Ozzy Osbourne nipsy Hustle the rolling stones and more. You can listen to disgrace land on the I. R. Radio APP Apple podcasts. Wherever you get your podcast rocker role when you think about the green tetons what comes to mind. Iconic Snowy Mountains Pristine Lakes and grizzly bears. Mostly yeah yeah but also have a white Russians Whitewater rafting and hootenanny. I mean sure. All those things take place here. Grand Teton National Park in my opening and clearly. There's a lot to love about this epic Park. Oh Yeah I'll say as NAVID and wrestles hiker myself. This is my dream but also as someone who enjoys warm cocktails while sitting hot tubs. It also scratches that edge. This place really. Has it all from all kinds of beautiful hiking trails and wildlife to history musical hootenanny and some of the best restaurants and bars and Teton village? Nearby Jackson we could easily spend a whole month year or more. Yeah except the RV. Park prices are pretty busy and we'd probably be bankrupt by the end of it but at least we'd be pleasantly buzzed from other great local beer and cocktails probably merrily tapping our toes hootenanny which is a real thing and I cannot wait to talk about it. All that and more coming up in this week's episode on Grand Teton National Park. Hi I'm Matt and I'm Brad this Park Land Area. A podcast by iheartradio. We sold our loft in Chicago moved into an RV and now we're traveling in the country fulltime with our dog. Finn Exploring America's national parks. This week's episode is on Grantee National Park. Which is in North Western Wyoming immediately south of a little place called yellowstone which you may have heard of this season All right so for starters we were here at Grand Teton in July right after our time and he also actually since the two parks literally borderie other in grand. Teton is just to the south. They're really the quintessential one two punch of all national parks. I think and unless you're strapped for time it would be a huge oversight to go to one and not be other. Yeah absolutely even though the right next to each other the bulls so different and they vary from one to the other They really look nothing alike. Which is absolutely shocking. Yeah the scenery kind of hits you abruptly to if you're entering Grand Teton from yellowstone heading south especially like all of a sudden scenery explodes and bursts open into these massive serene lakes that brush up against the base of these enormous mountains with jagged snowcapped peaks. These I really feel like are the quintessential mountains of the American West. And they're all here just looming the distance. It's at once alluring and captivating but also intimidating and it really makes me feel small sometimes. It's good to feel small unless you run into a grizzly bear in the wild. And then you're hyper aware of how small you really are. Yeah that'll do it. And that's why this is another place where hairspray is super important bike. There are signs literally everywhere in every store strongly recommending buying and carrying bear spray and also hiking in groups and making noise and all these precautions. Be Bear aware. At least. That's what the signs saying. It's catchy and I I like it. Fortunately we didn't see any bears here when you and I were in guaranteed on. I did see one a few years back when I was here with my family on that yellowstone trump turned out. Fine now clearly didn't die. I mean apparently according to me die or you're totally fine. There's there's no middle ground when it comes to grizzly bears. Of course I'm not gonNA say dramatic or anything but on apply it history so anyway. Let's start by talking about the background in this stablishment of this park because it was a saga Much more complicated and drawn out than most national parks which seems crazy because clearly these beautiful mountains deserve protection and preservation so it should have been obvious but not necessarily in this case for everyone. Yeah complicated is definitely correct. But long before this whole tangled mass the region was first populated by native Americans. Some eleven thousand years ago since these abundant lakes were rich with game for hunting in the Seventeenth Century. French for trappers this for the area and gave the park. Its name by referring to the three tallest mountains as they walk tatum which translates to the three nipples. Which okay like trappers? Six grade boys or something. It's a little say with a straight veins so basically this is the Grand Nipple National Park right real mature but also can we just say how masterful French pronunciation was I. It was great. I didn't know how snaps because I've never said it sounds good but I know we're both really mature The most famous trapper to ever explore the area though was David Jackson who apparently loved the Teton Valley. So much that. The president a town of Jackson hole is actually named after him. Home Stars Follow Jackson in the late eighteen. Hundreds then com conservationists Horace Albright came into the picture in the Nineteen Twenty S. He was the first person to appreciate the tetons. From a preservation standpoint in sought to have them establish national park since the National Park Service had recently been created sixteen at the time. Albright was actually the superintendent of Yellowstone. And he wanted to spread the national parks love to the South so he used his platform to take visiting congressmen and other politicians through the Teton valley. To wow them and help them see the value of this area. Yeah show it off a little bit. Here's the problem though. The area was already populated with ranchers this point and they were very anti national park because they wanted their private land and they wanted to obviously profit off of it and it's our cultural value and you know just really milk it and yes. I realize these in the phrase milk it in an episode where Nipples are being discussed isn't exactly ideal but that's history basically just wrote wrote itself this way. I can't Vince. I mean if it's absolutely so anyway you have Albright Onside these ranchers on the other and they were very much on opposite sides of the argument here but when things changed in nineteen twenty six That's because Albright crossed paths with John. D Rockefeller Jr. yes he did and John. D Rockefeller Jr. is a wealthy naturalist with a heart of gold and pocket-lined with goal to so good. He toured the area with Albright and loved it and he supported the idea of preservation so they devised plan. That was a little devious retrospect. But it's clever and I love it. Rockfeller started buying up tracts of land throughout the area under the moniker. Snake River Land Company which was masquerading as a cattle ranch. Business fairy sneaky and he wasn't the only person doing this time while Disney. That's how he built while Disneyworld. Did he do hundreds of different names? So we'll just fascinating right but then in nineteen twenty nine. A small portion of the land and several lakes were designated as the Grand Teton National Park But rock other all of his extra land that he wanted to include in the park he wanted to donate to the park service but the government wouldn't just take it so he kept buying moorland an additional thirty thousand acres. Yeah what have weird unrelatable problem to have like. Oh I just have excessive amounts of land and money. What a what a pickle. Yeah and honestly though. It's refreshing to see a filthy rich person on such a heartfelt mission like this like. Oh you don't want to take my donation. Well then Aldus by the whole state ENFORC- too. Which is you know so relatable and that's eventually what end up happening after you know years and years so yeah it's crazy how drawn out this was. It was really dramatic too but Rockefeller wrote a letter to President. Franklin D Roosevelt. Nineteen forty-three telling him you would sell them the land if the park service when just take it you know. That's just like a little extra slap in the face. The President Created Jackson Hole National Monument to the east of the existing part but still did not include any of Rockefeller's land. It's like they're dancing around it and if I was Rockefeller it'd be it'd be furious. It took years years. She's just take my freeland. Initially a lot of locals were furious about more protectively. Of course because you know have earned one other until after World War. Two when they eventually saw the economic benefit of the National Monument Park and how it was a huge boon to the local economy so now finally finally after everyone saw one big positive difference. These parks can have the government merged everything together into one park including rockefellers land finally. Yup and that was in nineteen fifty a full twenty one years after the initial formation of the park. Twenty one years. It took awhile fittingly. The National Park Service actually dedicated the whole route connecting yellowstone with grand. Teton to Rockefeller so. Now it's called the John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway and it's a national park site in and of itself. Yeah that's true. I did not know that were there. But that's great very deserving right and it's one of the most scenic drives we've ever done and I. I really think Rockefeller would be very proud. So no today. Grand Teton National. Park consists of three hundred and nine thousand acres with more than two hundred miles of hiking trails. And that's just a fraction of the size of yellowstone to the north. But it's really great that the Teton range in its valleys are all finally included and one glorious park filled with epic views and the most beautiful lakes and incredible trails yes. It's a very fitting finale to this year's long saga and we'll talk more about those trails and more after this quick break. You're listening to park land area from iheartradio when it comes to keeping Americans safe from corona virus. This is the sound of a president. We can't rely on as various doctors. This flu people die from the flu. America can do better managing a crisis when everything is on. The line is what Mike. 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Way Up there as one of my favorite parks for hiking because obviously it's a mountain Meko with literally hundreds of miles of trails from easy lakeside. John's to grueling halls across boulder fields. It's got something for everyone whether you're usually walker or a full-blown masochist comes news a prize. That you've actually experienced these trails. Yes true it shouldn't be a surprise. 'cause y'all know me pretty well this so on my first trip to gain. Teton. It was part of my family vacation with my dad. My brother and my sister. This was in two thousand sixteen or Seventeen It and so this is like the first segment of that trip that Yellowstone Grand Teton thing and we were staying at this gorgeous lodge in Teton village. Which is the dream as a little man's had resort ever seen so it's beautiful stunning Unite tried to go back there this past summer when night but everything was pretty much closed. Yeah it's not really a late night town gas but we were there like nine. Pm and I was desperate to take you back to my favorite spots and show you around but oh well. We wound up finding like expensive Sushi and it was. It was all fine but anyway the first full day were the park. We asked the hotel concierge for some hiking trail recommendations this when I was with my family and he suggested something called the Delta Lake trail with his actually an unmarked trail that veers off Amphitheater Lake trail which is kind of the main thing that you see on the map. Yeah and so- Delta Lake was not even listed any of the guidebooks we had. We hadn't heard about it. We were just basically got this guy's recommendation and what he was explaining to us the locals. But that's Kinda scary. I'm surprised you actually agreed to do that. Yeah me too. In retrospect so this trail in Will START AT. Lupine meadows trail head area. Not far from Teton village. It's super pretty and peaceful and it all starts through this lush. Pine forest really smells like a big Christmas tree farm. It's very peaceful very dramatic very relaxing. But we were all the whole time on Hyler forbears. This is our first like trail that we're doing trip and we're obviously all nervous rex about the potential to see bears so very worried. My Dad had bear spray at the ready but about two thirds of the way up to amputate amphitheater lake which at this point has had numerous which backs mountain with some sweeping valley views below. We cut off into the woods towards Delta Lake and things started to get very icy and very snowy pretty quick and we were not properly dressed for at all. We were just for like late summer. Snow Free Walking Leisurely Hiking. Not For this. None of us had gloves. And we're all just like hiking shoes or sneakers even think I was wearing sneakers. So we really gotta get you better hiking. Oh thanks as much as you do. You need to have the best use right. Yeah I think. One of the pairs of shoes. I had literally as a hole in the bottom. Like it's it's ridiculous not okay now and especially for a grilling chair like this. Which had deeper snow. Which went over boulder fields and steep slopes that were literally crawl up some of them and get like hands on and remember like we didn't have gloves so yeah this isn't great but when we finally made it up to Delta Lake. It really was amazing and we had it all to ourselves. It's gorgeous perfectly still a glacial lake that looks like a mirror in the midst of these peaks and the main Teton. The Grand Teton was perfectly situated on the opposite side of the lake rising above the cloud of fog reflecting the water it was really such an amazing and surreal place to eat the rest of our breakfast burritos that does sound really amazing and peaceful. Yeah yeah well. The peacefulness came to a screeching halt on the way back down when we were literally sliding down these steep slopes in crashing into rocks and trying to keep our hands from frostbite at a certain point. I think I was like crying and laughing at the same time in my brother and sister like are you actually okay or do work and I'm like I I don't know honestly I can't tell you I was just like uncomfortable and laughing at the outrageousness of it all. I think that is pretty crazy. Yeah and we were wondering this whole time if the concierge recommended this hike to us because he wanted to kill us like was was this a militias recommendation. Because pull the jokes offering because you lived to tell the tale. Yeah and I'm sure. This trail is beautiful. Must miserable in like the peak summer months when snow is either nonexistent or at least minimal but this is not the time of year for it and it was late. September snow is starting to come back and forth at least at these elevations levels the L. But at least we'd be able to see where we're stepping and not constantly falling into deep snow over boulders. Were to do this in the summer which I would totally come back and do this in the summer. I think it's a worthwhile trail. You just need to be equipped and mentally ready and on the way back down. Once we're back on the main trail. We actually did see an adolescent grizzly bear eating dairies or something it was just like foraging traumatic. Yes it really wasn't as scary as I thought or like this terrifying image we are like Brennan to our our minds of what it would be like. It was mostly mesmerizing lease and like there was an adolescent so it wasn't this big gigantic looming. No that was getting ready to pounce right I mean hopefully not but even if it was we made it out but it's safe to say at the end of all of this the end like this treacherous snowy hike and then the bare setting. We're all very eager to make a beeline. The hotels hot tub on the roof and that was the first time you've ever had a white Russian wasn't Yeah Somehow. I've gone through my entire life without ever having one of these in their amazing I like I. Just don't get it. I mean I used to be my go-to you drink but then I I haven't had one in a while no well. They're they're rich. They're kind of have as I can't now. It sounds something having a regular basis but for this setting like after painfully cold. Hike when you're like just sitting and mending your wounds hot tub. It's it's really perfect and especially these ones were Bresso and it was all exactly what I needed. This is like the medicine I need it. Well the main amphitheater lake trail is a good option though And for anyone who wants to get those glacier lake views without having to go off drill yeah totally. I did that mean trail this past summer and honestly it was just beautiful as Delta Lake so again I'm not really sure why the concierge didn't just suggest that one to begin with it would have been much easier to follow and it would not have required scrambling over any boulder fields. So great story at Ted and ultimately I'm glad for that so I guess thanks. In retrospect to that concierge that DVD's altogether and flu-like is about ten miles round trip and it's pretty strenuous for the tunnel. Switch back then. Some snowy maneuvering at the very top. But it is worth it and it's not as difficult and hands on don'the like not all the trails that Grand Tetons are strenuous steep though The mountains are the main attraction for sure but the park is also filled with incredible lakes. That are surrounded by much easier. Chelsea Jenny Lake yes. Jenny Lake is definitely a leading lady. Here it's the second largest lake in the park and one of the most visited areas so prepare for crowds in crowded parking lots and arrive early to avoid both as much as you can especially in the summer months yeah. I remember the day that you were doing Jenny Lake. I was driving Hervey. Rv Park near Teton village. Which was really beautiful but definitely the most expensive place that we have ever stayed. It was basically hotel prices. Yes it was like. We stayed at hotels for cheaper. And this is a busy area for Sir I. It'd probably be like staying at stay on property at like Disneyworld or something. Yeah Fort Wilderness right with the RV or even this might have been even more expensive. But we still yeah. We still have the rental car that we had been using for yellowstone to make it easier. Cottrell Hudson such so. We were able to park it here. There are Parka the campground and then just make it easier to get around and also to park because this was primetime. Yeah so I use the rental to drive Jimmy late one morning early and I got there with enough time to get a spot. Parking Lot was not yet at capacity but by the time I left they were cars literally lined up down the main road down the highway. Or whatever the freeway yeah. It's crazy by the way. This is a good time to point out. That Grand Teton National Park. It's more than three million visitors. Making one of the top ten most visited national parks in the country and the most of those visitors come in July and August Rate when we were there. Yeah it seems like all three million of them were there that day on this trail. Yeah it was a lot and it explains why I had to speed hake passed a ton of groups on Jenny Lake Trail. It was it was crazy and exhausting and I must be a really quiet hiker because anytime I pass people they always do a little gasped and act so shocked that I'm suddenly next. I'm like there's like you know that happened like repeatedly on the 'cause I passed like I dunno fifty different groups of people and they're all like panicking. I'm like they didn't like Spray you bear spring. Yeah I didn't want to catch them guard and then get sprayed in the face. Yeah you're quiet and fast so it's a tricky combination No wonder you're always sneaking up on home and especially sometimes I actually find myself arc really like in the middle of some larger groups that I've been trying to pass like at one point. This trail. There was this huge like family of twelve or more people. It seemed like they seem like they're all related. It was like the family for home loan or something with a bunch of bickering and like kind of chaos. And I could only pass a couple of people time because it's a big group. I can't just like speed walk past all twelve of them and then I was kind of tangled on the middle mixed with their family and a one point. This man was like scolding his child and getting super angry. And I'm like ooh I don't get in the middle of this and I'm worried I might like you know. Excuse witnessed something. We witnessed a family confrontation. I'm like Sir. He's like there's a stranger in your midst be because he did not say that no one else thinking okay. It sounds like you love the trail anyway in your photos. Were some of the best ones. I've seen have grand tetons. Jenny Lake is just incredible. So it's the seven mile loop all pretty flat and it was a perfectly sunny and warm day that I did it with this wide. Open Shimmering Lake in the mountains off to one side. They're boaters and kayakers Chris Criss crossing the lake. It was also idyllic. Yeah and by the way for those of you. Don't want to hike around the entire lake. There's a shuttle boat you can take from near the like Jenny. Lake Visitor Center for a small fee and a job right off near the entrance of the Cascade Canyon which is totally worth exploring as a lot of people use in that Bo throughout the day and the Canyon was definitely fall when I was passing through. I didn't do a ton here. I didn't spend a lot of time there mainly because it was super crowded. I stopped at hidden falls though which is an epic waterfall just slightly in the Kenyan away from the lake. And then I did a little hike up to this point called inspiration point while reinspired. Yes I was. I probably would have been even more inspired. The whole place wasn't swarming with people. But still I think it's also a good time to highlight some of the parks wildlife because there's a lot of it Probably not much as yellowstone grand. Teton is still known for. Its moves bear and elk in particular. There's actually a huge on national elk refuge right near Jackson which is fascinating. It's a twenty four thousand Acre preserve that was created in one thousand nine hundred twelve to protect one of the largest elk herds in the world each winner about seventy five hundred L. glitzier migrating down from yellowstone primarily sense. There was like an abundant nyc grassy area here. Yeah that's a lot of elk. Even more than all the we saw when we're in yellowstone and that's really saying something we saw Tun. Yeah you can actually see a lot of by senior to You know what's actually beautiful though? I actually camped at the top of the National Elk Refuge on Mountain And it was like going up. This huge huge mountain was crazy. How big it was Because there's a lot of ruts that were like a foot drop so like I would. I remember Tim Burns Man. Would farm called me up there one day and this was on a different trip but basically he's in a box truck with all the Syrup in and I'm an SUV. And I'm going through these routes and then I'm looking in my ear and looking and watching him and like he was white. Knuckling this behind me. It was like as far as the time but the national elk refuge is beautiful especially the next morning when I got to like. Go down the mountain to get out of there It's just a beautiful beautiful site and you have the grand tetons in the back and it's definitely worth it but there's camping up there just in case about great to now. Yeah Yeah and like you mentioned you can also see Bison here and these are especially common in the plains near the historic Mormon row area. And if you don't know what that is just by hearing it you've almost certainly seen a photo of it because it's one of those most iconic barnes like anywhere in the country. It's this historic district in Grand Teton National Park where these farms were built in the early nineteen hundreds and they've got this picture-perfect backdrop of the Teton range with potential bison sightings as well. So it's like this most quintessential national park scenery all in view river so in addition to hugging. Grand Teton National Park is also a haven for water activities. Like I mentioned kayaking on. The lakes is popular but Whitewater rafting is also huge in the summer and early fall and the best part is when you can whitewater raft down the Snake River which made love because it's an iconic section of the Oregon trail game. Yeah yes it is. I'm pretty sure I drowned in that river several times playing that game. It's treacherous in now after wrapping it. I can attest to that so yeah. I'm not surprised that at all so I want to talk a little bit more about this rafting trip because the snake river was really adventurous day and it was epic and this was when I was with my sister and brother and my dad and we carved out a day to do this. It was pretty cold so I was worried that I might get hypothermic. But they dressed you in wetsuits in layers. So that you're well insulated and the trip is GonNa divvied into two different parks. You go down part of the Snake River. That's really docile and calm and is mostly just drinking the scenery at a comfortable pace. I remember seeing several bald. Eagles perched in trees along the river and we would see these like Lavish Mountain Mansions along the side of the river and up lake along the slopes and then after that portion you kind of make you get off on some like shore of the river and then get get back into the van and they drive you a little bit down the road to a portion of the river that gets more rapid you all get back into the raft and then this is the that's really Whitewater and for this one. My sister and I both put on like head whereas wetsuits for the cover. Your hair and some of the like almost all of us all almost all of our body was covered because I was just worried about being really freezing. It was late September in Wyoming so it was Chile's to the list. And so yeah we go down this Whitewater section and it was such a blast and you have so much adrenaline. They don't even notice. You're cold you hit all these big like aggressive crashing waves and you get soaked so much fun. I loved it and I remember our guide at one point telling us that like one of the main like waves that you hit. He said on one trip he had recently done the whole wrath. They actually like shot straight in the air and then like when upside down fell out. And I'm like Oh my gosh. That's horrifying but also like kind of exciting. I don't know if I would want to experience that. And probably not no the the my like the most fun part of it was. There's this photographer perched on like one of the rocks along the river. And he's taking you know professional photos of your group as you're passing by and then once you're done with the trip you can look at those photos. It's sort of like when you WanNa ride it like a a theme park. I didn't get to see the photos that we're taking on the right and we saw them and it was so funny because my sister and I looked like identical twins we had like these huge smiles on our faces. The same exact smile huge wet cold. Yeah smiling through the pain and it was so great because we were having the best time in the photo really captured that and we also like it confirmed that like I just look like the same person especially when our hair is all covered up. We just look like twins. The best thing to do after like a trip like that would be after Whitewater rafting. Yes I SIP west Gada hootenanny. Yes exactly yeah. And that's why I really want to talk about the hootenanny by Grand Teton national park food. Oh my gosh. Yeah prior to experiencing this actually every year I think I thought hootenanny storybook activities that took place in TV cartoons or like on Splash Mountain at magic kingdom. Like I thought I didn't know that they were real real things you kept. Yeah you kept talking about this hootenanny place and I was like real my friend. Chris Bingaman he us out to go to the hootenanny and you know have some drinks and tap our shoes while we listen to this great music and you I mean these guys were hilarious super talented. There's a lot of locals that come out every single week and they really enjoy giving this beautiful music and creating this community and it was packed because it was colder. There's a smaller area. But I mean at least one hundred people were there and people from out of town in town and the cool thing is. They said they even invite like traveling musicians out to it so you just have to be there at the right time right place. I guess but yeah and they do it every single week and it's a really beautiful place because I just I felt so much soul there. Yeah me too. I loved it so much more than I thought I would. I guess yeah it takes place in the summer months at this resort Called Dornan's yeah. I remember like when I was first hearing about this new. Told me about this like resort. I thought Dornan's was a restaurant in Jackson or something. I literally had no idea. It was in Grand Teton or like what it was. I definitely did not expect but it turned out to be but it was awesome and this resort looks like a rustic lodge or something. It looks like more like Glam and a hotel I guess and I love it so so cool. This whole event takes place there with these musical performers under a tent and food and drink served on night long. I mean it was just an absolute blast. Yeah and speaking of food and drinks I think we need to carve out some time to talk more about how Jackson and also Teton village. And how incredible the foods he says in both of these places. It's wonderful I love it. Yeah like the million dollar boy bar. That's places great you and I have both been a couple of times now and this is like an iconic stop in Jackson. It's right on the central square of the town and one of the older venues in Jackson and has a really big like light up. Sign kind of like a Las Vegas. Ask with a big huge cowboy. It's yawning does he. Let us right. Helix spins around. Well Yeah and inside. Is this big sprawling? Saloon like Bar and the best part is the the little bar itself is lined with not just bar stools but the key their stools with what are the. What are they called? They're like you said I like saddle are you are a little hard to climb up onto. But it's really like on a horse you're getting very little experience with horseback riding spine. My desperate confusion right now without. Yeah I love it though. No it was really beautiful just to get on the saddles and just like sit there and drink and there's some great cocktails in their food. Y'All it's like a pick up window Option there's that one where you go order it from the window go up to the bar put your number down in the bring it to you. But then there's also that steakhouse down below and you haven't I have I myself to him really beautiful dinner there one night and I just loved it. I was expensive for one person. I mean I'm not done yet. It was probably like ninety bucks by the time I was done. I had I had staked potatoes. I had cocktails and it was the perfect. That's like the most classic Meiomi Meal Makoto Wyoming and I say he can't get a cauliflower steak right off the Tofu like I'd probably get like literally thrown out of the front of the doors right. Yeah absolutely so. This place is essential. My I think my favorite place for food is. This cafe called softening bakery and there are actually two locations. Do Mary Yeah. So there's one like right around the corner from this bar in the heart of Jackson and then there's a newer one near Teton village. And which is right by where we were staying hostage. This place is so good. It's like sunny and sleek and modern and the food is just really wholesome and delicious and seasonal and they're known especially for their bait goods like cakes and cookies in quick breads and stuff like that. I wouldn't be surprised. Just like serve a like a cauliflower steak dinner. But they don't but yeah because it was more like modern like green balls. Wholesome stuff like that and when we were last there when you and I went together I had like a carrot coconut bread or something so not like a cake. It was more like banana bread but with coconut and carrot and so just wonderful they do everything perfectly and turmeric. Yeah where was that place that you had the White Russians? So that was the lodge. Were saying Teton village. This place called the spur. Yes and just. It's just like beautiful looking homey cozy restaurant slash saloon in on the bottom level of the hotel and it seems like the right place of Russia. And like it's that vibe you just WanNa like do all the cozy things and drink the boozy espressos stuff and it was great and then you told me about this bar where you're like roll the dice. Determine your job in your chaser. Whatever you know. Yeah we need to talk about so. That place is called the handlebar. It's also with in Teton village. It's just a short walk away from were staying and that was my favorite thing ever and that was the one I really wanted to take you to. But they were closed in addition to most everything else on Tito village but so the deal is like I mean. The restaurant itself has just great. It's this beautiful mountain lodge restaurant with like polished wood and soaring ceilings. And just you know with great whiskey and beer fried chicken sandwiches and stuff like that. Looks like kraft go back? Yeah this place alone is worth a revisit but the best thing about it is. There's this option on the drink menu where you roll dice to determine your mic shot chaser in beer so three different three different roles I believe. Yeah and it's it's a gamble because at my alley I mean the beers are all good and the I think the risk is part was like the shots because some of them are like traditional and then some of them are kind of wild like there. There was a pickle green pickle juice or something and then hot dog. Water is one of them. No so you don't WanNa let on that. The best part was like I did it. I roll the dice. I got something relatively tame. Same thing for my brother and my sister was really nervous to do it because she was deathly afraid of getting Hot Water. Which is understandable. Who thought but she finally did. It sure looked fine overall and then she landed on the hot water and we burst out laughing so she immediately grabbed. The DIS enrolled again. As if we didn't notice that she leaned but then again landed on hot tidewater she was just. I'm sorry I can't do that. She's like I and II forfeit. Yeah like she danced around that she cheated to get out of hot water because she if she is being honorable should've done the hot water but probably opted for one. I got a beautiful beers in Jackson. I mean it's turning out to be this little beer with craft breweries popping up all over the area seniors so I wouldn't blame emily for doing that. No I don't for the local sensory now I I remember. We went to this one It's Roadhouse Branko. Which has a small taproom at its original brewery. And then there's another prob located Whereas a full restaurant yeah. It's just the perfect like all of it. Everything we do. I love the decor. The decor is very rustic. Chic the beer brands amazing. The beer names are amazing and the food just also good really ought to place. Tell overseen by Brewer Colby Cox and Jeff Gavin fine. Who definitely are one of the best known chefs in the area And they have several restaurants throughout Jackson so food. At the Roadhouse is definitely better than what most people think when they're going to like get brewery for. Yeah I I think. The many here is full of surprises. Definitely raising the bar unlike Barfield so to speak. Because he's got things. Like Sierra Idaho Trout and Fried ARTICHOKES IN BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER. So not a cough our stake but in the same vicinity and then there are like Kimchi. Hotdogs Kimchi hot water shots for Emily. Would you do that then? No no those flat breads. Oh yeah duck routine and then there's even a Zucchini needle lasagna. Which if you like I mean. I'm really into Zucchini Noodles. Wonderful idea and we also had something similar in West Yellowstone at Some SELENA WE WENT OUT. We can slow and coast. Yes and I had that there. I had not LASAGNA but I have like Zucchini noodles with. I think like pesto sauce of some sort and that was my first Zucchini noodle experience. My First Zindel experience and now here it is again and Jackson so I think apparently Wyoming is in the midst of some sort of Zucchini renaissance. And I love it. I felt was deported and the beers. You're really good. Goto as well like the Walrus. Ipa and then there's that American parallel called like trout whistle They actually have a lot of like he's EPA varieties. Would you love? I love it? I love them all I. It's my favorite kind of beer. So just this year amount. That they have here makes me very happy? And they have a lot of fun variations that they do in that they kind of rotate almost like a beer series like the mountain jam. Volumes three is a hazy. I pay with Mingo. And then the mountain jam volume five a hazy. I pay with Pineapple Guava little chocolate twist love and I think the war's is their standard. I remember getting some of that like to stockpile in our fridge. Yes so there's like the tomboys of this war is ip which is great and also great post hike beer. It's really refreshing because White Russians. Hot Tubs aren't always readily available. So sometimes you have to make do with. Ipa's that's true. You're listening to park land from iheartradio. What made Vincent Banco one of the greatest painters most tortured souls of all time? There's something truly magical about the fact that he pulled out of this life of misery these joyful images of flowers and rolling hills and bright colors what Albert Einstein be diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. Today he was very good students in the math and sciences and he was a mediocre to decent student in other areas. Some of that is why of interest. Some of that is also lack of talent. Was Harry. Houdini predestined to become the great escape artists. Based on his family's great escape all of these things can function as sort of a metaphor for his own genesis and origin story. Which seems to be again. You know a series of escapes. I'm Dr Gail Saltz. And on my new podcast personality. I'll be joined by amazing experts to delve into the minds of famous historical figures. If you WANNA know what really made exceptional people tick then take a listen to personality. Find Personnel Ji on March ninth on the iheartradio APP on Apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcast high amount and I'm Brad. This is park land area. And this week we're talking about Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Mine favorite and talking about like your favorite. I B as you know what time it is. It's actually time to talk about our favorite parts of Grand Teton National Park. We haven't told each other our answers so it's all surprise so map. What was your favorite thing about? Grand Teton National Park My favorite thing I would say was the amphitheater lake trail. Yes I think so beautiful and also as like trail misery. Well yeah as long as you're not very often doing Delta Lake when it snowy and icy I think yeah but if the lake is you might as well just like stand the main go to the top and bring lunch or something and sit by the lake and it's so serene and wonderful and even though like even it was July and it was crowded especially down the trail head but by the time I was up by amphitheater. Lake it was. I had like the lake pretty much to myself and I could find a little nook likes to Iraq and just like chill out by the lake and eat the rest of my sandwich or whatever. I don't remember what I but and then I remember just like touching the water which was like perfectly still and like ice cold and there's little patches of ice all over it surrounded by these like high soaring peaks and it was a wonderful setting and I'm really glad that I like follow through and finish that trail to completion highly. Recommend that yeah absolutely so that would probably be my favorite part. What what about you? What was your favorite part of Grand? Teton well mine was definitely the hootenanny at Dan's Because you know you can just go there every Monday at six PM summer in the summer. Yep absolutely and sometimes even do winter and fall inside It's a smaller area. So actually they don't like just stop but it's just not as big. I think that's a good idea. Yeah and so it's just like it's right there They know it's actually probably a ten minute drive from the Jenny Lake trail. So it's not even that far Maybe nineteen or twenty. But you know it's close. It's like the first thing you get as you're going out of the park going to Jackson so it's in between Jackson and the entrance. Where Jenny Lee is and all that kind of stuff And so it's free to go but you of course support by buying local beers and drinks and talking with musicians and artists and just really having a good time Chris being men he he goes there. He's there all the time I know that it's like like non tourism time now so he works at the national parks and does different things in the areas at hotels and stuff. So because it's not Primetime. I know he's off traveling. The world just like US living his life loving life. Yeah just figuring it out but I hopefully. He'll be there again next year and if not there's many other great artists to go say hi do Support and any. Yeah it's perfect. Good one. Yeah I agree with that. So if heard talking about three things or or more to bring to Grand Teton National Park. What would we recommend? I think it obviously depends on season. Yes but if you're going like when we went which was during summer time you I brain all the all year round bear spray. A lot of people get attacked by. Bears hardly be safe than sorry jingle bells we can put it on your belt and Or boot Whatever you want and it actually just jingles so it creates that noise for you Matt would be like go crazy if I did that. But better it'd be saying sorry. Yeah so bear spray and by the way you can get that pretty much in any type of store in this part of Wyoming gas station literally in Walmart the anything camp stores the national park stores the RV sites literally anywhere that sells. I bet you could probably get at the million dollar Kabwe Bar. I don't think you can actually. But maybe they behind the scenes maybe or they'd be able to direct you to where you can buy and I'm sure the most any place so bear spray and then it really depends on what you're doing so ask a park ranger or a dis concierge. If you're doing anything that could potentially be snowing. I would recommend having proper hiking open for that. Meaning mittens or gloves water resistant water. Don't get those thin ones out. The inserts get real gloves hiking poles and then proper footware. I think most especially do not hike through snow with what I was wearing which was probably sneakers. Yeah no you definitely have to have like water resistant hiking boots. That's even different than just getting your normal everyday runners. But we're like those boot spikes being put on your boots. I love those and they they make a world of difference so do had I been wearing all this stuff I would have thoroughly enjoyed Delta Lake and not been miserable crying literally crying down. If you're going in the summer you know definitely. Don't forget your son's Sunscreen in your bug spray. You definitely need those. Yeah especially sunscreen and specially 'cause like even when it is snowy don't let that be misleading to you because that actually might be made it doubly important because the snow is also hitting your directly reflecting off of the snow and the ice getting hit by twice the impact. So sunglasses and sunscreen go a long way as well as water of course but that's kind of always a necessity and then another another thing and this was something we almost got I. I remember really shopping Jackson. We went to a store and I wanted to get like a big shawl. Do you remember that like it was what is that like a shawl definitely issue right and I almost got it but as I was like it on the store. The woman in the store was like that's a towel right and even tried to go to three other blazes that Had that depend potential of having that and none of them had that one but I like. It didn't really look towel so I was strong. Considering I'm like this get this where a towel I told you to get it. But you didn't listen to me almost got now. I love the pattern and I was like who would notice really like have you touch it? It kind of felt like a towel and pendleton anyway. So it's like yeah that's when we got our first pendleton blinking. Yeah this is now in storage. Because we didn't want it didn't really like we want it to be nice and pretty and we knew that it'd be used a lot in the RV which is good but it's also like that's more for the home the cabin when when when we're when we have a big home to live in again. Oh sorry. I'm daydreaming. I do love her. Rv But sometimes it just gets a little cramped and would be nice to have multiple rooms. So I I. It's not a very pendleton friendly RV. I it's not what I would do to it so for a park. That borders one of the country's most famous national parks and often gets lumped in with yellowstone grand. Teton totally manages to set itself apart and really blow minds with. It's incredible views. Scenery Food Whitewater White Russians and musical activities to yes major props go to Rockefeller and Albright for seeing the greatness in this place They worked so hard to preserve it for visitors like us and visitors in the future. Yeah and visitors in the future. We'll try and save somebody Russians for you but I I honestly can't make any promises you've been listening to Parkland. Yeah a show about National Parks Park. Land as production of iheartradio created by MAC. Brad Care Whack and Christopher has YODA's produced and edited by Mike Johnson. Executive producer is Christopher has Yoda's R. researcher. It's Jesulin Shield especially things goes out to Gabriel Collins Chris Waters and the rest of the Parkway India crew. And Hey listeners. If you're enjoying this show lead the review on Apple podcasts. It helps other people like you find our show. You can keep up with us on social media as well. Check out our photos from my travels on Instagram at Park. Alenia pod and join in on the conversation in our facebook group Park Landale Rangers from our podcast. My heart radio visit iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to your favorite shows and as always thank you for listening. 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I Was Promised Bison: Yellowstone Part 2 Full Throttle

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I Was Promised Bison: Yellowstone Part 2 Full Throttle

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Or wherever you get your podcasts. So on our yellowstone first parter. We talked about both of our individual first trips to America's National Park along with him Phil and thermal features and a super volcano. That you don't really need to worry about. Probably now it's time for the sequel episode which I'm calling Yellowstone full-throttle is that a nod to Charlie's angels sequel moving. Yes it absolutely. Because just like that. Insane sequel are part. Two episode of yellowstone is filled with stunts and sites that defy logic impossibility and subbing in for Cameron Diaz Drew Barrymore and Lucy. Liu We have you me and fin and Grizzly bears instead of in Evil Demi Moore. That's right this is our first time. Actually seeing a grizzly bear in the wild. But don't worry everything worked out just fine seeing as we're alive and talking about it right now. Few it was all my worst fears while streams converged into one memorable epic moment. But you'll have to stay tuned because there's a lot of ground to cover in this second part episode of Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park. I am Matt and I'm Brad this park land. A production of iheartradio we sold are often. Chicago moved into an RV. Now traveling the country full-time with dog. Thin exploring America's national parks in today where returning to Yellowstone National Park in northwestern Wyoming for part two so in part one we actually talked about things like the frontiers men who first documented yellowstone and how became the first national park in the world. That's right the world yes. We also talked about how yellowstone got its name about the troops who protected the park for thirty two years before the National Park Service took over and about President Chester. A Arthur's glancing trip. But don't worry there won't be a quiz at the end of this episode. So feel free to go back and listen to part one. If you haven't it's a doozy for this part we WanNa talk more about Matt. Nice trump here together. Last summer we had both visited separately at first so is exciting to revisit this iconic park and with our V. needless to say it was a totally different experience. Especially since you're via so huge. We saw completely new things completely. So let's get right to the chase and talk about the star of the park. Which are the thermal features? They're colorful. They're big. They're allowed their scorching hot. And they smell like that time our. Rv's blocked tank exploded all over you. That's so this a feerick smell. These features is really intense. And you can just easily smell it through your car or easy drive-through Yellowstone. It's actually nowhere near as bad as black though I mean. Yes that's true. It is pretty impossible to miss these things when you're here no matter. What part of the park you're in. And that's because there are more than ten thousand of these thermal features including about three hundred geysers in particular most of these are categorized mapped into different geyser basins throughout yellowstone like monument. Geyser Basin Norris Geyser Basin and my favorite West Thumb Geyser Basin. This is a thermal section. That's right on the shores of Yellowstone Lake. So it's got a really beautiful and peaceful backdrop so good so good the juxtaposition of these like technicolor. Almost neon hot springs and steaming pools. The Emerald Blue Lake is just so striking and captivating. And there's this awesome an easy trail that winds through a bunch of the guys who can like meander through and see these two like colorful bright features right alongside each other. It's amazing it's cooling kind of creepy to because these pools have billowing steam pouring out of them and out over the boardwalks so a lot of the time. All you see is outlines of people in the midst usually posing for photos. I'm sure yeah same. It's it's hauntingly pretty and the visuals are off the charts trails and for a whole another visual. You can also just the street and hike. The trail called Lake Overlook trail which is pretty easy only about one and a half miles round trip. You can just park at the West. Them guys are as follow a clear trail across the main road through the woods and up a hill for a sweeping view of the lake These little clouds of steam just rising up next to it. I've actually done this a couple of times. It's it is easy. I remember this most recent time that I did it. I was seeing these kind of scary warning signs for recent bear sightings in the area so I was on high alert like more so than usual and I knew. You're supposed to make noise while you're hiking grizzly country so what I would do was I would occasionally cough really loud as if that would be a defense but I've also been known to have really full blown loud conversations with myself if when I'm hiking alone yellowstone which is not recommended and I'm not endorsing that and also. Please don't tell my parents that I was doing that. Yeah you're screwed. 'cause I know I realize I had literally just told them okay. So when visiting yellowstone during peak season in July like we were your rarely alone which is nice so people are literally everywhere for better or worse. Yeah that's the thing like you're you're especially like we were here in July and it's unusual to have to yourself for more than a few minutes during this like prime time and on the other side of that coin that's also potentially embarrassing for me knowing that people more than likely could easily overhear me talking loudly to myself and having these like ongoing dialogues about me narrating my week or talking about silly things like upcoming movies. I can't wait to see just like fully in conversation mode with myself your entertainment at its finest on these drills. That's for sure I'm that's great. I hope people I guess and if need be though I am armed with bear spray at all times I had it clipped to my little. Fancy FANNY PACK IS FANTASTIC. Coming back the one. That's like blue with the White House. Strap and lemon on it. Yeah and then there's like bear spray on it right and it says spells the words Sour. But I think the O. is a Lemon Yup. That's it so good. So that's what I that's what I clicked my bear spray too so a little mix of whimsey and like dead serious and it's all going to be okay in the end we just got to get you out on the trail again for you to rely. I'm ready me. And my fanny pack already. Now let's get back on the road. Because navigating park as large as yellowstone is an important piece especially for people driving. Rv The main drive in the park is the grand loop road which is basically a giant one hundred and forty two mile figuring that runs through the middle of the park and it divides into different sections. Yeah I remember before I came to yellowstone. I was definitely overwhelmed as I'm sure. Most people are because it is huge. It's more than two million acres so you could easily be forgiven for suming that it's like a giant maze and really elaborate and complex but surprisingly. That's not really the case the way that it's laid out mapped is actually really straightforward and easy to follow once you stick to the map and. Kinda get your bearings driving a little bit. Exactly the grand loop connects to all five parks main entrances and exits and it crosses the continental divide twice which is pretty cool When you think of that yeah It's well marked with you'd signs on the side of the road with pull out so you can get photos with the signs. I mean it has it all. Yes and speaking of pullouts. Here's a little helpful. Psa please use them. We beg you. People are constantly holding up traffic here by stopping in the middle of the road to get photos of animals and I totally get that understand it. It's really cool stuff in these. Are you WANNA take photos of wildlife but it creates such a mass especially in the summer when this place was swarming with vehicles plus. It's dangerous for both the animals and other drivers so there's a time and a place and stopping those not absolutely like at certain times traffic yellowstone is worse than traffic in Chicago. It's too much I remember. You were getting road rage at one point. While we were driving back to our visa from Yellowstone Lake one day. Yeah there's really only so much I can take after a long day of driving and hiking and exploring which is also fun but exhausting like you reach a certain point where you're just WanNa Kinda get back in our case back. Darby and like unwind and when you're stuck for hours and hours behind slow moving people and like stop traffic really really wears on you so I remember. There was one time. I was behind this slow driver. Like just taking a sweet time on a joyride in front of me for miles on end and the thing they aggravated me even more was he just like had his arm sticking out his window and it was like you know going through the Brie. I'm like what are you doing it like this little thing? That just kind of drove me crazy. Yeah seeing you get road rage like does either. I mean it was really silly but it was also really saying something. I guess that's most because you rarely drive though true but I. I usually enjoy driving through national parks like this in a long scenic roads in granted like ninety nine percent of the time it's relaxing and scenic and lovely but occasionally. I do get moments like this where I start to like. Shoot steam out of my ears. Like I've got too many old faithful geyser strapped my head. We should also point out That it's super important to start your day early and drive into the park as soon as you can because like you said. Traffic can be a beast Most parking areas Philip super quickly. And you don't WanNa look like Matt. was deemed popping out. I'm sorry guys are standing on busy years. Yeah job thing in my head. I'm constantly shocked though by how early these parking lots fill up. It's it's really crazy like especially since many of these parking lots are huge and they're filter past even when we get there early. Like are these people nocturnal? Do they just sleep in the parking? Lots are they? How are they here like before? I don't understand Mike. Do you hear the road rage. That like just even thinking about it. I'm like it's all coming back to me in a really. Unfortunately it's okay. Okay we gotta get you out on the trail again so you relax. Yes well the trail for me like hiking. Here is the best medicine. It Calms Me Down Inbetween driving stint. That's for sure. And for all these reasons that's why we chose to rent a car and not use. Rv for the entire time in yellowstone. How we drove through the park ones from the east side to the So that way we could park in west yellowstone remains a luck out and book a last minute. Rv's but But this was over July fourth weekend so we real lucky this is really makes it that much. Easier for parking and navigating Because a lot of the parking areas have super limited spaces for large vehicles. Anyway that's definitely true and I can't really imagine like only being yellowstone with an RV especially in like July. You'd have to get up like the night before you'd have to like Black Friday at and not leave the park at all. Just heavy stay in a parking lot and be ready to go at three in the morning or something. It's ridiculous. Yeah fortunately having a rental car we could wake up. At a more reasonable our get coffee and West Yellowstone and then head into the park by seven thirty. Am and be just fine plus since we have been with us. Of course we didn't want to like constantly believing him in the RV while we went off hiking. Cause for a lot of reasons. This is not a very dog friendly park. They're not allowed in any trails whatsoever or in thermal areas with all of which makes sense and considering the immense wildlife. Here you do. Not Want a feisty. Little Dog Lake Thin causing trouble with a wolf or bear bison or something it would be a regular Brouhaha. Yeah that and you know all these animals like dumping everywhere and people not like picking it up. Yeah you know it'd be horrific because people are rude like that but I feel like be prepared for yellowstone properly and did it right We were able to tackle a lot of this park in just a few days that we were here which We're going to talk a lot more about after this quick break. Hey guys it's bobby bones. I host the bobby bones show and I'm pretty much obviously because a wake up at three o'clock in the morning a couple of hours later on my friends together so we get into a room and we do a radio show wisher alive we tell our stories we try to find as much good in the world possibly can and we look through the news of the day that you'll care about also your favorite country. Artists are always stopping by to hang out and share their lives and music too so wake up with a bunch of my friends. I Ninety eight point seven. W M Z Q in Washington DC or wherever the rotates you on the iheartradio APP. Hi I'm Matt and I'm Brad. This is park land. Lia In today's episode is Yellowstone National Park Part. Two all right first things first. Let's take it back to what brought US yellowstone in the middle of Primetime Lake? We literally arrived on the fourth of July. And I can't really think of a better place to spend July fourth and America's most iconic National Park. All that was missing probably was like Apple Pie and maybe baseball. We did have a hot dog though His name is Finn. Oh my gosh. That's right yeah. What a patriotic little country were in right before yellowstone we were at the Rodeo and Cody Wyoming which also feels like an Americana thing really very much. So yeah all the cowboy hats and Chili and beer and Lassos and star spangled everything. This was an experience that was working at the Rodeo selling Maple Syrup and we are in the area for that and you and I are able attend the Rodeo One night just for fun. Yes and you force me to sit on a huge cow which was outrageous like a real cow and I was. I think joking for the first several minutes suggesting it. I'm like I don't WanNa do that. People do this like so. It's actually happening. That was a bowl. That was a bowl boring. Well that was a bull and Yeah it was really a cold out that it was That was epic. I really loved that experience of sitting on that bowl We got some Chili from one of the food vendors up into the bleachers to watch some of that Rodeo it was intense. Let's put it that way. A lot of fast moving animals and dextrous cowboys as it was fun. Though it was an experience and it was super close to yellowstone so after the road. Euro is down. We went into the park for three or four days to visited together for the first time together together right yes but but first before the Rodeo segment was over because this is like a multi day thing that you're working out I remember taking the rental car into the Parker may own one day driving. It was a while typically two hours just to get in and go to like one of the hiking trails. I wanted to do because this park is huge. And we're staying kind of a little ways away and one of the trails by the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone section which is this gorgeous segment of yellowstone river with huge like raging waterfalls and. It's it's mesmerizing. Amazing Place Highly. Recommend but this is where one of the most grilling hikes of ever done in my life. And that's really saying something coming from you. I remember you came back fully exhausted and that never happens. Yeah I did the seven mile trail which is ten miles round trip. And it descends down to the bottom of the Canyon along the River. And it's the only trail in the park in this section that descends to the bottom of the canine. Like this. But guess what what goes down must come back up or something like that and I apparently forgot about that before. I started my hike because it really hurt and I suffered immensely and I've never I don't think I've ever like soft impoverishing. Gasps for air like this before in my life on any kind of hike. I remember a certain point. I just fully stop caring about grizzly bears entirely and I- Barest by on me the whole time of course but it reached a point where grizzly bears my bear spray. Were complete afterthought. I didn't care like if I I'm done like me. I'm just GonNa just lay down not even crawl into the fetal position. Lay Down Right. Yeah I probably would have been unfazed in comparison to the pay knows then but at one point I also. I laughed this group of younger hikers. At one point two it was like a group of sex or seven probably like twenty year olds or something and they're all really nice and the kind of sharing on wow good job and I was like thanks and then like in my head like I'm dying and then I tried to like quickly. Get Out of their line of sight so I could literally lie down on the side of the trail and let my lungs like stop burning crazy but at least the views are great. And it's really cool to because this is apparently the only trail that actually goes down into the canyon. I learned that the hard way and let's not forget about the other trail. We did together which is about twice as long as you did told me it was yeah. The ferry falls trail which is one of my favorites miserable. Told me it was three miles round trip. That was just a wild guess. I for some reason my hat. I was like females twice that at least But it was really pretty and you know it was just so sunny. There are a lot of like flies Which is not really fun but not my ideal kind of wildlife for for hiking promised me Bison Yeah I know but it could have been worse. There could have been like a treacherous canyon. Hike could have been like you know swarmed grizzlies or something but so yeah. The ferry falls trail. I love it and this. I have very fond memories of it from when I I did this. Trails my family a couple of years ago and that? That's why I swear. I remember it being shorter because in my head. That's why I thought it was shorter but I was probably just distracted by all the things. We saw that time that he did at Green Spring from the overlook at the beginning of the trail and then all the bison like hundreds of bison plus the waterfall itself. Of course. I'll give you that and you know what that's nature right. Sometimes you see it sometimes you and you just you can't. You can't be bummed out when you don't read but I mean I was a little bummed. I mean they don't show up. You know this is. This is the real world this is the real world wildlife of yellowstone The waterfall was amazing. It was totally worth it. It's long thin ribbon like waterfall that crashes down into a cloud of mist Makes the stream that flows out into the meadows. I mean it's just a great place for lunch or Trail Beers Yeah I was so nervous about that like I was excited about it because I love the idea of twelve years and I just have built up such taboo in my head. I guess but I kept worrying and thinking everyone around us. It was like a beer or something really was happening undercover use. Their are Bir Narc. And I'm like no. They're not they're just people like they're just wish that they had a beer to noble. That one's definitely a beer in beer. Narc lucky as a camera. He's taking pictures of the waterfall. He doesn't care about beers right. The waterfall was amazing. And totally worth it Though good so you're just ridiculous that's just put it clear as day. Yeah The rest of the trail was really awesome. Though it takes you buy these like steaming little rivers and mud pots through small patches of forest and then out into this huge vast meadow We didn't see anybody in as I pointed out. Hey Times Or much wildlife at all really Side First Moore's is that people are riding on and they had cody Rodeo sweaters on to bomb the they did. How did I feel like I was wearing mine too? Yeah know they they even? Oh my gosh. They were at the radio to like but these people were probably actually in the Rodeo because it was now officially over yeah and I clearly looked like they had nothing to do with the radio right and not to rub it in but last time I was here I did see hundreds of by something like I said and a Fox said that was. That was exciting. That didn't even really care that we're walking by it so we'll call that one the fantastic. Mr Fox Catholic Mr Parks. Yes so that's why I was hoping to see a little something extra or at least you know something beyond like domesticated horses but I would say that definitely ferry falls. The waterfall itself in Grand Spring. Totally made up for that. We actually started today early at Grand President taking the boardwalk out to the spring itself but the air was still too cold. Yeah and it was extra steamy right the heirs to cold and you combine that with a scalding hot hot spring then it gets way too steamy. It's obscured you can't really see it just kind of sense it and you're aware that it's there and know that you shouldn't go wander into it. Yeah but it makes for great photos yea right and even though I was freezing when we went there in the morning and I was also worried about your wellbeing because you were in short sleeves. Yeah I really was But I bet you it warms. Everyone is really wondering why it took us a long adult faithful which is not only the most iconic site here but one of the most iconic sites in the entire country and that's mostly because the old faithful area feels too much like a theme park. Yeah it's it really is kind of too much to be honest. And don't get US wrong. The Geyser is really incredible to behold and like the name suggests it's faithful and I I applaud the reliability. So there's that but it's way too crowded and surrounded by hotels and restaurants and stuff that make it feel almost corporate like it's owned by Disney or something not that there's anything wrong with Disney. That's great but yeah no not at all. Alston is actually a beautiful. Tell when you go into and hang out at it You can maybe get some coffee and relax or check out the gift shops. It's like a huge log cabin basically but You can also watch the geyser from here There's like a porch on the second floor as well. Yeah is that where you watch different when you were first here? Yeah I watched to once or twice from there and then Benjamin and I. We went down and went up to the guys are at self and Did that But yeah yeah it's I mean it's a gorgeous hotel and I I would totally just hang out and lounge about here. I love the way it's laid out with these soaring ceilings and wooden rafters way up there. It's then we got a couple of coffees from the second floor cafe. They have like huckleberry Ladas. Yeah they were great. Yeah really good. But instead of chilling here we wind up going up to the observation point trail which I pretty much dragged to stubbornly and because I wanted to watch all faithful from the top of a hill from different vantage point. I had seen it before from ground level. Here you know in the midst of these hordes of people so I had heard that this was a cool vista of the guys are and it's an easy trail to get there. It's only about one and a half miles round trip and it's honestly much less crowded once you're up there To see the guys there there. There are a few people but plenty of room for everybody. There's like I don't know two dozen people Max deal so plenty of speed not even a dozen people right. Yeah but I mean I I can. When I'm wrong and the views I thought were not that great. It was further away than I would have liked. Seeing the geyser kind of just looked like a random because there's nothing like Like seeing it right up front right up in it but it's also beautiful looking at nature in a different way Yeah it was really nice to get away from those crowds and the noise. I'm giving that one percent Muslim. And honestly if you're spending some time in the thermal area gotTA head over to mammoth hot springs on the north of the park yeah This was the first time to the section for both of us and it was really impressive. A lot of lot of lot of history there. Oh a lot. This was a sleeper hit. I think we'd both heard of mammoth hot springs but we didn't look into it too much and I'm so glad that we did. Because this is like my favorite day interest explorer in yellowstone right. So not only because of all the military history here. Mammoth hot springs is where the troops resided when they were tasked with protecting the park. So this place has all sorts of old cabins and great like exhibits the museum and visitors center but another fascinating aspect. This place was teeming with L. They were everywhere like I have never seen this much just like Brazenly wandering around the streets like it's nothing back they were just pedestrians. You know like not even noticing we humans which was a little alarming that they're so used to crowds and stuff. They really were right. So I mean call the. They're beautiful majestic animals. But still maybe not this close. We also tried to go swimming up here at. This place called boiling river which sounds a lot more horrific than it is. It's not actually. It's not actually boiling. You'RE NOT GONNA die so obviously it's actually one of only a couple of places in yellowstone that is accessible for swimming because of the temperature is comfortable. It's a mixture of like thermo water like Cold Natural River water so it's ideal for actually but going up there we were up. There was closed for the season like it was scheduled to open soon. Like in any any moment. But we simply says by a couple of days to But they're also at least gigantic colorful hot. Spring areas called the upper terrace and lower terrence out the boardwalk trails That run right through they. Yeah they look like huge tiered wedding. Cakes is how I found them because they're mostly white and they look really to perfect. Be Real like a wedding cake. That's like building deadly steam. If you can met envision that it's like I don't know thirty thirty layer wedding cake that could kill you. If that's a good way to describe me without springs like terraces. I could really stand here all day and Gawk at them. I think they're so pretty. Yeah right by there. We had breakfast at this beautiful restaurant inside of mammoth Hot Springs Hotel It's historic property. The kind of reminded me of like the Stanley Hotel near Rocky Mountain. Yeah it really looked like it had the same kind of history. And or a nate design and even just right down to the color. Palette was really interesting but minus any of the like psychosis and murder guess. Our server was super friendly here. He was from either from Chicago or like in Illinois. Remember that that's right. I think is bad setzer Gago but it was extra from the BURBS. You know how it works your. I'm like yeah but it was really nice to like chill out here and watch out what we eat omelets and it was also the perfect fuel for the beaver ponds loop trail which we did right after. That was pretty moderate. It wasn't hard. wasn't impossible. There's about five miles round trip I wasn't sure I was going to be able to do it at first because I was feeling sore. Yeah what was going on? I figure out what the issue is. Your feet I can I look back. I can't remember but it was. I was in pain and I was like. I don't know if I'M GONNA be able to do this like and just you know I said screw it. That's just do it. It'll be fine. Well you didn't do that voluntarily. I fully guilted into it. I was like Oh that's fine. I'll I'll meet you after I'll just go hiking alone. Dangerous grizzly country probably get mauled. But I'll I'll meet you later. Yeah that worked a term. Yeah it was a mixture of like trying to get you into it and also legitimately being. You're never forgive me right? So let's be real and I do not blame you. Donald I love. In retrospect he would. He would kill me if you died Yeah that'd be dead right behind you but it all worked out no bear sightings and the trails honestly pretty easy. I think in unavowed like totally uneventful regard in regards to like dangerous wildlife. That's for sure we didn't see any bears. Anybody in I think the only animal we saw was towards the very end of the hike. We saw a small herd of elk in the meadow. But at that point we were. We had seen so much that we're like totally desensitized. They're like squirrels or like. Oh yeah how we do that. We get like desensitized from these beautiful animals and You know it but you know convert happens and you know maybe this is the lesson that will learn from ourselves and just remember to take that moment to watch them but the best part about it was all when we were driving back to west yellowstone from these hikes and we actually saw our very first grizzly bear in the White House. Finally like right at the nick of time to you because this is our last full day in the park. And I think I was getting to the point. Rose reconciling like okay. I'm probably not gonNA see a bear this time fine. But miraculously we did see one and we saw it the best way we possibly could from the safety of our car like it was off on the side of the road and impossible to mess because there was just a huge swarm of cars and vehicles pulled over and people like milling about you pulled over but really they were zigzagged every which way like basically forgot how to park it was like bear and they got so excited to again pullover because other people want to go through. I mean obviously all stopping for this but still like what if there's an emergency people true but I mean. I'm glad that we saw so we were able to pull over and get off inside of the road enough to make way and then see from safe vantage point. It was like off in the meadow. Like foraging for food or something. Full grown like full very obvious grizzly bear and just super exciting and also it is comforting when you see grizzly bear to be surrounded by other people like worst case scenario the bear because ballistic. It would have to mow down a lot of other people to get to us and I think we're pretty safe. Yeah this didn't even seem to notice the crowds of people that were taking photos from a distance it was just forging in the grass and slowly walking along enjoying its day. Yeah it was. It was so exciting and I'm really glad that we capped off our timing yellowstone with this grisly. Bear sighting like the most epic animal here that everyone wants to see perfect and you have to remember to pack it. Up picketing a basket city. I know I'm thrilled to talk about this. Next section which is about West Yellowstone sonus. Dulger love it. It's such a cute little happy. Hamlet it's one of the main kind of entry areas to the park. It's in actually Montana. Sliver like the portion of yellowstone. That's in Montana. Like far. North Western Wyoming and then Westerns is bustling tourist town in the summer. I'm sure it's completely quiet in the winter. If anything's even open at all but yeah yeah. So this was my second time in West Yellowstone. Your first and I was so stoked to be back here and come back with you and revisit all my favorite places that I went to with my family. It's so great. Yeah what's yellowstone is really a beautiful place There's so many places that you can walk to. Yeah I remember that we actually we actually walked over and saw Spiderman. Yes the news spiderman in AMAC's there's like an Imax theater randomly in sales down and that was a great great setting to Spiderman. Whatever that far from home at that because it's just really you know one. We're going to national parks. We also have to take like brakes from it and just get other entertainment just to in the evenings and this is like perfect. Go see a movie. Go eat at a restaurant which we had a couple of different restaurants and they've had a good variety of restaurants here considering how small the town is and it's really only like ten block radius of town. But we definitely made the rounds. Some we liked better than others. I think we'll just say bat like long story short. You probably shouldn't eat French restaurants in West Yellowstone. No this one I remember asking them. suggests them for wine and like read. I'm like Cambridge tomorrow please. Oh you don't even know got it so if you're a French restaurant and you know nothing about wines. You probably shouldn't be a frustrated French restaurant and let's be honest because it wasn't cheap like I got like a butternut squash Ravioli and that was like twenty two bucks and so like I'm spending a lot of money. I want you to know what you're serving me but you could see was a disorganized mess And I I. I'll tell you this that being the food writer and the family and the one that like goes out to restaurants all the time I think I'm more of the food critic you actually are GonNa call. I'll be honest softened a little over the years now like I. It's outright off all all I try to find the silver lining certain places. And I'll be like well this good or like this part is cute. Although I don't remember finding many redeeming factors that this place. I guess like the people were Nice. They were played. No that was That was difficult to say the least and it's weird because it's fortunately weekends so you know that it's GonNa be busy so it's like you know just up your game a little bit. Yeah please please try. We also tried to go to a Japanese restaurant because per usual. We're constantly craving Sushi and even in the weirdest places but we can't go too long without having Sushi so we just locked up in desperation and found this Japanese restaurant that looked promising but like we walked in and there was just like no one there at all. There was a few lake teenager looking people standing waiting to be seated or something so. I don't I don't know if we just opening or something but I didn't WanNa wait. Trevor because we waited ten minutes nothing so you know but then we walked over to bowl winkle saloon. Now that was perfect they're attentive. They're fantastic. They have like a saloon liquor store and a sit down restaurant and we went back there multiple times because we felt welcome every single time. Yes and their food but they had a diverse mix of food like a lot of regional. Specialties like Bison Burgers and Ravioli and then plenty of surprises. Welcome surprises like. They had a chicken Wellington. I had missed my first experience with Zucchini Noodles Aka zoodles. And first of all would never expect to find that in west yellowstone know doodles and especially not good like this was great. It was Delicious like you said. Prompt service very friendly which honestly ninety percent of the reason why I go out to a restaurant service like I want. I want good service so you are a service industry. So they know what they're doing and we really appreciate that so shout out to bowling and every all go down West Yellowstone National Park. You have to go Check in with them and grab a Huckleberry Margarita or go gamble in their casino Gulf. Absolutely sit down restaurant frequent them because they're really good. Yeah and then You know there's that other place a friend of ours Gary Miano from Montana. He actually told us to go to fire whole Barbecue Because it has the best barbecue in yellowstone that was solid really solid I remember we got in. We ordered our barbecue. And you know it's not like Institution it is a new play but you can definitely see that there know what they're doing And we got our food and we sat down and we sat next to do park rangers. Yeah basically I mean in our mind. They're celebrities so we were sitting next to a couple of celebrities like abs basically like the Brittany Madonna celebrities to guys. I guess maybe Elton John and Freddie Mercury his dad right so they're still celebrities here all right so I guess back into the Park Rangers. They were amazing. They were really fun. I remember there was the younger one and he was talking about how his friends are coming. He's going back country camping with them and he was just as excited as we were. And that's what I really love. That are park. Rangers are just as excited to explore these beautiful national parks that they're an all the time like they're tourists stars just like us. They gig out over barbecue just like us what they're humans. I surprised as you are. No right I'm like can we're going to go party with Bryant Park Rangers. Ooh Party with Park Rangers. Let's start this once a year event. I'm into it. And when we come back from this short break we'll talk. With our researcher Jocelyn Shields more about the ecology and Wildlife National Park Family Secrets. It turns out that just about everyone has which accounts for the incredible outpouring of community and sharing of these stories. It's happening as a result of my podcast family secrets. My Name is Danny Shapiro. I'm a writer author of the instant New York Times bestselling memoir inheritance which I wrote after discovering a massive secret. That had been kept from me all my life. That discovery changed my life in good ways and hard ways and led to this podcast. I hope you'll join us for some incredible conversations about family identity and what happens to both when the secrets that have been kept from us and the secrets we keep finally come to light? Listen and subscribe on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or ever you listen to your favorite. Podcasts And I'm Brad. This is park land area. In today's episode is on Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming Ecology so biological diversity is a benchmark for measuring the health an ecosystem and today to talk more about that. We're bringing on. Our show is researcher. Justin Shields Hi guys. I'm Justin and I am a freelance science writer and also your shows researcher. I'm so excited to be on today's show because we're talking about one of my favorite things which is biological diversity and how it's used to measure the health of an ecosystem. Every organism plays an important role in transferring energy storing nutrients and breaking down pollutants. So basically. We're not talking about the big animals like bears. Bison and wolves who individually play a big part of the yellowstone ecosystem. Right not entirely. They are part of it but We're talking about something equally important. Which are the little ones end? The big ones together lots of times. People don't pay very much attention to mushrooms and Beatles and blue-green algae and microscopic worms. But if you're thinking about biodiversity at leads us to the concept of extinction so wolves were really important to the yellowstone ecosystem for a few reasons but one big thing is they work together to take down large. Gillet. That's how they hunt so bear huge powerful but it will rarely go after a moose or elk on its own A bear will scare a pack of wolves away from a dead Bison The wolves have done all the hard work to kill it. But the wolves if wolves aren't present in the ecosystem the bears don't eat as well and neither do the scavengers. Yeah like Ravens. Coyotes Bald Eagles. That's right And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Wolves made space an ecosystem that didn't exist during their seventy year absence for snakes and mice and cottonwood trees and otters and Aspen groves and songbirds and all kinds of things. The presence of beavers making dams and the increase bank stabilization on rivers even ended up changing the hydrology in yellowstone the way water moves around These changes are fascinating and it definitely makes yellowstone in nicer place to visit but also shows. That's the biodiversity is really important to preserve what we can. Yeah because we're losing individual species all over the world all the time really tough to know how many species even exist on this planet right. The current estimates for the number of species that live on earth is somewhere between five point three million to one trillion number. It's kind of like saying either. Have thirty six dollars or one point two million dollars in my bank account. He asked that window so how many organisms are going extinct every year. Well that's really tough to tell to about fifteen years ago. A United Nations taskforce estimated that eight thousand seven hundred species go extinct every year which seems like a ton but a few years later. They concluded that it was more like fifty. Five Thousand Watt. No way I mean like our third that many here yes I mean th th there might be as many as a trillion. Wow expert new all things because they were in a couple of articles and then we all see Brad just winked. Humans have only recorded the passing around eight hundred species in the past four hundred years. So I mean that's like somebody going out and being like there was a Dodo bird here and now there are new so it's tough to know exactly where we stand with biodiversity on this planet but the Wolves Nielsen help us understand that. Biodiversity Works for system. This is sad in a tricky problem to find solutions for. Yeah well I think. The situation provides a good case study. And why more? Biodiversity is good for an ecosystem without functioning ecosystems. We don't have clean air or water. Our plants don't get pollinated by bats and bees and stuff which means we don't eat and then there's a tons of stuff we don't know exists What if a cure for cancer is out there on the ocean floor in the forest? Yeah honestly who wants to live on a planet with no wild functioning ecosystems now me now so by diversity is important and arguably the most complex future of our planet. We need our national parks partly for preserving spaces that protect it and just like with the wolves which are still controversial members of the yellowstone ecosystem. We need to be boosting biodiversity wherever we can I know are part of understanding. Our ecosystem is so important we need to realize how are decisions impact our World Planet Yeah? Biodiversity is engine makes ecosystem work so each species whether it's a spider or a fungus or a lion has an important role to play greater species. Diversity insures natural sustainability for LA firms. Even humans does and that's why like digging deep into these topics Is going to be a whole podcast of its own But we just want to introduce these different aspects to our listeners. And I'm really happy that we had you on today to talk a little bit about like biological diversity and how it all works together. Because it's important we learn more The more we learn and we get to share with everyone. It helps make a better community of assets for our national parks. Yeah well it's my pleasure to be here. Thanks for having me my favorite well with all of that. There's so many beautiful things to explore in and around Yellowstone National Park and I think what we need to talk about is what was our favorite part of yellowstone on this trip. Matt what was yours. This is probably the hardest decision for this segment. I've had to date because this park is obviously huge. We did a ton. So it's it's hard to narrow down. I would say my favorite part. Even though at the time was in absolute misery it was probably that Canyon trail that I did the Grand Canyon. The allstone because the scenery was just unbelievable. And in retrospect very worthwhile. I'm glad I put myself through that and experienced it because I'm proud of you. Thank you yes I. I'm glad I did it. It'd be nice to have. It would probably help if I slowed down. I'm constantly speed walking speed hiking. And this isn't the trail for that because you will burn yourself way out before you're even like halfway done with it and then that's a mistake so but I I loved it and I would definitely recommend that trail for especially for a small group who can keep you motivated and keep you safe now. My favorite part would have probably had to abandon mammoth springs. Area Co hot springs geysers so much different lake Ecology Wildlife Just seeing how they interact differently with the environment that they're in like you're telling us about like the elk and how they were just like in the middle of everything and they're so used to it and you know that's good and bad but I remember like there's Times right go to turn on the road and there's like an crossing and I'm like hey. This is the perfect place to put a L. crossing sign. But there's that and then you know the boiling river That I would really love to do so. Let me go back. I'll have to make open seasonal so it's not like it's a exact date every year. It's like Becca Tober. I every year September. It's not like starbucks pumpkin spice season. You know it's not like China dry so we just have to be careful with that True we should talk about what things people should bring to yellowstone and that from experience. Like if you're going to visit yellowstone during primetime weeded so like July or August you should bring well for one thing a lot of patience. A lot of patients APPs in forgiveness guy willing- willingness to overlook a lot of. Don't be where there's road rage for a man sticking his hand out the window. It's infuriating like come on so that's something that we learned and that we would bring yes and then we. Also I'm. I'm sure I've talked about this plenty of times already with yellowstone but bear spray. Of course no matter whether you're alone the group that's pivotal and you can get that really anywhere in the entire area. You can get that from park stores in around the park for any kind of convenience store in West Yellowstone or Jackson hole is the hub to the south and brings them light layers. Because even though it's like in July we went there really early in the morning. It was cold. Yeah I remember. I was mad because I didn't bring a sweater or something On our first trailed the day right. Yeah it does get called. It's not during the day during the afternoon especially can get really warm or hot but this is definitely one of those places that at night and early morning it's spread at least a windbreaker. It extra probably be best. Because then that way it's still light in its breathable away So you know just bring another layer yes absolutely and then if you're doing something specifically water oriented if you're lucky enough to be here when boiling river is open then bring a bathing. Suit your bring a towel and have a great time. We'll live in swim vicariously through you. Yes and send US Pictures Tag. Us Park Land Pod. Yes well it took us two full episodes but I think we've done justice for this incredible most iconic national park. There's a lie here from epoch. History epic wildlife. And you've really got to go see it for yourself. 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Inspiration And Eruption In Yellowstone, The World's First National Park PART 1

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Inspiration And Eruption In Yellowstone, The World's First National Park PART 1

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Because it's a big one we're talking about yellowstone and frankly it really does not get much bigger than this. Yeah I really think and get safe to say that yellowstone is the most iconic national park in the country. It's the first example people think of when they think of national parks and its most notable features like geysers. Here's and Bison and Grizzly bears and they've become synonymous with the National Park Service. Yeah that's definitely true and not only is yellowstone in American icon on. But it's the second largest national park in the contiguous. US It's one of the most visited parks in the country with more than four million visitors in most impressively of all. It's the oldest national park in the entire world which is crazy so not just the US yeah exactly the whole world when the park was first established in eighteen. Seventy you too. It was before any type of federally protected. Land was set aside anywhere on earth No country has ever done such a thing until the US. Mrs Right and this was decades. Before the National Park Service was even formed it was also be before Wyoming even became a state. I know yeah this is. It's it's really wild to think about but it's fantastic and one of the things I like. The most is how ironic it is then. The world's first national park may very very well be the thing that one day destroys all as this park sits on top of a giant super volcano that if it ever erupt again well and life on earth. Something living tells me that seatbelts won't help us very much in that situation. Well they they can't hurt but now if they want to help. Hi I'm Matt and I'm Brad Park Land Lia production of iheartradio. We sold our locks in Chicago moved into our with our dogs thin. And now we're probably in the country exploring expiring. America's national parks back in today's episode is about Yellowstone in Wyoming Considering how huge yellowstone is both geographically and historically we thought it was fitting split this park into two different episodes. It's first time doing that. But we really want to justice and talk about our experiences with yellowstone so it definitely deserves a two parter it. Yeah it really does because there's so so much here and to really dig into it would be impossible to cram into one episode so it's our first two part park fittingly as as you can tell to Park Lane is just full first full of little twist but it also makes perfect sense to do this with yellowstone so area. You and I have experienced this park differently. We both visited it individually on her own at first and then together this past summer. So there's a a lot to cover and lots of spread out over these episodes. Let's just say that it's miles and miles and miles of information. A lot of my early massive of I mean it's more than two point two million acres That's bigger than the states of Delaware Android island combined and it's also larger than some countries. Yeah yeah that's true. So long story short be sure and fill up the gas tank before trying to tackle yellowstone because like we said there are lots of miles here. And you'RE GONNA WANNA be ready for it. And the only national park larger than this actually are are in Alaska Parks and then in the contiguous who s there's death valley really which is the only one in the lower forty eight states that's larger than yellowstone and and to be quite honest. I'm exhausted just thinking about it. Yeah but let's let's get into it and it's the first part episode of yellowstone so we'll cover more of our individual trips. He'll send for this episode as well for Mine. I was here I with my family. My Dad my brother my sister for a little outdoorsy themed vacation a few years ago and that was definitely life changing to the least one of my kinda formative national park experiences that triggered this obsession. But you're going to have to stay tuned for that because I we need to talk about history. And that's epic explosive. Those of fiery history here. Yes yes it is history so backing up when choppers an adventurous frontiers men. I I explore this region of the ever expanding country. They were met with the landscape. That was beautiful lowering but also terrifying in intimidating and deadly. We're talking like simmering. Pots and steaming streams raging rivers. These explosive geysers sulphur springs and wildlife so contents that makes Jumanji look like a petting zoo. Basically I mean these explorers just no one believed them when they started like documenting it and setting this back east. Everyone just brushed off off right right. I mean literally. It sounds absurd and over the top and like completely made up and so it was assumed that these guys were just lying and had crazy machinations. We're basically writing fantasy novels sending to the government but eventually after enough of these reports came in in the government finally advisor to the fact that surely not every frontiers men has an overactive imagination. They started formalizing these exploratory expeditions to research the area themselves elves in see what all the fuss was about. Yeah it's kind of like the original drastic park when John Hammond brings all the doubtful scientists to the island and no one thinks will actually see dinosaurs but then they actually do and everyone is like stunned. Yeah exactly this place is pretty much drastic national park but instead of Dr Grant Dr Malcolm Dr Sadler earlier it was another Trifecta of Explorers Ferdinand v Hayden. A painter named Thomas Moran and a photographer named William Henry Senator Jackson Yeah. Their findings must have been huge and had some serious impact because it was less than a year later in eighteen. Seventy two that President Ulysses S. grant signed documentation making yellowstone the very first national park encompassing the land. That's primarily in North Western Wyoming with little little bits in Idaho and Montana's well right so huge huge news and the true not only provided impressive inserting documentation but they also argued for protection by pointing out that the area is not suitable for farming or mining. Because you can't mine in hot springs or overtop OPPA Geyser. That's GonNa blow up your barn or something so you might as well protect it right. Yeah I mean the first year at the as a national park there are only about three hundred visitors. It's Increased dramatically once the northern Pacific railroad was completed about a decade later. There were thousands of annual visitors. which is really incredible? Bullfrog eighteen hundreds. I mean they didn't have anything. Yeah I know that is incredible. So even though frontiers men didn't discover this steamy landscape until the mid eighteen hundreds they they definitely were not the first humans to Rome here. Native Americans have undocumented living here as far back as eleven thousand years ago most likely due to the abundance of hunting opportunities internees after the last ice age because yellowstone is after all renowned for populations of Bison and L. in deer among many many other animals so so it makes sense that this was like a hunting Mecca and the early eighteen hundreds some of the first for trappers to visit the region gave it the Nickname Roche Joan. I love it which means rock Yellow River In reference to the yellow sandstone by the river and thus the name yellowstone was born born and in history. It's been as colorful as the geysers basins since. Yeah I know totally because it really does have like this technicolor history. It's so vibrant and so Bright and very up and down good and bad vandals and poachers were big problems. In the the early years here as all these animals are being hunted and trees are being cut down with reckless abandon and the minimum park ranger staff. That was here. I literally did not have the resources to protect such a large section of land. No things really did get out of hand. I mean like literally it was like military for civilians millions and yeah and that's until President Chester. A Arthur embarked on his first presidential visit to the park with a little camping trip. Yes he did the. Although if we're being honest I think it was probably a glancing trip. I can't really imagine any president like camping. Made me do they do. Yeah it's just a Arthur is probably a diva. I mean I'm again assuming I know absolutely nothing about this guy and I think I had forgotten art forgotten. He was ever a president until right. Now which you know. I don't remember anything he did. So this is good. I'm glad but he got to go to yellowstone and his trip here was hugely beneficial because he wound up signing legislation that a lot of a lot more funds for the park which went towards employing troops to protect the Park and control the amount of development that was happening like it was off the chart so they needed to do something something. Yeah we learned all about General Sheridan and troop m of the United States Cavalry while we were in mammoth hot springs area of the park last summer Where a bunch of historic army barracks were and apparently they protect to the park for thirty two years all the way up until nineteen eighteen when they handed over those duties to the recently recently created national? Park Service yes they did because this is all new territory. This is well before the National Park Service was established. It's the first national park in the world so there are just figuring out for themselves salves and obviously taking a guerilla approach to fending off. These tendons only lasted like six months to the year. Maybe not in the turn over like it was No one knew what they were doing it but someone had to start. Yeah and I'm glad that they pioneered that and their sentiments are forever engraved on the iconic Roosevelt arch by the parks north entrance which tubes built and the arch reads for for the benefit and enjoyment of the people and it's something that has gone on to symbolize national parks across the country. Ever since and after this quick break we're going to get into some of yellowstone's stones colorful and famous geographic history. Hi everyone it's Katie couric. I've got a ton of questions about this crazy time. We're living in and I know you probably due to on the new season of my podcast cast next question with me. 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It's a place that definitely sounds like it was dreamed up by George Lucas or something just does not really sound real. Which is why the government taught early? Frontiers men were. You know fantasizing about this in creating just like lying because it doesn't sound like an actual place that's one of those places that you really have to see to believe. Even we just try to describe it to people like they look at US sideways like a little like does like right. You're lying saying and so it's even today. It's still unbelievable. and that's so crazy because we have photos and videos and all of it and Growing up here and learn so much by yellowstone that it actually seems almost too surreal and mythical it almost doesn't make sense sense and that's something that like something like this would exist on this planet. Now it's it's wild reluctant to have it. You gotta it's one of those places you have to see for yourself herself and you have to honestly have to smell for yourself because it's gotten aroma. Yeah we've gone. How do I still don't feel like I understand yellowstone? Yeah which is crazy. I know there's there's so much there's a lot to take in. And it all starts with the heart of the park. The Yellowstone Caldera tell there of course is the collapsed remnants a volcano and this is the largest of its kind on the entire continent clocking in at a somewhat terrifying thirty by forty five miles else and today this Caldera is the site of Yellowstone Lake this enormous Pristine Lake that is so utterly serene looking that you'd really never expect. There's a super volcano not to get all the scary neurotic and no not at all. We should probably stop scaring our listeners. Because it's all going to be OK guys totally I I mean probably I don't Wanna I can't get that I don't to be held with. I mean if we're being honest about the Super Bowl Hanno and I'll just come. I'm right out and give it to you straight. The Super Volcano is still considered to be technically active in doorman. Although it's only erupted three times in the last two million years the most recent recent one was six hundred and forty thousand years ago and it was strong enough to make the CVS amounted. Helen seemed like blips on the radar. Like absolutely nothing so even though it tactically could erupt again. The chances are very very slim that any of us will ever live to experience at thankfully. Yeah and on the plus side. The Super Volcano is is what makes yellowstone the incredible place that it is today without it there would be wouldn't be any geysers or hot springs that make the park. What it is I mean yellowstone actually has more than and ten thousand? These thermal features are beautiful an eerie reminder of the volcano. That's right below you and it's crazy because like it's it's supposed to be like erupting thing like anytime now. Plus or minus ten thousand thousand years or ten minutes from now. Yeah you might never hear this. You know what we might not finish this episode. I they now that would actually be kind of poetic but as long as the Super Bowl Hanno keeps doing this thing and fueling these geysers and not wiping out life as we know it. I'm finally yeah. Nowadays the best places to witness these amazing thermal features are at places like mammoth hot springs. Gore's Geyser Basin the old faithful grand prize mic springs West Thumb Geyser Basin. I mean there's so much more to talk about but I guess we'll talk about that. So yeah let's say eighteen. If the world is still around trails Dell's now I'm going to start talking about my first time to yellowstone and I was actually visiting the park for the first time with some family as part of this semi annual annual nature. Themed Family Vacation Thing that my dad had the idea to start and I'm so glad he did. And we were like ruminating over like witch park. Actually we do. which part of the country should we start this? Like kind of quasi traditional and we all agree that yellowstone slash grand. Teton was the perfect place to do this and create this experience together because none of us had been in. Obviously it doesn't get more iconic and quintessential then yellowstone so through doesn't no it doesn't so we're all instantly obsessed and we coordinated this is trap where it was about a week and we all flew out to Jackson hole flew into their which is super can be I think. It's like in Grand Teton National Park. And then we just. We got a rental car. We spent a few days in Grand Teton at this beautiful lodge and Teton village and and visited Jackson the actual city or town For a few days as well and then the second half of that trump of that week doc was yellowstone so we drove from Teton village. Up past the rest of Grand Teton into Yellowstone National Park. And then we stayed in West Yellowstone which is like the far northwestern portion of the park. Yeltsin it's probably a two hour drive to get West Yellowstone which is pretty. I know it really the first they were like. Wow this is the gigantic park and it really makes you realize that because it takes forever to get from point. Eight Point B. and one of my favorite things was like you sent me this photo of you guys and it was like your first like Bison herd was crossing the road and there's like this beautiful shot of like your dad in the driver's seat in the passenger so beautiful scenic photo behind it and I just love that one now and it's kind of misty st out or foggy or something so it's these gigantic animals just looming in the distance in lots of them in right in the middle on site for interrupting but I just had bring up. No important so west Yellowstone is actually in a portion of the park. That's in Montana. What's what's the oceans kind of the gateway it's like The northwestern entrance and it's just adorable little league touristy town that's hustling and bustling in the summer months and and we were there like mid September so things were somewhat winding down but still very lively and adorable. I loved it there. We have this cute little cabin and on our way up towards the very first thing we did was stop at old faithful which I think makes a lot of sounds as the first yells elster experience. 'cause everybody faithful is and it's right up there with like the Grand Canyon and Stash of liberty like these Like all important Americana sites and activities and we went there had to pretty much force our way through the crowds to get a good view. Because it's it's very crowded. The general is pretty is very crowded but old faithful is just like swarming with people like a mob scene. Yeah it is so yes yes so. We went into the visitor center. My brother and I got our national parks books stamped and I think my dad bought some sort of buck and or game. I I want to say. We've got national parks. Yahtzee there and we play that a little later in the cabin in West Yellowstone. Although I I don't know what makes it. National Parks Yahtzee is like a pretty straightforward numbers based ice game. So I don't understand that one guys two you guys who three guys I don't know ever but it works it works. I love a good theme. Even with it doesn't make sense. And so we did it. All faith foil and then kind of checked in and got our bearings in West Yellowstone explore the town which has super cute little like restaurants and cafes. We would like start every morning. Go into this little coffee shack thing. It's not a standalone shop per se. It's like this little window that's on at the intersection. And there's this lovely woman working every morning. Yes that's the one that he went to on our trip together but this was where the dollar originate even started with it and obsessed with it. Because you're like we have to go. Yeah there's nothing super special like the food or coffee so much that we got there before it even opened thumbs waiting like please please service coffee coffee. Yeah so they have coffee and then a very limited slash enough food items but like they have like huckleberry bars because huckleberry there's a huge part of the country so you could find huckleberry anything and everything in different restaurants and bakeries and stuff and they had stuff like that and then like doc probably banana bread and scones. You know kind of everything you said all those little little things right there in the rain and then bagels and I remember. My brother ordered a Bagel. But he hasn't cream cheese and he asks her butter and she was like butter. So just give you the dry Bagel and then he had a dry Bego geico very exciting climax to that story. Yeah I kind of like something crazy going to happen but no he just didn't have have keys and I think our favorite that the place we went to you more than like three nights in a row. Maybe was this place called the Buffalo Bar. which which is this essentially? It's the saloon. Like it felt like a saloon with like pool tables inside and big. I think fake taxidermy and then a big gigantic organic like buffalo replica in the middle of the dining room. And the Kumar. Yeah very hard last ask it is is. Yeah but it's still kind of like clean and modern ish so we loved it and I don't think we really eight every mostly went there for like after dinner owner drinks like Wyoming whiskey and stuff like that so all these great things in west yellowstone integrate place to like kind of get your start art every morning. 'cause you're close to a ton and what my family and I did was we made sure we stocked up on bear spray. First things first we didn't want to wander wander on yellowstone without that especially my dad was very adamant and he always had it at the ready and we did a bunch of different things in in the span of like three or four days. I feel like who really maximized it. It's great yeah so one of my favorite things was we did the grand prize medic springs area and and the ferry falls trail which is one of the best trails ever. I I love it. I think that's my favorite one that we did in yellowstone and one of my favorite trails like like just in general period. Was that the one that you like. Took me on this dramatic long hike where you said it was like. Oh it's only like two and a half miles and ended up being like seven. Yeah Yeah I remember it a different way with my family I thought it was. I remember it being much shorter but it was action packed because we saw Tun of Bison in a Fox down unfortunate version. But that's another episode right. I honestly don't remember seeing I mean I don't remember being as long as it wind up being this past summer with you but is great. It's like super peaceful and scenic. And you go through a variety of different trains from this super tall thin ribbon of a waterfall through these pine forests than this wide open meadows. which is on this trip where we saw like a huge herd of Bison and it was well nerving we wound up like cutting off the trail? Oh and going around them which was also nerve wracking. Because I'm like what if we wind up going off trail and then like stumbling into a bear or like alone. Bison yeah yeah true. We did wind up some way until like alone. Bison those just lying right next to this tree and I was so it is my brother and I were like kind of ahead a little bit. We're like several pages of the head of my sister and dad and we were talking and I remember. I don't know exact athlet this conversation. But we're talking about like Disneyworld because I guess I just talk about all the time and I was saying to my brother. I'm like yeah. I really like want to explorer animal kingdom more or something I was probably like you know just thinking about animals And then like as soon as I say that we see this by Senate and I freak out and kind of Yelp and my dad panicked says he think I saw bear. I can no matter. And Yeah neurotic messes. Yeah Yeah it was showing there and in that area though you do have to be careful if you do walk off trail because there are geysers and you do not WanNa fall into one of those because people have been falling into his now and you know that's just not good. You'll get burnt. You'll not be happy and it will take a long time. I mean cover. You might not. You might not recover. Yeah yeah definitely so you gotta be careful when you're doing that so I know where you pointed out where you were walking trail and it wasn't like half a mile off trail twenty feet thirty feet like into different area right. It wasn't anything crazy. Yeah exactly and then we finish that trail oh by doing this gigantic loop. That brought us back to the GRANDPA's matic. Spring which is easily won the most popular sites in the park. You go to the overlook and from up there you can see down into this like incredible like almost Rambo colored spring with the Super Bright Greens. Blues Gallos Oranges. It's insane like I don't understand how this is like this how it's real and it's massive and just like billowing a little bit of steam by mid afternoon when the weather's the temperatures warmed up enough the steam dissipates now I could see the spraying really well versus in the morning when they are so really cold the steam could like be too much. It's hard to see so I would definitely recommend going like mid afternoon like we did and that was great. Another another thing we did was. We had a little picnic in the Lamar Valley area just like Rolling Meadows beautiful little ponds and lakes. Didn't I didn't see any animals out there even though I know we could have and we were kind of hoping to you know from a safe distance and we want reminders interesting. This nice little peaceful picnic by some pond at the end of the trail and it was it was great and we also did the Grand Canyon gaining the yellowstone for photos and on a little hike by a waterfall. That's that's another popular area. Yes raging river the Yellowstone River and is lined with these like explosive waterfalls and great panoramic views from these overlooks and little trails. That run along the river his his kayak on that trip as well. Yes we did so I think the last day last full Danielson we booked kayaking trip on Yellowstone Lake which were all super excited so you and fishing on Yellowstone Lake. We didn't go fishing. We like did a Kayak trip and for that you stay pretty close to the shore. They don't really let I don't think they let you at all like go out into the main because like like I got to go out there and just yeah but we're on a boat you know so it was a lot easier to get there and back and I feel like a lot of people would get exhausted out there and not realize and take a a long time to get back so it's a good thing that they're helping their kayakers kayak safe. Yeah Spears they. They said like he unexpectedly windy. And the waves can get get choppy out there and the main problem is the lake is freezing. Set like dangerously cold so like if you capsize. It's hard to get back in. And if you're in the middle of the lake your like screwed and I thought like but I really thought the main problem was about your jacket because the near era guide. Thank you Jack. Yeah quite whatever unions. Do you know who this person is. Yeah I have this jacket this really nice. What is it called the bombers academic? Okay so it's like slick lack bomber jacket with This yellow letter B. on one sleeve. You've and a lemon on the other sleeve so I think you know I'm going with us. And then on the back is a song lyric. That says winners. Don't quit on themselves. So it's a jacket obviously from the representing like lemonade album. And the lyric is from one of the songs and this guy full on the thought. It was a Burns Jack. Jack Jacket Mike. When is on themselves right docket? Wha what's sexually strike that I told him no it's the Bianchi jacket and then he just Kinda like quietly nodded and stop talking to me for like the rest of the trip but the the trip was really fun. It was not that Wendy. Fortunately so it was a nice calm easy pace. We've got to see a lot. And my favorite part was like you get to Kayak along along the shore close enough to the West Thumb Geyser Basin so you get to see some thermal activity as well like not geysers but hot springs in this building steam and some of the like technicolor D- pools that in certain portions are like dripping in flowing into the lake. So that was really beautiful and really cool and and then from there. I believe it was when we were like all settled back into the car. And driving back to US yellowstone we found ourselves in the middle of a bison stampede literal stampede oh was that the photo no no no but there's a lot of these yes so there there. There was traffic which happens a lot in in yellowstone standstill traffic. And we didn't know what was going on. Just the impatiently waiting there and then we start to see Bison walking down and the side of the road like a lot of Bison and they're walking into at a slow pace so me and my sister roll down our windows because we were on the side where the Bison were and we're going to take video of it and soon to start taking video they start to like run like this whole heard of them are running surrounding our car not just us but like everyone on the road road and I remember it was amazing because the video turned out wind up looking like a found footage film or something. Because it's like I started. Take the video and then they charge and I'm like Oh and they get all shaky and then I scream and you get to see a very close. How huge these animals are like? If they hit our car we would have been dumb. Damaged took the least I could make. It probably flipped cars that they like charged tanks. Yeah they're the largest land mammal in the country over the phone. They can go really fast. They can run like much faster than humans so you do not want to get into a race with them by any means either so. That was my yells during experience with my family clearly epoch and intimidating and colorful and does all of it was thoroughly life changing. That was our first time doing something like best as that. These are from one trip. I know just one trip of ours each of ours and we hit on some of the same stuff if we didn't but it just so so big I mean what would you say is the best time to go. The best time to visit yellowstone. Uh is I liked when I visited. I was mid-september It was kinda chilly but not cold yet. And the peak summer season was dwindling so it wasn't as crowded as it is in like July August so we didn't have to worry about that too much just like the periodic traffic affect jams and and whatnot but it was all manageable and beautiful and all the animals are out and about and it's extremely time of the year but luckily the park is open all year round. I mean it's basically. A game of thrones esque style landscape from late fall early spring and most roads closed so the only way to get into the park is on snowmobile. So you can go cross country skiing on snow coach sewers Those are very popular. Yeah they are really popular winter months and during this time period most facilities lodges or closed closed as well. So it's definitely much much quieter in kind of a creepy way but also serene and peaceful and I know I would really love the two experience gallstone in the winter sometime. That's hi my less because that would be like visiting a it'd be like a whole `nother park of that point and that would be amazing and then and you also have to worry about bears because they're hibernating so you can put the bear spray away features possible. Yeah we'll just have to do it like not in an RV because we know we don't need the freeze now. We don't need that. 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Land area and this week's episode is about Yellowstone National Park and and North Western Wyoming Ecology. And Right. Now we're GONNA get into a little bit more detail about the wildlife here since it's a pretty the big deal. Yeah and it's really crazy. Because in the past couple of decades yellowstone has taught scientists a lot about how food webs and ecological systems work. It's An ecosystem that runs an energy from the sun a plant turn solar energy and to food for itself but then that plant is eaten by a cricket which is then eaten by a mouse which is then eaten by a snake which is then eaten by a hawk when the Huck dies its body provides food for bacteria and fungi which then in turn feeds plans. All of these animals represent what are called tropic levels what scientists now call links in the food chain and as representatives representatives of these trophic groups each other energy has passed all around the ecosystem. But what happens when one member of this food web. It's removed from the system. Yellowstone has has actually been ground zero for sort of unintentional experiment. Regarding what scientists I've come to refer to as trophic cascades and trophic cascades occur when predators editors hunting. Their prey keeps the number of prey animals. Down passing on the savings to the next trophic level. Whatever the prey animal eats then has a better shot at survival and on and on and on down the line right and in yellowstone what they did was they actually like reintroduced the Grey Wolves Wolves back India sewn and this is a perfect example of what we're talking about so in regards to walls like every wills are scary right like humans? I have never really liked them. which is kind of weird? Because they're the direct wild ancestors of Man's best friends domesticated dogs the fact that they're fast carnivorous her nevarez and they move around intimidating packs. I think plus the livestock they can eat like twenty pounds of meat in a single sitting. This is a this is what's lead. Humans is to create this like terrifying polity around wolves with things like Little Red Riding Hood Peter and the wolf the boy who cried wolf et Cetera et cetera historically gray wolves arranged around two thirds of the Modern Day United States home. But they've been driven out of most of it now They were hunted out of Yellowstone by Nineteen Twenty Ninety six. Yeah and then. In nineteen ninety-five however the park service released. Fourteen Grey Wolves from Canada into yellowstone after seventy years of wolf less ecosystem there. This decision of course was controversial in made a lot of humans mad but the ecological results were immediate and honestly pretty startling. In fact a lot of colleges think the wolves did in yellowstone was prevent elk and deer some of their favorite foods from eating all the plans especially near rivers. Yeah the wolves kept the deer out from denuding. The river valleys which promoted the growth of trees and the riparian areas. Riparian and meaning the special groups plants that grow in flood plains of rivers and streams. So this meant more beavers which are animals that creates special mini habitats for other animals. Like otters fish amphibians and so forth and more migratory birds visited as well. The wolves killed earned him the coyotes which meant they were then more rabbits and mice around with Third Hawks and other birds of prey to the area so huge facts and not only all that but it increased stabilization of the riverbanks near Narrow River channels. which makes more different kind of habitat in yellowstone as well so would have this huge ripple effect across pretty much every everything every animal every environment and the simple truth is that the effects the wolves took on yellowstone is complex? And this idea of trophic cascade being the saving grace of the park's ecosystem is a controversial one among scientists We basically can't replicate the study because there's not another yellowstone to replicate it and so we may never know exactly what effect wolves hat on yellowstone however it definitely taught us that the human mythology around wolves being Yvonne. Dangerous Villains lends deserving. Ratification is a very subjective. One right yeah. They can have a lot of benefits. Yeah I this is something. That is very complex and hard to kind of just dive into right because like they said you can't just replicated over and over again because even if you reintroduced wolves into Michigan I'm just using random place I mean. Yeah it's the ecosystem is so different. There and the cycle of life often the hunting cycles. They're so different that it would actually create a correct study. Yeah that's true but then when you also living about how like walls these two thirds of the US like they're clearly acclimated to a majority of this country and they they have every natural right to be there in a way so it's weird that suddenly humans are in this position where they're controlling it and dictating where wolves are relocated to. And then what what happens. So it's it's strange because like they were here before people were and I mean they've been gone out to do a reintroduced but they're different species of wolves. I think they're the closest to but you can't have the exact act if they didn't stay in that ecosystem right. I mean the same thing with the bison they were reintroduced into a national park this year. Oh Yeah Yeah. Which one was in that while they moved more bison to badlands released them? They're so like this isn't an entirely new concept. This has happened before yellowstone. This will happen in the future and other places so but that will have an impact on that national. Yeah and it sounds like it's going great and yellowstone so cute us to the offs. We did not see any walls in yellowstone. Regretfully I would love to. I know that That one takes a lot of pain. Definitely something I I would love to do is like just slow down a little bit because we normally like kind of go through national parks and try to get everything in and that's why we revisit national parks as well though because the the things that we miss but yellowstone is one of those national parks that we have both been to multiple times now for multiple days at a time. I mean I think we both have combined maybe twenty thirty days in that park and we still haven't even scratched the surface. Yeah the what is it. One percent of yellowstone. Oh stone is actually seem by the tourists that go there grunting percent so there's so much in that ecosystem that wildlife that diversity that we have to re-explore and that is why we're even continuing with the part two of yellowstone national a park later this season right. It won't be the next episode. So you're going to have to stay tuned you're going to have stand your toes and get ready for more and more of that beautiful. Oh beautiful place that yellowstone is yeah but of a cliffhanger but also the exciting thing too is. We'll be able to incorporate like R. V. experienced they are because now they're vesper in an RV. I visited so it's GonNa be fun to drugs. Lodges Hotels Yeah Inside the Park outside the park. Where do you WanNa stay day since both of our first trips were pretty? RV We're going to save RV segment for part two and since we we visited together we are in RV and experienced it from totally different perspective. Exactly so for that reason and a bunch of other things excited for party because this really is one of those enormous dynamic parks that feels completely fresh and new upon each visit. And it feels like you're visiting a different place when you're in an RV as well that's for sure so that'll be fun to talk about incorporate. Yeah for now though. We hope you have been inspired to visit or revisit. This ultimate National Park. It's a place. We have loved him an individually and together it's been inspiring and it's just put. I'm in complete shock. It's such a truly special place. Yeah it really is and just remember it could blow at any moment goodnight. You've been listening to Parkland. Yeah a show about National Parks Park land as through production of iheartradio. Created by. MAC KEROUAC Brad Care. Whack and Christopher has the eldest produced an edited by Mike. John's our executive producer. 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Bonus Episode! Ecology 101 with Jesslyn Shields

Parklandia

21:08 min | 1 year ago

Bonus Episode! Ecology 101 with Jesslyn Shields

"Hi there I'm Zach Braff. Donald FACE ON. We're real life best friends but we met playing fake life. Best Friends Turk and J D on the Sitcom scrubs twenty years later. We've decided to Rewatch the series one episode of the time and put our memories into a podcast. You can listen to it home. We're going to get all our special guests friends like Sarah Chalk. John C McGinley. Neil Flynn Judy. Reyes show Creator Bill. Lawrence Editors Writers and even prompt masters would tell us about what inspired the series and how we became a family. You can listen to the podcast. Fake Doctors Real Friends with Zach and Donald on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. And wherever you get your podcasts on my name is host of money on a morning show and on the move I want to personally invite you to my new podcast. All My name is Ado show where I'll talk to artists community leaders and people like you together. We'll learn more about the triumphs and failures that empower my weekly guest. You could find my new show on the free iheartradio APP or wherever you. Listen to your podcast. Hi I'm Matt and I'm Brad. This is park land. Yeah production of iheartradio. We sold our LOFTON. Chicago MOVED INTO AN RV. And now we're traveling. The country full time with our dog thin expire America's national parks and today. We're talking about ecology with our shows researcher Jesulin's shields. Why don't you introduce yourself in what you do? Hi Guys. I'm happy to be here today. I am a freelance science writer. I work a lot for how stuff works. And I am the researcher for your show I love it. And if you've been adding such a segment about wildlife ecology and really helping US learn and understand the nuances that each national park is facing When it comes to that the importance of each of those ecosystems and wildlife. Yeah well it's fascinating stuff and I love diving into it with you guys so we have to start off. Or what are some of the things that Ecologists Study Well It depends on the ecologist. That you ask ecologists would probably say. They studied the interaction of organisms with their environment. But the truth is this is such a huge complicated thing to focus on that. Mostly call just look at ecology through a specific Lens. Oh like a population ecologist. That's exactly right now Population Ecologists Study the population of a single organism so how they're distributed over an ecosystem what factors contribute to a population growing or shrinking Why the organism does that so that could be an elk or it could be a mushroom interesting. Can you give us an another example of this? Yeah for instance. Salmond is after it reproduces. So when you're studying all the salmon and what they're doing together the population ecologist would do that or you know there might be a huge explosion and mosquitoes in a certain place and population. Ecologists would study that too. Well so these are the type of questions that population ecologists try to answer. That's right it and actually there is one step up from a population which is a community so community ecologists to look at how different organisms with an ecosystem interact. So this'll be like how the wolves in yellowstone suddenly changed. The interactions between the other animals and plants in ecosystem totally. That's a great example. Yeah so the existence of top predators that hunt in packs change the interaction of all the other organisms and ecosystems? So for example you get elk acting differently when you introduce wolves So that means that riverside willows grow bigger which attracts beavers because they make these dams which makes more habitat for otters and fish and re wading birds and the wolves go after coyotes and coyotes. Sort of Compete with things like hawks and Fox's so they do their thing so basically community colleges are interested in why and how these behaviors effect. Those interactions sure. Yeah that's and you know how? The interactions between like the plants and the micro in the swail everything How they all interact. And why? Wow Yeah another thing I find fascinating is ecosystem ecology and how it takes all that population and community ecology can teach us in adds a layer of non living things like weather soil chemistry. How energy flows yes so. An ecosystem is an area that houses a specific set of organisms and also non living elements like dirt and water. That work together to create. Its own special thing whether it be what you'd find in the Mojave desert or among the giants a quiz so the borders that contain an ecosystem or really blurry though and they are mostly defined by humans so organisms find little places to live and work in even in the borders of Ecosystems Like an tide pool on the beach. It's in the water and it's not really that much like the forest. That's just ten meters away but they still affect each other They bleed into each other more than you might think. Also because ecosystem science takes into consideration biotic or non living stuff that impacts the system ecologist. Who studied them often examined? How ecosystems are changing things like climate change or how we change the use of the land like a forest that turned into an agricultural field. For instance right so ecologists study populations of organisms communities of organisms and ecosystems which include both living in non living things interacting in a particular place is the ecosystem the largest unit of ecology if eagles systems bleed into each other. It seems like there might be even bigger systems to study. I'll say great question Yes one thing. The Science of Ecology teaches us is that there is no disconnecting one thing from another thing on this whole planet so if we use our current climate situation is an example decisions made by one nation state regarding something like coal fired power plants can affect both living and non living things thousands of miles across the ocean and really big ways so a colleges talk about to other levels or units of space and interaction. Right yeah so they talk about the by an Abiam which is confused with an ecosystem a lot of times. It's just a general term to describe habitat type where organisms and their environment. Interact in generally the same way. But it's not specific to any one place on the globe For instance a desert is always going to have plenty of extreme temperature fluctuations and not much water and not very many large plants so the organisms in a desert are going to be adapted to those conditions. And there's a good chance they've evolved to act look like organisms and other desert by ams all over the world so animals that we talked about earlier in the season. I live exclusively in. Caves are generally small with slow metabolisms and sightless but with good hearing touch and smell yes. They got that way. Because their surroundings required them to evolve in -struction another example is like in North America. We have that. North American kangaroo rat which is in arches national park So it evolved under the same or similar conditions to this little mouse in Australia called the Australian hopping mouse in the outback. Oh Yeah I really wish. We saw one of those in arches. Those have been such a great thing to yeah. Yeah they're really they're really adorable And so that there. There's also this little jumping rodent in North Africa and Asia and the Middle East called the ROBA and it's very very similar to those and so they you know evolved similar ways of being through just living in similar types of places that really fascinating so what would be the next level up from Abiam. Well basically it's earth from there. It's the last level that he called concern themselves with and it's called the bias. Fear which is earth atmosphere the geology and everything that hangs out on this planet. Although earth isn't like entirely a closed system yeah because my beloved Jurassic Park dinosaurs were wiped out by a meteorite. I'm sorry I'm not exactly and so a lot of water got here to our planet Through just being brought here by asteroids when the planet was being formed The biosphere like an ecosystem has to draw a sort of artificial boundary around what we call this planet And that's what you call just got. We've got this planet and so that's what that's what they call the biosphere. So what are some aspects of an ecosystem or a bio That make what it is. It seems like desserts end up with strange strangely familiar. Features like animals and plants Regardless of where you are in the World Ecology Seems Pretty Complicated. But can you put down to a couple of elements that like make an ecosystem what it is at the crash and you're right. Ecology is difficult to study. Because everything you looked at within. The discipline of ecology is so tangled up an interconnected. And everything's affecting everything else. There are biotic factors that decide what specific please is going to be like. So what kind of predators hang out? What kind of animals and plants provide competition or some sort of benefit for each other like food or shelter? Wow so these biotic factors are part of what make up who can live and survive there. Yes and then there's also biotic factors like non living things which include temperature moisture Sunday elevation. So these are the elements that have nothing to do with organisms in the ecosystem right But they influence them just as much as living things. Do and on top of that sometimes. It's even hard to know. Where one organism ends and the other begins or where an organism ends and the environment begins. I think you can generalize very broadly and say there are two elements that Dr Ecology that make an ecosystem. What is can you guess what? They are No but that's why we wanted you on exactly and I can't wait to get after a really quick short break. Okay now we WANNA tell you about one of our absolute favorite products. Yeah as you know. The National Park System is home to some of the most beautiful land wildlife. But it's also home to many many pleasing ticks. So many we need to make sure Doug thin as protection at all times with US arrest collar you can get one too at peds. 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Best fiends is a puzzle game. You can play right on your phone. It's pretty cool because you go through all these levels solving challenging puzzles that actually engage your brain but it's a casual game that anyone can play and it's actually Super Fun. The great thing about it is that it doesn't take up much of your time but it's great because it fills up those moments where you wish you had something to do. You don't need an Internet connection to place so it's cool for when you don't have a connection. This game is also visually stimulating with these bright vivid colors and cute characters and best fiends. Updates the game monthly with new levels and events so it never gets old. Best scenes is a five star rated mobile puzzle game on the apple APP store and Google play and you can download it right now for Free. That spreads without the our best fiends. Hi I'm Matt and I'm Brad. This is Park Land Area and today we're talking with our researcher Jacqueline Shields about ecology. So right before the break you asked us what to elements Dr Ecology you left. Us dumped because we're trying to retain this and really really packed in well. I mean they give you a hint and they bet you're gonNA guess what they are like the next fifteen seconds. Oh perfect. Let's take a really extreme place leg. The Mojave Desert Death Valley National Park is have you ever driven through Death Valley Driven to Death Valley but my pre deployment training took place in twenty nine palms and California also known as the stumps. Oh well what do you think of when you think of twenty nine palms or Death Valley National Park Hot exactly? You basically just cracked half the college so temperature right Because animals and plant have biological requirements mostly having to do with enzymes that act as catalysts that their bodies were never underestimate the power of chemistry. Y'All these enzymes only work within a set range of temperatures so the chemical reactions that make an American pike as bodywork crap out like when the temperature gets above seventy degrees Fahrenheit Other animals like grizzly bears in yellowstone. Don't have internal chemistry that functions. That will in the cold so the pack on the pounds during the summer to insulate them and then they find a nice warm place to hibernate over the winter So you'll notice that most of the biodiversity in the world so by divers means that most of the different types of living things on this planet and live in one place which is the tropical places on the equator. And that's because the tropic. Stay Nice and warm. It's a good temperature for most plant. An animal enzymes to function. Well what do you think the other element that drives an ecosystem is well if we're talking about a desert like death valley which is really hot but it's also really dry that's exactly right? Water and temperature are the two main things that decide what type of ecosystem is going to be in a particular place So the water situation also has to do with chemistry actually because plants are at the base of basically every food chain on the entire planet and because plants require both sunlight and water to foot a synthesize. That's where they make their own food. Exactly see I paid attention in school. Yeah I mean animals need water to make ATP and so do plants Atp is a enzyme found in all living things that carries energy around on ourselves so biomass with very little water like the Desert and the Tundra. The plants will be smaller and fewer and farther between And as a result so well the animals so what about Mike Rainforest type environments like Olympic National Park? Well Olympic national park has a temperate rainforest. So you're going to have like lower temperatures than you would like an Amazon rainforest. Amazon is real warm and Olympic National Park has like a whole like plenty of water so a lot of animals plants and fungi. Kinds of things are going to want to live there. But not quite as many as like around the Equator Gajah There's not enough room in the tropical rainforest for all the animals and plants to their so organisms. Adapt to the place where there's some space open and the crazy thing about this planet is. There's literally something living in almost every nook and cranny on this planet I think that there's one place that there was a paper. That just came out. That there is a geothermal spring in Ethiopia that they couldn't find anything not even little extrema file microorganisms If you think about the way that our planet life on the planet evolves like it was a pretty crappy place to live for a really long time so you know like things are good at living all sorts of places like even in yellowstone those like crazy in that crazy volcanic environment is just like seeing. That are living everywhere. Yeah well that's crazy And speaking of you'll notice when you look at a globe that three fourths of the planet is covered with salty. Water Do you really don't WanNa live there. But some things do Since water availability is an issue and ocean marine bio GMS differ and things like temperature pressure oxygen content late availability. All kinds of things like that But waters generally a problem for them while so basically that's ecology insert shrugging Emoji for me. That's a lot to go for. I mean that was just like go. Knowledge and excitement Yeah for sure. We went over so many amazing lessons. Psychology one yeah. This is just the beginning. You've been listening to park. Land a show about National Parks Park Land East and production of iheartradio created by Matt Carroll. Wak Brad Care. Wack and Christopher has Yoda's produced and edited by Mike John. Our executive producer is Christopher. Has He Otis. Our researcher is Justin Shields Especial. 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Bonus Episode! Parklandia Listener Question

Parklandia

07:33 min | 1 year ago

Bonus Episode! Parklandia Listener Question

"Ever since we sold our loft in chicago and started living in an r._v. full time. It's always good to find things that really make us feel home. Wherever we are that's so true and so important. I remember really getting into gold real not when we're in chicago and we just enjoy it on our rooftop. Dak on those precious few summer nights we had in chicago it just so refreshing and just goes with everything especially at sunset with ice cold gold p t the comforts of home are never far away. You can find your favorite gold peak tea flavor at any retailer near you yeah. That's very true. Gold peak robot t the tastes that brings you home. I hi i'm matt and i'm brad park. Lancia repacked up our loft in chicago moved into an r._v. with a dog thin in our country fulltime visiting america's national parks. Thanks for listening today. Were reading through <hes> some questions we've been getting thing from followers on facebook or instagram and today's question is from emma. Who's instagram. Handle is fire after midnight yeah me too. She asked i'd love to hear more about van life. As at the lifestyle that i would love to live love the first few episodes and then. She added heart emoji which she's really lovely. Yes thank you so much for asking this question emma. I'm you know this style is a difficult style to live into you. Just give up your luxurious. <hes> home in lofton's chicago was not an easy choice but it's a choice that we actually made <hes> <hes> for our relationship for our work habits <hes> for our whole life you know and it really is a lifestyle so putting that into perspective. It's it's not easy. You know. I'm getting rid of everything that you have or you know really scaling down. I mean we had a little grad tale. <hes> which my friend jenny help us with <hes> we've had our storage unit over by the farm and all these different little aspects of people that came came and helped along the way and that's the thing about this. Is this lifestyle. You have to have a good support group. <hes> and luckily we do have that yeah we really do. It's it's also one thing. I think to stress is van life or r._v. Life is not like nonstop vacation or super glamorous really like i think a lot of people have this really elaborate romantic idea of it and it's a struggle and and it's hard and certainly not glamorous glamorous it can be messy and strenuous and you don't have easy access to you a lot of things like we're used to like laundry or a dishwasher and spacious fridge edge so it takes some getting used to but it's one of those things where the pros far outweigh the cons and the experiences you make and discover along the way especially the unexpected ones or make it all well worth it like a thousand times over yeah. No absolutely i mean there's been times where i've literally gotten to push our from our black tank. <hes> and i've talked about this repeatedly repeatedly to people we meet along the road and because you have to be careful at these things things and <hes> you know. I burned all my clothes from that okay. Just throw them away but <hes> you know those types of things they happen and you know you have to be ready for. Those mentally i guy was super frustrated and you know basically was stripped down outside of my r._v. So i bring it in <hes> to my underwear and then i walk walk in and that's like what are you doing like. He was just like you must be crazy. So there's definitely a lot of things you have to learn about. Your black tanks your great tanks and even though oh like this. We were probably six months in and this is when this happened. I didn't check that they were closed before it opened up the cap to <hes> dump those lines and so there's definitely a learning experiences like that. <hes> we now know to always carry around at least two rolls of quarters with us. <hes> we don't have a bank nearby to get quarters for laundry or their coin machines or down <hes> and then in those times we actually talked to people like in the laundry rooms as you know like we meet people and you know that's kind of fun <hes> not every time but it's that's part of it. It's about meeting people and finding out who who they are and where they're from and how they're traveling and you'll see a lot of different other full timers and they have a completely different rig. I mean we have a classy <hes> motor home <hes>. There's there's people travelling class as there's people who go to the van lifestyle that's completely custom built. <hes> we've seen bus lifestyles where there's a huge bus and they completely got it it and redid it. <hes> and you just have to find what you're travel. Style is before jumping into this. I would say the r._v. Lifestyle is definitely more easier. Then the van lifestyle another really good factor that helped us was actually talking to other people who owned r._v.'s <hes> and and one of my biggest mistakes was actually not listening to them <hes> they said you know make sure you have a walk around bed. You know make sure you have enough closet space and those are the two do things that i didn't do and have had to alter our r._v. to fit in more <hes> more clothing space so <hes> actually just recently eh i installed above the drivers seats <hes> different kinds of <hes> cabinets drawers and places where we can hang our suits <hes> because we're gonna go to matt's brother's wedding here soon and different things like that and so through this lifestyle <hes> we've had to learn and adapt to the road okay. Thanks emma for that great question. I know we tried to answer it as best we could. It's i know it's a big question so it's hard to summarize pat help that gives you some insight for your for van life goals and we'll absolutely cover more of this i in future episodes of park land area. You've been listening to the parkway. India podcast a show about national parks by heart radio created eighty by medicare wack brad care lack and christopher has produced an edited by mike john's executive produced by christopher has yoda special things to gabrielle collins pistole waters and the rest of the park land the crew and hey listeners. If you're enjoying the show leave us a review on apple podcast it helps other people like you find our shell you can keep up with us on social media checkout photos from our travels on instagram at park land pod and join in the conversation in our facebook group parkway india rangers. Thank you so much for listening. Take my name is danny shapiro and i'm the host of family secrets a podcast about the secrets kept from us secrets. We keep from others and the secrets we keep from ourselves. 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Boondocking with Brad: Boondocking

Parklandia

23:39 min | 1 year ago

Boondocking with Brad: Boondocking

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Rv and now we're traveling the country full-time with her dog been exploring America's national parks and today we are bringing out another episode of Boone docking with Brad and today's topic is in the name is boon docking So it's about our first time moon docking. It's about different like Safety measures you have to go through when boone docking in different. Things like that just to help you understand what it's kind of like to Boondock so many of you might be asking. What is boon docking Boone docking is when you're going to be off the grid Not Attached to electricity and water for the night so you have to learn how your RV is self sustainable To do these one nights to up to a week in some places of what's called Boondocks. So you're not You know hooked up. You're just on the Lam basically and you have to fill your water reserves. And you have to use your generator and how it all works and you have to understand your electricity flow so you can know to not microwave and cook a pot of coffee at the same time. There's many places to boondock across this country From rest stop areas to Bureau of land management areas to while they world and beyond. We've done while world may times. What's while World Walmart? Oh right yeah. You've definitely heard me. Wally Brill. But that's a great question ass. Boondock is a lot of different issues or UM fears that come about When you're first doing this I know when we reverse doing. This Matt was asking questions. Like are we going to be safe? like Were just going to be parking here at this. Rest area for the night We're GONNA be Wally road for the night. Oh we're going to be you know just parking on the side of the road for the night and it's you know not a logical fears right. There's definitely questions but Up to this point have we had any issues. No aside from just being called occasionally. That's the biggest issue. But I would say that's more because of well our heater and RV is on the Fritz and we don't want to use a space heater while the generators running because it puts too much power to the generator so Sometimes we'll just leave on the engine in the front half a chassis of the truck. Rv To stay warm but then it gets really hot and so we had to turn it off. And then I'll turn it back on in the morning type situation but there's a lot of different things that you have to deal with when owning an RV and getting him fixed and finding the time to get them fixed because sometimes you just on the run and going all the time and just traveling so much so when dry camping. There's definitely a lot of questions that come about Who are they going to be a lot of like wild animals bears and things like that and even on the Bureau of Land Management Where they allow boone docking? You're not gonNA have Too much wildlife or too much fear of that because It's normally in a part of the land where it's not like covered enforce. It's not like hearing me driving twenty minutes into the woods You'RE GONNA be on the outskirts and where there's not a lot of things but you still have to be bare aware and you have to put away your foods and things like that. You don't want to leave the leave them out all night For animals to to get them A lot of people have the other question. Can you leave your rig Certain situations yes other situations. No I would not leave your rig in a truck stop but that's kind of obvious rate For many reasons. There's a lot of people coming in and out and You're not supposed to stand truck stops more than sometimes for hours. Sometimes six sometimes twelve Just depends on that state so you actually have to look it up as you're traveling so boondock is it's pretty A simple fact of setup but there's a lot of technicalities behind it to really find the right places There's great resources out there like free roam Which is an APP. That will help you find it. Then there's like camping diem And then another one is The Bureau of Land Management. Blm offices ranger stations. And then even word of mouth But they're going to tell you where when and how the a lot of these APPs have even cell phone strength signal to what the local areas like. So it's actually. There's some great resources out there to help you find those places when you are looking for. Boondock and opportunities. There's always this thing where Matt and I are together and we have fence or not alone. boone docking alone is definitely a different experience. And there's some different fears. I mean even the Times where I was out there in Matt was on a trip back home to Chicago or somewhere else A Boon ducking by myself was totally. Different I didn't want to turn on the lights. I didn't have like a safety in numbers type of veal and so I just kind of stayed in the dark. And just like like jumped on my Tablet and once the movies and I make it a home. So it's kind of weird but I you know these were irrational fears. That I had and now I don't have those same exact fears But in the beginning when we're just getting started and it was the first time by myself like a you know everyone can have that fear of just like where they're boone docking and you know not wanting to have conversations with people but most people won't bother you if you're boone docking for long-term. There's some things that you definitely have to check. You want to make sure that your propane is full. Your batteries are charged in your frigerator. Works while Not Attached to power. But when we get into boone docking for a long time. There's some things that you want to know is like you're even if you're on. Bureau of Land Management Land or your boon docking station. A lot of times. You're not allowed to use your generators at night. There are still quiet. Hours per se And that's so you don't disturb the wildlife at night it's also you don't disturb your neighbors. You don't cause any issues so you have to really understand what you're getting into you're going to set up your almost similarly to when we were talking about hooking up the RV Basically the first thing you're GonNa do you're going to go over to your AC unit and make sure that your AC is off. Your heat is off because that creates a big surge when you start your generator and what. We're talking about right now. Starting a generator because you want to have electricity to charge your appliances. You want to watch a movie You need to work you need to you know Shower so you want warm hot water you know. How do we do these things? How do we turn those on So basically you're going to go to AC unit. Turn it off. Make sure that nothing's on and then you're GONNA go over and in the side of R V. We have a built in generator so basically we have a button on the inside. That just hit start. You prime it. I do by pushing the button down for about five seconds on the light will come onto your kid and then you hit start and you hold it. And the new generator will start. Our generators fuel comes from our engines. So we of course have to make so that we have a full tank of gas. Now if you're it's an off board generator you're going to have to make sure to have a like five gallon jug backup and things like that to make sure that you don't run out of fuel if you're staying in a boondock king situation for multiple times because there's always different types of generators and how they're set up with in your RV so it's going to be a little bit different for you than it is for Matt and myself but once you generators on What we do next be pushed out our bed. And so that's where slide out is in the rear So we push out that beds that way we have our full bad And then I normally turn on the hot water heater so I'll have to make sure that my propane is on on the outside so basically have to walk around the RV. Propane tank is. I'll make sure that that is open so that wave propane is feeling into the RV. And then I'll come back in turn on the hot water heater and I'll wait for about five seconds to hear the pilot kick on and that is what allows me to know. Okay it's on because you'll know once you start getting used to this you'll hear this like won't sound inside of your RV that Is telling you that it's on. It's a little bit different sounding but the rhythms more like that But yeah so then. You'll have that on. You'll be able to do dishes. You'll be able to Take warm showers. Wash your hands with warm water different things like that now are RV with the heater. It's having issues with the blower motor That's what I've gotten it down to so far. Just have to take it in and really get it figured out. But that's actually kind of good because that means my fridge is still getting propane to keep it cold Even when the generators off there's different things like this different technicalities that you have to understand. Bring Boone docking. That's different from actual setup because our fridge works off electronically as well and so when we have electricity coming in from the RV Park. It's all fine and Dandy. We don't have to worry about propane. But when we're boone docking. We do have to worry about propane and so that is when you have to understand how your system start to flow and through a year of RV Ownership over a year now I've really started to understand these now. There's some technicality is that I don't quite get yet but that's a learning thing so I'm learner and I'm figuring it out as we go and This is a beautiful part is. Our heat doesn't work because that propane pilot is separate from the hot water pilot light and then there's even another one for your oven and stove and things like that so You have to understand where your pilot lights are What they do to control the temperatures within your RV right so keeping cold food cold frozen food frozen keeping shower water hot so that way. You're not taking a freezing cold shower in the middle of the winter because that happens. Those are miserable. I have one or two those last year and Yeah definitely don't want to do without again. You're listening to park land from IHEART radio. Are you loving your afternoon? Crews not or what? Gosh yes I'm loving it. Especially while on my afternoon hikes I just throw it in my bag in and beyond my way I am loving it while working in the middle of the day so I keep a few my laptop bag because I don't WanNa have to worry about teabags exploding everywhere on me when I'm on the move like what happened to Jim. The owner yeah exactly That's exact reference. I'm talking about. So what's your favorite instant tea flavors? So far Well I'm really loving the organic green tea because it reminds me of summer no matter what the weather's like. I mean we don't have to worry about summer though because it's really basically seven degrees where we are right now and I'm perfectly content. Well I'm drinking that everyday wellness brand. Honey I mean come on it's high biscuits rose for crying out loud. They're all so good because they're made from purity rela fruit real herbs and spices. Can you believe that? Each flavor achieves it smooth and balanced taste without the use of additives fillers preservatives or sugar right candy event. It's amazing and I get so excited when I go into. Rei and see my beloved Coosa. T I know right. I mean really diving into their website to learn more about their processes because they are Mazing join me and go to Kusa. T. Dot com that C. U. S. A. T. A. DOT COM. Yes join US and go. Get a free sample. Pack containing one serving of each T. flavor or use Code Park Landy at get thirty percent off your first order. That's not dot COM C. U. S. A. T. E. A. dot com. Are you loving afternoon? Crews or what are my gosh. Yes I'm loving it especially while my afternoon hikes I just throw my bag in and beyond my way I am loving it while working in the middle of the day so I keep a few on my laptop bag because I don't want to have to worry about teabags exploding everywhere on me when I'm on the move like what happened to jam the owner. Yeah exactly That's exact reference. I'm talking about so. What's your favorite instant tea flavors? So far Well I'm really loving the organic green tea because it reminds me of summer no matter what the weather's like. I mean we don't have to worry about though because it's really basically seventy degrees where we are right now and I'm perfectly content. Well I'm drinking that everyday wellness brand. Honey I mean come on. It's biscuits rose for crying out loud. They're all so good because they're made from purity rela free real herbs and spices. Can you believe each flavor? Achieves it smooth and balanced taste without the use of additives fillers preservatives or sugar? Right can't even it's amazing and I get so excited when I go into an rei and see my loved. I know right. I mean I really love diving into their website to learn more about their processes because they are amazing. Join me and go to Kusa DOT COM that C. U. S. A. T. E. A. dot com. Yes join US and go. Get a free sample. Pack containing one serving of each flavor or use code park land to get thirty percent off your first order that's Kusadasi Dot Com C. U. S. A. T. E. A. dot com. Hi Matt and I'm Brad this park land area. So can you leave your rig after you set it up? Can you leave it yes You can leave your rig there as long as you know It's an appropriate and safe area. Now you're gonNA WANNA lock your doors. You know you're GONNA do all the safety precautions that you do with a normal home But you're not gonNA thing towed away in most cases Unless you are maybe more being obnoxious your destructing the land. You're you're you're being overall jerk. That's when they're going to take you know. Take you out. But if you're being respectful of your neighbors of the situation of Boone docking than you're going to be fine Enough you're close to a city. Of course you know you're gonNA take some extra safety precautions And that's coming from TV from the city but honestly most people aren't GonNa mess with you in these situations. I other now when it comes to leaving pets alone when boone docking I have a hard time leaving Finn in our RV while we're boondock so that kind of limits the things that were able to do When Boone docking for an extended period of time But if I do or when I do like okay. We're going on a little hike coming back. I always make sure that generators running with the AC or heater on whatever is necessary to make sure that Finney doesn't get too hot or too cold because we want to take care of him like he takes care of us. So you're going for your first time. Boone docking ever. I would recommend to make sure to know where the closest RV Parkas and the reason. Why is because you want to test out locally? You want to test out near your home or within a friend or family's home before you do it for a whole week. You know you WANNA go learn kind of like what we did with mammoth caves. You know when we were first learning how to just hook up an RV we went to mammoth caves and we checked it out and tried it out found our mistakes and our issues and that really helped us in the long haul Because we had like a small instance of what we needed and then in these situations and boone docking. When you're going to do you want to test that out locally as well you can even test out in your own backyard. But just make sure that you're not going to your fridge in your home for a beer. You want to know that you can have a cold beer in your In your fridge and your RV as well so make sure to take the time to learn about your RV Watch some videos. There's great youtube tutorials on Youtube about Boondock and for the first time stakes for the first time issues that they run into and I think it's really an important thing to do your research before you just go halfway across the country to think you can boondock anywhere and everywhere because finding these places are not easy. They're not close to things. They're not going to be in your national parks. They're normally not around your national parks But sometimes you know you can get away with it for the night but you know you have to be very careful because you do not want to disturb the wildlife. The reason main reason why Boondock is not allowed in national parks is because people will run their January vehicles all night well that changes the ecosystem wildlife's behavior the whole entire. Shebang of what the National Park is about and it's about preserving and protecting those animals and wildlife so when people are Boone in national parks any large numbers. It's not safe for that environment. So that's Boondocks with Brad That's one of the hardest episodes to really talk about. Because there's so many different situations with boone docking. And if you have questions please please please reach out to us on twitter at Parkland Lia pod instagram at Park. Land Pod or start a conversation in our Park Land Air Rangers facebook group. This is about like campfire conversations. We really want you to start a conversation so we can get community impact and and feedback because that is what makes park land is so special to us. 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Bonus Episode! Traveling Eats With Matt: The Maine Course

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Bonus Episode! Traveling Eats With Matt: The Maine Course

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Lighthouse Premieres April twenty. I listen to lighthouse on the iheartradio APP on Apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcast. Hi I'm math am Brad. This is park land in a production of iheartradio. We sold our LOPS IN. Chicago moved into an RV. Our time in country fulltime exploring America's national parks with our dog Fin. We're excited to bring you another bonus. Episode of traveling eats with Matt. Yes special place in my heart for this. Because again I get to live vicariously through your most of the time but in these situations now we get to travel together and do it together and eat all these amazing things together. Yes and excited is an understatement. Because this week is very nostalgic. It's about main a state that AH grew up visiting frequently. I grew up in New Hampshire. So mean was right in our backyard. I would go to the the beaches there all the time I would road trip there in the summers and these are some of the most. I mean some of the most iconic American flavors in dishes. You'll find here. And they're wonderful things like blueberries and lobster and what pies and shellfish of all sorts and so much more and and for me was just coming into the NEWBIE. I've never been to Maine I get to explore it through their food and their national parks. And I'm just loving it because I get Again reap the rewards. Yeah so we have two different perspectives here. Right and fresh fresh fresh lobster yes and we really took full advantage so I wanna back in I talk about my mind nostalgia with means so I grew up like New Hampshire's coastline is really minimal. And not all that great but main is right there so we would always just drive over. Took like an hour to get to main and we'd go to beaches like Old Beach York beach in Wells Beach and a whole lineup of others and I just remember not only swimming and going on like the boardwalk and stuff like that but just the foods that came with like feasting on lobster whether it's lobster rolls or just like whole lobsters that you you know rip apart and yeah right and then things like blueberry pancakes and Blueberry Pie of course with all the whip cream and Whoopi pies which I grew up like swallowed by proximity are wealthy pies. Assuming that they're abundant everywhere and they're not the tricky thing about it About growing up. You're like I just think that this is everywhere. Yeah it'd be able to get it anywhere and it's just not it. It's so hard. That's the hard part about travelling. You don't get any normal seat but you get these experiences. It's a win. Lose win. Win Win Win Win Win. Well it does make me appreciate them or I guess like. I fully took for granted growing up now when I am in Maine. I am super excited. And it's like I'm experiencing them for the first time all over again which is a great thing so we would also as a kid and I actually did this. This past year tail but a- tradition was road. Tripping up from New Hampshire ought to Prince Edward Island in Canada and that means obviously driving right through Maine for several hours love it. Yeah and spend like one week every summer and confederate island but one of my favorite memories from that row chap was we would always stop at this restaurant slash truckstop called dies arts in Bangor. They actually have a few locations in man. It's like a little mini restaurants slash truck stop chain. But it's shockingly good food for being like an truckstop. It's this like these rich homie recipes in this really comforting warm dining space with all the main things like blueberry French toast in then lobster and like baked pasta dishes in sandwiches and huge chocolate while pies with marshmallow filling cute. They're cute. They look like cakes. They come in a variety of sizes. But they you know. They look at layer cakes more so than just go. Let's go let's just fly there for this cause your the way you described it. I need to have this experience. You've yet to share this experience with me. I know I wanted to go back to when we were you and I were there this fall but kind of ran There's a lot to eat man. I can't can't cram it all into one lynch I guess but this is something so that was nostalgia. All that's all and get but I actually learned something new and exciting about main cooking mean like recipe traditions. So my dad's girlfriend gail is from Maine. She actually has like dual heritage or dual citizenship between candidate. Because she's from northern Maine. Which is acadian culture like French? Acadian culture which is a whole like in a world in realm in and of itself especially foodwise and I learned from her all about these dishes called ploys P. L. A. Y. E. S. and. They're these thin buckwheat pancakes basically they look kind of like crepes or like a real like a flattened. English muffin more. So how I describe them and their real simple. They're made with buckwheat flour flour baking powder in water traditionally makes thin Crepe Lake Batter. And then you prepare them on greased iron griddles and doesn't to cook the batter so thin and they're so thin so they're done when they start to bubble and get a little bit of Golden Brown underneath and then they're served traditional the whole variety of things they can be Denton Chicken stews chicken soups or served with maple syrup or even peanut butter but the most traditional thing in Acadian culture is something called Creighton and that is a savory like ground pork pate made with onions and spices blended into it like cinnamon nutmeg all spice ginger. And it's nice and thick hearty aromatic spread that you serve and eat with poise. So you have like a little bit of spicy and fragrant like a little bit of sweet ninety s from the pancakes. I'm having here where I just want to leave this room. And go onto a plane and go wherever you describing. 'cause like I just WANNA TRAVEL WANNA travel there. I want to eat it and then I wanNA come back So if you can give me we'll pick this up. I mean I want to explore this region because I have never been time in the Acadian Person Maine which is like the far northern along the Canada border. And you can't find it like I never saw ploys or Khotan like along the coast by any means. I'd never even heard of them. But you can find them in restaurants that like Long Lake Sporting Club and dollies and here in this part of the country. They're just us with everything they're us kind of in place of Brad Ploy and you can do a lot with them but I'm so I'm so so interested that I'm Mike. Oh man has so much already. Didn't know there's this whole like subculture that I am just learning. It's more than just lobster right so but getting back to the coast which is kind of my main thing you know. It's like my heartfelt memories and everything that I crave all the time was like Portland is the main city the biggest city in Maine and what are incredible foods. Foods in that city has no yeah. It's amazing you and I were there summit recently because my brother got married just outside of Portland just a couple of months in the past from the time of this recording so we were there in the fall. Beautiful then to be in Maine. And we're able to get more of a recent taste or re for me like revisiting some of those flavors and you experiencing for the first time and some of the highlights. I think were. There's this bakery. They're this famous Baker in Portland called fat cats bakery and it's this rustic little shop super fragrant. Like you start to you. Get this waft of like a Pie. Crust Aroma singer approaching the door. And then you just get invalid with it. Feels like you're in like this little cottage kitchen. I feel so. Yeah just thinking about it really. And they have things all sorts of goodies but like Blueberry Pie and Bourbon pecan Pie in seasonal things like new England bog. Pie which is wild. Main blueberries cranberries with Oh crumble and some flags of bittersweet chocolate as well sounds great. I've not how I'm like. My mouth is filling with saliva. They also have layer cakes and cupcakes. And of course what pies. They're known for what pies I think in particular in rightfully so because they are wonderful they have the classic which is two chocolate cakes with marshmallow buttercream filling and then they do seasonal things like in the summer. They have lemon Zucchini whoopie pies with blueberry filling. They also have pumpkin pies in the fall with maple failing love so great. I'm like tearing up And then my favorite like coffee shop which is somewhat of a doesn't really do justice because it's really a full-fledged incredible bakery it's called tandem coffee and bakery and we have a couple of locations but the one that I love the most is housed in a former gas station which is just the coolest thing yes looks really cool. It's fun to go there and hang out but they're pastry assortment is mind blowing. The amount of products are able to create and innovate with. Because these are these are not traditional stuff you see just at every commonplace cafe. They have things like cornmeal cake with berries and RICOTTA and squash cakes with brown butter cheese and chocolate. Her shot a cream pie. Cornyn Red Chili Scones Lovin. The biscuits armies to just you can get the biscuit by itself and that's great but they also serve it with butter basically. It's like they give it so much better. That's basically a biscuit butter sandwich. Which I'M GONNA yeah. I feel like I need a moment. Just just give me a couple of minutes to bleriot again trying to get you read. Gosh sorry. There was a a caterer at Brian Witness Wedding. And that was okay. Yeah amazing food. Their wedding was just about Whitney great job on that wedding. It was the perfect wedding That's not just because I was your Dane Minister or about with Matt was the best man you know the best best man but they had one of the most acclaimed restaurants in Portland like do catering in this place called even tied Oyster Company. Their their main restaurants right downtown Portland and totally worthwhile because obviously mean in coastal Maine is very well regarded for its seafood. Not just lobster in lobster rolls which they have plenty of that here. They are known for their brown butter lobster rolls in particular but even tied as a ton with some of the best oysters. You'll probably ever slurp in your life. Yes as well as like little neck clams and crab claws clam Chowder New England style. Of course the only style worth mentioning Lobster stew and then if you want oysters in cooked for you can get Friday. Stir buns as well. And then I think a fun option would be to bring a group go to even tied and then do one of the family style lobster bakes. And that comes with a Cornucopia by with whole Maine lobster steamer clams mussels potatoes. Salt pork knock worst in steamed ones? That's a lot to take just not fair. You should not fair had it so it is from that aspect but I that I want it right now right and I'm way too far away to get you know. I know it's hard but it's just one of those places that you absolutely have to go to. It's very destination worthy and then swinging back in the direction of sweeter things and also on the of Brian. Whitney's amazing wedding. They had donuts from this place called Holy Doughnut like instead of a wedding cake. They had this tears. Stack of donuts and holy donate is a local institution. Some of the best doughnuts I've ever tasted in my life and I'm not just saying that because I just remember laid out the donuts. Everyone was dancing so they didn't even get to like cut their donut other cakes that aspect and So they boxed them all up you know and then they put him back in the kitchen and I remember like later into the the wedding party like sneaking into the kitchen just he donuts and like I literally fed with me because she didn't want to touch it because he was still in her wedding dress. Sure I you know was stunning. Donate Tamimi Horse but the cool thing about holy donut is how they make their Dow and stuff and they incorporate main potatoes into their taoist mashed potatoes. And I've I mean how perfect how incredible and it adds a really great texture. Its they're soft I remember these so soft and fluffy and lights even though the flavors kind of sound heavier than they are and they're all top like the most vibrant glazed is in frostings and their eye candy and then also literal candy for your mouth because they're so good good donut and talk about my old fashioned doughnuts in Chicago but you know these donuts might have kicked the rear. I mean the heart heart to top especially when they come in flavors like maple in Blueberry glaze and Chai pomegranate and then they also do in addition to like main potato doughnut. Sweet potato doughnuts and then they come and play with ginger so yeah I would eat potatoes like with everything pretty much where I Just eat nothing but sweet potatoes and every form. You're listening to park land from iheartradio plus world where everyone is confined to their homes. 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Heart's staff join us for fake doctors real friends on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. And wherever you get your podcasts Portland also has a really great bar scene to which we're kind of starting to write how in and one of the biggest surprises there that I that we discovered was this adorable little cocktail bar called Joe box and the name itself is just the cutest thing ever. This was really interesting. I've never seen a core like this like a lot of vintage knickknacks soaring ceiling like bright pink color and purples it. The whole luck was very pro. It looks like Prom. Vintage crop vintage prompt but like not tacky really enough like normally of our for like a prom theme. It'd be uncomfortable bizarre. But this was this worked. Hips teary funke's hipster vintage prom and there's two floors. There was like the main bar area with the tall sailing. And there's you upstairs to a lofted area which was so cool which is great When we went there ruined their at the wedding party there was like probably thirty people that all met up here over the bar and we go upstairs and you know this people on their dates and things like that and then all of a sudden you just see them. Start to leave. Because they're like what is going on and more and more family members get up there and then I remember the last group leaving and we all just kind of looked at each other and started cheering because because we took it over which was wrong and but it was funny to us and really we do feel sorry for everyone who had to leave Because we were just weird and family ask environment return great basically if National Lampoon's like Christmas Vancouver took over The upper floor of this place but yeah yeah it was a fun time and the cocktails are really good very they tended to be really strong but like so flavorful and really interesting combinations as well and right now and when we were there they had things like the fall fashion which is barely edged. Jen ancho Chili Core Apple cider Syrup in Orange Bidders love to like a spicy happily version of an old fashioned and then the age of discovery which has absent Raspberry liqueur. Also by all spies liquor lemon juice and Campari like very robust flavors. I've never seen I've never had like absence. Aquavit in Campari together for instance. But it all works. They do really bold things here and the results are really exciting and great. I Love Maine fell in love with Portland. And if it didn't get cold. Probably try to move there but yeah I'm trying to stay away from Colon Yeah and then if you continued up the coast as you shed because Acadia. National Park is up the coast. There's this lovely little. Seaside town called bar harbour and that's the entry town to Acadia and it's this island towns small city with tons and tons of great independent restaurants and cafes coffee shops bars all of that and unsurprisingly seafood. Is The star here at all of these so much like we didn't get too much time here really sad I would love to. I mean this is the place that it would be kind of buckled down and like hang out for a few days and just Katya back up when it's not cold and like forty degrees good option. Yeah because a lot of the restaurants here are seasonal to which makes sense because it does get so cold and tourism drops off because a lot of Acadia is not accessible in the winter. So you have a lot of like lobster centric restaurants like Stevens lobster pound and Eden lobster and a bunch of others that'll close for. They'll take legal winter break. You know which is nice. Oh Yeah and then there. Was that one coffee shop. Independent Was so great You know because when we are there was forty degrees. It was perfect but they had like sandwiches and other like bakery items and Perfect perfect Little Coffee Shop reminded me of Central Park in friend. Yeah not as like fancy like not advanced. You know there's not like a lounge chair there but it definitely had that like you know the owners. They're you know or you know the main people are there and they're not like trying to be something they're just trying to do. Great Quality Food and coffee. It was really yeah. I HAD BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKE. Morris again blueberry everything everywhere and I'm all about it and then yeah. Barbers has died with these. Really Nice cosy place like the Chart Room. Just like the best. Like kind of quintessential nautical vibes. It feels like you're in a sailor's I duNno. Shop or something like the Holla ship with like salmon and Macadamia crested halibut. Main like main crabcakes. And then the thirsty whale lively more rustic POB Bob's roles and chowder. And this is where the lobster bisque. I don't think so. No no I remember that lobster says you can get lobster. Bisque almost anywhere. You probably the best roles. But I love a good solid lobster bisque like I forget how much I love it until I go to somewhere like Maine and get some beautiful lobster bisque. 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Bonus Episode! Boondocking With Brad: Hooking Up

Parklandia

25:49 min | 1 year ago

Bonus Episode! Boondocking With Brad: Hooking Up

"Today's episode is brought to you by Mazda. The joy of being alive comes from what we discover on her journey and with the first ever Mazda. C X thirty. There's inspiration with an every mile traveled. It spirited performance and available predictive Dr Heightened your senses like no vehicle you've ever experienced with ample Carter space available offer traction assist the thirty is perfect for weekend getaway destination wherever enjoy exceptional offers on the premium Mazda. C X Thirty now through their President's Day event at your local dealership Mazda feel alive. I'm rob shooter. I'm America's number one gossip columnist. I want to tell you about my new celebrity. Podcast Naughty but nice with rob shooter every Monday through Thursday. I'll be joined by some of my fellow gossip reporters and maybe even a celebrity or to to serve up the freshest T. Listen and subscribe on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your favorite shows hi I'm Matt and I'm Brad Park. Land our production of iheartradio. We sold our LOFTON. Chicago moved into an RV. Our country full-time with her dog. Ben Exploring America's National Parks and today. We're airing another episode of Poon docking with Brad. We are talking about hooking up your RV. So I guess this one is one. That Matt definitely won't jump on how hot I want him to when he can and when he wants to talk about it because there's definitely a point where he's GonNa throw something in my face in particular about Santa Fe but okay so we should actually start at the basics. What is hooking up your RV. What does that mean So that is when you're going to a campsite and you are going to be using their electricity and their water inside of your RV. So what am GonNa tell you how to do that? I'M GONNA describe it to us so that way you can learn and find the ways till like research it so if you're trying to get into this lifestyle basically you are ahead of the game and you know what to ask next right. Everything here is just the beginning. Because I don't have visuals So I want you to just listen and learn how to do this because these are things you can do all the time Up and disconnecting your. Rv happens almost daily. Sometimes it's definitely weekly thing if not a monthly thing so when you first arrived to an RV park you're going to get A map of the campground when you check in and then RV Park will most likely have a guide that will take you to your RV spot. And you're GONNA pull endure. Rv spot now sometimes back ins and then there's also pull through sites So those are the two main sites so back in is one that you back into And when you do that. You'RE GONNA disconnect any vehicles you have or any trailers because most of the time those are like a smaller sites you park your vehicle or trailer In front of you or on the side of the road so disconnecting a car or trailer. It's about your ball hitch and it's how your hitch. Setup works The Nice thing about the trailer that we were pulling around with us the past year it had an electrical Jack. So basically you didn't have to crank it up and crank it down with a chalk block. You pushed a button. He held it down and like raise the trailer. Off of your hedge for you. It was really really nice to have in those situations but because it was a trailer we always had to call the RV. Pack ahead of time to ask them about like where to be parked. This can we park this year? Some do allow it some. Don't A parking space as our special storage area. There's a lot of different questions that you have to get into even before you arrive to make sure that they can accommodate you and setup. This was really annoying for us. but luckily most places had somewhere. There's only one or two but luckily we actually had friends nearby so we could go drop it off at their place and then we have to call them and ask them where they want it and that kind of thing but so these are definitely Technical details of when you're on the road of what you have to deal with. So why don't you get the car or trailer disconnected You're going to back in this situation. So you're GONNA WANNA make sure your level when you're backing in so you're gonNA find you're GONNA do a walk around of your vehicle and of the site beforehand. Because sometimes they're gonNA have different dips in the ground or things like that. So you'll have your own. Chock blocks and those chock blocks are either going to help you level out so as you're backing in your kind of putting these chuck box below to help level out your rv because when you have a crooked. Rv It kind of feels like Vertigo And you just get dizzy or you're like whoa like are you misstep a lot. Because you're thinking you're on a flat surface beer. Not so the chock blocks come in handy definitely One hundred ten percent and then. Once you're on those chock blocks and your level you don't WanNa put it in your emergency brake right and that's a really quick way of putting that together but there's this is a very important step There's Times where it's taken me five minutes because I'm on flat ground and then there's times where taken me half an hour to get it right I mean that's because I didn't have the right chock blocks at that point in time So I had these ones that you basically there were four by four in square almost and you basically stack them on top of each other like a pyramid so there was like four pay goals almost like a Lego. And so I had two of those and then I put one in the center of that so it created a ramp like you put three legos together. One two and then one in the middle that connects them. Both right and so. That's how you start to get a level but you have to move forward or backwards depending on where you're at But then there's some RV's that have auto levels for you so you literally push a button it levels itself and your golden so it all depends on your specific RV site and our setup that you that you get And these are all great things to look for when you're buying an RV right We would love that. It would be a beautiful thing to have and then you have to get different Jack Pads and things like that Jack Pad is the thing that goes on the ground That will basically the auto lover goes into an ED sideways. It doesn't poke a hole in the ground and then it doesn't level itself so once you get your vehicle level the first thing you're GonNa do in most situations plug in your electrical cords So if you have a trailer like ours where the it's permanently put in a hooked up into your RV Basically you're going to pull out this long thirty amp extension cord that will go and plug into the electrical outlet box and some RV's they're not like a permanently attached so basically they'll be in like one of your storage areas and then you're gonNA come out and plug it into your and then into that so there's like two different types of setups there but when you get over to that Electrical Alba box. You'RE GONNA WANNA make sure that the electricity breakers circuit breakers are turned off. And that's just because you don't want to create a surge with into your RV Because you'RE A C. Is Still on an accident or something like that Because all these things can create these surges which thinking rune your RV and then you have to go get warranty work done or you have to pay more money to do it. So it's always better to be safe than sorry and that's why we use a surge protector as well. And so we plug in our search becker into thirty amp outlet for us we then plug the surge protector into our extension cord that came out of our V. And then we turn that circuit breaker on to feed power into R V. There's a lot of electrical equipment within your RV and protecting it as probably the most important asset to RV living We had an issue with our generator breaking. But that's more for boone dockings organised generators and another episode but You're going to want to go back in you're going to check your fridge is working because it will be auto gas and off so when you're driving it actually works off of your stored energy in your House battery there's two batteries in an RV normally sometimes more but basically to break it down simply you have your engine battery for your chassis for your normal vehicle and then you have your house battery which is in the back right and so those two will charge off of each other and connect to each other. But then there's different breakers between them again to help with those electrical surges and such so when you're driving down the road Your Fridge is on gas but it actually runs off that house battery as well work together to make sure that your food stays cold while driving So when you have that on auto you just want to make sure. It's a solid green light. Once you plugged in that Thirty amp outlet The thing you're going to do is you're GONNA go over to your AC or your heat panel to make sure that that's working and then you'll turn on your lights and live life With Electric Right so I bet you didn't know there's all that involved in no idea and we're only on electricity. The next easy part is water right. It's like hooking up a hose to from your car to a a spray nozzle gets just that easy except you WanNa make sure you have regulators on there. There's a water pressure regulator. You can get almost anywhere. Walmart's Amazon anything Five to ten bucks cheap. But if you don't have one of those some water parks water levels are so high with pressure that could actually blow out pipes within your RV. So you get this little five to ten dollar thing and you put that on the spigot outside then you plug your hose in your water hose. You don't WanNA use your dump hose Or your Your dump cleaning hose Because they're going to be two separate ones so you have that water hose basically and then what we do. Is We have a Walter Water. Filtration System So that way of filters the water that's going into our RV so we can drink coke with it. Because we don't know over this waters Ben and how it's been used in these different local municipalities. So as you're traveling you don't have a normal resource for water. That like you know where it's from. So that's what we do to make sure that we filter that water plugging Jarvi turn on the speaking outside and Walla water inside of your RV these are the easiest parts of hooking up the next one. Is the dirty nasty dump. Hose my favorite absolutely. You're listening to park land from iheartradio. Hey Andy if you don't know me. It's probably because. 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It's bobby bones. I host the bobby bones show and pretty much all asleep. You wake up at three o'clock in the morning a couple of hours later I get all my friends together. We get into a room and we do a radio show. We share our lives. We tell our stories. We try to find as much good in the world that we possibly can and we looked through the news of the day that you care about. Also your favorite country. Artists are always stopping by to hang out and share their lives and music too so wake up with a bunch of my friends. I Ninety eight point seven. W M Z. Q in Washington DC. Or wherever the you on the iheartradio APP. Hi I'm Brad this Park Land Lia the next one is the dirty nasty dump hose high so hooking. It up is actually really easy. You basically what you're doing is you're taking that dump hose It's normally in a fifteen foot accordion. there say the circumference is like three inches or four inches high around. So it's a big hose Because it that's what's GonNa take your Wastes from your RV or your dirty waters from your RV into the ground from the outside you're going to have a panel that flips So basically this is where you're going to take and put near dump hose on the RV's waste fitting And that basically extended to where you can then take it to the dump stations inlet and inland is going to be normally in the ground. And that's where you'll hook up the other side of your dump hose and Make sure that's tightly secured because you don't want any of this stuff coming out. That's for sure where I made my biggest mistake in Santa Fe. New Mexico was before I put my dumps on. I basically didn't check to see if my black tank Safety Valve was closed. And so when I took off the cab to my RV's fitting The the waste fitting I took off that cap and all that Black Tank. Shutout at me when everywhere? It was a disaster. It was the nastiest thing to happen in my life and I was screaming. And you're fighting against all this PU filled water. Yes feces filled water. And it's spraying on you and you're trying to like freak out you're like. Oh my God what do what do you and you're trying to put the cap back on. And then you don't realize that like it's not the cap you need to turn. You need to put that safety black tank safety lever back in so just stops flowing for a second so you can breathe and vomit. Because it's so gross. It was like it was a horrible experience. I'm still had. Ptsd over this. And I just remember stripping down I definitely through a real to make it that much And I remember going to man I said I need you to give the shampoo and he wasn't moving fast enough. I said I need you to give the shampoo. I said if you don't give it to me now I'M GONNA FREAK OUT. And he's like no matter what happened. I said the dump tank went all over me. And he's got real quiet really nice and he just smiled as he passed over. Because he's just like this is this is a the. I can't take this like yeah. That's why I don't do this case so needless to say we're supposed to check out at ten and I didn't check out to eleven because I was in that shower for an hour I went through about half of that bottle of shampoo because I just I wanted to have every gross feeling off of me I brushed my teeth. Threw away my toothbrush afterwards. Anything I use basically threw away including the towel and the clothes wearing Even though they're my favorite pair of jeans I think I'm not dealing with that now but I so I get back up and you know my hook up the dump tank and get it all taken care of and the problem is I don't want you to ever have to go through what I went through. It was a traumatic experience. Horrific experience and you. Just you're going to be a lot happier knowing that you don't have to go through that like I didn't So that's all good dumped the tanks. I just connected the hose. I washed it out but anyways this is about hooking up that not actually disconnecting it so Over that in a tiny bit Longer 'cause there's a couple more things that you're definitely gonNA WANNA do And this is also why you wear gloves when you're in the situation when you're hooking up you're dumping And then you're going to want to always keep those closed even though you have the hose connected When you're dumping it you want to open up those you dump your waste and then you close those emergency safety levers again even if you're there for a week because you're going to want to dump your tanks about like every couple of days But you don't want to keep those traps open because you know then you'll have different like flies and possibility of animals or rodents getting into your RV. So you WanNa keep these things closed at all times even if you just like leave your dumb pos hooked up like I do. You don't want to leave it open so basically you will be collecting waste within your RV and then dumping it every couple of days And that's just to to make sure you don't have rodents inside of your RV We never really had any issues with this But I've been told about the different kinds of flies that can grow There spawn like Satan and come in to your RV so we just be safe. And we learned from other people's mistakes in that aspect. Because I've learned enough around the dumping that I don't need to learn anymore another thing you're gonNA WANNA do is. You're going to want to just make sure that your propane tanks are on and they supply full when you're hooking up just Well you can cook. You know you can You can bake in your oven. You can cook eggs on your stove. Top whatever you want. You just WanNa make sure that you have that But now once you've done that you've learned your lesson to never mess with the dump tanks you've cooked up your water and your trinity who ready to throw out that awning fire up that barbecue and put out that outdoor equipment because it's time to have a good time camping Really easy and a super super fun time As long as you don't make mistakes right so basically you're going to reverse that now To get out of there. You're going to you know. I always leave the water electricity until the end. Because basically you're Matt's always gonNA be in there. Maybe like making a cup of coffee in the morning or making his oatmeal or something of that. So he'll need some of those things And so basically Because we'd take off pretty early in the Mornings. You know we try to get out of places by eight or nine. Am even though you have to eleven So when you go around the RV you're GonNa take away your dump impose I so you're going to dump your wastes. You'RE GONNA do your Black Tink I. You always do your black tank. I because asking me your feces and like bad bad stuff And then you do your great tank second. And that's because that's just your gray water that's why it's called Grey and that's because it's just the water that was from your shower or from washing dishes things that are not as nasty But basically you're going to dump those second once. It's all done your clothes. Your valves put your cap back over your RV sewer inlet and you're going to take your accordion Dump Hose and you're going to wash it out and this is where it requires a second hose. You don't WanNA use your normal water hose. 'cause you don't want that to actually touch and then all of a sudden you have like nasty water so he is a special hose to clean out. Rinse that out Coordinate you put their caps on you. Make sure it's nice and dry out and like rinsed out and then you put that away Really easy next thing I do is. I'll take the water. I'll check with Matt to make sure that he's all good. He got his water. He needs and then I will take that water. Hose assembly apart. And just you know rounded up and put it in my What storage container on the outside of the RV which is one of the storage units that Ugh? It's better for wet. Went stuff then. I'll take our electrical cord and wind it back into our Arby's side Organizers holder place and basically that will go away. I'll make sure that all of my awnings are in that are slide. Outs are in. I'll do a three sixty surveillance of the area to make sure that there's nothing else hooked up or that are scooters Still hooked up and not like Laying on the side or anything like that because we toll around our scooter To get around to different areas in different neighborhoods that we travel to and so basically Do a three sixty check. I'll check my tires I will make sure that everything is working. And we're ready to hit the road safely. I'm so on sets all done. I'll jump in a little bit. And you know you have to do again after you pub or Ford about five to ten feet you stop it and you go to another three sixty because a lot of time job chock blocks and you don't. WanNa leave back your talk box because those can range anywhere between forty dollars to one hundred eighty. Because some of these chock blocks are like eighty bucks a chalk for like these specialized ones. Luckily we don't have those but you don't want to leave anything behind And then you basically get in your RV and go on your merry way and to. You have to do it again the next day if you're living on the road full-time or if you're going home than to go home again so there's a lot of fun things about RV living and hooking up your RV can be a fun thing and a bad thing. Most of the time. It's just a lot of work. It only takes fifteen to twenty minutes and it's not really that difficult but you'll find your system you'll find the places where it's you store things and you'll make it you'll make it work for you I make sure that Matt never has to do with this. But this actually reminds me You have to remind me to pick up some more gloves because I just ran out when we hooked up this time. Oh okay all right. We'll do you've been listening to park land. A show about National Parks Park Land as production of iheartradio created by Matt Carroll. Wak Brad Care. Wack and Christopher has Yoda's produced and edited by Mike. John's our executive producer is Christopher. Has the oldest are researcher? It's Jesulin shields especial thanks goes out to Gabriel Collins. Crystal waters and the rest of the Parkway India crew. And Hey listeners. If you're enjoying the show leave us a review on Apple podcasts? It helps other people like you find our show. You can keep up with us on social media as well. 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Bonus Episode! Boondocking with Brad: Back to Basics

Parklandia

25:27 min | 1 year ago

Bonus Episode! Boondocking with Brad: Back to Basics

"You can help slow the spread of cruella virus by staying home. You can help save lives. Let's be alone together. Learn more at Corona Virus Dot Gov brought to you by the Ad Council. Hi I'm Esther Dean and I'm excited to welcome you to a brand new season of song. Land and Sung lands podcast. We have an amazing roster talent. This season I promise you. You don't WanNa miss one single episode. Don't miss some men. Monday nights at ten nine central on NBC. And Join US your son. Lantz podcast available every week after the show on the I heart or wherever you get your podcast. Hi I'm Matt. I'm Brad this park. Land area production of heart radio. We sold our loft in Chicago moved into an RV and our in the country. Fulltime with our fen exploring America's national parks and today. We're bringing you another episode of Boondock with Brad. Now today we are going to be discussing back to basics before even jumped indoor. Rv fulltime we had to sell of stuff. We had to fix our loft to sell it We had to talk with friends. We through yard sales garage sales into the Goodwill and gave well donations. We had to do a lot of different things in order to do this. There's a lot of mental minimization and physical mental is minimization. Yeah for sure. It was emotional and stressful in in addition just being a lot of work in preparation and it's different much different than like moving. 'cause I've moved several times especially in and around Chicago and this was really different because now I'm having to go through pretty much each and every material possession in way whether I need it or not is when you put in storage put it in Sergey out which is a whole another thing. Yeah and then like. There's this mental Minimization that you had to go through because you're realizing that you're giving this city. There's so much to do. There's so many things to to remember and to people to talk to and say goodbye and and what you're doing is you're trying to like get ready to go on the road for a long period of time. I don't think a lot of people realizes that. There's this mental peace. We have to restructure how you think you feel how you act To be able to focus on RV living because it is such an undertaking in the beginning. So when I talk about I make mental minimization. It's really just trying to refocus that into what we need for the RV and so when you start thinking about okay. I have a ten foot by twenty six foot space too but all of my belongings. And how do I do that? Yeah it's definitely not easy. We couldn't take your child desk But we did but then storage. Okay Yeah right but I know but it's still. It's one of those sentimental things. So you know we had to find out what it was and so. I had to take a couple of trips to the storage Indiana To the farm and it was a was a journey for sure. Yeah I know like for me too I needed to specifically find items or keep items that made me feel at home because you're leaving. Chicago was really hard like especially for make those there for so long so rooted there in leaving was just a real mush struggle. So I knew I needed to get items that would make me feel mentally comfortable and that means like movies and games and books and stuff like that that I was used to having and using a regular basis. I remember that Louise you and her went to a little store and bought a mini CACTUS CACTI and You know you wanted to bring that because you know that's something that would make you think of her I told you Louise that Matt would even be able to kill a cactus. And we're sorry to say that About eight months in. I don't even know I like trying to give you some really trying to give you some extra leeway. I don't know it has. It has since passed and then Maggie gave you the Neon cactus. Sign that still we Double sided sticky. Tape it right to the Sides that's all night light For when we wanted to glow and it's just really you know there's those things you see them in your they remind you of the people around. You totally And that's great. I can handle like inanimate objects living things now. Yeah then it's great but it's yeah yeah and Finn is very well taken care of unspoiled so we don't have to worry about that But Yeah so you know. There's those things you're like okay. It's not necessary to have it but it's something that you want and it helps you with that memory or that feeling of that friend and and so there's things like that you bring. That's why we have photos up in her. Rv and all these different little aspects to to make it really your homing. Well that's a question. We get asked a lot or like I get. People asked me a lot. Like how do you make it feel like? What do you recommend really basic questions like for people moving into an RV for the first time? And how to feel comfortable with it. And I one of my number one recommendations is doing stuff like hanging photos not framed or anything. That's you don't really have the space for that and it's not necessary but like what we do is just having photos that we print it out and we literally just kind of tape them up essentially so closely pin. Yeah so they don't take physical room. There adhered right to the cabinets and stuff and it goes a long way because it not only does it live and up space but you're surrounded by these positive memories and friendly faces and it's really uplifting it really is and You know getting extra Kaba. We had a lot. We had a lot of collections We have a Tiki mug collection. I had a leaker collection. I did have a record collection but I ended up selling that before going on the road because I don't know why I probably shouldn't have but That's okay they're in a good home and everything's good there and people are using them. So that's what matters Records are meant to be played not stored and I just didn't want to go bad because they're in a storage area and not like temperature controlled so yeah but I I mean I was at least four or five hundred records in there And our TIKI mugs. We had to wrap up box them. All Up. Label them We took down our national parks wall which has to travel on one side and traveled to on the other. Um and then it has all had fifty nine at the National Party at the time so All their postcards in these beautiful frames and basically as we traveled to them we would move the frame from one side to the other and then we collect knickknacks fill gaps and beautiful But we had to pack all that way we can bring that onto V tempering oncein. And that's the Jack Kerouac quote their suitcases or piled on the sidewalk again yet. There's longer ways to go because the road is life And that's hanging on our fridge now and so we cut that one part of the wall because it's a beautiful quote and that's on this beautiful piece of wood That our friends at tift would in New Mexico Made for us When we were getting that national parks while together and so there's just so many beautiful aspect so we wanted to bring with us that we couldn't and then close Matt had actually had ninety percent of our closets base. I needed a You did and actually I remember one Christmas. He surprised me by reducing it to half of it and he actually allowed me to have the space after three years of being married so that was like a Christmas gift to me one year. Because I was like I don't have any room and he did that for me so that was really nice because in addition to having this whole closet I also had a big Armar. Merry Christmas have a closet that you know entitled to but I have refused to give me but then we had to reduce even more and so now I mean it's gross like we're talking about. That was a four foot deep by fifteen foot wide With to like racks high where you can hang clothes. And then Matt finally reduced his behalf of that and then from there now we have a two foot by three foot by five box formats close and three drawers too small or too shallow You know four or five inches tall drawers and then one. That's like a foot deep and that's all he gets basically nothing So what we had to do is we had to find like okay. These are the good clothes. We don't want to bring these on the road because they will get ruined and there's some clothes that we did and you know what they're used so much that you know We never had to really deal with this in Chicago because we didn't like do that but like we have hats that are literally were this beautiful black color and now they like have brown spots because they've been out in the sun so much wear them consistently and constantly And so there's just different things. You have to make sure that you don't bring your Nice Nice clothes but bring a nice set of clothes that we can go out on a date together. Things like that so these are things that we had to think about. It's all this minimalizing and just trying to figure out what are necessities to be able to live this lifestyle. Yeah totally like you were saying board games. That was another collection. We probably over eighty to one hundred boardgames bathroom inside. West fifty to sixty. I mean that's still high end but I we had a good amount of board games. Probably Twenty five now. We had more than that more in that so I will agree to disagree but we ended up bringing five with us and now we have like acquired five more. Somehow they fill up section of like different cupboards. Read above our bed We have all of our little Word Games and you know there's ones like tracking the national parks essential Then there's Had trained game. Check your ticket to rub such a fun game. They're very similar different but similar. I need to play that game. Do I MISS PROBLEM? A lot of the things we have are meant for a minimum of three people who ticket to ride. Just the two of us but you get mad at me but yeah well I be a with the better because it's just more fun that way but also it kind of softens the blow when I feel betrayed by people I as you said by you go ahead and keep it so uh ticket. Just get too annoyed with. Yeah no and you know what I'm When you have other people you can actually like turn them against me. And that's what you do. I want to do that. And they're on their welcome to you. That's all you'll never play monopoly with me because I'm not that I not just hey backing it. Tears apart families. Yes but yeah so we had to decide to bring monopoly and so we had four different types of monopoly as the National Parks Dealer Mario Marino. Oh my gosh yeah. We just have a national parks version. Which is that definitely makes it like better but we still don't play it because I won't play with you. I played it with like my siblings. One time and that is true. Yeah he won't like I love playing monopoly. And you're tuned devious. Yeah I even tell you my strategy and you still don't like I don't know get it can't do that Which is the worst strategy? Now they think about it because I realize gentrification Exactly what you're doing. Yeah I just realized. I'm a horrible human being when I play monopoly. You're listening to park land from iheartradio. Everyone then bowl in here host of stuff that a wants to know ridiculous history as a podcast host. I'm constantly reading and researching for upcoming episodes. But even I need an occasional break so when I feel like I need. Some kind of mental pallet cleanser. My GO-TO REFRESHER IS THE MOBILE PUZZLE. Game best fiends. That's fiends not friends. Best scenes is a puzzle game. You can play right on your phone. It's pretty cool because you go through all these levels solving challenging puzzles that actually engage your brain but it's a casual game that anyone can play and it's actually superfund the great thing about it is that it doesn't take much of your time but it's great because it fills up those moments where you wish you had something to do. You don't need an Internet connection to play so it's cool for when you don't have a connection. 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Yeah and it's a small pot not a big one But basically we had to just find these things and you know there's some things we had to get rid of or read. Put them in storage for a kitchen staff. Because we had to get like full or stackable or different things like I can't blame bring all of my Cocktail classes like I have my coops. My High Balls. My rocks classes all different kinds of cocktail glasses beautiful venture diamonds. I mean I love. I love making cocktails That's something you might not know about me but I make my own bidders when I have space and creative outlets. They have Around cocktails and making making them yes and that's because I got Ethicon COSMO's hominy. Were first dating. Because you're watching real housewives and drink COSMO's and I said I'll never do that again so I had to learn how to make way too real tossing politicians. No I can't you those Martinez because politicians are too sweet to them. You probably make them doubles. Now they're probably triples. Think that was bad. I should have been cocktails at that point now. Ever since then when I seen Matt crawled up on the floor and they know something went very wrong. I was like okay. I I remember like waking. I don't remember much. I remember like waking up probably curled up in the position like on the bathroom floor. Yeah bathroom as a pillow. And I'm I'm just gonNA leave him there because I don't want him to. I just don't WanNa move better. Made sure he was okay. So don't think I'm just through water and I give him tylenol and I you know I sat there with them for hours. Even fell asleep on the floor just making serious good and and then Then I just I went finally went under the couch because he was okay but it wasn't as dramatic as this sounds. Yeah so anyway. We don't make hospitals in the Yeah so there's just so much it's like you know you have all this space The other day we went into a friend's house And I was like Matt One last time. We've been in a home and he was like. Oh those probably like two months ago At my dad's house and I said what I just think of this concept of not being in a home N. home. You're on home any home for two months. You're living in ten by two thousand twenty six th space and so when you go into this home. You're like it's so gigan- our yeah like their bathroom was bigger than RV. Right legit like no joke. And so you just have to remember like when you're minimizing minimize to your bathroom that's In most cases but It takes a lot. It's a mental. It's a physical thing It's an emotional thing Because you have to part ways like you know like marine quarter memorabilia and things and I had to pack all that away and my dress blues from the Marines and you know so I had to pack all that stuff away I have a lot of memories notes Like about my martial arts days all these things that I can't just go to get inspiration from or like remember I came from and a lot of that just goes away So you just gotTa have to focus on what is absolute a necessity versus anything else. So you have all these things and you put them all away. But what did we gain from that? Well we've gained a lot. We've made a lot of memories together because it kind of refocused is everything and we spend more time together doing stuff. More time talking. Because there's less distractions for sure and less space like we're not not that are locked was huge or anything but like you know back then like I could be in one room doing something you could be in the other room doing something and it's nice. That things have gotten cozier with less distractions and we do more stuff together. Whether it's watching and without the we meet New People Talk to New People because we don't have much within. Rv We definitely push ourselves out. Just talk to more people and visit and explore more too. Yeah I feel like we've made a really broad network of acquaintances and even friends across the country. Which is really nice and comforting. Because that was a big struggle was just leaving that social safety net of Chicago innocence and then in the PA- the subsequent like year and a half like making connections with people all over the country and being like now. I don't feel so tied to one place. I feel much more comfortable. I feel like Albuquerque's my backyard. I feel like Portland is my backyard. Orlando obviously lander comfortable. Yeah these are all places That are just amazing and I remember when we were in Nashville We met a couple Cameron in Germany From Atlanta and they became great friends. this past. Thanksgiving we actually spent things friendsgiving with them in Atlanta because we are in Atlanta and we were. You know where you're working and making sure to try to connect with people and so we've made these great friendships at travel. We did not meet him in Atlanta. So it's weird that we would just be in Atlanta now where friends and we went out multiple times. Who met their friends And it's just it's really inspiring. The things that you gain aren't exactly physical items. They are relationships there. People are relationship with Earth with national parks. Oh yes with wildlife and ecology and all these brutal aspects of what it really means what life means. Yeah and within two like. That's a big night in Chicago. Yeah we didn't ever take him like downtown or anything. We didn't go sightseeing within. He all he really got to do. And See was explore the neighborhood and wander around. There's a park at the end of the Block. Which is lovely but like not much change. He would just do the same thing. And when we were in Portland Maine watching him he was just it was full of wonderment and yeah he's seen so much and we've done so much with him and his enthusiasm is very clear you re he has a very emotive face in. You can see it. We want a couple hikes with him in Acadia National Park in Maine and not only. Did he hold his own? He you know tiny little dog with little legs was able to walk for miles but he was scrambling and like in and out of Little Rock and along the shore and that was blown away and it really inspired me. I'm like wow your enthusiasm it's beautiful like I feel like I'm closer to the meaning of life than ever been. Yeah that's just thing being people seeing it through thin meeting people talking with people doing something for somebody else. And that's what I feel is done for us for so long and now it's nice to see that for him that makes me happier than any monetary value out there just seeing something done for somebody else or seeing somebody's energy spike because they're in love with the world in nature. Yes it's a wonderful thing and that's been a really rewarding aspect for sure you've been listening to park land. A show about National Parks Park land as a production of iheartradio created by Medicare Wak Brad. Care Wack and Christopher has YODA's produced and edited by Mike. John's our executive producer is Christopher has Yoda's R. researcher is Jocelyn Shield especially goes out to Gabriel Collins Crystal waters and the rest of the parkway India crew. And Hey listeners. If you're enjoying the show leave us a review on Apple podcasts? It helps other people like you find our show. 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RHOA: Theres a Party. Kenya Come?

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RHOA: Theres a Party. Kenya Come?

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And you can vote on the The big award ceremony is going to happen on january fourteenth is we have an announcement on top of the announcement after we recorded this episode. We decided to push back the date for the crappies to january twenty first which is a week later because we wanted to have more time for people to vote and to get word out it's cetera so anytime we say january fourteenth think in january twenty first and stuff like that. Thanks which as of press time. That's as from now. So you have ten days to vote for your favorites and all the categories superfund. There's a bunch of categories a bunch of nominees and then we will have information about how to wash the broadcast as soon as we have it. We don't have it yet. But as soon as we have it we will. We will announce it so. Keep an eye on social media for all that. Stay up to date but do do save the date january fourteenth because that's one of the big show is going to be and like every year we are short have plenty of guests and funds stuff. So that's going to be a superfund blast. And then in the meantime purchasing to get get back to business as usual on the old podcasts. Yeah time everybody yes today. The got atlanta and this episode opens up with the glimpses of things happening around around town the shot hanging out with porsche and porsche. Talking about the mystery meat that she ate in jail fun stuff. You know the yeah sumio baby so cute. And then we go to drew's house or her kid is insisting on calling back. And then we go over the candies restaurant with riley in there. With don juan and they're talking about how riley so coddled couch seeking to make it in the world. You know he's like well. You're not gonna have your mother to do your homework. And she's like It's smart like my mother's an academic scholar street smart but she's not really bookmarks book smart so then ultimately we end up at a yoga place with cynthia and mall to smell o to yoga. Sometimes i mean you'd think it'd be flexible. 'cause i'm very athletic pawn now i think nothing i pretty much just think of the olympics when i see now might look at that very athletic woman walking down the street just a speed runner over their mouth and they're going to a very on the nose yoga place. 'cause they're instructor as named yogi. Yeah your west. He just like do you say that when just hit me be. They're saying maybe they're saying like teacher. Teacher a yeah yogi. Maybe title because it's yogurt. Well that's fitting. What else could you be. I'm assumed by instructor named yogi. I think well maybe a huge fan of cartoon bears But his name is yogi a not to be confused. Yogi b or c or yuki. Go or whatever that's called. So cynthia she loves. I love yoga. Not consistent with it so really. We're off to a great start with this episode. Learning all the interesting details we're seeing. How covert is really affecting the show and who's leading them shoot. Yeah now we're stuck at this. You know little yoga studio wherever and so can you. It's like yeah dome both do this. Yeah i felt bad that i was most fascinated in the scene by the little bit of deodorant. That was in yogi as armpit. I was like a deodorant. Which actually made me happy. Because i was like. Why do i feel like you're a smells so bad but then i was like wait a second. He's wearing deodorant. Good because we all know that yoga person. Who's like i use roc deodorant because regular deodorant has deodorant to net. And you know. I'm sorry but the rock isn't working okay. I feel like we all have our live. Yeah so then. Kenya is saying like her. Hips not moving because it's not moved in certain positions And so you know basically they the housewives thing where they pretend to do yoga for five minutes send the teacher out so they can. Really start gossiping. Yeah exactly so. They're talking about cynthia and this big fight that cynthia had with my because she wants to have a superspreader event and You know if she can't have that then what's going to happen right so Basically mouth like. I just house a very simple albeit athletic question. What happens if the venue gets. Shut down on ten ten. Could we have the wedding at a track and field venue. Can we have it at a gym. What are the options. I mean how many hoops are we gonna jump through with this event. Your phone's ringing. Our does on enjoyed for those people that are out there. I hope everyone enjoyed intone that they used them. Ct you on twenty four. Jack member leaves his phone off. Yeah i'm being a bad. Cto office person. Show my phone. Sorry so since. I didn't go crazy. I got emotional. Because mike was you know mike was painting. The picture of do you want to marriage. Do you want to mine and mangoes earn shooting through. I don't know and kenya's like that's not a good answer. Yeah basically cynthia's like well. He's hearing that. If i can't marry him you know at this place on ten twenty then i don't wanna marry him and can just like he's hearing that you want you want to make it a show unless it's filmed unless that date is a big produces a big show. You're saying you don't want to answer any since you. Oh well that's breaking the fourth wall way down. But even if i wasn't on a show she's but you are on a show. Then why are you doing it. Cynthia and then. Ken ken for some reason. Yelling at cynthia i know but kind of like what it gets kind of worth it. You know like kenya's actually like speaking some reason into her and think kenya probably knows because of her own experience. Now she's probably had this discussion with mark because they didn't get married on the show now granted she the paparazzi to catch her and her wedding but still was mauled the show. So yeah so and cynthia's like well. The short in helmet have a big wedding and showed it. And tell me that i had to get married in the show. Didn't tell me. I had to get divorced. I mean the show didn't even tell me. I had to give massage on camera. But i did anyway. So run until that. The show did tell me however that is extremely good at basketball note. That was mouth. Who told me that now. Have you seen the last dance. So have you seen that thing with michael jordan. Ten parts. I don't know i don't really know what it's called documented. That's not right so kenya is like look you know. I've made my own mistakes with cynthia last year. I was kind of addicted. Cynthia and i'm trying not to be mean to people that are close to me. Only people with fake protesting lives. And i'm going to get that bitch later in this episode so for now. I'm going to be nice to cynthia. Okay yeah pretty much so by the way how interesting. It's the first time ever that there has been that breaking the fourth wall and talking about like having an on camera wedding because one of the things that we always talk about is like. Oh they're just doing this because that way. Bravo wilson the wedding. Or they're just doing this. Because bravo will foot the bill yada yada yada. This is the first time it was actually address on camera which was kind of cool. Yeah and kenya doesn't even give a crap about the fourth wall anymore. Now she's just going to yell at everybody right on camera the camera whoever. Yeah so now. We're at a restaurant with candy in kenya. Having bunch and they're commiserating about trying to lose weight that talking about like kenya says something about how she hasn't eaten sugar all week long and there's just trying to lose weight and you can't use like me to i'll have the wings and the fries candy was so good in this episode. I was cracking up at her. The whole time sewed up and she's like okay. I guess i can do this chair. Because it's like a big chair. And then she has her laugh. I love so they. Start talking about cynthia. Kenya tells her that she had to tell cynthia to get over it. Just get buried and candy. Go listen last time. She did it in the midst of broke nece. Okay says he wants to do it right. She doesn't wanna donated dinosaur museums time. Yeah exactly yeah so so then. Kenya feels bad with everything that happened with the proposal last year and she wants to throw a surprise engagement party with. Candy's help for cynthia but camby has to tell everybody that she's the one throwing it because see people won't come up they think kenya's doing yeah pretty much and can dislike. Well it sounds like you think people will come if you're hosting. She's like no. I mean yes. And so she's she's she's already working with an event planner and we see a clip of her working with. I mean i feel so bad for these event planners on atlanta because they just get destroyed every single time and she's like. I want to walk in and crying if that doesn't happen i'm gonna give you need you to give me a refund. I'm like she's gonna hold you to that by the way she's not kidding So candies like well as everybody invited to this. And can you. It's like who's everybody well marlowe. It's about cynthia not my own feelings porsche You're testing me. Now give him a pass. Pass give another name so kanye goes. Has anyone talk to porsche. I know she was arrested again. He's like why are you saying like that. She's making it sound like she got arrested for drunk driving or something. I know the curl a break and it's like well. It just seems that they're not fighting the right way. I mean she was in a protest without a mask. He's like e app but we're kind of time of social unrest. So i mean you know me. I'm like a mass. Even i'm like okay. Kanye chill out a little bit. Yeah and candies like well. She's out here keeping brianna taylor's name alive so as long as she's doing that like she could do. Rv watts So then they start talking about. Letoya and kenya. Loves latorre and They we see a clip of them like getting along to making sex jokes at each other and so the producer asking you if they've hooked up and can you just laughs. Are the so over this thing that there because you know it's not a real thing but they're all these long they're going to hint at it and we're gonna have to endure it as if it's something real and this fabricated shit that has been the downfall of atlanta the past few seasons. I also think it's just Just a symbol of like an old show. Yeah so for older people. Because i think that kind of in the regular young world now there isn't this discussion at all ever. It's like oh you're dating. Oh girls dating a girl this week in a guy like who cares. Nobody even talks about or thinks about. Also we've been down this path before in like season three of atlanta. When kim zolciak of all people had a lesbian a dj drafty and the fact that like like. That's not something that springs people's heads like right away just shows how little we ever cared about it. Yeah that's true So we go over to pasture jeanette with Ralph andrew and they're going outta town Oh no. They have to talk to the counselor. I warn calculus onto the counselor. Yes the counselor of all time by doing. She's adorable and she also like figured out. Ralph real quickly. So she's like so drew is telling her mom and she's like well we're going to have. Well we we we we go we keep going at different cancers and then they give us homework and then someone wouldn't do the homework and then we wouldn't go back to go back again. I'm like okay clear. Let me know. I am one hundred percent hundred. Aside and ralph is an asshole and a dick. And but i'm also like this is not how we're gonna make any progress by making. Let's stop trying to start arguments. Let's like maybe like don't be passive aggressive You can only control what you can do. Because he's a dick and he's off on you honestly should leave him even though he has lovely arms but you should leave him but given that given that you're going to try to make this work since drew using like the sensible one don't be passive aggressive until we tell you you can because they're making a point where we say passive aggressive but for right now i. It doesn't seem advisable so then they go outside but they only have like two regular chairs and he has to sit in a little folding chairs. Bad he's like. I feel like i'm going to kid's chair. I know he's like angry. The entire time on fucking camera singing a small chair this bullshit man of the house. Yeah glad i paid for this chair so then the doctor says okay. If you had two or three goals what would they be. And she's like well transparency. Genuine love for jazirah and Lesson cameras without my knowledge My my goal is that we do not reenact sliver every night that'd be great so what is genuine. Love look like and she's like well. She talks about how her son. You know is very sensitive. And ralph is very taff and doesn't give enough emotional love you know. He gets tough love because he's a dick. Also let's not forget and then She's she said she wants transparency. You know. I just wanna know if you're going to the store if you're gonna go work out if you're gonna go tampa just that. Just throw that in there. So ralph what are your goals like respect and sex. And he wanted three times a week at least and so ed. So she's like okay. I'm just gonna leave it there. Let's talk about respect. So what is respect. You like someone who's not emasculating. Me like oh god. This guy's got masculinity issues. He's a lost cause goodbye. Go bring your toxicity. The to some tampa tampa spread it around. Not gonna wind burn. Yeah the good thing about masculinity insecurity is the arms over the over working out. Yeah it helps us in a way. Yeah my feeling. Is this as long as you're going to suffer from toxic masculinity and deal with an inferiority complex. That's gonna play your entire life you might as well take your shirt off. Oh yeah he will. He will give him time given time. He's getting closer and closer. Yeah so Suspended he's like. Yeah so drew starts crying. And she's like you know. Allow him to be the man that he is and He goes. Oh pats her how he goes aggressively on solar like. Oh okay like like sure. Sure sure what was that. Because that wasn't even really then. So then. he drives the backtrack back pedal. And say well you know. I just don't like seeing anyone cry that's it. I don't like see anyone cry. And she's like fuck like is like fuck funky. This is bullshit yes so then the doctors like. Okay ralph so just give me a general rundown of your history. So he's like this is so on the nose. They got five years of therapy done in five minutes. Yeah he's like well. I grew up in a single family household. And which i'm sure he meant parent so i had to assume the man of the house role and my mom wasn't very affectionate and so when i was a senior in high school. I said if you don't appreciate me. I'm going to fend for myself a moving with my dad and so that's what i did. And then she lost the house because she couldn't the rent and we were basically homeless after that and that's when she finally said sorry and doctors like so. You're a mom said sorry. After you left me. Say yes yes. That's why he needs to see that together house. I mean i feel like it's probably deeper than that that like. It felt like. I felt like what she said was true. Also felt a little bit lake like good will hunting kind of psycho easy psychology like and this is what if as long as i say. It's not your fault everything will be fine but at the same time it was kind of true And so we'll do do that. They'll get they'll start fights so that they have to make up part where you have to say. I love you and i'm so sorry and here's hugs well. If i just liked that she she just sat out like at a second like in a second but also he just served it right up. you know. so she's like okay so we're just starting this process and she's drew's like well. We started at six years ago when a kaplan and she's like yeah. Let's not do that doesn't she's paying for everything my mom did. She was like okay. Let's not let's let's look to the future. Let's we can't grieve the past you know we had to look to the future etc etc and then you know. Drew feels like she's doing all the work. i mean. it was a nice session. It's not going to change a single thing but it was it was i hope so because i cannot watch a couple of five every week it will make. I'm actually kind of into it. I think it's fascinating well. Because i feel like this is much more real than on like kenya. 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You're just asking for trouble right now. She's not invited and of course lauren's well. She can come only if she has good intentions. But you know this isn't gonna work out right if someone says that was invited. Don't try to like be like okay. But can i bring them as a plus stupid. Think cynthia's probably like listen person. Who's not a full time. Cast member on this show. How about let's not have parties. That were gonna immediately. I a main member up. yes true But yeah mike and then you can use intentions later on the show. It's like okay. Well it's good thing you weren't there but The so she's she agrees she's like okay as long as she comes with good vibes so then. Cynthia costs kenya. And she's like i'm received. Here's vice and we clipped her. A clip of her practicing her vows with a mannequin editor. Thank thank you producers for keeping. The scene with cynthia doing wedding vows to a mannequin. Thank you for just like keeping data ten second. The flashback full. Seeing that was that was you did us a solid there thank you. So she's like well. I got a call from lauren. She invited me to this. Get together to celebrate the all. The work porsches during protesting and stuff like that. And can you guess well. Let's see if i can get a party. Put together for me to celebrate. All that i do the quill. You do at least one a year. So do yeah. So kenya's like well. I'll go and i'll show my support as i would any of you ladies doing a good 'cause 'cause that's you i am so then Back with ralph and drew. He's getting a suit together because his dad just passed away so they have to go travel to go to the funeral and stuff and that's super sad avi and then he's They have this awkward scene of like let's things and she's like if you want to cry it's okay and he's like no you know it just makes me think of life different mike you know i love you for you and we have to grow together. Yeah good luck with that. Yeah i she's just desperate have grind camera. She's like you can cry if you want and you can cry. He's like i go tampa to. I actually think i'm gonna go to tampa a grandma. Yeah usually happens if there's a correlation usually between tampa and crying so then we go to tanzania and she's in a car and the way the light is hitting her and her makeup. She has very intense makeup. She looked like she was animated. Cartoon cartoon tanya. I don't know why. I fully pointing that out but i thought it was amusing. There's only like one specific angle. So then porsche gets into the car. And they're gonna go driving off and ten years. Well i have to get gas and get some goes right. No so we see them. Go get gas. And she's filling up the tank and portions taking sell fees. and gator. tandy doesn't know how to do the gas she's like what is the say. Am i supposed to principe. Minke what am i doing guys crazy and importers like no. We're good let's just go. Let's go so they meet up with marlo at a juice bar. And they're all they all say hi. We're just here. Portion could sing. I l i. Yeah and they start talking about. Dennis important is like well. We're rank now but you know maybe we could be later but you just have to be very clear because there's a child and say fell it's over for right now. That's how clear we are. Marlow is like when she goes like well. We're not together right now. Goes oh so just now this week right. Yeah just this week. She's like she's like well. We'll be back together ninety days ninety days and then we find out that dennis has been sending her co-parenting gifts which are snow person. Basically and she's like you know he doesn't even say i want you back because he knows that i'll get mad at him so now he just says things like i know. You can't wear this jail which charming so then other chanel purse from the hotdog king. So then sin Cynthia called cynthia cynthia in kenya. Talking and kenya's bopping around the house. I am so excited for this party. Remember when peelers birthday came in the middle of kovin and i had already gotten her birthday present of rosa parks. I'm so excited to give it to. Nothing can ruin this stay. Yeah well turns out. Lauren is a bit apprehensive about kanye coming to the party. And she texted cynthia. Say i wouldn't. I wouldn't want even chance ruining this night for p. Please bring kenya so now isn't has to uninvite kenya to this backyard gathering. Can you start yelling at production. She's like did you know. No no ma'am. We swear she's like well. Somebody's paying for my hair and makeup. I know that that's okay. So i'm not going to be petty. Not going to be petty. Someone paid for my hair. Though knocked later she calls candy and she's like hi candy. Can you just mentioned the girls tonight about the surprise party because lauren rescinded her invitation. To me he's like. Oh that's too bad. I'm so sorry. I think this whole party is extremely self serving. It's fake anyway to me. It's just she just doesn't offer a photo op. Yeah and then getting in kenya says yes. Just just i think it's all fake given that this is all about porsches all about unity. Black lives matter and then you know like why is it. That she's oh. She always manages to get arrested on camera. I'm like i think that's called activism. I think it's like you do something with high visibility to spread spread. The word i don't know could just be cameras or there. I just a lot of news cameras. Have you noticed on a reality show too by the way that like literally everything you're doing is on camera. This is pretty gross. You're all stars. This is pretty grow second. Yeah and it's also very kanye and so cameras like well. Candy says well. Maybe it's better that you don't come if that's how you feel about i'm slit while i wouldn't say that they're i mean i've always played nice before q. The montage of kenya ruining every event. Kanye more care and kenya's like well. I was going to be positive. I even had a present for her daughter. I guess i'll just send it with no ken. Yeah keep wore kanye. Who never does anything to anybody. Poor poor kenya. What you gotta do. So now. we get like Like a black lives matter. Montage thing received like stuff around atlanta porsche leading a protest all that good stuff and then we go to her house where people are starting to arrive at this this party. And it's kind of funny. Because i feel like the first like party i've seen in the coverted times like post-coup or mid covid And it's funny. Because in my mind i was expecting all these people and it was just like eight people and i was like. Oh that's right. We're not getting those scenes that anymore. Yeah so The new girls all come to and Cynthia okay fallon invitation in kenya. Yeah that's pretty bad. The foul and batori and jazzman so cynthia in kenya talking and talking about. How can you was an invited in candies like. Yeah we'll the maybe may the way she was talking on the phone. Maybe it's better outcome. Come and for some people saying i'm sorry. Say letoya just being an asshole like usual. Like she sees fallon and goes. Oh i didn't the flats memo. She says she's such an atoll. Just trying to start a fight with whoever she can but she's making me laugh so like i'm totally fine with it. So so so. You're married to a man named simon. So how old is he. Oh fifty sixty. I knew that i knew that about you. I knew that you look like older men with money and balanced like an but like also. Let's not totally wrong. Because like let's not forget when when we met fallon on the last episode and we went over to her house and we saw her husband. And i think we all had this feeling like please please. Hey that's not the husband because we we knew it was the husband. We knew house the house just sitting in a chair like leering at the ladies hot tub. Yeah so she actually takes it really well fallon. She's like well whatever. It's my first older man. They're not all older man. And then marlowe comes in in these stiletto heels and of the grass toward canby so then they go surprise porsche driving up with tanya for the surprise and porsche cries. Yeah she yeah. She's like really happy and she just felt she felt it was awkward to be celebrated because she just doing something from our heart etc. So then they're all just sitting around talking having a great time and candy like she's like so how old are you and hold. Are you there all like thirty inches. Like wow i feel old around. His girls. And i know if i'm feeling old been. Cynthia must be feeling quite ancient. So then pilar comes out with miss diane and porsche. Some more and thanks. Everybody and san. Cynthia was speaking of top filet. Have gift from kenya. She wanted to be here. Learn some apprehensions. Like oh you're associated with cynthia so shady you could have just given the gifts you know. I was like yeah. Well no one knows where you know me and can stand. And i've tried with kenya but kansas point. I'm just fine with it. Being matt pretty much so then porsche makes a speech. That's like saying how she she appreciates the love and that she she put her wellbeing aside for the fact that you know like for the fact that everyone should be treated like humans which is so true although she did it on camera which is pretty thirsty if you asked me. Yeah she gets like a full on speech you know and then keno candies proud of her and cynthia's proud of her and she says we now more than ever as black women. We have to support each other. So i'm so here for porsche porsche. King and that's actually all that happened on the episode. That's like it's kind of funny we. It's like to be fair. There was like a solid seven minutes of tanya filling up her gas tank driving places like they're really they're really kind of having to stretch out this content because really not a whole lot happening here. Yeah the so really means all the women together. 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Bonus Episode! Traveling Eats Goes to Disney World

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31:48 min | 1 year ago

Bonus Episode! Traveling Eats Goes to Disney World

"We are living in complicated times. I'm seventy rule. MSNBC ANCHOR NBC News Correspondent and in my new podcast modern rules. I'm going to be spending time unpacking. Packing some of the hairiest of today's top decided I was going to be a survivor survivor. Fights back aboard. They want new. It's America listening. Subscribe to minute podcast. Modern rules on Apple. podcast the iheartradio APP or wherever you get your podcast. Hi I'm Matt and I'm Brad. This is park land. Yeah production of iheartradio. We sold our lots in Chicago moved into an RV not in our country fulltime with our dog. Fan Exploring America's national parks and today. We're really excited to bring you our first episode of traveling. Traveling eats with Matt Yes. I'm so excited. So this is a little kind of mini bonus episodes series inspired by you know how obsessed interested I am in restaurants and food. That's how I started as a professional writer mostly with the food focus so this has been something. I've been at least interested in for a long time since I was in Culinary School in Chicago. So it's an important piece for when we're traveling and wherever we are for in a city a town around our national park. I always put a lot of effort into researching great local restaurants or check out bars whether it's from a historical perspective or just like getting a a local taste of that culture that region so and I love reaping the benefits of this. Oh totally yeah so. I can't think of a better topic to start with then Disneyworld because not only do we talk about disneyworld ton in reference it on the podcast but it you and I are fresh off just about three months of staying right near Disney and spending a lotta time there so we we were there for the duration of epcot food and wine. You were working at it so thera and that was from August twenty ninth through November twenty third a good chunk of time but we arrived before there for like one hundred days. Yes I think a third of your almost a fourth year over four th of the year right which is I mean. I can't can't think of a better place to spend that much time Disneyworld so at this point I have a special eaten my way around all the parks and beyond so yes I can definitely speak to it and I want to start by clarifying that. This is not about Orlando Orlando Disneyworld. Are they get lumped in together. There are frequently kind of synonymous but they are totally different places. There eighteen twenty miles apart. A thirty dollar left drive to get from one to the other. I can attest John Because you've done it multiple times we because you wanted to try the differences between Disney world and Orlando and just experienced the whole culture food they are so different in Orlando dining seems incredible so I don't want to blur them altogether here. That's actually deserved episode later. But this is all about disneyworld world which contrary to what a lot of people might think it's not all Maki shaped pretzels and cheerios and stuff like that. There are plenty of those and they're delicious but Disneyworld has so much to offer and I was delighted by our experience here and the different restaurants and kind of food stalls dolls the parks and then Disney springs and even some of the hotels have great dining options as well which are all gesture nation worthy. So I I think it makes the most sense to divvy this little episode into the different parks. Magic Kingdom Animal Kingdom Epcot Hollywood studios. Because that's obviously see where we spent the bulk of our time and then also adding in Disney Springs. We can't yeah. That was a huge pleasant surprise themselves to that place but I wanNA talk about the the best food options and highlights each park starting with the the main most iconic one magic kingdom. Yes and I'm starting with that because it's my least favorite for food food so it's only going to go up for here magic kingdom. I have some issues I love it. It's the most massaging is probably my favorite part for like rides and nostalgia but the food. You'd just not nearly as kind of amazing as the other three it's seems a little dated dated and the the Lack of bars is an issue. Yes drink everywhere so difficult anywhere they make it really hard and unlike the other three parks switch might have alcohol everywhere like coffee shops. have it and matching really like annoyingly difficult. Which is aggravating? Because it's the most crowded and if I'm going to be like you know bouncing my way through a sea of strollers waiting in line for two hours like the least they could do is not make it impossible to get a beer exactly but now and not only that but they have places with names that sound like bars like tavern in the enchanted Tiki Room. That sound like they're not misleading. So without out of the way hasn't way too much right now. There are some gems here. I think the best full service restaurant is skippers canteen the full name is jungle. Navigation Company skippers canteen. It's the restaurant nearby and inspired by the jungle cruise ride. which is your mom right? We did yeah. We had to wait for like an hour for lunch seating but it was worth it. The food is really good and Dan. The full service restaurant imagine him are also the only places where you can get alcohol so keep that in mind but this place was wondering why that had it had a really fine unlike jungle. Track VIBE. The people who worked there were really into it like nonstop jokes and like quirky references and stuff like that a lot of fund and then the food is really adventurous. Like your link on a jungle journey with pretty eclectic dishes like corn pancakes with beer raise poor four and peppers salsa avocado cream love. They were kind of like open face sliders with corn pancakes. Yes good absolutely deliberate and then we had Brazilian Lynch bread favorite and then shrimp dumplings as well. I think there are park and shrimp dumplings So we have like an array of snacks and some wine and it was really Yummy so I would recommend that. Make reservations for that one if you can because it is popular and then they other kind of Maine Iconic dining destination destination at magic kingdom is be our guest which is the beauty and the beast restaurant. It's inside the beating the castle in Fantasyland and and that was very hard to get into. It took me like two months to get a reservation for just me and even when you have a reservation you're waiting in line like meandering through the castle making your order finding seat and I think most of the charm here are all the charm is the Mike just the ambiance because it's a theatrical in regal obviously or in a castle. The dining rooms are gorgeous. So ornate there are three different dining spaces you can dine in like the the kind of West Wing. Whatever we're yeah? It's like dark and ominous with the rose. And then there's like the ballroom and then there's the like main dining room where bell serenaded in the movie. And I sat in the ballroom which I thought was the prettiest and most lavish. The food is like French. Esh french-american because the movie takes place in France even though no one speaks French and the movie my favorite part though was they have this cupcake. Basically it's chocolate cupcake. And they call it the great stuff Mike from the movie lumieres. Try the grey stuff malicious and it's basically just like a gray colored buttercream frosting which doesn't look great like it's gray is not an appealing flavored or thing you want to eat but it was great. It was my favorite part of the meal for sure the great it was delicious and the other thing that I think I really enjoyed eating at magic kingdom was there. They have this spring rolls stall which when I was there was stationed kind of permanently right by the entrance is to adventure land and they do spring rolls filled with things like cheeseburger and pepperoni pizza. And love it really. I mean yeah so get to order the on the go snack and I thought it was. Shockingly good I didn't try them until we're already there for two months and I was like what if I've been wasting my time. mm-hmm my favorite meal inning. Magic Kingdom are still make years. You still listening. They don't it's not the same for every park for me as well. So that's magic kingdom. We'll leave it there and then moving on to another kingdom animal kingdom park sorry Beautifully designed the ambiance and all the different sections like Africa and Asia Asia and the dinosaur land phenomenal. It's all beautifully done and the food and drinks. I think match that as well the they put a lot of Africa into it and it looks good taste great so when you're going to an walking them the first thing you should do is make aligned to creature comforts which is basically a decked out starbucks starbucks kind of wrapped to look like this individual Mike Jungle. He plays morning coffee right. GotTa get coffee So so do that first and then later in the day I think for lunch my favorite place is in the Pandora's action the newer section of the park. Where the I love it? Yeah so I'm not sharp minutes the Tuli canteen. It's right outside like the main attraction there. The main there multiple times to go loved it it it was so good. So it's like customizable bowls. Essentially you pick your base pick your protein sauce and then go from there or you can get like a whole a platter for Sixty eight seventy five bucks great. Brace when you think about it. Yeah because I have all of those different median proteins. And you know all that Yes yes so you can get noodles rice. My favorite is getting the hardy salad as a base. Because it is it's very nourishing very hard to get like Broccoli and Cauliflower and Mike Leafy Greens and then weirdly they add Boba like popping boba curls on top of it but it Kinda works I guess and and then I like the grilled chicken and they give you a lot of it. The portion is like very generous and then pair that with one of their Green Name Beers Green bluish and it's somewhat hoppy it's kind of like an IP which is my favorite so it's basically Avatar beer and that so that restaurants a must and then for something like in the evening. The cocktails and snacks at the nomad lounge are fantastic. Nick love the no matter That's where I first met Chef L. who was the Executive Chef for Tiffany the the nomad. And that's where Maple Syrup is featured at Burns me. It's when we got to go there. That was my first time going to Disney with your first experience and I and it was and it was one of those like immersive experiences but They're just they have so many amazing things animal kingdom and ever since then chef L. has has been Promoted to food and beverage director over at cop and he does all the things up concluding food and wine festivals and all that fun stuff and so just really amazing thing to To see how you know he was promoted within the company. But I know this is a very large sidetrack from what's really important. The Food and cocktails nomad lounge yeah. They're they're definitely note worthy. They have really solid drinks. Really good food. We always get the like Brad Service. And it's like this trae yeah different. Brad's inspire by different countries across the world. They have like an Indian pancake like flap. Brad the best is the pomegranate Picacho and then it served with these different like Chattanooga's and sauces and yogurts so great I could just go here. How bad in some cocktails coriander yogurt? So good especially when you mix it with that on Tomato Chutney. Yeah it's a good idea to Max. And then like can customize estimate each bite because why not and then the cocktails are really good too. They're all like each. They have different sections of the many. There's the Asia section. There's cocktails inspired firebomb Africa. So we're kinda mimics the layout of the park to and you have drinks like the night monkey which has dark brown guava puree coffee syrup lime juice and Cilantro kind kind of a wild mix-up flavors there but yeah very good and then right next door to the nomad lounge. Is the more formal full service. Restaurant called TIFFIN's so it's all kind of in the same building. Nomad Lounges. More casual bar side with a nice patio or nice deck. Then tiffin's is where we uh we most recently eight here on our anniversary. That's right we did our anniversary. I packed with multiple parks. Yeah we're park hopping and then this'll very ended the day with dinner Tiffen so you get kind of more expanded version of the offerings that nomad lounge in. That's drink wise also food wise so you have like really intricate impressive dishes. philophical with men Pistachio Pesto. And we had chart octopus with theriault right. There was to die for and the good thing is included on the Disney dining plan. If you're going there and a vacation we weren't You know you can. You can definitely make reservations nations here. Yeah so tiffin's excellent if you want kind of the classis full service dining experience. I think it's worth is one of the best in all Disneyworld and then moving on from animal kingdom there's Hollywood studios which is another place near and dear to my cart. I love it there and few places really capture that nostalgia in Americana quite like the Hollywood Brown Derby so great we went there. That was the very first thing we did. When we got our like Disney pass says yeah we just went in? Well we should just go right and it's like two hours before the park closed or three hours before the park closed and it was perfect. We made a mad dash to the browns. Maybe it's just a gorgeous like old like I don't know nine hundred twenty s Hollywood style restaurant with like framed photos or they're probably fake photos because 'cause there's thousands of them here and the big like decadent dining room with great food Cobb Salads and scallops and and stuff like that and Martinez Excellent Martinis flight for table side recommended. Yeah Manhattan's solid met like really solid Manhattan's and it's wonderful. So do that also for something more casual if you just want to get drink and a snack or something. There's baseline tap house and they have all Californians fired stuff all they have an impressive roster of California Beers on tap as well as California wines on tap and then even a couple of cocktails yes Margarita and then the those change in rotate. I think we all do. But it's mostly beer. They even have a cider and then their snacks lecture. Cury in a pretzel so not really a meal take place but great to get a drink on the go and then right next door to that and other like whimsical wonderful place place. We went as well as the Scifi Dine in theater. That was such an immersive experiences. The experiences that you've had all these different like the Brown Derby you feel royal regal you know baseline tap cool and Breezy California when you get to this one you just you and merging into drive in theater. Yeah I felt like a kid again Dan because I remember going here as a kid. It's like the outdoor drive in theater vibe with like twinkling stars all over the ceiling and then black and white movies so I I felt exactly like a child except a child who drinks peanut gratiot because and by the bottle right it was great so make a reservation there because they're all like little cars. You like literally sit in these kind of fake cars. Which Adam totally as beyonce and those it was a popular unsurprisingly so they tend to fill up and then the other highlight at Hollywood studios more recently is the star wars section called Galaxy's edge edge love it that opened like a few days after we arrive to Disneyworld so yes it does stone? Do I went on opening day. Yeah you're crazy. That wasn't saying big mistake. Honestly like I thought it would be fun and like an experience to do that on opening day and it is I remember lines twenty years from now when you forget about the lines that guy was there on opening talk about it now. Let's find believe me. I did like very little things because I I I can only wait and like one five airline and writing and do other things so it was cool to see they did a great job with the the design of the land here and in addition to the the ride they have some really interesting and inventive dining options like milk. Stand Milk Stan. That's GONNA love it. That's just like such a creamy cocktail. So they're kind of like they're not milkshakes a similar like rice so it's dairy made with a rice milk base in. They're kind of like rice. Milk smoothies one is green. One is blue those the only two options on the menu. You can get the Blue Malka. The green milk one. I think the green is like more kind of tropical flavor. The blue has more of a coconut kind of creaming us. Dan One's with rum and wants to Tequila. Keillor you you can add that. Yeah And I would recommend that and then across the way from milk stand is the much more popular bar that is difficult to get into. Because it's so popular is called Oguz. Cantina yes so great. It's really fun it's We did this enter anniversary. Sorry we did. We started our day. Here we went to the CANTINA and had rum cocktails at six thirty. In the morning. That's showy tell people that I mean I mean that's just like but when you walk in it feels like this party you walk into the Cave and then it's all dark and lively like a cannon from the Star Wars might be bursting with life and energy gene and there's like a Dj there's a Dj the DJ at six thirty so if the DJ's here are the cocktails and that was the first time in my life. Hopefully the last time I. They had cocktails with oatmeal yeah so those rough but it was delicious. I mean a mackinaw. I mean our our whole like breakfast meal was really expensive very expensive. It was the most expensive breakfast and the weirdest breakfast. Yeah her her and things like that. The first edition. Yes Oh yeah it was able to go back like a month or two later. Go here at a normal hour and have drinks when it's socially acceptable to do so and when I did that. I got this really epic beer. Flight you try. I think it's four or five different peers. And they're serving this gorgeous really like elaborate wooden fixture with what's meant to be like alien teeth or something as the almost like a saber tons of glassware. So they use the to the teeth to pour the beer into and you drink out of. I mean it's a souvenir you get to keep the whole thing. It weighs like thirty pounds. I mean it's like it was not be their Napkin. You know you've been listening to Park Land Eah. We'll be right back after this break. The New Year is upon us. which resolutions do you plan to conquer? In Two thousand twenty become more mindful mindful or create a healthier lifestyle through diet exercise and of course improved. Sleep the sleep number. Three sixty smart bed helps everyone get the proven quality. Sleep that that will change their life uselessly. 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All the parks is absolutely epcot. Yeah yeah this is the place where you dine around the world. Drink around the world and it it's amazing and enthralling and so many other restaurants are legitimately intimately wonderful spend eighty seven days here almost all of them there and I got to a lot of like you know for lunches I went out and grab things and then we went back multiple times. I would say that you win here more than any other part easily. Yeah and it's just like problem I've ever part because as an adult they have much more things oriented for that. Yeah and foods and called Mr. So here's our my like kind of quick hit favorites at Epcot for dining and drinking. There's there's a great buffet at Beer Garden Restaurant in Germany. so much can go nuts and then I would recommend getting full bureau pours at blocking Hans. John's in the Americas section. Yes like my favorite Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Beer yes they also have a PA.. Even they've goose island they have metrics. Yeah another corruption. It was meant for me the whole thing. That's a good one. I guess I'm just plainly American so if that's the best thing for for beer and then the Mexico section is really solid they have this place inside. This big pyramid called La Cava del Tequila. So they're like dark cozy cozy little Tequila cave great mad cow selection and Tequila and they have things like mess calendar Gronyea's in a whole variety of Margaritas including like Avocado Margaritas nice and creamy and little sweet delicious and then heaping platters of chips and Salsa Guacamole very generous. Start here though. No because you will you a little bit buzzy. Yeah because they are beautifully done heavy cocktails make sure do that in the middle or towards the end of your right right I would also recommend getting scotch eggs and black and tans and or maybe fish and chips or something at the rose and crown pub in the UK. Hey every time we had to go there I'll play just fantastic. I'm obsessed with the decor and everything in the UK section here. It's really wonderful. And then also so we love getting charcuterie cheese and wine flights Tudo Gustavo wine cellar in Italy. That was charming and just really really fun yeah snack. That's just beautiful. And I also love the Nigerian meat pies which is from this like Africa section in the park. They didn't have a full service restaurant out there. But it's like this casual walk counter where you can get Nigerian meat pies. They also have like a dessert of some sort. At the time I was a lion king themed panna cotta. But what's really really feeling that I miss food and wine. I know so food and wine that I mean that's a whole thing in and of itself. It's nearly three month long festival where it's epcot it just like times one hundred because they they bring in like thirty eight additional boost right for food and snacks and throw like snack like bites at like five fifty on average. But it's good because each you and the other person that you're with hopefully Can each get a good bite and like good taste of that. It's it's a good place to go share things right so intermission to all this wonderful stuff. That's there year round all these restaurants. They add all these other countries with these mini kind of smaller stands ends everything from like Australia to Thailand. To what like Brazil Belgium. It's it's a lot all are they're kind of situating scattered all over the global. The World Pavilion here roll showcase and my favorites from food and wine where the chicken Teriyaki Albans Japan. The Brazilian Cheese Brad. Though the I loved there's these Charcuterie MIT's cones from Spain. I sell those great. It just did not get a chance to try. Graham there is s cargo Khorasan's from France which also gets points for being the craziest but it was good link garlicky. The like this pesto thing on tug-of-war yeah then boozy Mingo losses from India and they spike that with child corps which is so yummy and creamy and just the amount of space and then Hamas fries from Morocco which was really interesting as well they really are. Yeah it was were beautiful wonderful. And they're like thick fries almost prize. Rela cheese they were they were like. I'm really FRY sexton beautiful. So that's that's op dot. That's epcot food and wine and then like we mentioned the real surprise stunner here all this Disney springs which I had not done prior to going here this time and this is not one of the par. It's it's part of Disney world. It's more of like the shopping dining retail place with like a movie theater and Bowling Rolling Alley near downtown Disney and now it's his niece brings because it is. It's it's more uplifted a lot. More great like restaurants and coffee well. A lot of our friends Chef Art Smith Rick Bayless mazing chicago-based chefs and restaurants. So good yeah and it's huge. It's the sprawling shopping and dining complex. And we've been multiple times and didn't even go to like a quarter of the places here probably probably but it's wonderful and we loved so much of it we. I think our favorite is probably homecoming which was art Smith. Five Times you just leave their with their soulful awful yeah. I'm in Southern Comfort deliciousness. In a really beautiful building and chef art he used to be Oprah's Private chef and so that he knows what he's doing that good food to the world and it's just a really inspiring place to go And there's so many people people came out of town we said we gotta go. Oh here down here. Getting Fried Chicken deviled eggs and hummingbird cake all of it. That was a good one. I also loved this like wild place called the Addison this sprawling two storey restaurant and bar. That's like has a steam punk vibe and yes just insane. They have like the whole we'll components and people doing acrobatics in the ceiling and then like employees here just randomly walking around on stilts. It's such a wonderful experience to go there. It is great cocktails. Yes innovative for sure. Innovative cocktails which are right up our alley so good for that and then we also loved this place called the the plate pig which is more casual it gets it gets hop later in the evening so go for lunch or like an early dinner so it's barbecue and they have have a great like pulled pork brisket and the barbecue glazed fried chicken sandwiches and stuff like that but the real winner is probably the best Manhattan Hatton cocktail Disneyworld was solid and delicious and I would rather just sit at the bar and absolutely knock him some fried chicken sliders or something like that. That's a good way to go. And then I think the last one shout out that was noteworthy that we loved. Was this place called. Enzo hideaway this. Like tunnel if they call it a tunnel bar. It's kind of under quasi underground Italian speakeasy or you know this kind kind of looks. Like if olive garden was the speakeasy but like the food way. Better like rone's and the wine grape wine selection cheese board stuff like that got but again wildly popular. We try to go back with my sister and there were like it'll be two hours like never mind and did you mention frontier. Oh Yeah Rick Bayless not forget. Rick Rick Bayless has restaurant and which really cool is when I was working in farmers markets Chicago and when we were going to different restaurants we really met Greg and Leah Gun Thorpe and they actually Provide Rick with theriault The special treatment made for Rick. And it's on one of the best appetizers appetizers on that menu So you definitely have to jump by their. Don't enjoy all the delicious foods that Rick has. Yeah so that's these are some highlights from here. I was like as you can see. I can just go on and on and on and make really a whole podcast. This but Disneyworld has so much not only to do ride wise and attraction traction wise but the food at all the parks at Disney Springs is phenomenal. And it's come a long way since I'm sure like when I went there as a kid not that I was like paying much attention to that. But it's become really like an attraction in and of itself the dining scene and the drinking scene Disneyworld and and absolutely yes. You should definitely go here and branch out from the Mickey Pretzels can't drink but like branch out because there's the whole Disneyworld of flavor to to explore you've been listening to Parkland. Yeah a show about National Parks Park land as to production of iheartradio created by. MAC KEROUAC Brad Care. Whack and Christopher has Yoda's produced an edited by Mike John. Our executive producer is Christopher has Yoda's R. researcher. 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Episode 264: Kimberly Williams-Paisley + HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

51:28 min | 7 months ago

Episode 264: Kimberly Williams-Paisley + HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

"I welcome to another episode of that. Sounds fun. I'm your host anne f down. I'm so happy to be here with you today. We have got a great show in store for you. And i have to say to our american friends. Happy thanksgiving i know. It's a weird year. But i also know that we only find things we're looking for and when i look around i see so much to be thankful for especially thank all of you who sponsored kiddos through compassion and who helped us celebrate the. That sounds fun birthday on monday. It was the best time we couldn't have done it without you. I'm really really grateful. One of the things we talked about it. The party were our holiday gift guides. We've created so just some fun little ideas for you to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list and you can find those at anti f downs dot com and today. Our guests on thanksgiving is kimberly williams paisley. You may know her from her role as annie and father of the bride or as brad. Paisley's wife she has also written a lot of books. Starred in many tv shows and movies including two christmas ones. That have just come out this week. Christmas chronicles to on net flicks and a nashville christmas carol on hallmark. It's so good y'all it's so good. She brad started the store which is a nonprofit enabling. Food insecure tennessee to shop for groceries with dignity and respect and today on thanksgiving when we are eating with friends and family is a great day. I think for us to talk about our neighbors. Who are maybe food insecure in the ways. We can step in and help. So kimberly was the perfect person for today's episode. I'm very thankful for her. So here's my conversation with kimberly williams paisley give. Thanks for doing this today. I'm so grateful. Oh thank you so much for having me any. It's okay to talk to you. it'll be so fun. I we share a bazillion friends. Yes one of my favorite. I guess that's the one that comes to mind is a couple of maybe two years ago when daniel walker and jen hat maker. Were they both cooking in your kitchen at the same time. They were amazing cook. So i don't know what i was doing. They're just like trying to stay out of the way they're both amazing people and so inspiring yes. They came over and and made dinner for me. Basically yeah which is not a bad gig. No not a bad gig. Actually i think gen and i were kind of drinking wine and danielle took over. What was happening. Okay so are you. Do you eat danielle's way. Are you like gluten free or just like her cookbooks. I really like her cookbooks. And i attempt to eat her way. You know she's in. She inspires me to with the way. She has healed her body with food. So i love her recipes than i think. It's a really healthy way of eating. If you can. It's hard for me to keep it up. And i don't have. I don't have the issues that she has so i. I do kind of stray from that way of eating. But but i loved scott. Great cookbooks celebrations. When that i've used around and yeah ok. How did you become friends with both of them. You know what social media won't do it. I know. I know we got here too. I am so grateful for social. Media reached out to jen. How maker years ago. Now and she responded. Yeah and and then same with daniel. I was making her marshmallows. Yes hair so hard disaster in the kitchen before twenty twenty i was. I was way worse than i am now. I was trying to make her marshmallows. And i i put the the blender in. But i turned it on i or something. I had willow. Where on the cabinet on the ceiling. I ate as much of it as i could. Yes yes sorry prohibits. Our cabinets are relatively clean already. Kids scoop it up right. Let's go get okay but cope it. You've got very serious about your bread. Making i that has become one of my favorite pastimes. Really love the whole art of it. I love the patients that's required. Yeah i would love that it at its own timetable. And i don't get to be the boss of it. I think that's a really good thing for me to practice. Yeah i love feeling the doe. I love just that satisfaction of of watching it grow and getting to sort of play with it and it comes alive and then putting it in the and it smells amazing and it just makes the house feel like a home. Yeah it's something. I do with my oldest son huck can you know. It's just his love it. i love it. It really was fun to watch. You learn over cova. Because because the things you were experiencing emotionally and spiritually alongside. Your cooking was super obvious. I was like oh. This is like a moment for her. The like it rose it. It has holes on the inside like it's close to it. I mean it was just. I found that to be honestly. I found that line of stories to be really hope filled for me a couple of months. We'll good. I'm glad and you know there's so many great teachers online. I follow the clever carrot yet her. Oh she's fantastic single recipe. I have followed of hers has turned out great. Oh she has a cookbook. Sourdot bacon cookbook. That's really good but you can also get her recipes on social media. And i reached out to her. And you know we've corresponded a little bit on social too. But yeah they make it easy and we. We did. The hardest products growing the starter. Yes that took a long time. Yeah and a lot of faith. I mean because you have to feed it right like a person yes like another pet. Yes it gives me sometimes. It gives me a whole lot more than my dogs and doesn't poop in the back. That's exactly right are you. Are you all still making bread. Oh yeah we're making caccia right now. Oh my gosh. So you're like branching out you're not just sticking with your sour dough lows. No we have clearly raffles or something. Didn't you making that up. No i well. I did pancake tank pancakes. Yeah and and then we've made like chocolate chip bread and we made this fugazy. I don't even know if i'm pronouncing it right. But it was very impressive looking. And yeah we're doing for koch now we're gonna put like onion and rosemary on top. Yuccas huck has big aspirations for this one because last when he said we didn't put enough truffles. Oh on this but dehydrated. I don't even know if it's real trouble. Trump right labor right and we're going to sprinkle that on top this time so you have two boys. Is that right. Yeah okay so we do issue saying we have an email any. Afdc week in review and we tell people who were interviewing the next week. Who's coming on the show and so with your question. So they and they can give us questions and we're so fun because i mean it's ninety questions about father of the bride of course but one of them that i love along the same vein that don't actually know the answer to how you and your husband brad met. Oh gosh yeah. That's the way you tell that story. How'd meet the short stories that he stalked me and It ok- wound up like in jail or marriage and i chose married because it felt like it was easier. A long story is that he went to see father of the bride with girlfriend. Oh yeah weird. It gets weird and fathers bride. Was there movie. Oh my god. They saw probably like six or seven times. I mean he said they saw a bunch and then this girl broke his heart. Oh and i won't go into the details but it was. It was like the making of a good country song. Yeah so he moved to nashville and was sorta down about his love life and then he thought well it's the sequel came out of together bright gas and he thought well maybe i'll go back on the anniversary of our first date to that movie theater where we saw that movie and maybe she'll have the same thought and she'll be maybe we're we'll be like minded that way. We're both going to be romantics. Maybe she'll be there too. And we can have a sequel to our what an artist only artists that i love it and suckers. He goes back to the theater. It's his mother's birthday and thought about bringing flowers. He did not yeah. He goes to the movie. He watches the movie. She does not show up. He goes out to the parking lot. Anything oh crap. Was it the seven thirty or the nine thirty showing. He couldn't remember any thought. Well maybe what is. There was the nine thirty and he went to the seven thirty and they almost miss so okay. He goes back anybody's another ticket and he goes in and sits down. She does not show up again. He does not stay for the second show he leaves any goes and writes some really awesome songs including one called part two which was about that experience about hollywood. Always finds a way to have a sequel. Why can't we and it became the title track to his second album. Part two which has a little ticket stub in the album artwork. Oh brilliant back and find one the easter egg. Yeah cut to seven years later. It was seven years later. Now my perspective on this story. I hope he wanted the long guy. Yeah girl i'm all the way here. This of all the way here for it so my perspective is it's two thousand and one nine eleven happens and i was dating a couple bozos like hollywood actor actor types and you know lived in la at the time new york l. a. and guys kind of playing games. And you know i. I wasn't really ready to settle down yet anyway and then nine eleven happened and it was suddenly like an awakening like okay. I'm done playing games. I'm ready to find my person and universe helped me make that happen. So i started putting out a prayer like i've never prayed before like i would feel shivers in my body when i would pray and i wrote down on a piece of paper all the things i was looking for in a partner and i started praying specifically for the partner. That a new is there in the hall like praying that he has a good day praying that he can clean up whatever he needs to clean up so that we can meet frank that help him. Lord help him to find me. Help us to find each other. You know and it was like a regular ongoing prayer and so november first. So september eleventh happened and then on november first brad woke up on his tour bus with this really clearer idea that he had define me. Oh my gosh. And he doesn't know why does feel stalker to be honest. I'm yeah yeah but you've got to trust that too. Yeah i think if you're brad paisley trust based maybe you let it go. That's right. i'm pretty easy. He's a go getter so that very same day. He reached out to one person he knew who happened to be someone who knew my manager and i had just met this guy. Peter tilden a radio. Dj peter puts brad in touch with my manager. Who calls me that day. Is i just talked to the cutest guy. You're totally going to date him. And i said what are you talking about. Does this have to do with a job. Because you're my manager right. And and she said well he wants to do a music video but you're totally going to date him. Oh so brad. Called her and said that he was doing a music video in what i ever want to be in a music video and i had just told my manager like a month earlier that i really thought it'd be fun to do a music video so anyway later that day. We were talking on the phone and i thought he was adorable. I thought he he this cute southern accent and seems so much more naive and straightforward and romantic than the guys that i've been with and he wasn't like a slick charmer like game playing kind of guy. He was more straightforward. And so it went from there. That is i mean the zoom out of that story and the way was orchestrating. That the whole time. I mean yeah that is mind blowing. Yeah it was really wild. And that's i think why. I didn't say he's just a stocker is because i had also been putting out the prayer. Yeah and and and but at the same time. I was like well got us this. Are you sure. Because he seems a little dorky but then you know then the more we talked about our stories and our families in our lives and what we wanted in our lives the more it felt in line and then actually coincidentally or god. God core castrated. This part to the we met might he. My parents on december twenty eighth which was his mom's birthday which was the anniversary of the first time he came father of the bride. He's playing god diverted. He was supposed to come see me in new york city for a visit and we'd met a couple times before that but we're meeting up for dinner and he said i'll fly anywhere. Just have dinner with you. You know like so romantic and his plane got diverted to white plains. Which is where my parents live. I said well. Do you want to just have dinner with my parents. Yeah honey it's like yes. Yes i do so we went to dinner with my parents. On december twenty eighth of anyway there was just all these all these really cool things. Yeah man that is why. That's a great story. That is so worth as many minutes as you wanna take to tell it so good so good. It's it is always one of the gifts of life. I think that we can when something's over like when the meat the meat cute is over and the relationship is here or win. The job has completed or you can zoom out and go look at all the ways that was being handled before i ever knew it. Yeah it is absolutely while france taking a short break from this conversation with cam to give a shout out to our amazing partners. This'll farms if you don't already know about this farms How okay. i'm so glad. I get to be the one to tell you about them. I just love what they do. This'll farms is a social justice. Enterprise that provides healing and housing and employment for women at survivors trafficking prostitution and addiction. 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Okay so let me tell you the big question. People would like us to ask about father of the bride. No steve martin as great as he seems like he is. And what's your best memory from film those movies. St martin is an awesome awesome guy. So kind when i got to set on my very first day i tell the story all the time but when i got to sit on my very first day i was nineteen and suddenly thrust into hollywood and it didn't really know what i was doing at all and he said welcome to hollywood. You're going to need a good therapist. And that was great by any was so sweet the whole time i mean he would you know we'd we'd finished senior. Okay now they're going to do. What's called the turnaround which means you have an hour off. Any took me to lunch and and he would have people like michael caine show up and he'd be going to lunch with michael cain say come along and eat invite me and it was just like so sweet. But he's much more serious than people would think it's not like a wild and crazy guy right very thoughtful deep guy and integrate musician actually. Yes oh man. I love watching him play banjo. Yeah he's incredible. I i mean i. I don't know that you have an answer this because this is like asking. What is it like to have your parents and your like. That's literally all i know is my parents but yeah but i mean you that those particular movies are such a staple and so many of our lives. How does how does that feel that it. Is it weird that everyone knows you or knows your face. I mean they don't know you as a friend but they know you're part of all of our histories. Yeah it is weird. I guess but it's all i've known since i was asked he will result. Yeah i mean it changed my whole life. And i had no idea at the time that it would be the classic that it's become. Yeah and for years i mean. I had so much pressed for that movie. I i went all over the world doing press for that movie. Awhile and people always will ask the same questions. And i got so tired of asking answering those same questions over and over and over and sort of frustrated. That was all people knew me frown that i've come full circle though now and now. I'm so grateful that i was part of something that has such longevity and that has meant something to so many people and people tear up and when they tell me about their weddings or their relationships with fathers daughters. And it's really really special to be a part of something that has been so much a part of other people's lives yes. Did you ever dream you. End up in nashville. Never for a long time people would tell me about their weddings. And i was so far from getting married to hire years before he got married and i would. I would just kind of on the inside. I go okay. You're telling me about another way you like got engaged. I literally found myself quoting the movie arguing with my parents and literally quoting father of the bride. And then you end up coming to this brand new city. Union brad move. Did you move down here. How have you been here. i've been here about scottish. i mean well. We've been married seventeen and a half years so we started. I started coming here probably a year before that. Yeah i've been here since two thousand eight so twelve years okay and so one of the things we connected on you and i is a couple of weeks ago we got on this call and i learned so much about the food crisis in our nation and in the world but in our nation and i thought i for thanksgiving i want i love that. You're here can like you're a nashville girl. Now who can talk about like not just an i think a lot of times we get these international thoughts about people being hungry and we picture kids in africa. And there's a real situation here. Like even in nashville. Can you talk about food insecurity. And and what it actually means. Yeah it's so. We have a nonprofit called the store that serves to help people with dealing with food insecurity and it is a problem. Here in nashville. And it's a problem across the country and especially with the coronavirus pandemic millions of people have been affected by that more than fifty million people including seventeen million children might be experiencing food insecurity. In twenty twenty. The numbers have skyrocketed. Were at the store. We are serving five times more people than we ever anticipated starving at this rhyme. So it's a real issue and especially for military families. I was just really. Yeah as many as ninety thousand servicemembers active service members now are relying on like the feeding american network unbelievable unbelievable protecting our nation and yet in the tools to feed their families. Can you define food insecurity. Does that mean they don't eat all day. Does that mean it means that. They don't know where their next meal is coming from. They're not sure they're going to have enough to eat. Gosh that they're they're living alongside hunger yet. Seventeen million kids in our nation that we know of that are somehow tracked are probably hungry today. Right even on thanksgiving which is heartbreaking. Yeah And i used to teach elementary school and so my deering cova d- so of my thoughts were about the kids. I taught that weren't safe at their homes or being feted their homes. I assume that's what you mean when you say covid really affected. Is that these kids who are getting fed breakfast and lunch right exactly. So there's kids get free lunch at school often and now if they're not in school they're not getting that lunch. We used to. There's backpack programs to give kids though. Give their kids food on friday for the weekend and they're not getting that and not to mention unemployment has risen and so families are as a whole are facing food insecurity because they don't have enough food. They don't have enough money to buy the food they were buying when they were employed. Yeah it is. Mind boggling to me. Because i'm so privileged that i like food expires at my house. Yeah i know my some of my neighbors. Don't have enough to feed their kids right and that is what's shocking is that there's not. I will say that the black community has way more food insecurity than than white really and we serve predominantly. Black people in our neighborhood is predominantly black where we are at the score and yet tell me about starting the store. It's an actual for friends listening. It's an actual like grocery store. That is only four families in need right right. It's a free referral based grocery stores. So idea was to provide a safe normal sort of experience for people who were on hard times and so. That's why we called it the store because we wanted normal like they could say to their kids. We're just going to the store And and the idea is to have people come in and shop and in a community safe you know sort of community grocery store and that their kids could see their parents in a position of power making choices for the family but we open two weeks before the tornadoes hit nashville in march in march and then end so immediately sort of pivoted to emerge like disaster relief. Of course the pandemic happened and we didn't feel like it was safe to our doors open to people coming in with volunteers. We just wanted to regulate a little bit more so we pivoted and now we're doing Delivery service to homebound seniors and and curbside pickup. So we do have an and there are still some choices people can make but unfortunately it's not like what we originally envisioned but we'll we'll get back there. Why do you and brad care about this. Why was this the thing. Because i know you also talk a lot about alzheimer's and that really important to you as well. I y is food insecurity important to you. We were really inspired by organization called unity shop that we saw in santa barbara that the same thing and so we kind of copied that model and developed it into our own but we were really inspired by that model. It was a place that we took our kids over thanksgiving. Yeah one year when we wanted to just do more service and and we loved the way that we were all welcomed as volunteers and they showed. They taught us skills that are useful like that. My kids were suddenly packing beans and stacking on the shelves and checking people out and at the at the checkout counter and and it felt like there was the margins were being erased. I saw this woman in the aisle who is Pushing a cart and she saw my kids at the register. And she said oh. I used to bring my kids here. When when they were younger she used to bring her kids to unity shop to volunteer and now she was needing the service and there was no shame in her telling me that it was sort of like all of us. Come on hard time. Some some have harder times than others. And we're all here free each other and we're you're just in a different stage in life than you were then and you'll be back on your feet again and we're partnering with belmont ministries service a partnership with my university. Because i know that hunger is a multi-faceted problem especially in the edge hill neighborhood where we are there. A lot of issues that have led to someone not being able to have enough food so the ministry center is right next door and they are and they've had to curb what they offer now as well because the pandemic but they do offer like music therapy and then they offer legal services and things like that. So it's a great a great partnership there. And i just think the dignity. The way are doing it with such dignity where people are shopping like they aren't they. You know there are times where especially during natural disasters where you see a table and the people can just get a jug of water and a can of soup and that makes total sense at the everyday life of what you're offering. It just seems like such an answer. I want to tell you something embarrassing. And you can tell me why it's what to do with it There are times when i think about volunteering yet. I think i feel embarrassed to be the one who is on this side of it. And i feel embarrassed that i'm the person looking in the eyes when i'm handing them. The groceries looks just like me or we look like we could have been in high school together. Or how do we get over that weird. I i can't imagine on the only human ever felt that maybe and you can be like anne. It's a you probably well. That's the honest and thank you for sharing. I'm sure you're not alone in feeling that i would say. Give it a try. You know what. I felt when. I'm when i volunteered is that there's a wonderful connection. That's that's there and actually. It's something that i didn't feel growing up when my mom used to deliver meals on wheels and we go to a food pantry and we dole out like peas and mashed potatoes on asking and i always felt resentment from people that we were giving food to a lot of resentment and anger and that was surprising. But i think. I think it's that dignity piece. So that's what we're trying to get around with. The store is the store. I wanted to feel more like we're all in it together. Yeah you know and you are dignified when you show up here and you're making choices and you are empowered. So there's i don't feel that kind of embarrassment. Yeah it feels more normal business you know. Yeah i love that field so in in all of our communities are listening. How do we even find where the need is. How do we step into this. If we're able to i would. Yeah i would definitely go to the local places in your area where you are and and the local feeding america's fantastic across the country and they have a lot of opportunities to volunteer to back packs. And things like that that you can go with your kids. It's something i just love doing with my boys and then the store we will have more volunteer opportunities. There are a lot of onto al but we'll have more once. The pandemic is over and we need drivers right now for Delivering groceries But there are these local organizations all over the country. And i would say to people find out where they are in your area and go and support the local work and what if some of our friends listening hungry. I would imagine with the amount of friends we know on the other side of this. There are families that are that are hungry and aren't making ends meet. Where can they go. How how can make that step. How do you. How do you get over the maybe some shame or fear around that. How do you how do you get okay. And where do you go yeah. That's such a great question we get. We have six referral agencies in nashville and we work. We work with churches so a lot of people through their church. And i think that that's a great resource for people As i said feeding america's fantastic and they're used to there used to be first timers are used especially right now. They're used to people saying i've never done this before. I've never had to do this before i would imagine. There are so many families. I mean when we think about our neighbors here how many people are i think about these friends all the time. Sound guys and qatar tech's and all the road guys who have not done not been able to do their job since march and their families her may be hungry because their job just stopped existing exactly and it's not like anyone's done anything wrong right right a lot of times. The shame comes from. I messed up somehow or i. You know i've done something wrong but it's it's not. It's not your a lot of the time and you know. Circumstances are different for everybody. In the circumstances were born into different and and there shouldn't be any shame in at the iu. That's the. that's the hope. I have with people taken away. This conversation is what whatever side they're on this today. 'cause we can't know what i will be on it in six months. I need help to like there could be any day that we need help but just going like okay. There's no shame if you've been ashamed to go help. There's no shame if you've been ashamed to ask for help right. And there's a community of people who are just like you that you can connect with you know and you can help each other. What was it like the day. The store opened well. I don't even know it was. It was such a whirlwind. We wanted to have a big ribbon. Cutting we have a big party and and you know the need just kept rising on our executive director. Courtney said we gotta just open abroad. And i said yeah. We ought to just start. Let's start. I can't even tell you you like we'll have a party later and then kovac we'll have. We'll we'll have a party like a year from when we open. Yeah and yeah just celebrate all the good. That's been done. It was really emotional for me to see the first customers coming in and just seeing them shop. And i didn't wanna stare and i didn't wanna follow around but i you know i just wanted to like see what their experience was like. But i didn't want to intrude. Yeah but it was really emotional for me to see someone just having a normal shopping experience. The and the store is such a gorgeous place. We had these fantastic architects at usa. Who built it for us and Just designed to be a wonderful welcoming place and so it was pretty emotional as see people showing up and now we've got. We've got lines on the days that were open. We've got lines down the street for the curbside and a bunch of people that were delivering to. Yes and i. I love the idea of any of our friends. That are in nashville. If your podcast listener get getting your car and go deliver groceries in. Listen to podcasts. While you're doing a great idea. We are here for you to go with you. And i will go with you all these travels. Hey francis interrupted this conversation one more time to tell you about one of our incredible partners. Kiwi co you and your family's well really have adapted to a lot of change this year. i know. I've watched you be brave and resilient and creative as you've solved problems. Can anybody say working from home while the kids are doing virtual learning and discovered new ways to tackle your days. Let's make the end of this year. The start of something new with this description to kiwi coast seriously fun innovative crates. You could share new discoveries and creativity night projects with on your holiday list this year. I love this idea. And i've loved doing kiko crates with some of my money. I think my favorite one was a hydraulic claw. The you can use to pick up big done my friend. I was working with as if we could build it and build it again. I think the next one. I want to try with him and his siblings is the one. That's the stomp rocket and the kid. I'm very into things with all your juggling. You know it can be hard to find new creative ways to keep the kids in your life. Busy while also stretching their brains especially now kiwi coach does the legwork for you you can spend more quality time tackling projects together. I'm serious. They think of everything all the supplies and easy to understand instructions inside a fun to open box. The kids loved that part to the fund box. The options are endless. You can choose from engineering science or art projects for kids or the young at heart. They've got different craig's for kids of all ages even in my age so there's a big unique in great quality for everyone on your gift list this year start. A new holiday. Tradition with kiko kiko is redefining learning with hands on projects to build confidence creativity and critical thinking skills. There's something for every kid or kid at heart at q. Aeko get fifty percent off. That's five zero off your first month. Plus free shipping on any great line with the code that sounds fun at kiko dot com. That's fifty percent off your first month. K i w i c o dot com and the promo code. That sounds fun. And now back to finish our conversation with kimberly i would love to. I mean when we hung up on that call a couple of weeks ago. I thought i need to be a part of something like this. That's what i thought. And that's probably one of the goals of the call is to say to all of us like hey friends y'all live here. Here's the thing. Yeah but i did. I mean i. I really thought that. What a great way to spend some of our time over the next few months. If we're able to two. I mean you just get to know neighbors in ways. How by the way. How'd you find her to run the run the store for you. We just did a search and you know she's awesome rose to the top fantastic it. Yeah yeah was she already at national or does she move here for the job. Know she was a national. She was amazon. Oh wow you're like. I can teach you a different sort of work for. Don't feel way better. He worked so hard and she works with other organizations in a really great way so if we get a donation of something we have extra bread and she knows we can't. We can't use it all in the amount of time. We need to she partners up with all these other organizations than they do the same for us. And that's something that we really. We came into this knowing. We didn't want to have a competent titian between other organizations. Because there's a lot of need and we need to work together on it so the court. He has really helped to foster that. Do you see a world where y'all opened more stores around town we would like to. There's so much need. And that's in davidson county. There's need in williamson county where we actually live. Yeah so we would love that you know. We're we're pretty new and we just wanna make sure we can do the one very well. Yeah but but yeah that is in our dreams love to open more where we hope people how we did it. So the open the across the country. I think partnering with belmont was one of the best things we did. 'cause they have been a fantastic resource and provide help provide funding and and opportu volunteer opportunities in the ministry center and You know they've got the nursing school so health services at the ministry center so that's our say like finding a university that you can partner with. That's interested because there's there's a huge education component in food insecurity to and there's a lot of people with diabetes who have to have a specific diet other health issues and so education is part of it. It's feels like a an opportunity to For y'all even to to build this thing that teaches people so quickly because partnered with belmont yes and our goal is to help them for a year program is a year and then our goal is to get them back on their feet and we don't see them again until they come through our doors to volunteer That's awesome like we would love to have short term relationship with them as a customer and then we want to help them get on their feet and not need us. Yes and that's i mean that neighborhood there are a couple of neighborhoods in our town. That are more needy than others. So you are playing it in such a great place. It's very visible. I mean i know exactly where it is. it's very visible. But it also is is right in the heart of where people who are in a wheelchair or have to walk or don't have easy transportation can get to you. That was so of y'all yeah brandon. I volunteered a couple of weeks ago. When we there those towers in hill and there were people on the top like the not. That tends floor. Who couldn't come down. And of course they got tiny little elevators and people not. Everyone was wearing a mask. And so you wouldn't want someone on the tenth floor to come down so we hauled those groceries ten flights of stairs. Oh my gosh out this stairs. Yeah that is a workout. Well done it was. it was a good workout. You can't even use like i mean that's like bags you can't even use carts to get it up there. What would that person have done right with those groceries and we do hear that a lot we here. I don't know what. I would have done for food this week if you hadn't shown up that is unbelievable. I mean it just the goal obviously like let's get those seventeen million kids as fifty million adults and kids together to where they're safe foodwise and where they're eating is there. Is there something we could do. Is i mean it's one of those where some people have time and some people have money. So if you don't have grime what some other can we donate is donating eating america. Can we donate to the store directly. Absolutely yeah this store dot org is our website and you can donate to. The store can go to feeding america dot org and donate to feeding america. We work with feeding america and get a lot of our food from them. Can we buy it from them. So yeah those are two great places to start. What a beautiful way to spend the life. I mean really like when when you think of things you'll be remembered for. You will be remembered for vegas but i feel like i mean this will be something you'll also be remembered for for so many years because you're providing dignity to our neighbors thank you. I hope so. I hope we lots longtime that's our goal. We've started our endowment already and we really want to. We want to be here for the long term until they don't need us anymore. Yeah i love it. Also i want people to know you have books. They can read your in all sorts of movies like you're reading your bio today. I was like oh. I just get to talk to you too and i was like okay. She has been busy busy life. My friend well you have to. We all just keep going to work. And i'm very grateful. And i love that. You were in the joe. Lean of dolly parton movie. Oh yeah. I love her because you got to listen. Here's what else. I know you went to dollywood for the right. I did i did. I do adore dollywood. I just love that place. That was my first time. Oh so you like to roller coasters and stuff. you've only been really premier. Yeah because the roller coasters were closed. When i was there. Oh really didn't get the full dollywood experience. We need and i use that word truthfully to go back we need to go back. You need to run. We need to ride roller coasters. And you need the cinnamon bread. Did you even get to try this. No dude what is actually going to send you the recipe after this. Because you can't get with your with what you're working okay. Literally baked this bread before they bake it they slice slice the top they just score it and they rip dip it all the way down into butter and then all the way down into cinnamon sugar. I need that in my life. It is any as. I'm gonna send you the resume next level. Okay now. tell me about your christmas movies. That are coming out because we need to be watching them. Okay so well. It's two days before thanksgiving with the twenty fourth christmas. Chronicles two is coming out on netflix. Oh yes kurt russell and goldie. Oh dying to see that that'll be super fun and then you have kids. Nope not married. No kids okay. Okay okay but if you know anybody interested i would love to get out into the universe. I'm telling you i'm doing it. You're switching me up. I'm going to start saying lord. Help him find me. Lord betti but if you're ready you gotta take your being yes and just put it out there. Imagine him having a great day in imagine cleaning up his business to get cleared out and then helped him to find you. I love you find him yourself. That's right that's right. I'm going to be like Kimberly williams paisley has to do wedding. Because she's the one who told me what different okay so so yes. Christmas chronicles two and then on the twenty fifth. I have another christmas movie coming out. Because i just can't get enough christmas. And who can this one's called nashville christmas carol. Oh no yeah the hallmark. Yeah so that'll probably like both of them will be running through thanksgiving weekend. Yes and you need to know that. There's another podcast called the. I bet they'll probably later on. Okay great they are clock o'clock. You're going to love them so much they are jackson. Shaw amazing and i'm coming on their show to review nashville christmas carol. It's going to be great. I'm a huge hallmark. Christmas movie fan and so they always try to pick someone who kind of connects with the movie to recap. It's not as much a review as a recap and so after. I get to watch it. I get to go and talk about awesome. It looks awesome. Are you having a pallet turned out. I haven't seen it. I'm the spirit of christmas present. Oh take on christmas. Carol i read. I read the original to my children and they cried as was terrifying. Yeah this is the hallmark version. That's right that's right here yes. I didn't get to be an extra. I'm so because. I think that enjoy last time i was at dollywood. I was an extra in the christmas dollywood last year. Oh my gosh. that's so funny. Next time they do a christmas one and national. I'm gonna have to really call hallmark but you. When did y'all did y'all do at the fall. We did it like a month ago. I mean if they turn this around so fast oh yeah. Do you know on the app. I'm sure you probably don't. I'm okay with that on the hallmark gap. They don't even have the cover of a nashville christmas. Carol yet. it's yes yes. I am so thrilled to have both. I mean that. I'm so glad people are hearing this today because that gives them all weekend to both of those because national christmas carol will be on a lot of times and net flicks. So so why not. A judd is a national christmas. Carol and kicks brooks and then Jessy schram is the lead yes. It's a really waiting for those are two very good movies for us to enjoy this weekend. Feels like to dip their different. But they're both christmasy. They're both off the christmas season. Do for thanksgiving two people come to you or do you go to them. Well it's usually actually go out to california for thanksgiving so We'll we'll probably be out there and everything in the holidays is going to be different this year because it's usually a lot of family and my sister's up in canada. She's also a lot of hallmark movies. Yes she just had never kiss a man in a christmas sweater come out on hallmarks the bang girl. Yeah that is your sister yeah. He was very good in that movie by the way. Really forgive me for how much i have seen of leaving. He's already. I told you i'm not married yet. Side and encode. I'm home a lot. Oh that is her. she's very good Yeah she's great so she's up canada then she keeps working there and they've got the two week quarantine up in canada so she's just staying there with her family so i'm not gonna see her. The holidays in the my dad is in new york and it's dangerous for him to travel so we're sort of like changing things around this year. I know i have so much compassion for our friends there. There's got to be people today. Who are listening in their home alone because they're quarantined or in isolation because they're sick and i have not so much compassion that this is not going to look the same for any of us this well. I mean. you brought up alzheimer's earlier which is my other passion project. Because my mom passed away from alzheimer's actually four years ago monday. But i think of all the caregivers right now with in the middle of a pandemic who don't have access to the resources and the help that they normally have caregiving for someone with alzheimer's is a twenty four seven job and it's all consuming and so it's really important for caregivers to take care of themselves and to ask for help and get help and it's just so much harder. Yeah when you're in the middle of a pandemic us they those are the groups of people that will be and my prayers today. Yeah the caregivers will be cared for. The sick will feel like at least two of their friends are with them. At least you. And i are with them so they may be alone today. But we're with them for this amount time. So yeah advocate. The last question we always ask is because the show is called. That sounds fun. Tell me what y'all do for fun. The first thing that comes to mind is ping pong. Yeah we yeah. We have some really fierce fierce ping pong matches and brandon. I really well matched that way in pingpong. So yeah with that's what we'd love ping pong. Yes the asked for not as much anymore but yeah huc- is really into it so we definitely do that. We also play dodgeball. We have a little dodgeball court. And we go and take it out on the course as the four of you now. Four dodgeball sounds awesome and very quick grounds. Yes yes we have a lot of those tiny little balls the hurt too much. Yeah they're like really squishy but they throw really well. Is it or is it every man for themselves. It's it's me and brad against the boys. Oh wow okay yeah. This is amazing. Yeah and so. I do that. I like to a love to dance. Yeah so nice to have like spontaneous dance parties s man. Y'all have fun house. you're doing it. Well thank you thank you. We fight over the dishes. Yeah that's you know. We fight over clutter and laundry. Well thank you for educating us today and for making time to chat Such an honor and so fun to finally be friends. I feel like we share all really grateful. I thank you so much. And i can't wait to see you in person go do fun. Things like delhi and volunteer at the store. Listen i am signing up for the store you can count on it. Yes thank you so much thanks. That'd be thanksgiving. yes friends. happy thanksgiving to everyone listening. We are here with you friends. Don't you love her gift. I just enjoyed that conversation so much. And i'm really excited to get involved at the store. I hope you'll do something similar. Get involved in your town in your area in a way that will help your neighbors who are food insecure. This year that may be experiencing that for the first time or may have grown up like that or anything in between so let's step in and be helpful again. You can go to the store dot org and learn more about what she brad built together as well as donating if you'd like to give towards them. I'm going to do that as well. Make sure you follow kimberly. If you don't already thanks for being on this show and how much you enjoyed it and if you love this one. I bet you'd also really like episode one sixty seven with melissa day arabian at be sure to check that one out. I adore her. We need else arena. I'm embarrassing easy to find anti f down on instagram twitter. Facebook all the places. You may need me. That's how you can find me. I'm anne f. downs. Tsf on youtube. like that. sounds fun. And i think that's it for me today. France happy thanksgiving go out or stay home and do something. That sounds fun to you. I will do the same. Have a great weekend. We'll see you back here on monday with kathy. lee gifford. oh it's going to be a good one. See all monday

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Our Only Kind Of Terrifying Visit to Cumberland Island

Parklandia

57:41 min | 1 year ago

Our Only Kind Of Terrifying Visit to Cumberland Island

"Hello I'm Rainbow Valentine and for the past year. My Dad has been coming clean to me about his decades long career as a big time. Pot Smuggler. My Dad wasn't the most organized criminals he wants. Lost half a million dollars buried in the backyard. We're GONNA find out how my dad was a pot smuggler. For twenty two years and that what costs I'm Rainbow Valentine for my heart radio and school of humans. This is disorganized. Crime listened to disorganized crime. Smugglers daughter on the iheartradio APP Apple Apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcasts. Welcome to season to Park Linnea. We decided to start off with a bang for the season and by Bang I mean loud thunderous deafening bang. Bang so loud that we wound up calling nine one one literally calm down. We've really did today. We're kicking off our second season with an episode on Cumberland Island National Seashore in southeastern Georgia. It's our first episode about a national seashore. In fact yeah it is is and our first episode where we call nine one so a lot to look forward to this episode in this season. Of course our nine one one call was AH frivolous because we're forty five minutes from the mainland on an island only accessible by ferry and of course. There's no service that we were trapped. Yeah Cumberland. Island isn't actually as terrifying as it may seem though he had not really. We just had a unfortunate terrifying little afternoon But we're here today talking talking about it so clearly. Everything worked out just fine. It didn't get a little dicey there for a while. We will say that. I remember thinking while we were caught in that lightning storm on the beach that this would would make for green episode one day episode. Yeah True I love that. You're at the him about while. I was mostly just distracted focused on not getting struck by lightning. But you're right that experience did make great fodder for an episode and I'm really super excited to recount the craziest day we've ever experienced or national park. Hi I'm Matt and I'm Brad. This is park land area. Will you packed up our stuff in Chicago. Sold are off and our travelling in the country with our dog fan in in an RV. Visiting America's national parks. Today we're talking about Cumberland Island national seashore in Georgia Now clearly things got pretty dramatic and crazy on Cumberland island but our day in the park wasn't al-Tahrir it was is only about a fifteen to twenty five minutes Bam of the stormy weather and besides this we really had a great time on this barrier island of Georgia's southwestern coast. Yeah we don't want to like make this fifteen minute period like this dark mark and the whole day the whole park by any means but it was napping experience experience and mostly really positive and wonderful Crumlin Island was beautiful and truly unique all the national parks sites. We've visited so far. So what star with a little bit of background. With what Lester Cumberland Island in the first place getting there right. We're actually making her way down to Florida Florida after wrapping up recording season one of park land in Atlanta and we had a bit of time before we needed to be in Orlando so we wanted to explore more of Georgia. Yeah we really didn't do you a lot of that. We'd been to Atlanta a few times and little pockets here and there but we were excited to see more of the state and we started with a couple of days and Savannah. Yeah now which was gorgeous and I think a huge bucket list city for both of us so that was awesome and then from there visited for Polaski National Monument which you'll hear about on a future episode. I'm sure definitely definitely enter big side trip. Was this one to Cumberland Island. We big because it requires so much more planning than any typical national park especially ones in this part of the country. Yeah exactly so any park. That's entirely an island off. The mainland is bound to require some. I'm extensive planning especially if you have V. especially if you have a dog in the RV like we do so it requires some extra logistics and we needed to figure out how we would handle that where we could park where we could camp and then of course time it all out so that we can catch the ferry for the day as well so there's a lot of things to maneuver enjoyable but it it is it honestly Israeli. Well well worth it. Yeah initially we're going to skip that because like it was just such a time crunch and then going onto an island which takes a ferry or just the boat with people or anything like that was just a little too much. But I'm really glad that we decided to do this. Yeah it was a little intimidating because I remember when we're initially researching it and looking on their website and it had all this information about like these extra steps go to take and what to be prepared for in terms of timing and ferry schedules and stuff stuff like that. And since we were kind of hustling down Georgia and Florida. I'm like I don't know if we can do it. I think we should just do something. Easier more straightforward. But as with most things when you invest the extra energy and effort it pays off. It really does that extra effort like makes a huge. Yeah difference and we had such an epic time here so it all worked out. We're able to tell us that we could drive down from Savannah earlier in the morning to park our RV v at a Koa camp ground nearby. That way we didn't have to worry about it or like leave. It parked somewhere precarious. We could just settle for the day and finished comfortable is that with food and water and AC and and so forth then. What we did from there was just called a left to the campground and drove to Cumberland Island headquarters in a town town called Saint? Mary's and it was very doable. The drive I was like twenty five minutes. The driver was really charismatic. And talking about breakfast foods which is my favorite. He was like yeah the the diner to go to and You Know I love diners. I know who's barking up the right tree. That's for sure we had no time or just like we're not able to ease up its restaurants but duly noted. Yeah but saint. Mary's that was such a little really quaint town It was still recovering from damage done. By Hurricane Irma so large parts of the roads are under construction and some the businesses were still closed. And they're still plenty of charming little restaurants and shops slower plus the main visitor center. Yeah it was cute. It was very clearly like damaged. I end still recovering. which was unsettling sad? But you know we were able to like wander through and make the most of it. There isn't much to do. Because is that on the mainland in terms of park. Most of that is on the island But per usual the national park service really delivers with another fantastic visitor's center here on the mainland Atlanta. It's in this really pretty Pastel colored building. And you go. You have to go here anyway to check in for your reservations so once you do that. And you'll get your tickets. Let's we highly recommend cruising the exhibits and just kind of drinking it and it is a good primer. You kind of get ready and learn about what to expect wait you could potentially see. And then the like island Ecology Wildlife the human history on the island all the way from native native peoples to the Carnegie's who seemed to have used Cumberland island the same way that great gatsby has long island. So that was that was insane. I had no idea of like the mark. That they made on Cumberland on island. Yeah the little. Like incredible museum has hundreds of years worth of history ranging from the native To Mohan Tim Or quin culture. In the fifteen hundred colonial period to the plantation slavery area to world The War of eighteen twelve. Yeah there's a lot there which which is kind of mind boggling for such a relatively smallish island it's an it's not like tiny by any means but like they really Pack it all in there and there's a lot to take in because of the area has gone through a ton of change in a ton of history and as always the best way to take it all in is by immersing yourself south in that environment and seeing yourself which is why you gotTa buck very tickets and explore the island. That's requisite of course. Yeah as we mentioned the only way to get to. The park itself is The actual island is by ferry which departs from a nearby dock. But like because there's construction we had like walk all the way right like half the town on which was cute and it was a fun little stroll but There are very clear directions from the visitor center to where you have to walk to to get there. And this'll take it. You Out Cumberland Island. which is the largest southernmost barrier island in Georgia It's also the most biodiverse in Georgia. It's islands because there's like twenty different like ecological areas a lot. Yeah there's a lot of diversity out there and just all stunning and again they really really. It's it was safe to see to see. We only got sliver of it like when you think about it terrified halfway halfway through her. Basically sprinting off the island and diving onto the ferry by the end of the day but lots of history culture. It's I WANNA go back. I do too. Yeah and hopefully lockout better with the weather but Carmela was established as a national seashore in Nineteen seventy-two and gets about forty thousand annual visitors which doesn't sound like a lot but seating on the ferry is Super Limited and the National Park Service only allows three hundred people on the island out of time. So it's highly advise that you make advance reservations which we did although I would say. Advanced reservations are suggested. But it's not something that you I should worry too much about. I think we booked on like a day in advance so nothing to. Yeah but like if it's like peak season to make sure that you have letters from their peak like camping season we kind of just after right. Yeah there was a couple of campers on our ferry who were planning to spend a few days out there I think but yeah that that was not the the prime time for that and then once you have your tickets booked be sure and arrive at least one hour before his scheduled departure time so that you have time. I'm to Orient Yourself and such because it could be potentially confusing like we wind up being fine and pretty straightforward ultimately. But like there's all these extra steps staps follow this time to the dock and collect your tickets and potentially park if you drove so it's nice to have a lot some extra time say you're not like scaring through in a panic. They were gonNA miss the boat or anything like that And most of the year the ferry departs twice a day once in the morning and then it makes a return trip. Three times a day from mid-morning through late afternoon In the winter fair chips are limited to two departures in two returns. But they give you options to take out a like you know at least a couple hours on the island. Yeah which is really awesome and you can actually do and see a lot. That's being time. Of course like we mentioned you could camp camp on the island. That's allowed you. Just gotTa make reservations for that specifically and have a permit yes and also remember some essential for your trip on the island especially water. Food sunscreen screen protection from rain Things like that because it's really important to stay dry when you're camping Those are a whole camping. One on one essentials hold discussion on. But you could purchase a lot of items on the ferry or just some but it's really. Yeah Yeah they had a pretty limited selections so I think we just got like some extra water just in case and then maybe some like Jerky beef jerky snack of some sort so like you know slim pickings but yeah it definitely want to bring like a change of clothes and your bathing suits are really good. Ideas and swimming is on the island is so much fun and so beautiful. Yeah so much in the water so warm arm pristine and the beaches are lovely but also remember to flee the water if lightning storm rolls in abruptly more on that later. You know it's coming in you. Know what houses coming. Details on our arrival Cumberland island right after this quick break the good things don't always happen by default. Sometimes the good is found in the daily choices we make. Its founding the stories of real people who although miles apart have more in common. They stories of Compassionate. I had never had parents that cared about my emotional reactions to things stories. 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It's pretty no frills ferry with just this top documenta bunch of inside seating tables and benches and stuff like that and it gets the job done nothing fancy but you know drops you write off at the C.. Camp dock in the southern portion of the island by far the most popular. Most visit. That section of Cumberland I I because it's so walkable and accessible you can also bike. Can It seems that the parliamentary for biking and this is where most people say. Hey when they say because of all of this and super easy to explore and then also it's really loaded with some of the island's most iconic sites things like immediately got off with a wet start for us because soon after we docked at started to like downpour and so we're like trying to get under to dry areas and wait for this rain but it was beautiful. I felt like jumping right into like a movie. Yeah it felt like a rainforest or something. It was really raining like torrential and and neither of us were really expecting this. The forecast for the day did not show that that was likely to happen at all. And then when we're on the dock on the mainland the Park Service Ranger was saying. She was like nothing to worry about it. It's not supposed to rain today if it does. It'll be like a drizzle and then as soon as we like pull up to the dock on Cumberland island it's immediate downpour. So we're like we're not we don't have been for this. No No it was definitely definitely some ominous foreshadowing. It was ominous shattering. For sure I think and super frustrating because the forecast like we said didn't call for that so we didn't have like rain jackets and umbrellas or the proper footware really so considering. I think we both looked like John. Rats the end of the day. I'd say drizzle wound up being a serious just understatement. Yeah normally it's the part of the episode. Where at math? As being dramatic but Cumberland Island is the one place that actually lived up to the drama. Yeah definitely and and you might say Cumberland Island. Ni- are both drama queens and the sentence which never think about it. It's kind of alarming. Because I think Cullen Island might be my spirit park whether I want it to be or not. I think it might yell whether you like. Yeah definitely whether you want it or not I know I can't. It's just AH super aggressive so pretty but the weather was aggressive. The landscaping was aggressive. And just like a lot. It was overwhelming thing but ultimately still very pretty so for that alone I'll accept the spirit park thing because that's what matters but anyway let's talk about how we decide to make a run through import to get off the boat and into the low cottage. Yeah we're kind of out of options. Yeah like we decided the eat our lunch there because we're like well we WANNA stay dry issue because we were already a little too wet and they know just hanging out under there and it's right now like the people are getting checked in for like they're camping the people that were like also on this very and I felt like the beginning of a clue game low. Yeah John You know this whole cast of characters in your building it out and just like this is going to be a really dramatic. Okay got it and we're all in this together for sure and yes we just had a huddle underneath that like overhang at that little cabin and I think we both wanted to eat our sandwiches because they're in the backpack the potential to get wet. I didn't WanNa have like a mushy. No that'd be super whatever later and there wasn't a bunch of food on the island. It's a the restaurant then. Yeah no so we just did it and then waited and then fortunately the sun came out pretty quickly and we're able to get started but but again like this this weather civil radic and they feel like this sunshine was awesome really really misleading. Because I felt looking back I felt like it almost alert. What s into this false sense of safety that is hitting like that's right at it right on the head there? Yeah and it was studying just long enough to ultimately eh screw us over later trails. We embarked on this trail south end loop trail which is about four point three miles. It goes right from the sea camp main dock here and then we started heading south and then goes east to the coast to the ocean and then forms a big loop which is beautiful and amazing and there's so much. UCLA on the way. Just keep your fingers crossed that the weather. It doesn't take a drastic turn. Yeah no because it will again later. You know again again setting this for your like that clue theme it's like okay. It's all down pouring and then it's beautiful and you're like okay. We're going we're going to do this. It's really fun and then you're just waiting for the next like dramatic. Turn to come out but I'm really glad we got to just trail and a see through it to the end because it's absolutely beautiful and stunning and diverse. There's so many different sections and environments you walk through along the way from the dense maritime forest that actually look like actual rainforest the castle runes to sandy beach dunes and beaches and pathways lined with like Spanish Moss. It's just gorgeous stunning. There's a lot to take. It's it's really gorgeous and Spanish. Moss trees by the way are I think my favorite trees I got swept up in them. When we're in Savannah Georgia which is like Spanish Moss? Heaven there are so moody looking and especially when the sun kind of trickling through it's great and also like kind of speaks to like our Kremlin might be my spirit park because I'm also a very moody person person. So these moody trees really great photos to yeah again just like you. I don't think I got some nice photos of you actually wandering through the Spanish Shmarko you did. Yeah it's really nice even the ones coming out of the storm like yeah for sure. I'll talk more on freshly pleased with Rain water it was. It was really lovely after the fact. Actually but yeah so the south end loop trail was sensational and totally worth all the drama that we wound up. Mike are surrounded by. So when we were leaving south from the camp the trail weaves through some like dark forest and along the western shore of the island. The landscape is just so vivid and so green. It's incredibly lush. And that son isn't too bright because basically the trees are tall. Enough to block out most of the directories And it's so oh perfect. I know it felt like it was almost glowing the I was glowing because of like this halo effect from the sign above the tree line and it's really ideal. The temperature was great. This this portion of the day was great and this part of the trail. It's also where you and I got into a very serious conversation about me. Starting to write like murder mystery novels that take place in different natural settings like this. 'cause I really just wanted to be the modern day Agatha Christie. I think that's what I'm realizing. Full circle isn't that were referencing Agatha Christie an episode one of season. Two's since we also mentioned her on episode one of Season One. I mean Kayla Valley episode. The murder mystery train. That's just crazy. Yeah I don't know it's like getting the game back together. It's like Park Land Season Two. It's you me Fan Agatha Christie things all here. Yeah we're all here. Yes that's like the vibe. I think I was I was feeling was totally. Felt like the type of place for murder order mystery like even more than the murder mystery train ride in Cuyahoga Valley. Like I just love seeing the ruins and I just imagined like ghost building. The walls like you know on Lake and unlike people walking around like as I was walking through this house imagining what it would look like in a movie or a mercury ask environment cinematic very very very cinematic the whole places the real super inspiring. Yeah for sure and like you because you mentioned earlier. When we're all a gathering of the boat underneath the the cabin for together rain and felt like the cast of characters like a clue thing or whatever and so that kind of that's what also triggered the studios like? Oh there's it's like I don't know ten random strangers on this island like four or five friends. There was a couple. There is US another couple like a solo person. The Solo Person Trustworthy workout. Yeah look out for them. I know so Carmel and I would really be a prime setting for something like this juicy. Who done it? Except the culprit. I think would inevitably turn out to just be whitening so kind of anticlimactic but uh-huh especially perfect because this island and this trail actually has remnants of like mansion. Like I was talking about and it's like when you think about the lightning and I mean it's it's just it was. It was perfect. I cannot explain enough that it's like the perfect murder mystery scenes. Yeah I know because of course it has the remnants of an old mansion. Why not and and this place is called Dungeness dungeness crab and nowadays? It's just ruins from the old Carnegie Dungeness Mansion and it's surrounded by these gardens plus fittingly incredibly enough also cemetery because again of course serious like great gatsby vibes. Yeah like a post. I acoustic Gatsby Mansion. I think where humans are long gone and all that's left are these ruins and then weirdly wild horses to surprisingly some of the only wildlife we noticed on the was that pack of wild horses Behind the mansion so so random that horses are on this island yeah very random and and they were just like convened in this big group behind the mansion as we were walking by they looked like a like a gang posse and their murderous horses. Yeah Yeah probably I think their prime suspects in the murder mystery to vary suspicious history. Yeah we could actually probably spend a whole episode talking about the Dungeness area Because it's crazy and there's just a lot here to unpack. The mansion itself was designated as a national historic district tricked in one thousand nine hundred. Eighty two. Not long after Cumberland Island national seashore designation. Yes we could easily just do the whole episode because it's like you said it's so fascinating in an insane but I think we can also keep it brief in sum it up for you. So dungeness was first built by this man. James oglethorpe in seventeen eighteen thirty six as this kind of like grandiose hunting lodge and he named it after dungeness in England and like. I said not the crab like initially assumed which go 'cause I actually hate crabs. They're like I don't. There's not a lot of food. I hate but weirdly. Dungeness crab is one of them. Yeah I guess Dungeness crab cakes. It's like appearance and I'll never never never get the next person to gain. Ownership though of Dungeness was Nathaniel Greene and his wife. Catherine they actually had the four storey mansion added just super candidates because the one mansion wasn't enough so let's just add another four-storey story house. Then yeah right then. During the war of eighteen twelve British soldiers occupied the mansion and used it as their headquarters which seems and for Mike soldiers and all that was in crazy enough. The mansion was then occupied by Henry. Lee The father of Robert e Lee. Who stayed here died in eighteen eighteen and was buried in the cemetery outback again? How aging for a perfect murder mystery like ghost reunion like? Yeah sorry. It's like years and years of intense like crazy occupants unlike wild horses and Mike Intense. It's I don't know what's going on here but it's it's ominous to say the least and after all this. The mansion actually wound up burning in a fire in eighteen. Sixty six again. A little bit of for shattering or or something but then Thomas M Carnegie bought the property in eighteen eighty s and he built a new mansion as a winter home primarily kind of like a fancy phoenix rising from the ashes. Ashes I guess and the new Dungeness to point out had fifty nine rooms so I think it's basically like the biltmore mansion of Cumberland Island and his wife. I flew see who continued to live on the island long. After husband's death had other properties built on the ion for children like the Plum Orchard George Carnegie and Greyfield for for Margaret Kennedy Yeah which is like how sweet what I what. I like. relatable birthday gift for me like I like starbucks gift cards. But for the Carnegie's they got Surin Mansions which is relatable. They're like very seldom. Yeah Yeah so relatable but this is like the new dungeon is it actually burned down as well and this time it was suspected to be an act of arson. I mean I don't gasp in real life if a lot but this is like the part of the episode where gasping sound effect would be well placed or just me. You know literally gasping. Because didn't we tell you this place had like actual murder mystery st vibes written all over it. And then you know you throw in these like wild horses and this legacy if like Henry Lee and soldiers and like our San Dan which is at this horses may have done the pyromaniac courses today. Please looks like a haunted house. It's just hard and it's rebels but it's just beautiful. I know it's wild. It's got the Israeli intimidating main gates and then just huge crap remnants of brick and stone walls calls that are mostly kind of falling apart. It reminded me actually of the honey of Hill House. The book and now Netflix show that I am obsessed with breath. It had that luck except like more decrepit I guess but the same kind of vibe and size and dark like Motif. Yeah and in case you thought what you can get a more dramatic than dungeness. Stay tuned in hear more about this epic island after this break Why do you travel to recover from heartbreak to trace your DNA China to escape the Internet? I'm poverty. I traveled for the four hour lunches. I'm Jaylen Gerber. 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We are leaving from Dennis in the trail from from there turned east and takes across to the beach portion of the island through these Spanish Moss trees that we talked about and then pass some marshland and then and eventually through some dunes to get some the prettiest prettiest beach landscape. I think we've ever seen. Yeah so peaceful. There I mean cumberland has seventeen miles of uninterrupted up to be h with no structures of any kind and it's so pure so natural and we were there like literally only saw one other couple in the distance in the distance. Yes we were But other than that it was just us the ocean in a bunch of birds but they minded their own business and we. You just swam. Yeah it really was really really nice and perfect and serene and this was the part of the trip. I think I was most looking forward to we. We just dropped our staff. Put a couple towels down and then pretty much ran right into the water which was so warm and comfortable. It was no problem. Perfect place this limit and float. Yeah I mean just enjoy these like gentle ways I mean I just really loved it. I mean we had to be mindful of the tides. And the the fact that you're in the wilderness so like there are animals like sea turtles and sharks do exist true there. I mean this is wild open. I I mean this the ocean so you never know but as long as you're not reckless you'll be fine especially I think the greatest thing to be wary of as the tide and when we went it was low tide. It was the ways were pretty docile and wind up just being perfect. I think really the thing is the main worry. Here's the chance of being struck by lightning than being bit shark and we can personally attest to that. I mean we weren't during Lighting Hill right now real right so while we're out here swimming having a peaceful peaceful calm little afternoon it all came to a screeching halt when I saw these terrifyingly dark clouds start to quickly roll. And I remember looking at you you bob in the water looking at you and my heart starting to race and I say I like are those clouds coming this way. I don't remember seeing those some like no. It's not hi that big of a deal but then quickly became clear that they were His removing like so fast. I mean the other couple on the beach had left so it was just us right and they were like my safety blanket like I was looking at them like as long as they're here we're fine and then all of a sudden they're gone. I'm like things. Were starting to get scary and legitimately very dark which was like the most most terrifying thing. It's like these clouds are. It's like nighttime dark. Well not you know. The clouds are really dark and we got out of the water collected are things things and started to speed. Walk up the beach with the intent to complete the loop trail knowing that at some point ahead the trail but reconnect him to be able to cross back doc west across the island towards the docks. Yeah and then I like. The rain was starting to fall harder and harder until it was like torrential downpour and I was worried because they had like my backpack with my laptop in it brings laptop to an island thinking. What was I thinking like? I bring a Gopro not allowed not but it was just like I mean. This rain was just heavy heavy as the clouds. Were like closing in behind us. I mean it was following us in the darkness and the water and you also had our phones in your backpack. So I'm like our lives are in your hands and I we're just so worried and it's weird. I mean I is are a little askew I'm I'm worried about the phones but narrowly carrying about what happens to to my body like I mean. That's that lightning and thunder started to increase and get louder and brighter closer and closer and closer and closer Yeah and it just like you were just like what is going on like. I was at this point in this journey and this trip. Then I'm like switch to me. I was trying to remain calm. Yeah and you're trying to play and I was like screaming because I was like. This is getting really freaky really a fast and I needed some levity from you because I was having a full-blown downtown I was so nervous. The lightning was so close at one point. The ground was shaking but not as much as I was shaking because I was just like a complete complete like terror of yeah I just kept on trying to make like these like jokes like these nervous jokes and comments. That would make us feel better but you you were not having it. No not at all that. I was just like this is not. This is beyond the point and this was the part of the day where I'm pretty sure like I was probably sobbing coming out of fear but I couldn't really tell because there was just so much rain covering my entire face like I couldn't tell what was tears and what was rain like this is. This is where I am like in my life under so so water man. Tears are mixing with rain. It was terrifying. I mean I remember coordinating some videos of US walking working on my phone and you were like and it was raining and I know yeah. It's fun I by Mike. Well if it's my backpack and getting soaked what's the difference but We were just like quietly speed walking end with one of the towels wrapped around you and I was just making like a bunch of like horrible commentary which is helping at this point and as trying to be very helpful and I think it did the opposite this scary movie right now. I mean like we are literally terrified and I'm nervously laughing because this like storm is like coming in at us so fast that literally feels like we're being chased like from the Bad Guy Lord of the rings like or something crazy like that. Yeah so this is our last message. They'll have you we love you and that's really pissed because I'm doing this right now. Yeah so I I have a towel wrapped around me because I was cold and windy and like the Ray all of that so I was desperate to shield myself with something or anything. Even I know a wet towel is absolutely not going to do anything to warm up or protect me from lightening strike. Yeah I mean but I was saying it was getting closer and closer and closer eventually guys so close close that and so consistent that like literally said they cover us with towel so I can call fairly started to dial nine one one. Yeah curled up on the ground in this little ball but might all over both of us as best I could because my phone's screen was too wet to like Hughes. My thumbs like it was just like trying to find an even. I was like trying to t shirt which was also and then on my. Let's try the back back. It's also I mean there's like nothing and that was just really difficult being just slipping and sliding sliding but I'm like it was conflicting cause I remember getting into the think towel and you had your phone now and I was like thinking like Oh my God what are you doing I I thought you might be calling it out on one and like pardon me. It was just like terrified at that idea. The notion of Enron. It's just so scary and drastic but then also I'm thinking like yes. We need need someone like that. There they were just that close and there was no no like seventeen miles of no right structures. Yeah like there was nothing we could hide from this lightning and no trees no nothing. It was just a lot of water being wet too much water and like I remember like when we were walking in down the beach like the sand was still like drifting over it as it was in the central downpour. This double eareas where there's too many of sand `and live talk. The ultimate the same and the crazy part about all this like this scenery like fifteen minutes prior like like all of this stuff the serenity and the `isolation of it all was a great thing like we love this. Like how awesome but now it was the worst part like we can't be here. You know turned unsurprising when we tried to do this. There was no service so we couldn't even make a call and I'm not sure like anyone would be able to do for for US anyway. Like maybe they could come out vehicle and get us quick your or anything. We are in the middle of this from a beach on an island. forty-five in-shore in the middle of a storm. I mean it was. Just it's crazy. I know like even if that call went through. I don't know what what would they have told us to do. Just like Okay Stereo. Don't die yeah like if those wants to strike us down no nine one one operator can stop it. Frankly and for me. I've always had this weird thing with fire and lightning like ever since my childhood home burned down in two thousand and two it was from a lightning strike. So I've always had this like lingering haunting fear that lightning and fire have been out to to get the rest of my life and finish the job sort of like one of those final destination movies. Where like I have? Aided demise made it I evaded lightning demise in two thousand dozen to than ever since it's been looking for opportunities to take me down. And here we are out on Cumberland and I was like okay. This is the final showdown this where lightning comes back to get me. This is but thankfully the rain and lightning started to slow down and stop and we're able to keep walking and we got off the beach. The trail wasn't isn't too far ahead. We for a while. I was so worried because I remember I started to question I was like. Should we just turn back. I don't know how far ahead the trail is. I was like screw. There's there's like nothing to hide back there. I know so I was traumatized and cold and soaking wet and just really really wanted to to get back to the ferry and back to the mainland and then ultimately into the fetal position somewhere warm. That's like all I wanted to do. Now we managed to find that trail and Muir speed walking looking back through it and I remember before we even got to the ferry. That like There was some restrooms and camping site. I have never been so happy to see shelter Walter and I we go up to waterfowl. And then there's like these. Things plugged in but nobody around like electronics and stuff. And I'm like some Salonika. Flextronics are like plugged in. There's nobody around here and I'm like Oh God here it is. That's continue this murder mystery. We're GONNA die. I know they've they've already gotten killed obviously dragged away and so we are but then like I tried to go use the restroom and then they'd just open the door. I'm like are you. And then he like shut it like like opening. Hey shut it and I'm like okay. Well at least the people are still alive Yeah I couldn't use the restroom astrum so head to hold that least of our worries. Yeah so we're able to gather that and then like the rain had I stopped and we're just like kind of walking through the lingering like droplets falling off the trees and stuff but there are some pretty deep puddles in the middle of the trail and then like we were just like screw red. I don't even care anymore like I'm wearing shoes but we're just going to walk through the ankle deep puddle. We like managed to catch that ferry. The one that was bef- like two hours before we're supposed to leave but we just caught it and we're done miracle because I was. I didn't think that was GONNA be a possibility. I thought we would get back there and just have to sit around for in an additional two hours or something but I was so relieved. And we're able to likes can have dark back onto the just in time and then I'll never forget ed and I kind of now. I love at the time I was just like shaken up. But you got this photo of me. Wants her back in the ferry and my glasses are off and I'm just staring com- completely completely blankly ahead with this look like complete trauma and shock and motionless in frozen. I felt like those kids from their the original drastic park when they're all in the hell helicopter at the end of the movie right after narrowly escaping death from Las Raptors and T-rex and stuff but ah also a nice little silver lining up all this is you got me a customized bracelet with sand that you sneak. Lee scooped up. That beach almost died on so now I have optus memory with me everywhere I go. That's so yeah from Dune Jewelry. Our friends there. There are so great and yeah just sent some some of the sand that is scooped up and they put it in that. Like great lava beaded bracelet of yours. I know yeah I only get to jewelry surrounded by trauma and I mean it's beautiful and I love that bracelet ecology. You're listening to park land area. Today's episode is about Kremlin Island National. She Sore in Georgia and one of the concepts is behind that is like the introduction of invasive species there's like particular to islands Islands have their own. Special Ecology but Cumberland is a little too close to the mainland exhibit many of the special ecological traits of true island species gigantism dwarfism flightless. Birds words the absence of Defense mechanisms etc but however Cumberland it has one thing that threatens island ecosystems worldwide invasive subspecies. Yes that's right. And probably the most obvious element of Kremlin island wildlife. It's two hundred zero horses like we mentioned earlier this this posse turns out there. Pharrell the forebears of these horses were brought to the island possibly as early as the fifteen hundreds by the people who built the Spanish missions but the earliest historical accounts on with them is from seventeen. Forty two for much of their time on the island. The horses were considered free ranching livestock not Farrell initially which means they live in the wild without assistance for people but come from domesticated stock. Yeah during the civil war some of those horses were sold or otherwise taken off the island. But then when the Carnegie's moved to Cumberland silence in the eighteen eighty s they brought in new horses which then interbred with the stock. That was already there. Yeah so they were kept as livestock until the nineteen sixties but by nineteen seventy two when the park was established the horses were entirely fair. labatt point surviving on the island without any human support. Yeah there was like many studies studies conducted since the nineteen eighties suggested that the ecology of the island has been damaged by horses and pigs because they overgrazed on the island increasing corrosion and destabilize sand dunes displays native species they disturbed hurdles and like shore birds that are nesting They degrade the water quality and the feral pigs have even learned to route up the nest of federally protected loggerhead sea turtles and they eat the aches. They're basically trading Carmona. Unlike all all you can eat buffet. Like not yeah undeterred. The kind of goes into that circle of life I mean really and it changes things right so since the horses have existed for so long and let's face it. They added to the park as we can. It has like we're here talking about them. The park service now l.. Let them roam freely in unmanaged. Although some studies have suggested the ecosystem would benefit from a seventy five percent reduction in the heard the wild highs near the hand are are managed. I and can be hunted from October to January. You since you're right go hunting. PEGUES uncommitted around but the beauty of wildlife and national parks. This is just one of those things that like. You gotta realize like you can introduce wrong things. There's a lot of invasive species invasive animals and you know there's good good and bad to them you know. At this point there is something we can do. they are doing some of that For the feral pigs when they are able to be hunted from October to January. Yeah but like horses. A lot of people are very protective of horses which is understandable but we also need to take care of the island and like is it okay for them to be there or is it not. You know they've been there for many years as their land are like our land or the island's land like how do we we don't have answers. I'm not going to day that we are like trying to do anything one way or another but we just want to understand it. So we're really excited to dig more into that during this season of Parkland. Yeah yeah very true. So in other popular animal that results in the island is called the oyster catcher and always catcher is a ashore bird that lives in a criminal and a year round there. These striking black and white birds that have bright orange almost nathalie beaks of the uses blades. Stoked up oysters and other bivalves by cutting the abductor muscle and plant the meat which is kind of hard core and yeah. That's like yeah I mean. I can't even shocked waster to save my life with like total events. Yeah and they can just pluck them out like it's no problem another beautiful like animal. That's on this island. Are The island glass lizards. Now we didn't get to see these on our trip but we had a lot of other like dramatic things happening so we were a little distracted with trying to survive. Yeah exactly But these glass leverage our reptiles it look like snakes. But they're not. They're actually lizards. Yeah so they're like less. which is I didn't even know lizards came in like form? But they're like listen. They live on many of the barrier islands in Georgia. This obviously one of them and you can distinguish glass lizard from a snake by looking to see if they have eyelids in large air holes in the sides of their head like some other lizard species they can regenerate sections of their tails too. And they're called glass last lizards because they seem to shatter when he tried to pick them up which is what as in. Yeah I mean there's Times where I'm like with my nephews Brooke and Judah at their replace and these are four legged lizards. But we're like in the backyard alert. You know they tried to pick them up. I remember one time uppercut one and the tail fell off and like Judah like started freaking out in like was really upset that the tail fell off. And like. That's when we had to actually get into this cussin' like this. This is actually happens. He'll grow back. It's okay we did embrace it. So if you're coming in on keep an eye out for all this stuff you'll probably. I think horses are like the the animals who most likely see which is exciting and just really different but then also keep an eye out for Easter catchers and island class thirds and all that fear hogs if you want to go hunt some pigs and make some coming on Bacon. Feel free but like October to January. Only doesn't need a time. If you make some Bacon Lettuce the snow Senate yeah let us know. Send it to us. I do want to mention that. It's really important that we do not like mess with wildlife like I know we were talking about picking up lizards and things like that but like we did not do that at this national park. We don't WanNa get closed feral hogs because they can kill you. I mean there are newspapers in states. Where like they have literally killed people so you just don't want to risk your life your safety or anything like that? You know the way that I would capture. A animal in a national park is by photograph. And that's why I would definitely bring a really good quality camera or a Gopro in case it rains and you get washed out and you don't want to ruin everything so this actually leads into like our favorite things which I think from from me was like actually being able to capture everything because it was a very dramatic park for us and mine was like even though scary as heck like going down that beach experiencing that together after we just build up this whole murder mystery idea in the background so like capturing some of that because I took a lot of notes and everything that got that on my phone audio notes to physical notes and that so I definitely remember to bring my phone my favorite totally so I think my favorite thing about Herman Island is pretty simple. I think it's just that I lived through it and have this really wild Khuzdar terrifying experience that I'm able to talk about food and looking back. It's true it is one of those things where like yeah in the moment him and it was very unsettling the least but what what a memory and like what a crazy day and we're able to Sara experience at this National Park site from that unique perspective on just one day three hundred sixty five and so there's three hundred and sixty four more days that you can go and explore it and not die. I'm sure it doesn't get a great thing to go to and I think there's a lot of things that would bring but definitely like rain gear because when you're off the coast there's a lot of like little tropical storms that come through like they're not big they're not you know huge storms. You're going to survive through it but you don't want everything soaked so make sure your waterproofing gear and your rain codes and don't bring laptop because you just don't write it and don't be stupid stupid like I was in starbucks. You don't need your laptop the three things that I would see. Just bring into Cumberland Island. I think either bring a bathing suit or just like where there I think unite both just like war bathing suits there so we didn't have to change while we were on the island. Although that is an option there are changing rooms and restrooms and so forth forth. But you're going to want to swim. That was up until like the storm like came through. Swimming was so much fun of the beat so I can only I assume and imagine like on a sunny pristine day it would be you know absolute bliss and so do that and then all the stuff that goes without like like beach towels sunscreen all that stuff and then we also have some goggles snorkel. I'm not sure the snorkeling would be ideal L. because it's obviously waves kicking sand and stuff so you won't be able to see much but you know if you WANNA have gone. We'll switch. I like to have because I like to open my eyes and if it's colder you wanna wetsuit suit because you still want to bring you out soon. Some sort of swimming attire and then I would also suggest bringing like a some sort of like like satellite phone because eat like worst case scenario if you need to call nine one one which we didn't do that like on our own. We didn't just come the idea like a war on the mainland. The park Rangers told us that. Like if you're in a tricky situation or the weather gets scary a con one. So we're like okay. Good Advice. That would be helpful of their service but yeah and there would have been but the clouds so dark that they like covered up everything like it got really dark reward or surrounding the Lord of the rings like it was just it. was that Irian Crazy. Yeah it definitely was and then also pack this. This is like such a beautiful place to have some sort of picnicker like Pakistan. She can be as late or as hard easy why we brought sandwiches and snacks and chips and like beef Jerky Gamma Fairy. But whatever and the beach would be ideal for that too because it's just so lovely and spacious like we said you have seventeen miles of uninterrupted ed purely natural beach with like no lifeguards. No buildings new construction of any sort and it just is wonderful in would be a really lovely place to kick back and relax with like a PB and J. or something you know. Make a little grocery brag. Bring it with you use that we can pack all your trash because it was not places to like. Throw it away there. You need to pack out your own trash. Because they don't really have that. Yeah for sure. But all in all Cumberland Island. Was this wild adventure. It was this saga for sure. I mean it makes for one hell of a story it really did and I'm just so glad That we're able to talk about it and share with you or epic crazy. Wild adventure in Cumberland Island. Thanks so much for listening to the first episode of Season Two Park Land area. We have so much in store for you. That is is different from season. One going into Matinee are going to have our own miniseries and bonus episodes and we're going to talk about foon docking. We're going to talk about the essentials essentials. We're talking about buying an RV for the first time in finding the one that's right for you My mini series will be boone docking with Brad and then we have mats which is GonNa Steve Traveling eats with Matt. And what are you gonNA be talking about. Yeah so while we're in the country in the RV we spend a lotta time like insidious towns and areas where they have these robust food scenes food culture. And I'm excited to dig a little bit more into that and highlight pieces whether it's a city known for certain because the end or it's like a region and we'll be able to play for more fat which I'm so excited about because that's always like one of our favorite things to do when traveling thing and be up a few extra days and let's go here and go to all these iconic restaurants or bars or whatever just get a taste of local flavor from across the country. There's a lot of absolutely and speaking of like exploring we're not the only people explore national parks we're GONNA have interviews on. We're going to have the national park patch cash lady on and she's going to talk about her love for national parks. We're going to have a tim. Burton Burns Maplewood farm coming on and talking about beginning our journey and how we've traveled together to national parks while on the maple drill. There's so much in store here in season two so please stay tuned and as always. Thank you for listening. 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Parklandia COVID-19 Special Episode

Parklandia

58:30 min | 1 year ago

Parklandia COVID-19 Special Episode

"Hello this is Ron Burgundy. And you're listening to my voice which commands trust and respect. Guess what my podcast is back. And that's a win for everyone. If you're longtime listener to the show you probably already know the deal. Each week I bring you hard hitting journalism and also Light Entertainment. I contain multitudes. Find the Ron Burgundy podcasts. On the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcasts. Welcome to farm land yet from iheartradio this podcast about national parks and life on the road in an RV. I'm Brad KEROUAC normally co host. The show with my husband met. But I'll be taking the lead on today's episode. You may notice that this week. We sound a little different. I'm recording from our RV. And in this episode you'll be hearing quite a few phone calls and here is why that is as you probably know corona virus and the disease it causes Cova. Nineteen are keeping people. Sheltered in their homes is caused massive disruptions across the country and has made a lot of people very sick and has even caused some deaths. Like I said you probably know all of that. One thing you may not know is how it impacts people who are on the road full-time like Matt and myself and countless others across the country over the weekend. Rv Parks and campgrounds began shutting down turning away campers and affecting people when this news. I went through the community. Full timers van lifers. It created a lot of uncertainty. We didn't know how we're going to be displaced or where we were going to be displaced so we're GonNa talk about that with some of the folks who have been affected and others who are trying to help. The first person I heard from is Shawn Miller. He's a fellow listener and a newfound friend who've connected with over our park lead arrangers facebook group John Edwin staying at a campground in New Mexico when the RV Park gave him the news he couldn't extend his day before we go into the details. On this call. We want you to know that the state of Mexico did not shut down all of their RV parks but in the moment of this call. Sean just read the signs were posted on the RV Park doors from the health department. And that is the message. He received seeing these official notices on the doors of this. Rv Park was scary. Very scary situation to be in. Sean is okay and you will hear him say New Mexico. Rv Parks are all closed at throughout the state but we found out later that day. The research that that was not the class we were simply just getting ready for Listener Trivia game that we were hosting over the weekend when we found ourselves on. This call Sean. Hey this Brad. Hey Brad Shawn Miller how you doing? Oh Man I'm freaking out. I just got kicked out of my. Rv Parks so On the on with people this morning. So what's going on Well just just found a place to stay. Luckily but New Mexico is shutting down all. Rv Parks not allowing any new residents and not allowing current residents to extend their current reservations. So you know. My reservation was Through tomorrow Yeah I know. Needless to say I don't think I'm going to be able to make it down to you in Houston. Unfortunately no of course. Of course I mean right. Now you gotta just see where you're at and where you can go So where are you headed? Have you figured that out? I have my I run me enough. My dog sitter. It's been my dogs. This week. Offered to me on her land so I think that's GonNa work at least for a few days. Well that's good. Well I mean I mean that's like our worst fear right I mean people are just scrambling right now. Trying to figure out what to do where to go. Are you still pretty settled with your hands in Houston? Yeah so we're actually be extended here To make sure that we're not to just see what's going on in the next couple of weeks because that's probably smart. GotTa be safe right. I mean exactly what you're going through now is something that we don't want to go through. I'm trying to make sure before we go out and start traveling that we can do it responsibly. I mean not saying that you weren't so So you said you have a place to stay in the next couple of days I do. Yes so Very lucky but Also feeling a little bit more relaxed than when I woke up morning so I mean I couldn't imagine like did they. Just come and knock on your door. And say hey. It's time to get out or like. How did they know? Did they didn't actually say anything. They just hung a sign on the office saying Park closed so I went in there today to talk with them. And that's when they told me that they wouldn't be able to extend it but they just put that sign up like two days ago so if I had got in three days ago I probably could have extended. Wow that is That's what it is. And you know that's the problem with this lifestyle is there's not always those protections for us For people living there travelling You have to go through a lot of loopholes and you know we have to adapt That's that's part of the lifestyle that people don't understand and we all know it in the back of their mind. But we're like nothing big ever. GonNa Happen. Something big happens and you just have to figure out what to do. So that's the crazy part somehow. Always do figure it out. I mean a LO- CRV. Because of that right we all come together so sean is lucky that he was able to make other living arrangements when his campsite shutdown not? Everyone is that lucky. One person caught wind of this problem early on Chris. Colmer Chris is someone who started full timing about a year ago now staying just outside of his business. Instead of traveling throughout the country. Chris took to facebook to try to help van life and fulltime campers who are displeased. Find homes during the situation so I helped on the phone with him and here is his call So I see that you started a facebook group for displaced RV Tien full-timers What what What made you do that so I grew up on a small lake in Arkansas That's ran by the cordage. Deers and recently. I think it was Wednesday. We got notification that they were shutting the campgrounds down as of tomorrow. I believe that you know anybody that was there. Had to be had to be out there. We're going to lock the gates shutting utilities off and I posted that and the escapers. Facebook group In the comments and responses to that where I realized a lot of places are shutting down along the State Park. Alava public use lands. The A lot of people depend on to park their their Arby's in Kinda put two and two together with you. Know How a lot of friends that that owned restaurants or other businesses that are being close to the public Just felt like there was there was going to be space space available. It may not be ideal. But you're you know we've got a lot. We've got a large fulltime. Rv You know. And so I was trying to just be think about creative places that people could go if the the places they typically depend on are no longer available absolutely and I think displaced nomads and fulltime Arbor's relocation resource is going to be super important To full timers and Van. Lifers out there Now you have this pretty structured and I loved seeing that and so basically what I saw was in your about section. You have strict rules Because they need to be followed because it really helps people understand what is needed so our. I've heard this facebook group together. Pretty quick I was home for lunch. You know and just Had had an hour and a half or so to to spend on it and another gentleman came along with a lot of experience with facebook groups Richard Dean Starr. He's in he's been phenomenal and creating formats of subgroups of of the group and he he really helped me see how important that format was And so we've had a lot of people get frustrated over but the the point of it is within a group. Facebook has created a search engine by going up to the search bar and so if we keep post to very concise pertinent information it makes that search feature super super powerful. So basically what we're trying to do is we're trying to point this out though So if you go to this facebook group it's a public group saw so far. I've seen people with amazing response People that are saying. Hey we have our land open Give us a call. You know we. This is what we need Can Anybody help? And I love that Because right now during this time that's what people need so I think this is a fantastic resource along with a if you've ever heard of Cambodian dot com. They have a blog and their Updating a daily the closure by states by counties by cities you know to make sure that people are getting the best resources out there So I think the two of these combined going to be a great resource for a lot of people. They're looking for where to go. What TO DO Luckily Matt Ni- We're in Houston right now and we're at an RV park and it's Completely fine at the moment we have space until the first Unless we need to extend But there's a lot of our followers that don't have that so the resource that you're providing is Is Amazing really so your current situation. You're fine you've got room you've got space for your self in your family's taken care of I do we. We bought our first Arbeed Right out of the year ago and moved into it shortly thereafter full-time. I've owned a brick and mortar business for about sixteen years and so we're parked at the business Is taking a little longer to to to close the business down in our had. T- intimidated so you know at the moment and there's been frustrations about that along the way but today I feel blessed to not have to worry about where I gotta go tomorrow. You know the facebook group. Chris comber sat up once again displaced nomads and our viewers and we'll have a link to that in our show notes. We're fortunate folks like Chris. Providing a form for people to share resources for those who aren't living on the road. It may be hard to imagine the impact that these shutdowns can have. It's not just simply losing a parking space. It's so much more complex than that to give you an idea of. Just how disruptive artists is. I spoke with Meghan McNicoll. She is my cousin and is also a van. Lifer she was in San Francisco and all of this was unfolding and thankfully she is not there anymore. And we'll get into that but let's get into our conversation. Hey Meghan how you doing good? How are you good Thank you so much for joining me on this call we are talking about RV and Van Living and the current situation of Kovic nineteen. And I'm so glad that you decided to join us today. Yeah thanks her for asking me to be a part of this. So when you were living in San Francisco doing the Van Life Movement You're telling me that you what's your normal routine like. How do you shower what you get your Internet from whether what are your normal routines throughout your day? Yeah so I have a gym membership And that's where I do. My showering Also Do not have a fridge right now. in the process of Doing my own build so I have to go to the grocery store daily In order to be able to eat like fresh and also to stock up on water Because my water system right now is is homemade So I get Like two gallon in five gallon jugs or water refill for grocery stores as well And so one of the first things that happened for me is All the water was Gone so along with all the champion Tiger and toilet paper My ability to get water was gone and then I go to coffee shops daily for my Internet service. So that When they started clothing The gyms and stores and restaurants and things like that my ability to Stay connected and a shower daily Both things went away. And so what the the major impact for me to decide to leave San Francisco was when the cruise ship Decided to dock there and they were predicting that the cases were really gonNA surge and just didn't want to be in a place That was you know high risk and I had the ability to leave us. I figured that that was just kind of the smartest decision for for my wellbeing. Considering I didn't have any access to any public places anymore. That's just that's a lot to go through in a matter of days because I mean it's like not even days probably felt like ours because of how fast everything was Developing and it's just been hectic for everybody right now and. I'm really glad that you are back safe with family I know from talking other family members. That are happy that you're back that you're safe But just to hear about those daily routines and how they're impacted by such a thing you know as our ears in full Van Lifers we we kind of prepare for these situations In the back of her head because you have to you're forced to because the way that we move throughout the United States Changes on a daily weekly basis and she always have to be ready to adapt Luckily for matinee we do have a full Fritsch And we were able to go to the grocery store and stock up and we have water from TAP That's filtered through our filter process. We have Enclosed shower and those kind of amenities that a lot of people have but in the full-time Van Life Movement. A lot of people have because they are currently working on building out like you are so you're going through that transition of building those out right. About how long did it take you to get to San Francisco to where you are now So I actually moved to San Francisco in February And I was looking for. I work in a restaurant industry so I was looking for That type of employment And I have been following the news pretty closely because I was watching like election steph and how that was all unfolding which is when the corona virus News started coming out so I had been paying attention to it. Pretty consistently and Had been weighing my options. Pretty early on so I decided to leave Cali- San Francisco area before they went into the Stay in place and the lockdown and and all those things and unfortunately I do have Family support some evil. That you think day with my sister our has been for a week and then I'm also considering Going back to the Mid West where Where my mom lives So that I can You know be able to have the support of family to just stay with. What until you know. I have access to the gym and to you know This daily resources in the grocery store. Yeah exactly absolutely and you know even with that you have to plan on how to get there. And when's the right time to do that? Yeah so just because you're in a safe location now doesn't mean that you're planning stops and that's what a lot of people. I don't think understand Within the full-time and Van Life minutes that you're consistently planning and organizing your trips. Your routes your activities Fuel stops to water stops. Restroom breaks And there's so much involved within that and hey or like gas stations like. Are they going to be open? Am I going to be able to hit enough of them to travel across the country? Like that's the or you know our state's GonNa go into lockdown. Where maybe it's not okay for me to be traveling through them and I want to be mindful of you know everyone fears and I've been rather self quarantined And I I don't have the virus as far as I know But I just you know I wanNA reduce any fears by Not Coming into contact with other people and you know just having nine have that fear of does she have it or also to get it from someone else absolutely Especially because there's a lot of small towns right now that are stopping public and private camping. And that's just because hospitals don't have the resources like the bigger cities do And the the thing with these shelter and good but when you shut down things like public and private camping displaces a lot of people and they have to then travel through these small towns to get back to a safe space much like your house be been talking to people about They're opening up to their friends There are lots of land And things like that so it's just one of those things that we're all trying to figure out how to do this with social responsibility and that's including today take away that fuel that bread from a small town that toilet paper from a small town so for those people that don't have family to go to right now Try to rely on some friends If you're having troubles there's resources out there. We're going to be posting them on our facebook and our park. Ling Rangers facebook Rupe So that way you have those resources and Meghan. I really appreciate you coming on and telling your story today because it's going to help people make these decisions and help them move where they need to to protect themselves and others While they're find themselves in these sumo similar situations yeah definitely and thank you Bradley. I I love the the like this is what we need right now in our society is to see that there's caring compassionate people who who do want to help others and there are ways for us to reach out and to and to be connected in these uncertain times and see that there is love and there was concussion. And and that's how we get through things like this so thank you. Bradley for for everything that you're doing for this community that was Meghan McNicoll. You're listening to park land deal. We'll be back in just a moment. Today's episode is brought to you in part by Amazon photos. A lifetime of photos can be a lot to organize on your phone from baby's first steps to first day of school holidays. 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We're talking to folks living in the full time in Van Life Communities and about how they're being affected by the corona virus outbreak and the resources. That are in place for them. My next call is with Jason Eberson when I caught up with him. He was at a private campground. Just outside of SEDONA and here is our call. I'm Jason Person. I am the one of the editors at RV MILES DOT COM And with my wife and I we We're fulltime travelers and we host the RV MILES. Podcast where we talk about our travels and what's going on in the RV industry and we host The America's National Parks podcast which is sort of a storytelling history type show and The C- America podcast which is Which is similar in scope to the America's national parks broadcasts but it's about sort of American road trip destinations like Car Hinge where you guys at the because We Are we're in Arizona. We were at a private campground Just for the week All the started to happen and We decided to add Just go to a monthly rate. So we're just Kinda hold up here near Near the Delta have you have you found any like resources yet? for Like News relating. Rv closures campgrounds and next year. Yeah I've got several Several good options are a lot of them As far as closures go. There's a there's a couple of websites that have been tracking very closely Campaigned EM and And Rootless living doing an excellent job of it Rootless wealthy write that down. Yes their new Their new magazine. it's an actual print magazine for for anybody. That's not just our viewers but anybody who sort of you know digital nomad type person But they so there have been tracking closures but they've also created a resource that just They just Blonston but it. And it's just starting to populate but it's basically a listing page Work Campgrounds can put Now that the that they have availability ended. They do long-term stays of for anybody. That's displaced right now that stuff shove openings in such so that's really good Among so I've just For our episode of arguing miles that released today I interviewed Woman named Stettler who is Who Runs this nonprofit called the RV advisor RV dealership? Yeah Yeah so there in Florida. But she is so she owns a dealer but see also. Has This nonprofit? And what they're doing is basically she's taking all the used inventory on her lot in offering it up for For first responders for For healthcare workers and anybody that might need it but also Also anybody that's homeless Urdu or or can't get back to their view and so they're doing in Florida but then she's also creating a network across the country getting other dealers In order to help and she's also if people are are home and have their RV and are willing to loan it out She's also creating resources where you can loan it out for not only for workers but people that need to be quarantined and then Bill Pay The average daily rental rate to you. So if you're somebody lost her job and you still have this. Rv and you know you need to pay your loan on it and stuff you can. You can loan out and they'll pay you for it. And then they have a two week process where they clean it and sanitize it and everything. So it's a different thing going on out there. I was talking to him a little bit about what they're trying to do. escapees or V club. They're trying to do Lobbying truck campers DOT COM OR TRUCK CAMPER MAGAZINE DOT COM. has created petition National Traveller there Rock about the national park closures. And it's just a amazing all these resources that are out there right now. I'm trying to consolidate them all into one area so people can get there the news that they meet exactly. Yeah I've been talking with A couple of the The RV parks associations in different states. And they're they're lobbying real hard to stay open I I know that They've sort of been working together in these states. That already have shelter in place Going on or some version of it to to stay open because there there have been areas where private parts are closed like. I know the Florida keys is completely shut down and they have asked all travellers and transient people to to leave. A county presidio. County Texas has done the same MOAB UTAH so And a lot of these parts are housing traveling nurses and doctors and And Oilfield workers to people that are that are doing their jobs or you know. They're they're like a million full timers on the road. To but that that pales in comparison to the number of snowbirds that are down in warmer climates. That are you know looking forward to heading home. Somewhere and And that Route Koln as a little scary fill out of right now. Oh Yeah Yup fulltime workers of Like you said the out the Snow Birds. You have Hanley Listens Dangerous. Things going on and you know you got a careful but by uplifting all these people that actually creates more panic especially within our community exactly Edit creates more travelers. It did make forcing people a Lotta these snowbirds. That would be happy to stay where they are To to make that journey back to Minnesota Wisconsin her whenever from Florida and New Mexico. California people to see if they're sick so when they go to that gas station pump. You know so bright. That's where it's scary right. It's just yeah in. A lot of the parks are are filling up because the private part because the public parks are closing. Everybody is more. You know there's more people combined to a smaller space and a lot of a lot of private parks but it's it's not terrible. The the I. I think these organizations like the Campground Association if they can continue to do some lobbying to let the government know that. Hey we're not just like a place where people come hang out and party. Were unessential service and and call for a nuanced approach to closures. I think if a state can say instead of saying we're closing all of our campgrounds today. Why not say you know? If you're self contained in your already here you can stay in the park as long as you need to. And we're not going to bring in a new travelers. You know for local people could come camp whatever it might be the everyone such unique situations that like they're trying to one-size-fits-all and it actually just makes it worse for everybody else. Yeah a lot of a lot of our visa. We forget that a lot of the smaller. Rv A little drop trailers and stuff. A lot of them don't have a lot of vans custom-built building of love and don't have bathroom facilities at all and even if you're in a private park the one we're staying and they've closed the bathrooms Now if the if you'd they're they're doing an excellent job here if you had a special need like that they'd they'd open one up for you or whatever but I think private part is weird. Because we're we're generally State Federal Park type people and we we probably spend ten percent of our time and and private parts. And you know I I think private parts are are sort of the ones. We're looking to now and are actually doing an excellent job of sort of figuring out and closing their facilities but keeping the place open for Campers and clean and like at least. This place is constantly cleaning everything. They've got the laundromat open but closed every Every third machine to help keep people separated and they've installed hand washing facilities in the hand. Sanitizer there yeah so. Rv Partners Doing fantabulous job as well. And you know. There's there's a lot of credit that needs to go out to them. I also know that. Koa is is Keeping a you know. They've got five hundred campgrounds. So they're they're they're keeping a special web page for chronic virus open where they list the ones there closed in early fix that are closed right now at least is the last time I checked yesterday and and they're really trying to keep up to date on for for people. They are allowing people to cancel without any fees and stuff like that to you absolutely. And I think that that's the a great approach and I was looking at that because Matt Rights Koa's blog Oh Yeah and you know. I thought that that was that they are telling people how they're handling the situation which will only help other. Rv Parks so even if you're an RV park owner you can watch what they're doing and that will help you protect your travelers Yeah exactly there there. And they the parts are they really are all talking to each other especially through their state associations and stuff and and looking to their state associations give them advice and and those people are the ones that are sort of directly talking to the government and getting you know information about S- weather pools should be close. You know about whether the restrooms should be close. That sort of stuff. They're they're at least if they're members of the State Association and from a few of those stations I've talked to. They're trying to be a central resource in create a sort of networked and filter that information down to all their member campgrounds. That's absolutely amazing And just to to keep on hearing bet that good news of like how people are trying to come together Another one that I found I was displaced nomadism. Full-time OUR EARS. relocation resource. It's a facebook group. That just started a couple of days ago. I saw that good But yeah so I. I talked to him One of the people who started it a little bit earlier Just to to see what he was. And you know it's all just came from a genuine place of trying to help others and I think that that's fantastic that there's that resources well and resources are popping up daily by the minute. New Things are coming up. And so I think it's It's safe to say that there's an amazing response to what's going on so we can all be scared is. There's a lot of great rice as out there. One of the interesting things to though is that I think this points to the issues. We're having right now. Points to some of the major problems in the in the campground industry like we don't we don't have a hotels dot com. We don't have an expedia where you know you can go and book any hotel and and compare rates and see what's available and that sort of stuff and I think that the the campgrounds would be wise to get on board with something like that in the future. So I was one of the things I was talking to one of the Heads of a the head of the Florida campground says station was talking to me about how you know. We're the RV. Parks are place where people shelter where people get away from natural disasters and we could still have no tornadoes and hurricanes and all that sorta stuff during this pandemic you know so. It's yeah it's real critical that we keep those lines of support available for when something doubles down on top of it absolutely. Yeah you you have to think about that and you know. I'm hoping that people within our states and federal governments are starting to think about this because They need to get that correct. Messaging out there and reassure the people of what what their decisions are and what And how to implement it you know they in their important that the RV parks open. Yeah and I know. Pennsylvania had retracted their order day to Pennsylvania's shelter in place order Restricted all hotels and campgrounds except for residential. Rv Parks. But it didn't it didn't clearly say what residential meant But the hotel association got them to back off of that A bit so I think. I think they're going to be open and I know the RV Industry Association has been working on this as well But I think that got reverted. So we'll see what happened as more and more state dues because there's more and more states certainly will be you know going forward with shelter in place restrictions and and It's unfortunate but it's different in every state and you have to know what it means wherever you are but that's just going to be the reality of you're listening to park land deal. We'll be back in just a moment. This is Anne. And this is Samantha. And where the host of the podcast stuff mom never told you or seventy as we would like to say podcast about anything and everything through a feminist lens and since we know a lot of you are saying in and maybe looking for something to listen to. We've curated some play list of episodes for you all. Yeah whether you're interested in delving in the history of pioneering women and female first or you want to just podcast and chill and listen to episodes about movies entertainment or you just wanted to have a little bit of fun with topics about culture or all of the above. We have a playlist of ten episodes. Each just for you so come to listen on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your favorite podcast. I'm Brad Kerouac and this is park. Land of the many resources Jason discussed I wanted to focus on. Compendium dot com a dependable resource for full timers. I spoke with Leah. Who is the owner and founder along with her husband? Brian and here is our call. So what about what? You guys doing today He's working on campground enter. Yeah it's it's truly Constant stream of closures or percentage of came close so in the United States. We're at nine point seven percent okay. Well that's well that's quite a bit. I mean I'm sure like California and Utah are big hits on that You know the state parks in California close. You know the states you know a laundry list of state parks that are closed and all army corps engineer and then it gets a little more granular After that I was looking at your Your resources the Cova nineteen resources under website. And what I love about it is that you have direct links to the official websites of these announced. Yeah because yeah. We don't feel like we could maintain the we're trying to maintain the information throughout the day. But you know things are changing so and then we'll also where we'll be asking the community just as as things as they're telling us that places are closed we have community would also adviser funds places. So it's been it's been a great effort that Many people involved in in providing information. Oh yeah absolutely that's awesome. I'm really glad that you know it's it's crazy. How the communities coming together and just really working to give the best advice and resources available You Blur really using their brains and resources to like find different ways to help Right yeah well. I think we all feel so help us. So whatever whatever we can do at this point we can't control the situation at all know exactly. We realized our hands and all we could do is just being a good resource for each other. And I think that's important in the end of all this but I did also want to ask you what I'm what made you Start compendium odd question. yeah so we actually my husband and I start at the site. Kobe Bryant And myself started Compendium in Guess Thousand Twelve. We started the Davis. But that was that came after We had a different website and earlier. website that we started in our first airstream that What's her finding Brick and mortar poker 'cause we actually our relationship started over poker game so It's a gamble. Yeah so When we hit the road for the first time in two thousand five we You know wanted to continue playing poker but back in those like donate as You couldn't have google. You know whatever town you're in and then the word poker and expect to find all the results in the surrounding areas. You could only find a result in the town you were and and Yeah and so it would be camping and location You know for a week and then move on and and then drive by casino. Oh playing poker. So I'm telling you how we started poker Alice instead of him. anyways ones We actually sold that website We literally Brian worked on it for a year in that transition. But then the day he Stopped working on. He started working on the database. Campanian and basically the reason was We're taking for years Between and when we got back on the road in two thousand eleven we expected that You know things would have improved as far as finding places to camp and they had an. Yeah we you know 'cause I always wanted photos and we needed to know cell service because of our work You need to be connected and there was nothing you know there was nothing and Brian was like we should do that. You know we do it right. And then you know as you know to work and And so basically I was like fine. We'll set up the database for you and if you feel this database with information then we'll build a friend for and that's what he does that is I love that. How rolling the dice to campground closures. To make sure people get this resource. I mean like it's just that you're really working on. You're working on something that I use. I use compendium For the last year and a half to Kinda like get those exactly what you're talking about and I love that yeah and closures as far as A virus related closer That will we're adding Filtering for that on the website on Monday and then APP should be a few days later. We'll have that updated as well as show closure so that way You would be able to select. I only want to see camp grant center open right now. 'cause really who wants to click through and find a bunch of close friends. Nobody so hopefully we've been able to give you enough resources here to keep you afloat wherever you are and wherever you are headed so now you've made it to destination. What now for some advice on how to maintain your peace of mind during these difficult times. I called up. Cadle fanning a business culture consultant and founder of well vocation and. She had some advice on how to not get too distant while we socially distance so I just put out just a quick little list of tits. That people can start with I think I put that out on Yesterday actually my brain is so muddled with what day day it is but yes that was yesterday and you know it's like we've kind of all been convinced right now that we gotta be refreshing the news every five minutes we've gotta check our email For the latest articles were all getting inundated with all that southlands. So one of my first recommendations for people is take a media break Yes news is breaking all the time. But we really don't need to be stayed glued to it and one of the things that happens when we do stay glued to it is it can send us into sort of a fight or flight state of mind and I mean that can lower our immune systems that can make you feel. More stress too can affect our Our sleep our overall wellbeing and so that was one of my first head was taken media. Break take at least three or four hours each day where you're looking at your phone. Turn THE NEWS OFF. Is One of our checking in you know at least a couple of times a day and also checking in with our loved ones and save timing. And and you know doing as much connectivity via video conferencing as we can. We're we're doing fine. I don't think that we need to be glued. So that was my one tip and then I. I have a lot of people because I've always worked remotely and you know. I know that y'all do as well in many ways so people are just trying to figure out. How do I work remotely? And so I'm kind of hoping client navigate. Okay well if you know if you're not set out for this how can you Just create little lap top desk space. That is just your than it feels right and it feels comfortable because a lot of us are skinnier days. You know in our. Pj's wops hops on the Sofa and that might work for some of US. But it's not really. The best workstation long-term I mean even for a week really you know and so I'm just encouraging people to really Spend some time making a workspace that works for them. That doesn't need to even require spending much money going out but just making something that is quiet and peaceful and organized To just those two things I think if people can focus on just creating a safe good environment where they're not constantly eating up the media And then breathing exercises. I help or reading. Yes yes yes. Yes yes I just read that Like organic produce is down and Pantry and sugary and flour based product are up and hello people like before on a quarantine and trying to keep ourselves. Well this is not the time By all means like you know. Get Your Comfort food. I'm not saying that we just beating. Tail twenty four seven but I literally just read that thirty minutes ago literally had to hop since like my emergency and too pockets. Just because I've been strict. Oh I get it I get it. It's all about balance. I totally get it. I had macaroni and cheese this weekend. I will bet so. Yeah by all means like you know EPA Comfort Food Bake the fund pizzas with your with your nose but Find Find The balance and my dad just sent me a video of him working out with paint cans because he didn't even get to go to a Kademi before it closed down to get a kettlebells. I was cheering him on like. That's awesome because there's so many people that love going to the gym and now they're trying to figure out okay. How can I do this at home? And I now is not the time for all of us to spend ten hours a day on the SOFA. That's not gonNA do any of us any favors. So just you know. Create create like someone said today. Oh I really don't miss my alarm. I love not having one and I was like well hold on to wake up. Yeah like re intriguing. Re Entry is going to happen and so it's going to be a lot smoother and easier for US physically emotionally mentally if we stick to some sort of routine right now for sure. Oh Yeah of course. That's what I've been talking to people about As be replaying trivia with Some listeners and interacting in different ways just to try to give them Some kind of something to look forward to. That's an activity. Um something to keep them busy. Keep their kids. Busies can have ten minutes in the bathroom to cry. You know whatever that union. Yes through this and And so yeah exactly You know when I was talking about this it's a lot about displaced people within the RV communities for those people that are and it's our it's actually not RV as much more of the van lifers Because they're gyms were they take their showers of taken away their coffee shops where they have been taken away and the grocery stores where they get their water refills. Or you know. They're they're foods have been taken away as well and so it's about like trying to make sure that they have the right resources to really work within that. And then once they get somewhere they need to create a new routine because they're routinely completely out the window and that's part of the risk of this lifestyle even with fulltime viewers. But not as much because we can contain and we can. I'll say hoard away but now or we didn't fill up our a reserve water and you know we can dump it different stations. You know it's it's a very different style but I think it's really important now. Is that people have that holistic approach. Yeah and it's you know. Studies show that when we are stressed out. Our wellness and fitness plans are usually the first thing that we throw out the window. You know how many of us have said. Oh I I can't work out today. I just don't have time and you know here. And there. That's okay but I'm just trying to emphasize to my clients right now that we practice our holistic wellbeing all the time. So that in times like this. It's just a muscle that reflect. It's just a muscle that we go back to. It's like muscle memory like riding a bike and So yeah we're going to have days where the routines is gonNA feel different. We're GONNA have to figure it out. It's okay if it doesn't look like it did before because life isn't looking like it did before But now's not the time to you. Know Wallow in despair and throw all that out the window because we really really need it absolutely absolutely and then with you know the texture really good points like our viewers we we do this on a constant basis. Like this the Sipho `isolation and When we travel. It's not like we're around people all the time and so our minds have already adapted to the situation where it's not as stressful Right but it's still stressful to be uprooted You know we kind of always plan for that because of Boondock in that culture even in the in the tweet. I always ready when I'm in a Walmart parking lot. Hey you're not allowed to be here. Okay exit you know on the side of the road somewhere So you kind of almost rallying for these extreme so totally. It really home is where you park. And it's such a cliche now right but I just. It's like you. We embrace this temporary way of living and home really is where we park it and and so we just had to really Kinda remind ourselves about this week I just and trying to stick to facts as much as I can and not let the emotional side of this takeover and so I do see people saying things like. How did you check in at that? Campground I thought all campgrounds are closed. And I understand why people are saying that. But I'm I'm trying to be cricket. Say please check campaign dion or you know please please talk to your camp host. Because the fact of the matter is that these campgrounds are companies. And I think a lot of them realized that they can't displace people and a lot of people month-to-month they've they've signed something with the campgrounds and so it's just simply not true that there's not a campground available but it does take a little bit more digging right now talking. I mean we checked this morning before. He drove two and a half hours over here and they said we're ready to welcome you. We have the sanitary check in process So that was just good extra peace of mind but for sure you know what Camp Indian is doing is such a lifeline for US refreshing it every every few hours and they really are very grateful for that resource. You know. They're they're doing an amazing amazing job and You know there's there's people out there that are You know creating petitions to keep our campgrounds open Like trump camper magazine DOT COM I think it's I think it's a RV see And that's the Basically National RV Park Association You know they're paying with lobbying in Congress and making sure that people are educated on the right. Each state has their own association. Who are working on that so I think that that message is getting across our plan at least for the next two weeks just avoiding large cities and staying put and so we are staying put here. Were not traveling anymore. We've made sure that we had enough gas like a week ago so that we didn't even have to touch a gas station today. Like there really are ways that you can hit the road if you absolutely have to And not interact with a lot of people you know we used to. We were joking earlier that we would go to the grocery store when we were out of our favorite things and now we're going to go to the grocery store when we're out of everything. We are literally going to go through everything before we do that. And so there are ways that we can be even more. You know minimalist minded. I guess right now and and not be so quick to jump in the car and and exposure you know how big of a minimalist you are and because of his style so did from minimalist even farther into it. That's crazy but yeah like man. We went shopping yesterday But we literally had like two slices of bread no eggs. Yeah absolutely and I just think that there are people that are doing the right things and You know it's all about trying to find our balance again. Yeah we really are all in this together and I think what we all do might look a little different. You know like our years versus someone that has kids at home and is figuring out how to Home School for the first time and some people can't work from home and so they're just at home with kids trying to figure that out so. I just think there's there's a great important of just taking care of our wellbeing and tapping into taking sort of a temperature where stresses and Just taking it Dave Day and being kind yourselves and kind to each other and Reaching out there still so many ways to connect the the wellness company that I get all my education and resources from declared twenty twenty as the year of social connectivity. And so the last couple of weeks. They've kind of had to sort of walk that back. But what's amazing coming out of? That is really. There's so many ways to connect we don't have to you know gathering groups right now. 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The Sears Tower Of Trees At Redwood National And State Parks

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The Sears Tower Of Trees At Redwood National And State Parks

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And that's mostly because these places have a larger than life vibe and atmosphere. That truly looks like something out of a film or like something. From another planet that can only be replicated through the magic of Hollywood but no Parkas doesn't much of a cinematic star as one. We're talking about today. Which is Redwood National? Park in California. It's actually officially called Redwood National and state parks and that's unique because this part of coastal North California is a network of numerous state and National Park sites jointly managed by the National Park Service and the State of California. Yes and altogether these soaring. Forests have totally sorted to movie stardom over the years appearing as the backdrop. For some pretty serious blockbusters and I mean it makes sense. These trees are truly otherworldly. What what the sky scraping trees misty beaches and foreign canyons. So I get why. The Redwood forest are like Catnip for movie directors. That's also what made this park such a fun place to visit and even better to experience as part of a family vacation redwood national and state parks may not have dinosaurs in the. Us like the movies would have you believe but it's still an out of this world place to visit. Hi I'm Matt and I'm Brad. This park land a production of iheartradio. We sold our LOFTON's Chicago moved into an R. B. and our travelling in the country full-time with dog Finn Exploring America's national parks in. Today's episode is about Redwood National and state parks which is in Northern California. So for some context. I visited these parks as part of a late summer. Family vacation with my dad sister brother and his then fiancee now wife. And if you remember when we talked about that same family trip for Lassen volcanic national park in season. One this redwood trip was the other part of that trip and even better for this part. We're bringing my brother on this special guest later in this episode so super excited to talk to him. That was a fun time. And it's going to be a fun. Chat it absolutely was so redwood was the first part of that vacation which took place in September and started with a day and night in San Francisco. Then the next morning we got up early and drove a rental car up to coach her a few hours to get to this beautiful national park. It's honestly a pretty easy drive. Pretty straightforward made all the easier by how ridiculously scenic. It is at the time this was pre are for us and we were used to road trips through the Midwest and the Chicago area which is mostly pretty boring and flat and monotonous. So I was not prepared for how delightfully entertaining. Just the the drive would be honestly. Yeah even got off the highway and stopped for lunch at some cute diner in Sonoma's which beautiful yeah it. Was this quaint gorgeous. Little Town called Healdsburg which incidentally I had been there for a workshop literally two months before we stopped here for breakfast. The hotel I was staying I was like two blocks away or something from is very diner and I remember being like totally blown away by this coincidence and everyone else in the car was like Oh okay and then had no reaction. I was like okay. That's fine I mean. No one else was on that trip with you So it's hard to relate. Yeah I mean I get it. The the silent reaction was deafening. But the food is really good just like homey. American food with bottomless Mug of coffee. Those really dense ceramic mugs. That you really only find roadside diners. Nowadays favorite kind of place. Yeah we were just like having this diner conversation the other day actually we were because we have very different diner preferences. I think we like different styles of diners. We do. I'm more like the modern kind of sleet contemporary approach in terms of design and like food. I like inventive stuff. Like Lox bagels and things like that things that are like gussied up versions of like Americana Fair I guess yeah. Mine's like two eggs poached Bacon Sausage Righto sputtered and hashbrowns cloud home fries. Don't get mixed up. Don't get me. I'm so easy. I'm so simple when it comes to. I WANNA old school diner like the fun like just but is facebook. Are you shoot? There's some- by my hashbrowns fine. Okay 'cause they don't really do that anymore but I used to do that. I've never done that. Yeah but yeah I hear you so from there from this diner. It's another like four and a half hours north to the national parks. And that's a bit of a drive. But like we said it's supersonic very very pretty so as long as you get an early start from especially relieving from the San Francisco area like we did you make time. Oh Yeah it's really not that far from the Oregon border either. Its way up there. Yeah but the further north. You drive the greener. Everything gets in the midst year things get to. It's all very cinematic and immersive in really does feel like you're gradually disappearing into like a a different universe. Is it like a universe envisioned by Filbert or something? It's like you're going to a movie and I have expected to kind of gradually transform into his character myself or does he a dinosaur leap out from the forest and start chasing down the road. Yeah and then it would like bite off the side mirror of the car while we all screamed in terror exactly and eventually though we didn't see any dinosaurs we saw a lot of bigfoot signs all over the place yeah lots those. This must be like prime big territory because we saw tons of big for like big foot crossing signs bigfoot mornings even like bigfoot themed businesses and cafes and things like that. They're really like on the fictional. Mike bigfoot stuff and I can totally see to. This seems like it would have a setting for a giant mysterious neanderthal anytime I think of bigfoot. Bigfoot from goofy movie remember that scene. I'm almost offended that you even felt the need to ask me that I remember to. Of course I have that movie like memorize scene for scene basically and it was very formative for me in my early years. And if I'm being honest it's still far enough for me now. Like I'm I to learn from that movie and grow with at and that goofy movie. Bigfoot is like my go-to Oh yeah absolutely well. Of course I mean it doesn't get much better than bigfoot He was a gentle giant really He just wanted to listen to headphones and dance. Yeah and maybe like my name goofy and Max had gotten into the car. I the movie never released lanes like what the intent was or what the real threat of bigfoot was because he was trying to break into the car. That's the whole gist. And then Max or like flings the headphones out of the car and they laid on big head and then he just starts to dance. Ann Lewis himself to song and that's when they are you know able to eat spaghetti. I don't know I don't know what happened. I I guess. I don't remember seeing foreseen really spiraling here. I think it just you're nervous But but again this is it really shows cinematic. This part of California's everything either looks like a movie or remind you movie or it is a movie. Yes which is another reason why. I'm so excited to have my brother later for this episode. He's the biggest movie connoisseur right now like by far so I think it'll be interesting to get his insight on on this park trees so contrary to what we might be leading you to believe. This place was not drawn into existence by Disney animators. So the parks that comprise the system include the actual national park portion which was designated in nineteen. Sixty eight along with del. Norte Coast Perry Creek and did it. Is Smith all three of which are state parks? And when they're all combined they contain about one hundred and forty thousand acres of America's most iconic trees and forests most iconic there. I said Yeah. That's a big statement but it really fits America has a lot of iconic trees. But these ones definitely standout. Yeah literally they. They stand way out there. Enormous I think their closest like size-wise trees are sequoias which are also huge. They're wider in the help more volume. But they're not as tall as redwoods. Redwoods definitely grow taller there. The all natural skyscrapers and I would say I would go out and say that redwoods are the sears tower of trees and I know that I know that you and I are biased. Because we're from Chicago. But I still firmly believe that the sears tower is still the most iconic skyscraper in the nation and I refuse to not call it sears tower I know it's technically willpower. But it will always be serious our in my heart. You're one of those I love it. Yeah teams here's all the way And not only are they the tallest trees on earth but there are also some of the oldest some as old as two thousand years old so even though they're not actually the largest by volume or the oldest they're distinctly special and obviously conic especially since they grow to be almost four hundred feet tall. The park service doesn't point out which trees actually the tallest in order to protect it from visitation crowds. But the tallest tree is I believe. Around three hundred seventy nine hundred eighty feet tall in the Redwood Creek watershed called hyperion. I I love the name. It sounds like a superhero. And they grow this bag because of all the constant moisture and precipitation including rain and fog coupled with the regions temperate climate and average temps that range between forty five and sixty one degrees year round. So it's just the most ideal environment for trees of this is plus. Their bark is so thick like two foot thick that it's a great natural defense against forest fires and disease but you're saying twelve inches thick. Yeah twelve thousand. Seven hundred foot thick That's crazy that's my foot. Yes and in case you're wondering how these enormous behemoths aren't constantly toppling over under their own sheer size. That's because their roots reach up to thirteen feet deep in eighty feet long and they'd really they need to be the speaking order to protect against weather and wind and such and just their own like mammoth size. So thirteen fifty. That's more than twice the size of me. Cram or you. That's you and I put together plus an extra foot or to your That's just absolutely insane. How big those are deeply rooted But unfortunately most of these trees have been logged over the years Today the national and state parks protect about forty five percent of all remaining coastal redwood trees which is definitely alarming. Yes yes it is history in the mid eighteen hundreds but it's not even that long in the grand scheme of things. Old Growth Redwood forest covered more than two million acres the northern California coast. Obviously that number has dwindled drastically things to loggers to the point where one hundred and forty thousand acres nearly half of all that remains which is terrible. Yeah yikes yeah in the early eighteen. Hundreds this part of California was home to native Americans with tribes like the Iraq. And the Wyatt peoples who respected The forest and used it and sustainable ways They've been doing it for as long as three thousand years. Absolutely even though they did cut redwoods to make boats in housing they weren't going nuts by desecrating entire forests. No intrigue would make Entree Booth for sure. That goes a long way. And you're using it for necessity like what you what you need. And nothing more but they also had serious respect for these trees all the while like a tribal elder from the local Chai Lula tribe many reeves. She was quoted in nineteen seventy six as saying her people are people from within the Redwood Tree. So there's clearly a deep spiritual connection there and she went on to add a pretty blunt warning saying destroy. These trees destroy the creators love. And if you destroy that which the crater left so much you'll eventually destroy mankind heavy. Yeah definitely needs to be said. Yeah because according to the statement mankind was really just a couple of hundred thousand acres from being destroyed by the Creator. Really pushed to the brink. And that's because massive trees like these eventually caught the attention of lumbermen who basically started using these vast forest as giant. Atm So greedy. It was a salvation effort after gold miners initially flocked to the area but failed to strike it rich that way so they figured they would turn to what they saw the next best thing which was logging the abundant redwoods and considering there were major metropolitan areas developing nearby like San Francisco. There was huge demand for large. Would like this lugging continued for several decades until the nineteen twenties and that's in conservation started to step in This is when the save. The redwoods league created this batch of three state parks which was able to stop the rampant logging. What a great name to save the redwoods league because I'm a vendors or something like tree hugging adventures in. Yeah I I got and since the National Park destination requires so much more red tape in federal finagling not to mention that World War Two was keeping the government pretty busy redwood. National Park. Didn't finally become a thing until nineteen sixty eight and then together this quartet of jointly administered parks which I'm going to go ahead and call the fantastic four of parks. Yes they protect what's left of the coastal redwoods although terrifyingly by this point almost ninety percent of these trees had been logged. It seems sad to see so. Many people didn't see the beauty and the porn forest. They only saw dollar signs. And it's not even just the trees themselves. The forest they comprise are hugely important and protect threatened. Wildlife Steller Sea Lions Chinook Salmon in northern spotted. Owls altogether these ecosystems are so unique geologically important that this part of California was classified as a world heritage site in nineteen eighty in an international biosphere reserve in eighteen eighty three. It's always nice to see a happy ending and when we come back we're going to talk about a road trip to redwood national and state parks. Are you love your afternoon? Coosa tea or what or by. Gosh yes I'm loving it. Especially while my after hikes I just throw it in my bag and beyond my way I am loving it while working in the middle of the day so I keep a few my laptop bag because I don't want to have to worry about teabags exploding everywhere on me when I'm on the move of like what happened to jam the owner. Yeah exactly that's exact reference. I'm talking about so. What's your favorite instant tea flavor? So far Well I'm really loving the organic green tea because it reminds me of summer no matter what the weather's like. 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Or what Gosh yes. I'm loving it especially while my afternoon hikes. I just throw it in my bag and beyond my way I am loving it while working in the middle of the day so I keep a few of my laptop bag because I don't want to have to worry about T- bads exploding everywhere on me when I'm on the move like what happened to jam the owner. Yeah exactly That's exact reference. I'm talking about so. What's your favorite instant tea flavors? So far Well I'm really loving the organic green tea because it reminds me of summer no matter what the weather's like. I mean we don't have to worry about summer though because it's really basically seventy degrees where we are right now and I'm perfectly content. Well I'm drinking that everyday wellness brand. Honey I mean come on Thai biscuits rose for crying out loud. They're all so good because they're made from purity rela fruit real herbs and real spices. Can you believe that? 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September and the summer rush was pretty much over The parks get about a half a million annual visitors. Many of whom just visit through June and August right but once kids are back at school and vacation is over. That's when we opted to go and it really works in our favor. We started with the Kuchel visitor center. Which is the southern most visitors center along the coast just off one on one? It's easy to get to and an absolutely beautiful environment too with misty ocean right there lined with rocky shores and small islands scattered off the coast. And it's speckled with sea lions here and there are two. It's it's just a beautiful place to start your trip redwoods. Yeah this is definitely not the type of beach for swimming. It's the total opposite from the beaches of southern California. That's for sure right but super beautiful destroy line and Gawk at and take photos. I actually much prefer these beaches to southern California. I would say I'm team nor cal when it comes to like the beaches and coastline so we picked up our visitor guides here and bought some souvenirs. And you and your brother got your passport stamped. Oh Yeah we sure did and Whitney did to our sister-in-law now. I love saying that. Should she was on this trip? She was just? She was my brother's fiancee. Now they're married so now I can. You know reminisce fondly. Absolutely and her brother were recently engaged on this trip. But as of this recording there recently married so it's still a delightful novelty to call her Whitney Care wack still appear to light and happy and I'm also really glad that we're able to persuade her to join in on our national park passport obsession so which I have not vaca- asleep through all of you because I just can't be too hard to hind at this point here. That's rude. No I wouldn't be because I don't have all the stamps and stickers and I'd be like a big investment But there's also a film about the park Some museum exhibits and a picnic area here too and then from here we went on and get settled from a rental home for the next few days Your Dad had set up this house rental on airbnb or Vr. B O something like that. Yeah not far from the visitor center area which is in this town called oric. Yeah our house was more inland from this. This part we're pretty much in the thick of like the color redwood forests which was so great great like an awesome place to hold out for a few days. A real show stopping vibe and the house was amazing. Do you remember the house? Yes so like Paradise. And just like so bucolic and really. It was constantly surrounded by massive elk to something out of a woodland fairytale and again with like the movie vibes. Just perfect wasn't constantly surrounded by That would actually be terrifying. Sends Roosevelt Elk can grow up to about twelve hundred pounds but we did have a few elk sightings in the backyard and from a safe distance. Yeah my dad actually got a few great elk. Vote Yeah I think one of them is still the background image on a phone but like one of the Al Aqsa is. It is kind of ominous looking Alec Lake in the in the misty morning fog. It was great. Animals were a big headache and alcohol. Big Deal Redwood here. They're easily the most iconic of all the wildlife species that live here but definitely do be careful and keep a safe distance of course because unlike woodland fairytales these animals will not sing and dance with you. And we've you dresses or whatever they'll trample you if they feel threatened. Yeah that's good for listeners. But we shouldn't scare them either. I mean it's it's a fine line and I'm here to blur it but yeah. The house was absolutely bucolic. Imperfect said trails. We basically dropped. Our stuff got changed relaxed a little and then we drove down the road to do a little hike and we did a portion of the Redwood Creek Shell which was completely breathtaking really was we didn't do the entire trails and says about fifteen miles round trip and back but we did hike along the creek for a few miles and just bask in the glory of these use trees. It's such a peaceful setting especially when it was a sunny and mild as it was when we were there and I loved every bit of it especially when we're all kind of spread out and dispersed along the creek at one point. We started skipping stones. It was like just like something out of a dream. Perfect like battling a little break and we all without. We didn't even talk. We weren't like starts giving sons. We all just kind of branched out and started doing it and Ivan skipped a stone and I don't know how long so this was. This was fun and also a nice reminder that I'm still not good at I don't know how to do it true And then we scrambled up this huge fallen log and took some great group photos together. I remember having to like jump up there in the heart. Run and like it was. It wasn't an easy look. Good one. Yeah the tree was. So here's the we really had the lake leap and then drag ourselves up on it but totally worth the effort to perfect and you know what was even more perfect are kayaking trip on the Smith River the next morning God yes river. I'M GONNA go out. Nolan here. Like a huge redwood limb and say that this was the most fun. I think we've ever had kayaking in any national park or any setting in general. I think that's accurate. Was definitely one of the most dynamic and most action packed from some of the rapids the hiking excursions on the riverside. We did a lot and I remember on the way to as we're being driven a load implant by our Kayak Guide who thing that that Netflix movie bird box was filmed along the river here and I never saw that movie but I love imagining like a blindfolded Sandra Bullock Kayaking. Down the river with US. Another great example of how cinematic displaces We're just constantly surrounded by even when we're not totally sure what it's about right. So this guy was pretty much everything all of us loaded into our individual acts and without offer a few miles down this crystal-clear perfectly Blue River Mike. The cleanest river ever seen seriously. It was gorgeous. Union sister almost capsized during the hit these like rocky rapids at first and then I crashed my ears. Yeah it was a little bit of pile. Up Things and things got even wetter. When Whitney fell offer boat when we were stopped at a big rock in the middle of the river? Yeah I remember hearing. Just this splash behind me. And then I turned around and saw Whitney standing up out of the water and I knew how cold it was so I really felt for her even though she was really about it. Yeah and from the up on this huge rock guy told us that we could just jump off into the river so each one of us did that one at a time. It was a pretty big leap to Probably like fifteen feet. That was it was high up there as intimidating and very nervewracking but like the river is so pristine type of water. You definitely want to jump into and I was scared at first but I had to do it obviously even though once. I did finally do it as soon as I hit the water I was told with freezing regrets like swim as fast like had to get out of the water so called he did not properly warn us about how cold it would be to jump into. No he did not I remember when I did this front flip and everyone's like oh well that's and then I saw the replay. I'm like I definitely looked cuter doing that. In my mind. Perfectly in real life during that. Oh Good Mall. And that's why we don't or just live from memories. Forget loudly you know. You don't know what you're talking about. Yeah I And you are brave. Because you're the first one to go. Yeah I guess we'll have to put that on our Instagram page. That's going out there. Yeah so yeah. That was. That was an an intense experience for sure. And then from this portion from this giant boulder swimming excursion we paddled pretty much to the other side of the river and then all kind of parked it on the shore and then our guide took us into the woods for like a little side. Hike alert about hikers lemonade. So our guy told us about this. Herb that grows in abundance in these types of forest and it gets a nickname hikers lemonade. Because it's edible and refreshing and I think it tastes like lemonade or something tastes. LemMe it did. Yeah absolutely and it was weird. How God because it tastes just like edible lemonade. What is the revelation he had us all? Try it and I remember like my eyes like did one of those cartoon things where they bolted of their head out of my head because I try to. This is amazing so really was like I have a video of you behind me like picking up. The hikers lemonade continually eating along the trail. I was grazing like look like walking through the forest grabbing hikers lemonade by the fistful shoving into my mouth. It was so good it really was. I mean it wasn't a long trail either But it was a beautiful because you know that's one that people just don't go on unless they're kayaking and know about But when we got to the end it was really cool because I remember. He has a circle. Rhonda I WANNA get your picture. And then he turned it to pano mode and went up. The tree line ended a panel picture. I'm like your genius clever and you're working for your tips hunting. And we didn't even tell him to do that did we? Didn't ask for Ramic shot. But he just he just knew that was not his first Rodeo and yeah he because the redwoods can be hard to photograph because they're so tall and it's almost impossible to get them all in one go so very far away you deal and you got to Panorama helps so that was great when we come back after the break we're GonNa bring on our guest. Brian Care Wak I'm Hani German and I'm Caroliina Ramirez and this is life in Spanish and you know we're cooking it up in here. We got that boy awaiting for you. Why are you looking at me so confused? Because I'm like you got the Baja I'll get you know you got the Mongols. We got it all for you at life. Spangler uncle Joe any type of food listening follow on the iheartradio APP or subscribe. Wherever you listen to podcasts. I am Matt and I'm Brad. This is park land. Lia In today's episode is about Redwood National and state parks in California. All Right. So we've definitely talked a lot about movies so far this episode in. That's not just because this place reminds us of a goofy movie or because our Kayak Guide was talking about bird box. Lots of big movies are actually filmed here. In the various redwoods state parks as well as nearby sites like Mayor Woods National Monument. Yeah the setting is pretty iconic So it's perfect for movies like the lost world rise of the Planet Apes Star Wars episode. Six return of the jet I all of which filmed here. I think the most popular of all these is the speeder. Chase SCENE FROM STAR. Wars definitely popular. And how can you not love the locks? They're less intimidating than most of Al. That's for sure. I think my favorite though is probably the lost world and not only because that franchises will go to my favorite movie series ever but because all the forest scenes are filmed here plus that terrifying sequence. Where the t? Rex pushes the motorhome over the cliff. I'm just glad Roosevelt Ogden push. Rv over a cliff here. Yeah really okay. First of all of that movie scene is insane though. Can we just talk about that because I remember thinking for the first time in theaters and how vividly it stuck with me like watching it also like it was on video or whatever years later I watched at Manas House to with her? And she's such like so sweet and meek and seeing her reaction to this like really graphic scene where the T. rex like shoves them from a cliff. Oh yeah she's like. Oh my and I'm like I know it's it's like really shocking and intense and it's always been one of my favorite most memorable scenes from movie probably ever still came out in like ninety seven and here I am twenty plus later still memory it and watching it. And after our time here at Redwood I think even more so because we were you know it was filmed this scene was filmed and doubly so because we're now living in an RV in motor home so except ours is nearly larger fancy. Is the one in the movie now? But there's was brutally destroyed and Julianne Moore almost died when she crashed into the glass. So I think we're fine and I also think this is a great moment to bring on our guest for this episode. My brother Bryan Bryan. How you doing tonight great Thank you for having me on your podcast. Absolutely it was such a fantastic trip to the redwoods. And there's so much there's so much to enjoy to commemorate and it's such a beautiful historic and cinematic national park. Yeah and I feel like honestly. We've talked in mentioned Brian on this podcast enough that I feel like he's the third host in a way like already finished third host and Brian. I guess it'd be the the fourth of the police say I mean it's it's true because aside from after Brad. You're the person who have visited more national parks within the probably by far like from childhood up until today so and you know who got me. Obsessed with the National Parks. Pass for which then you know I. I tend to be a very obsessive person. So nice spiraled rapidly out of control and that ultimately kind of led to this so I guess thank you because none of the well I had a I mean I had no idea what introducing like introducing you to that passport book. Would I never like wildest dreams envisioned it would spiral into this just like this is an interesting thing that he would probably like and I was right. You had no idea and now I really took that and ran with it and that was our first like family. A national park teamed vacation that we started doing that was like a few years ago. That was in two thousand sixteen and dad suggested doing like this outdoorsy kind of trip with Our sister emily and me and you and him and that was the it was the four of us. In that first year where we went to yellowstone and Grand Teton. Such a beautiful trim it was it was yeah and very formative and that was where both you and. I got the national parks. Passport in Grand Teton. Yeah yeah so I went crazy with it and here we are Was it next year was was this trip. The next year redwood and to Boston volcanic I think it does. Okay so the the cool thing about that was You and I were both kind of deep into our National Parks Fascination. At this point we'd been stamping crazy. And the thing I love. Most about the redwood trap in Lawson with that this time We're able to bring Brad and Whitney along with us. So our group in our families expanding. Yes let's beautiful. Yeah I love that. I love it too early in this episode. We talked about how you nearly engaged. Yeah and now you're married you newly married married and so it's true. Yes Whitney care. Wak has just weird has different so I've had a lot of a lot of different important steps in our relationship followed almost immediately by trips to national parks which has been Nice. That's a nice team. I like that though. Yeah so this is great and actually sorry to cut you off but what. What did National Parks Really Mean to you? Brian like what does that bring to your life. Let's get right to it. Oh Wow what do they mean to me I mean aside just being Beautiful Nature Preserves. That are just rare to see anywhere. I've always looked at them to put it in like the stupidest way possible I. I'm big into video games right so like video games have like certain levels are certain areas of the world that are like vastly different from the other and it's like a lot of care goes into creating them from the game developers national parks. I go to like this is like a world in a in a game which I don't know maybe that says something about me that I have to compare like actual nature to fantasy video game stuff but I love it. It's really just like it's incredible. That like Big Bend National Park like I can't believe this desert world is part of the same country or map that like Redwood National Park. Yeah like giant trees like you go and it's like I can't believe this is the same the same world that announced two things are at and I don't know I just I love experiencing I love bad. Just it's true. Bitterly like Matt will go and say it's like Disney ride to York and by referencing the two games like it's absolutely true. We all have different ways of like referencing. And that's really the beauty of and we do with we compared to Disney a lot. We also compare it to movies a lot which really pets but also like I've been comparing lately in the video game like certain roads in parts especially I think I'm like Oh this should be a level and then this adventure bring it back to the earthly realm of where we actually live started this off in Chicago. Sure well for us. It started in Chicago. But where did you start this trip from so we started from Boston data? Emily Medicine Logan Airport in Boston. And Dad Emily Whitney and me flew from Boston to Chicago where we met you guys at the hotel connected to the Chicago airport and we spent the night there and then we all flew to San Francisco where we would start bar hopping. Because obviously we love to indulge hearings. So yeah I think I we drop basically draw luggage off. And then we're like okay which bar I sprint to the nearest to the nearest bar trick which is an amazing cocktail bar. I'm was then. Didn't we walk from the? It felt like ours. We walked from there to get to the next place not he. Didn't we walk them? There is another stable in cocktail smugglers. Cove Yeah that's like one of the pinnacle of Tiki bars. I think in the entire country and freely yeah so we're obsessed TIKI bars and we're like well we gotta go there and be. I don't think it was close at but we thought we'd just want who wasn't the horrific time when somehow I was the person taking us and then I got lost at my phone died and I remember being lambasted by somebody in the group like like mad at me because I got US lost but we don't blocking like well he minutes out of the way it was. That was really on all of us. Because you showed us the map you're following and we all looked at were like Yup checks out. Yeah none of us wanted to take responsibility for the mess. Now get national parks. But somehow I can't navigate cities also. San Francisco's have very confusing city. It's not laid out in the same way like we're used to Chicago where it's like a very straightforward Grad or an San Francisco's like zigzagging streets and like hills and a lot of craziness so we had a process that but we didn't we made it very cozy corner and he's there Yeah that was like Disney. There was like the line four. Pirates of the Caribbean or something. Yes it really was like this. Dark very alluring place like it feels like you're in like this cave see and also like there's an upstairs and downstairs and you go inside. It's really it's jarringly dark. Your eyes need to adjust and then try. You also need to be. Because they're right right there that's a liability but we made it down and had a had a blast so fun little waterfall there and know like pirates could just walk in at any moment and I would have been on phased. Yeah like like not angry ones. But Yeah Yeah. What's Johnny Depp's character Captain Jack Jack Speer? But you knew it well. I'm just trying to I see what you do. A good interview tactic right now. After after San Francisco it was a beautiful drive would absolutely stunning before we of course had to stop by what? Bridge Golden Gate Bridge. I used his own tricks on. He was excited. Sounds which I don't know if you bought the Golden Gate Bridge is its own National Park site going. I did not know that Thang. Yeah so it's like now. Golden Gate national heritage or something like that and you could see Alcatraz from literally. We gotta go out we do. I was thinking about the prisoner. Vast caban like prisoners clearly asca then too but I feel like ask him INS clearly. Modeled after Alcatraz. How is it not like the name sounds the same? It's the same format it's like this president the middle of an angry bay these references in. I'm here keep comparing real life things to fantasy thing of this episode So yeah we saw like sunrise Golden Gate Bridge. That was really early for that. That was planned now. That was planned. And then yeah so. We got some photos there and then drove the rest of the way. Which was a sizable drive. I think from San Francisco up to read what it was like five hours and but we woke up super early so it wasn't that bad and like we said like the drive is really scenic. And pretty so you don't really mind it as much. You're driving through really like scenic terrain and the trees cleaner and greener and Taller and taller. And then all of a sudden you're like and the redwoods scorgeous GRANDPA. Yeah Yeah Yeah. I don't remember the drive being bad. I'm trying to remember really drive. It was a delight the whole way. Yeah it really was it really was. I WANNA fast forward here just a little bit and really just dive into redwood because there's so many ways that you can discover your parks traveled your parks. Find your parks and so Redwood we get there young. What do we do well? The first thing we do is to go to the visitor's center one of the visitors sentenced. We Kuchel visitor center which is right along the coast and it was Very Beautiful Day and I feel like it was like such a quintessential and the redwoods like the fog which is probably there all the time but it was like sunny and foggy and nice and crisp. It was probably like sixty degrees or something really comfortable and we get our passport. Book stamped obviously big priority. I think I check. Yeah and then we do that. We go to the house. Got a stunning up. A Dream House. The name of that area was like elk meadow lodges because it was surrounded by like I was trying to remember it today and I like went onto Google for national park and I saw that posted in I clicked on it. Looked like where we stayed given what we saw. So there's this there's this house it wasn't anything big. There's just no. Oh Gosh it was so good. Living Room a spacious kitchen and dining area that was split into living room. Nice little back porch. I think there was a girl but I don't know if we used it. We didn't use it now. And then there's a veteran perfect place to be play. Our favourite board game. Yeah so this type Quiz Brian. What is that trekking across? I'm going to get it wrong trekking across the US tracking the national parks. But okay close. At least you knew tracking. That's really what I knew that trekking was involved tracking was involved such. That's about and also obviously perfect to play that game when we're literally staying National Park so we just I remember playing that at least one night. We all gathered around the table. I'll play trucking. National Parks probably had a a bunch of Beers Beers. Manby mostly just like cooked. Use The house because the kitchen was like fully stocked and felt like everything and I loved it there so much it was really add up really nice great location close to a lot and it was like a little community a bunch of little house on their felt like oh great. Yeah I know so. We're there for at least a few nights. I think it was good anchor place to be for our time in Redwood which started with. We did this trail. We did the Prairie Creek trail or part of the Redwood Creek trail like right away dropped her off and then hikes for a few miles and that was the one that was just like a flat trail like on a road. Yeah that was pretty easy and straightforward. And that's the one where at least like the point where we turned around was at one of the kind of creek crossings right. There was a bridge and we all like Gabbard for a group. But on top of this giant following redwood. Oh Yeah we're skipping rocks asking a lot Iraq earlier in the episode and it's just such a beautiful memory. Yeah so it's a great. Yeah I and I also liked how we all just quietly. No one talked about rock skipping but we each kind of quietly started doing it and I feel like it was an unspoken competition to see. Throw rocks the furthest. I couldn't him at all like I feel like Brian would be a little bit competitive here and be like well other than you. I take great pride in my ability to skip rocks. I mean I'm not. I'm not ashamed to admit that grind definitely I mean. Yeah that that was. That was loud and clear. I mean I don't want to put like I don't WanNa put it out there. So people want to compete with me when they do it because I wanted to be like kind of on the down low at. I'm okay at it. You're going to want to surprise people without sorry spoiler. Alert really good at skipping rhymes. Yeah right and then when we're done with that trail Either that day or the next day. That's when we went on that huge kayaking. Oh yeah that was Bright and early the next morning we all got back into the rental car and we drove to the northern part of the park. I remember it was like a little bit of a drive in the morning. But that's where Smith ripper is and such a pretty river so pretty and we all met up with our Kayak Guide who has pile into his big van. His you know one of those long bands where you can know storage items and have a bunch of people corralled inside of it and he drove to this. Drop off point where we all convene in got into our Cox and got into the river and it was such an incredible that that was the most had kayaking probably ever. I think most of my key Muslim Mike Hiking anyway has been on lakes and stuff like that. So it's fun to do it in a river where it's like dynamic constantly. Changing scenery waiver river was pretty wide. It wasn't like a small river and I remember. It was like that perfect day where it wasn't too chilly. I wore a jacket. Because thank you. Good idea and Just over the river and just over your head you just had a million little like little flies and you could just see them and they hit you and everything but it didn't even matter because it looked like it was gorgeous. It was stunning flies. I remember it. I think I remember it was like this. Activity is like a like a fizzy stuff. The above soda. That's what it felt like. That's exactly what it felt like. Carbonation cloud of flies and it didn't bother us. See a demon bother. You didn't notice that member it yeah. I remember like early on within the first ten minutes of being in a kayaks there was like a little bit of a pile up We hit some not rocks but like some mild rapids. I guess and like Emily was first or sister. I and she kind of like Korean to the side and then I like slammed into her. And then Brad slams into me and you fell off your you. Were not into the water. You really kneeling fell face forward on onto the top of your Kayak. Because you hit me. Oh that drags on my knees trying something. Different trying different stances because it was like an open face. Oh Yeah Right. We'll make it on top of or kneel on top of and that was fun. Yeah it's always great for good. Kayak pile up little car pileup. Yeah I remember that and thinking like well. That's the closest anyone's going to get to falling in on this trip but that was not the case. Yeah right I thought that too soon. Yeah let's talk about that because I was talking with Brad before this about you capsizing. And he didn't remember. I think he was probably too far back in the group but I was right in front of you and I remember hearing it and turn around like Oh. You're you're in the water now. I really think that's when I was posing on Iraq. I hope so I feel like the situation was pretty chaotic. Like whatever was happening there must have been some like light rapids. We're in like didn't emily like throw an article. Iii or jacket up in the air. Something Lost Somebody. Lost an article of clothing and wash. Yes no she did. I remember and dumb and rivers. Somebody found it again. Yeah Yeah I forgot about that. Which was lucky for her. Yeah my my experiences during that time. So it was in light rapids. I don't know I don't exactly know how it happened. I just remember at one point going down this kind of rapidy part of the river. I just like something I must have bumped out of my Kayak and I started like I felt myself slowly like rolling out of a Kayak and falling back into the river. But it happened. It happened incredibly slowly. Slow enough where you think you think that any person doing this would have plenty of time to correct was happening but I just watched like my feet on the Kayak and I just watched them go for higher up into the air until I fell backwards and was completely submerged and yeah and it also made me realize that trying to swim while you're wearing shoes is a strange feeling sticks out of my mind like wow. I don't know if I've ever done this before but yeah it was. It was startling. I've never been tossed. Been Whitewater rafting managed to stay in the Kayak during class four rapids but not during this very tiny. Little turbulent area. I'd like judges out of like one five. It'd probably be like a one point. Five the reason why I fell out of it. I don't know what happened but it did. Yeah I remember guide who is in front. Obviously and he gave us a little bit of a heads up. It's like just casual heads up some mild rapids. You'll be fine but does and then I was like behind him. And then like I hear like slow-motion slash and then the next thing I know you're swimming to shore and yeah and I can only imagine too. I remember how cold that water was because we had all like immediately prior to this been at that big boulder or whatever and we're like taking turns jumping off into the water. So Oh yeah it was called. Yeah was like much colder than I thought it would be. That was that was really fun. Yeah but After we spent a couple minutes on that rock jumping off of it We went over to that trail. And that's where we were introduced hikers lemonade like we were talking about earlier in the episode. What was your favorite part of that trail? I guess well I guess my favorite part of it was being able to just like pick vegetation off the ground and eating it. That's what I remember the most anyway. The hikers lemonade. Looks like these like almost like four leaf clovers just going on the ground and we were told that we could just pick them up and eat them so we did and they taste remarkably like lemonade. Would Yeah I couldn't get enough of I was like stuffing Sam and then twenty four hours later. All of our mouths are broken out poison ivy. The wrong one. Yeah the guy. That's like J K. Yeah Digest this right right now. I know that was that was so good. I can't get over that I remember like because it's very unnatural seemingly as a human being like to be told while you're hiking through the middle of the woods like you know reach down and just eat something going on the forest floor and I'm like I don't I don't do this normally no is this. What foraging is morning Seattle? Love it? I felt like an island animal and it was screened for that. I felt like I could survive out in the woods by my. Yes Yeah I could live here. I could live up. Eat only this mine. Just hikers laminated. Yeah so wish I wish we sold it in stores. Yeah I agree my favorite so Brian On a podcast. We talk about our favorite things. We have not told each other their surprises and while this isn't the end of this episode. What we wanted to do is we want to bring you on to this tradition of ours to tell us what our favorite things are and share. Oh yeah and become. I am honored so Brian. What was your favorite part of this trip? Yeah the whole thing Oliver. Oh Jeez well I mean. The Kayak trip was a highlight That might be my favorite part of the trip but I'm going to condense it down even further and say that the rock that we stopped at and jumped off of into the water a very distinct great memories of that one. Mainly because Whitney my now wife took an unexpected freezing cold water get to see it. I just heard her screams. I didn't see it either but I heard the splash. Everyone just turned around and like like right. Yeah yeah she. She parked her kayak trying to step up onto the rock. But Lost her footing and just like jumped back into the water which was great. Yeah I love it But in addition to that we all jumped in which was fun but then Brad surprised everyone with a with a front flip off this huge boulder. Yeah I. It was kind of like a almost like a front wheel. Flip I kinda curved but it was fun. 'cause IN MY MIND. I looked great in this senior leader. I think just great then. I took a video. I looked at the video and my didn't our guide wasn't he like wow. Can we use that for our website? Said something like that. This is how we're going to sell this Kayak trip your rock. Oh well I'll have to forward that video onto him. He's been waiting for a year looking actually wear. That was a great. Those are great part of that. I mean the whole Kayak thing was really really amazing but it was really fun. I remember being like so. Show utterly shocked by how cold the water. I wasn't properly warned our guy did not. He's like shirt jump in. He didn't say like by the way it's deathly cold like you're GONNA you're buying down right. Yeah that's kind of sick pleasure out of seeing experience that yeah. Vr faces after each of us jumped in and like definitely panic. Swam to the Rock. Yeah that was a lot of fun was what was yours. My favorite I think my favorite is probably after this trip. We did this longer. Hike through redwoods. Yes and that was really fun. I don't think you'd like to as much as you're hiking in like water shoes. That was just a miserable time because I didn't have socks on. I had wet water shoes. It was really bad not ideal but because it was love that one. That's one with all the switch backs. Yeah that one had more switch backs up and down? We went through in over. Some creeks the trees in their mind blowing there was just such a like condensed variety of them here. There was so much and it was. I think the longest or one of the longer hikes. We didn't redwood too so those nice they'll spend some quality time Mike in the deep in the woods like this and especially after the CAC trap where I'm like okay. It'd be nice like us. Our legs again. Was that the one the trail that we walk through a hollowed out Red Oak. Yeah Yeah So. We didn't meet. The tree was wide enough and mostly hollow like we're able to crawl throughout the throughout the entire length of it pretty much like there was like caves inside of trees down because they're so the trees are just so huge that you don't realize you could create a home inside of them like at least. I can live in there and just eat hikers lemonade. And make it my home right. I know where I'm at Disney world attractions and Gabe realize about. I Guess Disney's basing it off of something. It's a real life here. Back in that comes comes through like super clear absolutely. I think my favorite thing would actually be like honestly. It wasn't a place it was just the ability to do this trip all together with my family like I love spending time with you guys You know with you know Donald Whitney Emily. Brian Matt Myself. Who is just one of those really awesome times where we get to connect and see each other and just go through it They've and cooked together and Kayak and hike. It was all just about the ability to do it as a family. That was really cool to me. That's a nice Sobriety ultimately at the end of the day. What did you get out of his trim Well I guess a big thing that I got out of this trip was how I mean surprising this country. I guess this world can still be like you. Go to a place like Redwood National Park which you've heard about and you've seen pictures of redwoods but to actually be there and to see these like massive trees that look like they're from. I don't know some giants world in the rings or something is it's humbling. Because you're just this miniscule little thing compared to these huge trees it's just incredible and it just makes you and it makes me curious for to explore as much of the world's that can because this is just a tiny little part of it and you know that there's other stuff like this out there absolutely. Well that's why we keep on traveling to the national parks. Yeah Hi I'm Matt and I'm Brad. This is park land area. And today's episode is about Redwood National and state parks in California so three things that we would bring. You know we definitely you would probably start off with a Kayak for myself at least But we don't own once. I guess I would have to buy one I but just in case there's definitely a lot of different places to rent kayaks from or do tours from so. Don't worry if you don't have a kayak like myself You can definitely get one plenty of options for that and then to go along with that some sort of wet suit or water system layer like we were when we went kayaking. Absolutely choose to water shoes. Yeah because I think that's also important for kayaking and then if you're in certain areas of the park you use it when you go. Tide pooling along the coast which is also granted in and of itself because you can see animals like sea stars and crab seat cucumbers Mussels a whole nother a whole nother ecosystem. Yes and then because when you're done kayaking you're going to need dry socks and shoes right. I didn't do that and I went on a trail afterwards and I was miserable. You are So that's definitely something I've learned from. This trip is to always make sure you have extra clothes to change into especially for doing kayaking. Yeah I try back up and this is one of those parks where within the span of one afternoon or just a full day you can totally different different activities like we did. We went kayaking in the first half of the day and then went right from there to a long hike. So both of those activities require different. Sets of Tyre in specially footwear so have a full backup at. The ready is really helpful as and of course we could bring trekking at the National Parks Board game along with extra friends because you have to have a lot of friends to play that. Don't we love that relies sharing that with friends? And then also this park. If you're in a bar game mood you should bring. We have like a Jurassic Park Board game and what better place to play at the park. Where one of literally filled so just continue with that that theme and speaking of Drastic Barker I. I know that we've talked about that franchise. A lot on this podcast. But I think it's safe to say that Redwood National and state parks is really the episode where it makes the most sense because this is a place that is so unbelievably beautiful about one of the movies. The lost world was literally films here and not only that But this incredible place has been featured in Star Wars NETFLIX MOVIES. And now our family photos. 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We are back with orange county after missing a couple of episodes. Yeah oh yeah we have. It has been a little bit because we didn't. That's right so Yeah we're back. We're here to talk orange county before we dive into it Big news our tickets are finally on sale for the crappies awards. It's now january. Twenty first january twenty first thursday six. Pm pacific nine pm. Eastern tickets are now on sale. Go to watch a crap dot com. There's a link there And of course you can vote. You don't have to vote doesn't mean anything. It doesn't change anything in the world. It's just fun and we. We just think you'll have a fun. Time voting in it's all sorts of cool categories like best bravo. Show best brevity liberty but also things like best scandal. Best friend of things like that. It's like mtv movie awards you know like compared to the oscars except on a much less impressive level which is sad. 'cause the mtv movie awards are already not impressive at all. But that's that's the space that we live in right now with it so go check it out. Go to watch crap dot com. There's a link there and go vote and have fun. Tell your friends. I think it's just a fun fun activity for anyone who watches bravo. Yeah do at da doot everybody. Yeah well today is orange county and it's really weird. We have had two episodes that we haven't recapped. I've gotta say so. Weird to not recap the show like. I still talk right at the show. I wasn't going to talk to you. So i was just doing terrible impressions to the television instead. Fulfilling have to say do we. Not i know we didn't recap last week. Which was part two of the exciting journey to the barren amusement. Park like woodland's amusement park. Did we not recap the one. Before that i don't i don't remember the last one we recap with where elizabeth started that that thing with bronwyn where she was crying and then it continued on. I got to continue on. We found that more information the next one. I think this is only think we only missed one week of orange county. Oh we missed two weeks of salt lake's no we missed. We missed too. We missed two of salt lake. City do we. This is i. Don't know what honestly i'm like. I'm dead to the world right. His argument as far as my memory this very household as compelling as dealing with that. We just talked about that that that museum park that was like one of the strangest saddest amusement parks. I've ever see. It was like a nature amusement park or something like that with like like sort of half ass fishing and archery summer camp. Very lake arrowhead. It's very family. What families do who got the cap like exactly. Go out clubbing. Or do it i. It's not a glamorous vacation k. they're going to arrowhead. Yeah and the other thing that we of course we missed on the episode was shannon madore testing positive for coronavirus and then moving back in with their kids and then just berating them down outside sophie their thought. Has anyone done the laundry. There's no one done the laundry now under stuck everywhere. Why did you did you spritz perfume there's perfume is there a few review the laundry. Everything is on top of everything else. Did go figure you leave. Your kids can't cove it and they're complete flops shock. Oh yeah it's fun. Version of like like an eighties movie like the movie is like the teenagers are home because the kids the parents been on vacation. But this one's like the teenagers are at home because they all tested positive during a global pandemic. And now they're party. Yeah that's gonna be the movies that come out of twenty two thousand for sure. Yeah sorry we have to start the new year awesome new new hip new hip so we opened this episode with ron bronwyn in her backyard. Having a six month sobriety party with all of her family And she's like well kids six months ago. I said i'm not going to drink anymore. And so i got this ship and its four six months so he but then she drops it like. That's pretty much sums up twenty twenty so Then we go to kelly's house and you know what for all the talk that we've all scuttle bug that kelly is an anti massacre that she's totally disregarding social distancing etc here we have seen of jolie opening up the fridge and saying mom. Why is there a mask the fridge we got. We got kelly all wrong. She has mass in her fridge. She has mass everywhere. Have i know. that's you know that's a jail mask for her. Is you know it is joe. Joe can have with rick leventhal. It's almost as jellies rick leventhal. Yeah he doesn't remember when you were a kid. I don't know if you've ever did this. But i will confess that like you know like the softcore porn only the playboy tallow whatever. It was like scrambled on cable. You know he's he's squiggly lines it like once every half an hour you might see a breast by all you hear like rick leventhal noises like rick leventhal softcore porn all year s. Yeah yeah that's all you hear and camille grammer going So but salad. So you're going to take off your bra. Now you're going to rub your breasts face and then you're going to hear me. Lap dance dance. Oh yeah that's right so upsetting affect okay. We gotta make a diversion here. I one time my friend nicole and i nicole listens. Know you're listening to call. Hi nikki. we one time. We're watching a movie on. It was like on cinemax. Whatever and it started dana. Plato and it was like it was one of those like cinemax softcore porn and it was so bad but we're fascinated by it because dan plato. Wasn't it rest in peace. And what was so funny about. It was how they would like have these random details to make. It seem like it's a reality. So data plato's hold character. Thing was that she incessantly talked about bring a waldorf salad over. She like my mayor. Waldorf salad want me to bring over and then like next. I brought the of salad and the next thing was like god that waldorf salad was the best was. She was at this house with these two couple and they're eating the waldorf salad at the coffee table and she's like okay. Well this has been wonderful. I'm going to sleep. And she's she's gonna sweater and she stands up and she has no pants on no underwear just like her vagina. And it's like you just ate a waldorf salad with these people like just like naked on the bottom but like sweater on top. that's not a waldorf salad pressure. So that's that's my little diversion about dana. Plato and soft corns. i'm the guy she bones like. What are you talking about waldorf salad. I don't even get that. But i like it. What you talking willis while she okay okay so elizabeth's is doing a selfie cam on the beach where she's exercising. I guess and it's like a son divorce papers everybody here so the neck ooh look at that passion bomber. Here's to the next phase of my life. A ball for critical yesh domino tomasz. Icho must lateral so then we're back at santa's house. Xl ganic headboard came in your dorm room. When i went to college. You just bought a comforter now luck you have to. You don't have to buy this you view. I've never heard of anyone. Buying had boards for their children. Let alone organic head boards. God leah black taking her son to call it. I've got to take our insane. Bookcase isn't carpets and curtains. Qube doing it's supposed to look at present. Just roman there and say see you at christmas. You're gonna to buy all these nice sheets and they're cleaned for three months so bother see winning their and decorated the room. The roommate side of the rue mike did adopt. Did it up offense. Like why shannon bought organic had boards for both girls and she said well. I don't want texas so as we all know. Organic hip boards fixed that. I'm looking at this vomit yellow pillow she wanted. I was up all night looking at options. There hideous. am. I got this car. Look you put things in this car and it has a handle so you lift up the handle and you move the car. My taylor is making your pet skirt. Why is she giving your wife. Why does her dorm bed need a bed. Skirt probably won't even fit. You know that she called up. She called up. You know students services how hi. My name is shannon dougher. My daughter will be matriculating at your university. This fall and I would like to know the approximate. I like the width and the length of the bats. Because it is very important that she has a bed skirt on her bed because she needs to have nice things. As i say this as someone whose first husband didn't give me a nice thing ever ever i need to ask you. Does the dorm room that my daughter sophie bador will be staying in desist room. Have a chandelier that works off of bluetooth. Yes or no. Yes or no. Aren't the walls contagious. Just tell me just tell me true. Are there would want to check. If i sent a construction crew over to put drywall over this block wall. Do you have a nebulizer. Do you have any services in case a piece of plastic might wind up in. Someone's but i'm actually asking on behalf of me. Because i went back to dr moon and let's just say things went awry. Do you have a nurse that is capable of dealing with psychological debris in the canal. Yes or no. I'm so happy. I think that has to be one of my favorite housewives things ever when shannon thought she had something uppercut and david had become get out of her and it turns out it was just a piece of psychological debris. It's like of the most iconic things party to like. She was late to the finale. The finale party where something happened. I don't know but that was so funny. Okay so she's like lawmakers. We're helping now. We are healthy. There are six strength of this. You have to be very careful. I got you a coffee. Boxers nebulizer tranquilizers trivialize irs There's kettle chips for your father to eat it. You passive aggressively while you're trying to make a point in case he ever come to visit just like hanging out what's funny. I haven't even changed. My william david phillips everything. So if i were to die. He gets all the money because they're like thanks. Mom mom wreath tech killed miss shannon storms before which is true. Yeah you might not wanna be saying the stuff out. The door killed literally in a murder plot. Here my per door literally lying dead. Kill david for my trust five. Well it's nice to see that. David is interested in trust for once in his life. Quite my parents could find your trust. So so he's like mom. I want my own clothes. You pick out crappy clothes and she was gonna pay for it. She's like i have dad's credit card. Okay i need to be independent upped credit card. Normally i would say something passive aggressive and be upset. You have your dad's credit card but thank god. You have your dad's credit card you know. My children were raised here in new beach. It's a very privileged community and it's important for my kids to learn how to take care of themselves. Which is why i let them choose out. How one of the hughes of the headboard that i purchased for them so she's telling you better not get into drama there like does that mean drugs. Mom psych mom. So then we go to bronwyn and shaun's house and this is just so bronwyn saana sitting there by the fireplace on his phone probably doing work emails. Or something and bronwyn comes in and plops down on the bed but he working on. I'm going to get out of this house. This is just a while experiment. Have to get out. Hey what is it that one woman said. I was meant to have breakfast and dinner with you. But not launch. Yeah yeah we've been together a lot And she tells us on miserable is and then we see her just basically being rude to because i know very little about you have to twenty five years. You don't talk about your feelings. Ever high guess what. That's a sign that you're an asshole. Your husband twenty-five years. You're the lady i hate to break it to you. But you're the one was drunk. I mean like. I mean. I respect your journey that you're on and she says it in such a such a angry i mean she is. She really is such a drama club. Teenager right just like every declaration is just with so much like aw. This has to be sad right now. I'm like and he's like he he is. He's so like trying to make like he's making nice and he's like well but i started on a path which is great right. She's like no no. She's she's really sucking. And i think that elizabeth later in the episode and we'll get to it but she puts she lays it out very very clearly and i totally agree with what i remember was but said that i'm we'll get to it. It's in the nets but bronwyn is totally taking everything and turning it around on the other person. She does it with every single thing. It makes me crazy so she's mad because now that she's sober. She's not as dependent on him and now she realizes that things that were acceptable to her before are just not acceptable. Now and so. She's like she talked to you. She's like if you talk to your therapist. Yeah it's just it's just what comes after. I'm just reading through so she's like have you talked to your therapist. And he's like No but i'm going to. I'm probably gonna learn a lot about myself. It's like well. Yeah i know nothing about you. I mean nothing and we've been together for so long and he's like well. I mean i started the path. And say well i mean i feel like you get jealous of my girlfriends and that's kind of hard on me. Yeah because you just came out of the closet and are going out all the time. Well he's home taking care of your children and your house. Yeah exactly. I mean look. I've actually been. I think more into bronwyn journey than a lot of the audience. I think a lot of people have been turned off by now. But even i'm starting to really you know. Come get a little bit to my wits end. Because i think that the journey that she's on and how honest she's been has been really actually fascinating and interesting but now she's just worried about that part where she is like going through changes and it's just like you know i've said before she's like in a teenager state and she is in a teenager state and unfortunately tune interstate's really annoying so just sort of like just seeing her like you know sean she was just sort of like going after sean. And you know she's just saying inches like he's like you know i'm just sitting here and i'm seeing you develop all these like really close bonds with your friends and i'm just like a roommate and wanna be around me you well our home. Life is not romantic. Okay that's all. We have the condo. And i'm sort of like you know there are a lot of people that don't have the condo. Make their homes most people. I think the ninety nine point nine percent of people don't have the condo for the romans. I feel like there was like an excuse in there. Like i am angry at you because there's no romance here and we got rid of our romantic place. I'm like i feel like you're that's an excuse. You put in your probably angry at him because you're starting to realize new things about yourself and you're projecting and who knows what does all sorts of psychological garbage floating around there. But i'm like don't say it's because of the key. Don't say it's the condo. We don't have a condo. I think she's doing a lot of fucked up set by just going out all the time and you know parting with new friends. And she's turning it around on him to make him feel bad she's like i know our life isn't romantic and you know there's kids everywhere that's why we had the khanda and you know we know in the home. There's nothing sexy. I mean. I said when we went to the montage i said let's do this once a week. And you made a lot of promises to meet the montage and you haven't followed through since the montage. I mean the other thing. I don't know if a thought occurred to anyone else. But i do think that like maybe sean might actually be depressed. Like he's basically telling her he's he told her he's he's on his phone all the time he's like not emotionally available. He's quiet his partner in crime for the for the past. Twenty years is on lead like doesn't need him anymore. Maybe his purpose in life is being shattered like he enabled her because he like he like. There's all sorts of stuff that is happening. And the sean allowed to also be going through some shit too. Like if you want us to like reserve the space to honor that you're going through some very very serious like life changes and self realizations like you should also honor the fact that sean is probably also confronting a lot of things to yeah said. Well we made promises that the montage and we said we would put ourselves first at the montage and we said we would get off. It's damn police at the montage. And so she's like you said you were going to make an effort and it lasted two days two days. Okay this conversation. Everybody is about her going out with her friends all the time. Remember that okay. It's like fighting with the child and so she's like well. I want to be a better version of myself. And i need that from him to and so he's like well. I'm sorry that's your reality. What's yours and he's like. Well we talked about like having romantic time once a month once a week shine and he's like but then when we are together you want nothing to do with me and then she's like well you just come home and you stare at your phone. I'm like you know what true love is. Is that when you and your loved. One can both sit on the couch and look at look at your own phones together and not feel like something is wrong because you know it's like the equivalent like reading newspapers together. You know to me that's when people always say. Oh you're in your phone you know. do you know what. What's like a famously secred thing. That like when a couple of weeks up in the morning and they both have a newspaper and they both are sitting at the table. Reunions paper together. Isn't that like the same thing. You're both like the point is that you're together. You're doing something but you're doing it together. I just feel like this has been like like like. She's bronwyn saying that. John's not making an effort and this and that when he spent the past twenty years pretty much like cleaning up. Her mass is pretty. It's pretty harsh. Yes she's being pretty harsh and every time he tries to talk and he's talking to her in a very like therapy which is what requires you know. So he's talking like as she won't let him finish the sentence or anything like you're never hear song. I was like well. No wonder he. She knows nothing about him. Like demand cap. Finish the sentence. So she's like well. I mean i get half of you like you check out. And i don't want to be a little miserable. I want to be happy. And i'm starting to think that looks different than what this is and i go out to be with my friends because they're not on their phones. They're doing stuff with me and like no you know you know. Also psalms working to support a family of ten or nine whatever as people and taking care of the kids and doing all this shit while you're going out and having fun gimme a break. I'm not feeling that for bomb went on this. I don't care what anybody. Yeah i think this case. I think this was like i think this is projection. I think she was trying to create some sort of space so that way she she won't feel as bad when she ultimately decides to leave him. I think is creating something here. Because because i understand like you don't want someone who's just like always always always on their phone but also like it is two thousand. Twenty people are on their phones. Like it's i feel like it's kind of like a unit is i was watching. I was watching. A new year's on fox. Fox actually had like a really funny new year's thing with joel mchale and ken. What's his face Why why can't remember his name. Korean actor korean-american actor contest hen. You all know. Ken jeong so So they really funny thing. And then they're like oh and now. Here's something from tim allen. Because tim allen has a show. That's on fox. And so tim allen gets on this broadcast and he's like. Hey you know new year we can overdo things like how about people not being their phones right. Remember that when people actually talked to. Mike this is such an old. Take like this old. Like this whole thing like. Oh you're in your phone it. Everyone has a phone now. Everyone is checking. Their phone is like to to the phone. Shaming thing is so tired and played out just like to me like represents us like this thing that people like hold onto the basically. You're telling me that. You and dahmer always on your phone phones. But we could be. Yeah he comes on right now. Jersey's a pack with all new weapons of the jersey shore family vacation coming january seventh at eight seven central only on mtv. This season picks up two days after angelenos wedding and the infamous speech and what might have been a disaster Only by a few hundred angelina closest friends and family has now leap making dima. Jimmy called the targets of angelina. Supporting internet trolls. The boys read a loss. But mike destroys to take on the challenge of reuniting. The family and the mediation is born. Matt act a month of separation due to covid and girls in the to move on this families at a crossroads so the go ice hatch a plan and rinse seven and toya hotel for the whole family and everyone is invited. Husbands wives girlfriends. Babies even uncle nino the guys have a mission to make the family whole again but thinks beyond repair al. My gosh don't miss an all new jersey shore january seventh at eight seven central only on mtv. So he's like well. We'll try to a much better job of coordinating the time together action. It's not words on actions like shut up. Ron went so then we go to sell fees mass jogging In orange county and elizabeth is with her brother and They're basically talking about going golfing and how of golf. Yeah he's obsessed and he's her rock and see calls him in the middle of the night upset and he always talks her down from a ledge and Then start talking. Oh sorry go say. They have the same laugh. 'cause she's she's like oh he's a little high. Remember members of yours craze. No telling everyone about that cult that we were in like. Oh yeah but colt the where. I was almost being to death because i was dyslexic. Yeah cold wow what a colts i was like. Oh my god. Yeah oh am i also want to say so when we started talking about this you know we it started with the i was in a church. That was really strict. And all of that and I titled episode. Oh my heavens gate will. Then the next episode comes out. And it's all the story of molestation and all that shit and i was like all oled not taking that lightly so sorry over people upset. I just felt bad when i was watching it. I was like damn. I making fun of that. Jeeze thoughtful ronnie. I've felt trip to catholic tricked by the show. Him make fun of feeder. Make fun of and then the next week they were high molestation. Unless i wanna talk about that for one moment the the lack of like the was. What's the right word not. Is it not delicacy. But the way the way gina asked because you know elizabeth lisbeth till know divulges to someone that she was sexually abused in this cult and everything and then they meet up with the rest of the woman and then she then tells the rest of women should like ours in a cold and sexual abuse or as bad. She's sort of like being elusive. She doesn't really come out. And say and genius. William molasses dead gina. Oh and that's also another reason. I was kind of annoyed with bronwyn by the time we got to this episode. Because she's gina opened up to me. Just tell me and so are open up to me. Tell me everything. So she does and she's like i will never say anything she's like never and then they get around all the other girls chick. I am so proud of you elizabeth. I know look so you molest dad. Oh my god. Yeah that whole thing i was. I felt so awkward. When i watched it because i was like okay. I was just making jokes about that. I was in my phone. So i missed it all so anyway. So they're talking about this girl to experience and how he was beaten and how they watch their own grandmother die he tells us they watch her anti because she had an allergy but they didn't get her medical help because if she was worthy enough she would have been saved so upset man to join a cult. People don't trust join one so they apparently had a really hard time escaping and elizabeth. Every time they tried to escape bound up back in the colt. Which i didn't really understand like h- how or why i'm sure we'll get more details about that but but either way Obviously both siblings carry like a lot of grief or guilt and all sorts of emotional baggage from that experience and elizabeth elizabeth things that she caused her sister to go down her path of you know drugs and crime because she said that she told her sister what was going on in the church and to try to protect her and so she feels like by her letting her sister no she i guess maybe ruined her innocence or something like that. I'm not sure yes and the brothers. Let me break. I mean telling her what happened to. You isn't enough trauma to make her turn to a life of crime and drugs you know. And that's i think typical of people who have that in their family. You know where you're just trying to figure out why or what you could have done and stuff and elizabeth is like well just need a protector. And i can't protect her and it's really sad scene. It is sad whistle. Elizabeth vargas wasn't so fucking crazy on instagram. She is you watch the show and you feel one way but then you gotta instagram. And it's like oh she's a. She's a real disaster on instagram. I don't even follow her ever. I see something i'm like. Oh you are you play this on the cool chick. I'm just like an easy go. Grown lives on the beach school chick and then on instagram. You're like oh just a nightmare. So then and emily are genus house. Emily comes over and They start talking about arrowhead and she just like by the way genus accent. This season is hilarious. It gets crazier and crazier goes because you really put it on like what it with that yet. Coo like okay now so on win in heart okay. And she's talking about shannon and john so there's talking about shannon and john and how shannon shannon john are fighting a lot those by the whole shannon john thing is like a little perplexing to me because we are hearing that there are fights and then shannon has been been concerned that be spending time away from each other and i'm like what is going on with them. I'm not really sure what we're we're not really seeing anything. We're just search for drama. That's what's going on. We saw all of her relationship with david. That guy was a real fucking asshole too by the way but she has like totally dramatic at all times like last year they were talking about. Tamra was saying how shannon's just call surf. You know five times a day and she's always crying. That was during the divorce but then the year before that it was. you know. maybe we're gonna go through divorce and the year before that it was like david. It's always fucking something with people like that you know. They never stopped calling you. And second i i. I'm i feel like you. And janet would be friends because i feel like shannon would be calling you up every single day in like shannon again. Yeah but i'm stopping that. And it's very freeing but i have to come up with something to do with my time because i realized that. That's kind of a weird codependent thing too. It's like oh call and then just dump all your shit and then all sit there and help you and it's like that doesn't help anyone and i'm sick of hearing. Yeah well is available now. So still have his immunity idol that he gave us so i might be calling on that power very soon so bronwyn. So brownwood. Apparently told gina that john shannon's john was drinking to the same degree that brahman user drink where she would wake up with the shakes and now bronwyn thinks that john has drinking problem too because of an apparently there was some sort of thing that happened where john got so drunk golf tournament that his dad had to come fetch him so it. Don't we don't really know what any of this is. We only have one more episode of the season. So i'm i don't know where this is going to go but i'm intrigued. Part of me is like well of course bronwyn saying that. Because that's the only one who's ever had an addiction understands that you know we set it on the show million times like if you have an eating addiction you lose one pound in the suddenly everyone else's fat mouth or if you're an alcoholic and you start drinking everyone's so part of me thinking in that frame of mind but then the other parts like who. This sounds bad. I have to say. I have to say when shannon and john were making cocktails at brahmins there was some there was a pardon me that thought this something about this feels not right wild there is i i to think to myself how much these to actually drink together. Light that they have to have dislike private cocktail moment. Like people do like people have fun. They will have a private moment. I would not be above doing it. But there was like a desperation about it and they got so ways to doing it. I was like what's really going on here. I'm not gonna lie. Definitely had that thought. When i watched them and that scene. Yeah generally just go with the rule. Like everyone's okay. Unless they say they're not and then or if it's just so so bad that you have to step in and do something you know but just brown just bronwyn doing it as bromwich interest this place to do that right. You know so then. Genus like well. We've all been getting phone calls regarding john. You know like you sounds like something bad going on the air and So yeah we talk about the shakes and the golf tournament and staff and emily's like well. I mean the bronwyn asked how they were and I said everything's great. And she said well you know. Newport is a small town and people are talking about his drinking problem and the golf course stove and teen is like yeah. Oh so one we end. Who doesn't like she yeah. she's walking. See okay stop. You're now you're just getting on my nerves with that. Well it's funny because they're mad at brooklyn for gossiping when they're actively gossiping up bronwyn in the process. I guess the difference is that brahman made the fatal flaw of like taking snap sanctimony stand arrowhead about. She doesn't like talking about people behind their backs. Like the moment you do that on a real housewives show. You're dead because the entire show structure is about talking about people behind their backs. That's the entire like every time you do an interview. That's literally what you're doing so you're already screwed and then you're going to get they're going to get you on moral grounds when. Emily and emily has been the biggest gossip this season. But she's getting away with it because he's just like whatever. I want to ask questions you know. She doesn't have any highground about it yes he just admits it aleki. Y'all that's what i said. And i also said that they forgot to tell you this part that are also said so. That shit makes me so confused about heart because like especially being a self admitted alcoholic itself like wouldn't that trigger her to check on a friend. I mean did you even sound concerned and emily's like no. She was concerned she would've called her. Yeah so then. We go over to kelly with her daughter julie and finding a spot to park at the beach and look at this asshole enjoy just reaches over and honk the horn. So we're seeing young. Kelly emerged from shirley. Now yeah jolie's like i want to find you. Don't get people you do this. Your still your hair stupid down the street. So they go sit on the beach together and Kelly's like isn't it. Is it so bad being with me like yes prison. Your socio react. Yeah and i just want you to succeed like i do everything. I do all the chores. Let me get money to do chores. We also by the way. We also get a thematic through line here of kelly. Getting mad at she'll leave for being on the phone all the time. And then we see a montage of kelly being on the phone all the time so which is which is also reminiscent of lisa. Barlow being on the phone last week on salt lake city and has been getting mad and then i can do anything i could sing. I think britney spears while i tax right now i loved wait a minute what did you say i love that. What would you say. that's great. I love okay. Oops i did it a hit me. Baby one more isn't she. Yeah what cracks. Me up about. That episode episode was really funny by the way but when she's like You know. I mean listen. I don't think it's so bad. Think about work all the time. I mean i work okay at work. I love that and her husband's like yeah. But i mean you know we do have kids and we should really spend time with kids she goes. She's like are you saying that you want kids to be involved in our business. Because i love that i love. That back was so funny. She just won't let it go. She's like yes family business. Yeah so so now So yeah julia complaining about like like you're suppose you're really strict for no reason like i do all the chores. Get no money from doing chores. And i'm getting straight as and your beyon- strict and he wasn't drag drag dragon food. Kelly tells us. I grew up with a strict family. And then we cut to her. Mom going jilani tie that. You're gonna tell. Say tom right off that. And then that strict family making sure. The kid knows how to toss us out. And julie's like i try so hard and like you're still just as hard on me and look at you. You're succeeding at the dishes. It's so funny. I never would've pegged kelly to be the one who is like like got her kid on the straight and narrow so funny to me and so then they start about rick and jolie's like yeah. I mean he makes you way more normal like my life was a train wreck. I couldn't understand school. Like i felt like i was really bad place and i'm like happier and we're in a big house and hang out with my friends. He's a really good influence and he has a really big big who. Yeah a mediator. So i can say things like i could be like. My mom is really knowing me. Because i'm doing the best that i can. And she doesn't seem to understand. And then rick will turn to my mom ago. Oh okay now tiller. Your mother says that she's very proud of you. Good y'all of your six eating leader. So then we go over the shannon on so i just say one last thing shirley i mean we love julie and i love when she goes you know going through all this stuff in life has given me a lot of wisdom us like there. You go nearly thirteen year old wisdom. Yeah so then we gotta shannon and john and they're seeing each other for the first time in like three weeks or something and he's sitting on his back porch with a drink and of course you know now that bronwyn said that i'm like oh he's drinking and john garang greets her and she's really awkward because i haven't seen john in three weeks and we've never had this much time apart and i'm gonna show you apart by making my hands into a book that's open and you know what. Let me do some cursive in the air and on the cursive and now let's go back to the front and backward hand motion stop sign and around the world. I'm doing the monkey. I'm down escalator. So i want to drink you wanna drink and drink. I drink on saturday john. He's the like. Oh come on saturday. And i guess this shannon has caught wind by now that everyone's talking about her being an alcoholic because this whole scene is about shannon trying to be like. Oh well maybe. I drink sometimes. But i don't mean to get so. And i cannot have a factor soda. Okay maybe watered down. Maybe a white claw. Why club and plus better shot of kim. That great so yeah she does she is she has happened having sleep issues. And i have been in the pandemic over run by fear. Just trank a lot and i'm just not. I'm not proud of a lot of things. I took a lot of things out. And john. So i just as just as a reminder i i came from a place of fear in the pandemic and the pandemic only not their entire rest of my life as well absolutely. Yeah and so she says i took things out on you. I'm embarrassed and he's like well you know it's hard i mean we'd probably both took things out on each other. Yeah but i took my fear and aggression out on you. Hymie my fear of toxic bedframes. That was very scary for me. And you know member. When i told you to get the fuck out. Member that john o. Remember when you came home. The bed. Skirt from from laura ashley you know. Make this job. I own bespoke ones. This one place severe. I was afraid trying in the middle of the night. That's all i was. I was trying to strangle you with a toxic bedsheet. And for that i apologize. It was cope with alcoholism. I was very reactive. And then we see the greatest hits like. Wait wait and make me look like more of a bitch david. I love the shannon clips. And they'd just put all the salmon being crazy. There's so he's like. Why are you singing this all of a sudden. Well i just. I i don't know what do you think john. And he's like well you know it's hard when it's covert and we're all stuck together and were not have we don't have our own space. I mean that's hard to well before and by say i'm gonna wrap my hands over each other but not touch them encircles at four. You said that you wanted to be with me now. I'm making a my pumps are coming together in the middle of my chest like an airplane flying into the middle of mike and all the time and now you say that people. I'm gonna make walking symbols. My fingers meet hansa part space. Is that what you're saying now. John let me rephrase that. When i said i wanted to be with you all the time that was before the pandemic and now that there is a pandemic. I'm saying i want my space. But i also want to be with you. So what i'm proposing. Is we go to an auditorium corners. Technically in the same room but we're in clearly different spaces. It sounds like he's just trying to. Yes whatever she says you know. Yeah well i'm sorry you well. It is hard being together now. It's hard being together No he's just going to say something in the league. The right combination padlocks. He doesn't want you to yell at him again. Santa's like well you know. We have not stayed together since testing. He's like yeah. I've got some pent-up perfect creek seven thou- get out of here giving us so. She tells us that she's learned the jonah's committed because they have problems others would run from bike me like geez. She has a really low bar. David doodo were you gonna make me brac fifty black. We both make rack. Faith one going to chaldean fit into my pin. Yeah so elizabeth. Texted me and get this travis. She was like porno this colt where they were like molesting children and stuff and like. I don't know what to do that like like. That's why that's like heavy like. Do i ask questions during not ask questions one. Why do it. I'm like how about you. Just don't do anything until c come to you with more. I don't yeah. It's a pretty easy call on that. One travis's reaction so funny. He's so he's like so viscerally board. No way i'm like what a wing is so heavy. You know and then you know. I feel bad for lucas tutton kindergarten. Mike it's not fair. And i'm trying to negotiate a situation with matt and then he makes me feel bad like art supposed to feel bad. That's like the other day the pool. He starts introducing beat. The neighbors and i'm like they remind neighbor like i'm like i didn't know the day and by the he has no shame in this like don't walk around like the mayor of the social club. Okay tuck tail between your bags. I rain i mean who do you think gathered when i put out my give a sign. That was the neighbors. Okay okay okay. And like i don't know like people probably think i'm crazy because he's going around saying like oh just ten minutes. I'll tell you what ten minutes wants my from last season. Okay no minimizing my truth okay. Wow that was a breakfast. It's like you took one bite much. walk in. you know he feels. I'm glad that you take breaths. So then we get some new weird song or is new to me. Oh and certainly is no yeah. They haven't played in two weeks. Not but wait until you get to the real housewives of dallas amusing because you haven't watched it yet and now they've got. I guess they've got this new way of looking at the show. It's like all positive now. Going to be like the superfund girly fund show and then all the music is new. It's like it's a sunny in god. Shani funny west. Those selling sunset better come back. Because they've really raised the bar on some tricks trixie monocle anthems about like empty empty proclamations of like bad ass. Bitch ary like. I run this town. I this this is my you better not run on and just like them getting coffee hot hockey then attend the. Ac gweat is the song real housewives of deandra driving her lexus. The fuck is this so how bad news. Okay go to disneyland. Corona virus closed down on believable hypocritical corona virus goal and her brothers like well. I guess we have to fly to florida joe's role which is really funny. Because of course you can then Emily comes over and emily's like you know either need anything all do. Because i knew you'd have food. I'm emily so then they sit down outside and she. Do you ever get tired of all the foot traffic behind you emily. We call it the challenge of shore. Emily that's what we call shoulders on. Deny unhypocritical minnows logical so. Emily is like whoa feel about for bronwen. Said well see investigated me so you know. I don't care to see investigated me investigate home. Murder seem rather i mean they'd fun but it was rude. She has yeah. You don't mind about it just wanna know. I'm weird but it's asked me about you gotta question. I asked me. You got something to say to me. An emily goes okay. Why are you weird. I was racing a colt So yes she starts telling her about that and she's like yeah. I had a lot of childhood trauma. Like i was abused in a church. And emily's like are. Are you talking sexual abuse. And then elizabeth starts crying and Emily's like well thank you for trusting me enough to tell me something personal. I mean of course already do i was just as jesus telling me and you know i'm like my heart breaks for her because as a child you know you don't even know that there's anything wrong with what all these adults are and it's not too you're an adult. You really have to start dealing with the psychological ramifications of it and stuff and elizabeth is saying well you know. The trip was really uncomfortable but it needed to happen. And i'm actually really grateful. Those girls were there when it did happen. But i'm still confused with bronwyn. She's like. I texted her and she was non responsive. I mean fakes time driven and just them like. Oh i just want to get off this facetime. Like don't act like you want to get to know me actually don't want to get to know me. Yeah and there's a world things issues in a very selfish place right now and analyst with basically says that like oh well she blames everything on everyone else. And that's like that's like hereditary. Her kids you know. She's got her kids to shift. And i have a life your mom for everything else. I mean it's a pattern and she's like. I'm not going to investigate the woman moving. You know i'm not gonna investigate or anything. and then. She says that like her divorce is final. Oko sore you and jimmy. Now she also talked oshkosh. Oh solicit so sees finally like yep i. i'm doing jimmy now which i don't either. But jimmy's laughing inside because he's on his computer in hearing them. So then we go over to the bronx house. Now here's the part of the show. Were bronwyn just gonna try and recast the whole thing. Walk these ladies. I hate all of them. I'm gonna bring all of my friends onto this. So now ma'am no. That's not going to happen okay. And would elizabeth was saying earlier about her. You know not being interested on facetime. Yeah because it's like a drama for camera you know. It's like the second you have drama. She's there like tell me about breathe. Three tell me the drama and then there's no cameras there and suddenly she's like. Why are you fucking calling me on. Facetime crazy right. So it's lebron's with sherry and her kitchen and brahmins basically like she she loves sharrock sherry's like she she has her. She'd like support yourself. And everything and brahmins like i wanna stand on my own two feet and just i want to be just like sharia. Why don't be like showers. So she's like putting sherry on this pedestal right now which i think is going to lead to disappointment on the line for her and they start talking about how they're looking at a photo from her six month Sobriety party that they had and shown had apparently gone her a cake and it was a red velvet cake and bronwyn now series the dick okay serious like an undermine her she comes in here and immediately starts talking shit about the husband's like 'cause bromwich said. This is the first time. I've tried to make things pretty since the well except for that party and she was like. Oh yeah that party. I mean you're red velvet cake that made the whole thing. I mean i know that your favourite cake is a celebration cake from sexy cake and sawn with psychics. Favorite cake is red velvet. Right and brahmins. Like i hate red velvet cake which is crazy to me but regardless it is to be fair after twenty years. Sean should know cakes. she hates. I mean that that is also fair. They're red velvet cake was clearly the straw that broke the camel's back caked as bronwyn. Fuck and eat. I mean seriously you think anybody. How would you know the brahmins favorite cakes. I mean well. I i think you would know what takes you doesn't like right. Yes i would think. I don't know i'm team sonn kidnaps i am team well. I think that this this situation was being held to wait. Like i don't know if dom got me a cake. Like dom commie like strawberry shortcake to celebrate me. I wouldn't be mad that i'd be kind of like why would you do that. Like i hate strawberries like why don't you do that. You know but i hear you so but sherry this like shaun. I've been key that cake. Remember and she's like yeah. Well i hate that cake. I just took a bite of it to be polite serious like well. I'll never let him order the cake again and grow until the sherry gets me. She's not like sean. he's always trying to fix earn. Help you to fix it. I just need you to listen Yeah stop being broken. Stop fucking being broken. Because that's what your husband is trying to do. Well i mean the things that she has like no purpose now. I think he's probably like he's spent twenty years. His purpose was to enable her and now he is pretty much on more than buying eroneous cakes. Wasting red velvet on someone who doesn't like it. I mean hello perfect. Send it up to hollywood Red velvet cake red velvet cake friendly household over here. Sean so please all the cakes up here. So then noel comes over and this is bronwyn other friend who is also pretty thirsty for the camera. And they're they're just girls time and Bronwyn thing they had a big fight. And then sean texted saying i left. And she was like cool and she was like happy that sean had left the house and she's like being sober changed me. I mean i think he's looking at the idea of a perfect couple of seven kids. But i can't go back there. Whoa you are still gonna do. Some what are you gonna do. Sipping on the touring version of anti. I mean you gotta figure it out. Well you know it's gonna be really fun is when she finally realizes that her saying these things like. I need to do me a direct parallel of like what her mother was actually. She's she's being her mother. And that's what's making me fucking crazy real realization for reliance's like everything. She complained about her mother. Our mother was like an and all this and her mom. Mom's doing for her and her mom was always gone. She was always travelling and she was always out of the house and her mom's like well. I had to live my life to it was like i had to have myself discovery to and that's exactly what that's going to be a real doozy when barometers that one out next season. Yeah so bronwyn. I've worked the steps and i've been very clear about my boundaries and so no else like. Yeah well now you know you're finding people that love you unconditionally and can help guide. You and wanna be on tv and then brahmins leg. Yeah i mean. I got i got on my knees and i don't know why she said this but she said she got on her knees and prayed and i get on my knees sedans i say oh god i'm samantha. Yeah i just wrote terrible audition at the end. You're all fucking fire getting your all. Get off this show. So shannon's house shannon's helping sophie pack and their stuff all over the couch and they're getting stuff in the suitcases like so i will let you take my prada jacket. It's fifteen hundred dollars. Thanks mom yeah. She's like mom. This is not my style and so is like really excited speaking of colts. She's really excited to go to waco to baylor because she just feels like orange county is superficial and she's like excited to leave and this is gonna be better for her wellbeing so i'm standing books. I guess i'm superficial out so up. Thank you can't wait to watch your front the sidelines. Just remember that when you have a tiff with someone. That's not when you want to take that step and talk bad about hurt other people and i'm assuming it's her because Maybe she might look like bra. Maybe and just the way bronwyn talks about me. Don't wanna do that. You do not wanna do that. Do not talk bad about people. Sophie in the cuts clip packages of sanin. Just being like you know what. I look in her eyes and see ego shannon. She's that killer. Cut the senate. That woman is bull shit So they're talking about hard. It's going to be you know when sophie moves out and that's just going to be hard. It's it's hard to believe that you know she won't be in this household and if it's toxic so then later shannon is home and kelly shows up dressed for the real housewives of potomac reunion. Yes exact same color and she comes in and they start talking about how the kids are growing up etcetera man. Should we drink and sounds like i have to kiva. Just let's just drink lane i have. I have to cut my tequila with a little bit of soda on account of having a problem so kelly sees a check on her table. Yeah just sitting out for one point seven million or wherever it was just check out there on with cameras everything. Yeah and shannon well. It was the final payment. I got one point. Four million dollars about say kelly. That is it. You know i. I'm not i'm not cashing out for life with. I have to do it on my own. Now with your trust i have to do it. God bless david door and continued success for him and the new lady from her name is something outside and archie has just standing in the hot tub so funny just standing in it. Just like his his one place for peace and shannon is telling kelly how how hard covid was for her john. I was very fear-driven biking and we will fight everything. Guess we're sophia driven And kelly is like we'll share those people wish she gets drunk punching bank for years so let me get another montas but then they showed the the one. We're kelly's like well. Maybe you shouldn't eat so much. Says that's not my plate. You fucking bitch. where are they making. It looked like santa was going off for no reason. Kelly was just being a punching back either way it was. Just it's always so great to relive shannon's greatest hits it really is. It's like the our version of the now. Cb's now that's what. I call shannon madore. So she's like You know. I have to tell you that we all talked about you and arrowhead You know i haven't seen anything about you. And what's his face like all. I've seen districts big dick because it's like always in my face but you know like jeana said oh. Wow that's so crazy. Because at the beginning of fit john went home and i talked to china thinking i would never see him again and then she never called me kim so here it is three months later sancti so concerned about me. Oh you were so concerned about me finger in the air. How about you pick up the phone and found me what time so once again. The this is the ongoing theme of the episode. Like either in the phone too much or you didn't use the phone enough keeps coming up. Why don't you just pick up the phone. Caller want to pick up the phone caller too much. You're the side so so now. Shannon is mad that gina was making judgments about her situation with john and quarantine and she said. I have gone out of my way to be kind of gina and seeing and then saying that behind my back. What are you trying to do what you know what that's like that is like when you order in organic headboard from wayfair and you get a bar stolen how i would suggest that she take a walk from the kitchen to the living room to get some stress out but i know she has a tiny little sad home and she couldn't do that so i would never say never say that kelly is like well. Guess what broader shoulder on the brink of divorce and i heard. She's really close. The woman you you know as i promise you says one thing and does another. Yeah yeah yeah. what did you say. Who's sherry is. Is she your pretend lesbian lover. Yeah that's confusing. I didn't understand a sherry. Was the girlfriend or not. Because i thought she was for some reason but i don't know it's confusing to figure out And then we see next time on the finale finale next week at the season finale perfect perfect perfect length of a season for orange county. I if it had gone on for literally one more episode. It would have been a problem. But i think this is wrapping up at the right time. I think they they clearly. Were you know undermined by the as were many other things by the coronavirus but i think they really struggled to keep the story lines going after after they had to go into quarantine so yeah i mean. I've had a pretty good time watching it. So i don't know i'm never really women season. I thought the first half was good. But then i think it's sort of like falling apart since they had to do quarantine. I mean and understandable. 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Shout Out To The Mangroves At Everglades National Park

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Shout Out To The Mangroves At Everglades National Park

"Social distancing slows the spread of corona virus. So stay a minimum of six feet away from others and stay home if you can more info at Corona Virus Dot Gov. Let's all do our part because we're all Hashtag alone together. Brought to you by the Ad Council. Syria isn't a country whose name is often associated with hope these days but when. I travelled there in July of two thousand nineteen to a place in the northeast called Rhodesia. I didn't just find fear and violence. I found hope a group of brave feminist revolutionaries fighting to establish a more equitable society. You can hear what I learned there on. My New podcast series. The women's War Listen to the women's war on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or after you get your podcasts. There's lots of seeing do in Florida. It's got Mickey Mouse South Beach Harry Potter Key West Orange Juice and two of the most terrifying animals together at last. That's right everglades. National Park is the only place on earth where alligators and crocodiles coexist. And it's just one of many fascinating facts about this epoch. National Park as scary as this fact may seem everglades is really just a place wonder excitement and inspiration the fact that gators and crocs happened to both here is just one of the many many unique aspects that make a destination worthy really though. Don't let these dinosaur looking. Animals scare you or be aware of Panther sign on the side of the road by the main entrance or the destroyed boardwalk at the West Lake trail which was collapsed in the water due to Hurricane Irma. Honestly all these things pale in comparison to the horrors of having no Wifi Q. The Hor- music but really though how are we that we're totally cool when we're kayaking by crocodiles but full-blown meltdowns when there's no Wifi our phone signal truly and we'll talk more about this later with lots of other fun facts helpful tips history and much more with our season two finale on everglades national park. I am and I'm Brad this park. Land a production of iheartradio. We sold our left. Chicago moved into an RV. Now traveling the country fulltime with our dog. Finn Exploring America's national parks. Today's episode is on Everglades National Park in south Florida. So let's get right to it. The everglades are huge. We're talking one and a half million acres of land. It's so big that this is the third largest national park in the lower forty eight states and the largest sub tropical wilderness in the entire country they encompass nearly all of south Florida really sad if Miami of course yeah exactly it's essentially Miami and the everglades down here so basically south Florida is the perfect place to go shop for designer handbags. Drink FANCY TIKI cocktails and go kayaking with crocodiles. What markets for this is also probably. Why the park attracts more than one million annual visitors? Because there's so much to do here. Yeah with so many acres it makes sense that the Internet access is non-existent here When we first drove into the park for our three day visit in January we made our way to the campground in the Flamingo area which is about forty miles into the park along the coast when we were checking in and notice that there was obviously no service. A Park Ranger informed us that there was sadly no wi Fi. Either yeah. That's the meanest thing Parker has ever said to us for sure and this resulted in any full-blown freak out from both of us. Definitely I remember panic. Setting in things got heated emotions ran high and a lot of huffing and puffing went down there. We basically being picture-perfect millennials. Picture-perfect quintessential millennials. That's sadly true crippled by our technology habits but I also feel like it was all kinds of justified since we work remotely and we rely on Wi fi first jobs. We weren't just freaking out. You know for the sake of freaking out yeah. This wasn't a work free vacation for us. Either we are both always plugged in and working in some capacity hence the panic It all worked out though we had actually had a great time. Yeah we did. Eventually we did drive the V. Back out towards the main entrance where we could get a little bit of service and makes them necessary phone calls and facebook posts before we settle down for a few days basically just letting our employers now that would be off the grid and that if they don't hear from us for a few days because we have no service and or we've been eaten by alligators one of the one of those and this was clearly shaping up to be an exciting little chip already now. Speaking of the main entrance let's talk about the Ernest F coe visitor center where we started our trip Before all this anxiety set in. Yes so this is the main visitor center for the park. And it's the first thing you see when you enter the park from the east side. Which is the side closest to Miami in the airport? Which is why it's the most popular you know when we were here. It was actually during the government shutdown which was interesting in a little nerve wracking We didn't know what to expect at all and we are basically just crossing our fingers that things would be open and accessible. Yeah I know. I just assume that the visitor's center wouldn't even be open and I thought the whole park in general would basically be like operating on a skeleton crew. I wasn't expecting a match. It was really weird timing to be here but our everglades trip had been planned for a while We actually planned to before even thought about buying a RV and traveling time we even had non-refundable airline tickets and everything. Yeah hopes those plane tickets were money literally down the drain but live and learn and now we have an RV. So that's it all worked out great so here we are suddenly camping at everglades experiencing it in a whole new way and like you said this was long in the works long before the government shutdown loomed over the country and this this wound up being the most immersive and involve national park trip for us in our RV at the time and probably still to this day so you know like three or four full days zero service camping RV and much to our pleasant surprise not only was the visitor centre open but it was driving. We're able to get lots of helpful information there. Those things to the South Florida trust profit that stepped in and kept the park operation. Safe during the shutdown yes. They are absolute heroes. This also meant I could get my national parks passport stamped which is always a huge priority for me. Like I've literally had nightmares about forgetting National Parks Password Buck at visitor centers and then freaking out like my world is ending and I wake up in a nervous sweat. Madison a small on the stickers But it's okay because it helps fund are thriving national parks. Yeah it's a it's a habit I feel good about. So even though I tend to obsess about the the past the stickers and stuff it ultimately is a good thing that helps good cost. So I'm fine with it and while we're at the visitor center we're also will to get our visitor guide here which always comes in handy of course and those are fun to collect just enough themselves. So after a successful stamping we vandross into the heart of the park and things got pretty crazy. Pretty quick like first off. We saw this panther crossing sign on the side of the road base. Pretty much immediately to this day. Still obsessed with that sign. Yeah IT'S A it's a call sign. I was used to thinking animal crossing for things like dear but not not really panthers. I've never seen like a panther crossing sign so so that was new and not really the most comforting comforting thing to see but it it really was like a blunt reminder that we're we're deep in nature now and it's going to be mindful of that. I remember rolling up my window and I thought I'd probably had my arm out the window and was keeping a casual and then I saw that sign. I'm like Kay the windows going up as a panther would immediately lunged through my window and attack me or something trails yeah. After processing this panther sign. We stopped at the UNEAGER trail The most popular trail in the park. It was an absolute must. Do when you're visiting everglades? Yes it really is in case you weren't familiar with the fact that Florida is literally the flattest state and the country. Everglades isn't really known as a hiking park really. It's mostly just kind of scenic walking trails and stuff like that so it's not surprising that most of these trails are pretty. Sure and usually on like boardwalks and Emma is a prime example of that. It's only about point eight miles round trip but despite the short length and ease of the trail there they really like brings the wow factor in plenty of other ways like seeing alligator right on the side of the trail right away. Yeah within the first five minutes of being on the trail. There was a massive alligator. Just chilling in the sun totally unfazed by the crowds of people. Walking by and all those people taking photos with it totally caught me off guard and we thought. I'm pretty sure I did a little yelp or something. I definitely at least jump back a little bit. Because I kind of Wa- I wanted to see alligators when you're here of course but I wasn't prepared to see it. So soon and specially not so close with all these people kind of milling around like I was worried on their behalf. That's for sure. And what from what I had read through research? I knew the alligators are likely to be seen on the INCA trail in particular. So I I was hoping to see something but again I thought it would be like in the water. Like twenty feet away or something. I wasn't fully ready to be so close like this. There's a lot of people that were like getting really too close for photo. Yeah and families. We're just yeah like right up in the alligators faces. That could just lunch. You like it probably looks really chill and docile but like if it wants to maim you yeah. In general. The trails super easy and scenic starts with this paved walkway. That goes along some thick tall reeds and grasses on one side in this yearly dark water on the other after a short walk it turns into a wooden boardwalk that loops around over a large pond with lots of. Lily pads and birds in college. It was it's really an enthralling environment so considering how wild our first trail was at everglades it quickly became very clear at this park was going to be intense like big animals. Bay scenery big fears. Big gasps just all the things back towards the front of the trail where report there are v. we stopped in the Royal Palm. Stay Ranger Station in the store This is where I found. My National Parks Mini Bible. Yes it's literally. Looks like a mini Bible. Goldline paper included But for all things national parks related. I picked up a postcard here from nephews and my niece to warn them the alligator dangers when they visit here one day as well. Yeah it's good to forewarn people ahead of time about that. We also did the Gumbo Limbo trail which is basically right next to the trail. Same trial had SAM parking lot. But even though they're so close they really feel like different worlds completely different environments. Yeah this one was super short only about a half mile round trip. Yeah through super dense. Lush hardwood forest and tall sawgrass. It almost felt like more of a rain forest with tall trees blocking direct sun and that was nice but it was also really humid in there too much more humane than the trail. This was also an easy walk though aside from that humidity and how kind of dense air was in there but I think this would be great starter option for families and especially for groups with kids. Just make sure that you keep an eye on everyone. Obviously because you know this is not the part to be wandering off. Willy Nilly off trail by any means history and while we're on the topic of forests and trees. Let's get real about something important. At everglades Dade County in south Florida used to be covered by more than one hundred eighty six thousand acres of Pine Forest. But dude who are Pesky human neighbors A large majority of that was logged. Yeah we've seen this before. Like with our Redwood episode this season actually so this is a very fresh top of mind topic and how these majestic forest are designated to the point of near nothingness because of course human beings just are the worst sometimes deanne today. There's only about twenty thousand acres of Pine Forests left in Dade County and wildlife has dwindled to This is especially true of the Florida Panther. Which has only become endangered due to loss of habitat and poor quality of water Today there are only ten. Panthers estimated to be in the spark. Yes Oh remember that. Beware Panther Son. We saw earlier not really something to worry about for better worse so you can probably feel free to keep your windows rolled down unless you happen to be the most unlucky person in the world. Yeah the chances of seeing a panther here is like finding a needle in a very large one point five million Acre Haystack. Yeah you know what else talks. The eradication of native tribes like the two Cuesta in Kaluga People's both of whom resided in this region as far back as twenty thousand years ago and they continue to do so living off shellfish game and wild plants until Spanish settlers swept through in the seventeen hundreds in either pushed them out captured them for slavery or infected them with disease. It's really awful and tragic brutal history here. In terms of native tribes and ecology impact right and as long as we're keeping in this beam of being disappointed by humanity in case logging. All the local forests wasn't enough. They almost completely destroy the everglades by cutting off. It's fresh water supply in order to build canals and levees for transporting water to cities. I'm literally just shaking my head back and forth right now. It's it's awful and a lot of it a lot of awfulness so because with this water issue it's basically like. How would you like it if someone came into your house and dismantled your sink or in my case like what I d like drinking water ball that would mean someone who routinely coming by smacking the water bottle? My hand anytime. I was thirsty and tried to take a sip. It's outrageous does means today to all. The freshwater flowing into the park is still being artificially engineered though lots of environmental actions are being taken to help fix. The situation improved the water quality here. Yeah this started with Ernest EPCO. The guy the visitors center is named after and rightfully so he definitely deserves that he helped protect the land and establish a national park in nineteen forty seven and it was actually the first national park created to protect a delicate ecosystem. Most others get designation because of their unique geographic highlights like y'all stones geysers and the Tall Trees. I Redwood Yeah and then in nineteen thousand nine President George H W Bush signed everglades National Park Protection and Expansion Act which win a step farther by restoring more water to the area adding an extra ten thousand acres. Yeah great to see moving in the right direction. The park has also been designated a World Heritage Site international biosphere reserve in a wetland of international importance. So basically all the important things and it's great to see more work being done to like re more recently in two thousand nineteen the park. Got a sixty million dollar grant to remove something called the tea Miami trail which was initially constructed as planned road connecting Miami with Naples but while that would have been convenient for snowbirds moving back and forth it filled in and blocked off water in the everglades to which is obviously atrocious. 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Burns that they do here with these trees which was surprising because when you think about the everglades really don't think about it being on fire no not really I mostly just think of water and lots of water and of course the deadly and dangerous things that live in that water fire is the least of my rational worries here. Probably yeah these controlled. Burns play a huge role in protecting the park from potential wildfires. Especially those caused by lightning strikes during hurricanes They really help. Out Thin. Out that small trees shrubs on the forest floor which would basically act as kindling and allows for more sunlight to reach the forest floor as well providing nutrients for the whole forest and the whole park. I love it. I was just blown away by these trees. In general too I gotta say I had no idea that pine-trees got this tall or looked like this or existed at everglades. The kind of looked like a mix between like redwood and palm trees just like super super tall holidays just got nearly as tall as redwoods though no not not as tall as redwoods but like you know tall. I think they're still fresh in my mind from that episode from the season but these pine trees are still super impressive and altogether as a forest. They're just mesmerizing and nearby. I think it was also cool to see the podcast overlook trail which is not far down the road from the Pine Lind's area. Yeah this was super short only about a quarter of a mile but I feel like the views here are quizzes. Essential everglade definitely went to central because the park means river of grass. And the whole thing. Is this massive series of wetlands and waterways that start up at Lake Okeechobee in central Florida and then slowly flow into the ocean at about point two five miles per hour. So it's slow enough that it doesn't even look like it's moving. Hardly it just looks like standing water which is probably most people think they're everglades as one big swamp or something which is technically not the case and here at the. Pyeho overlook you can get a phenomenal look at this river of grass from the boardwalk. Just slow moving rivers building grasses. As far as the I can see. I've never seen a wetland. This large really just shows you how enormous the everglades are and how much more to the park remains completely undiscovered and untouched by visitors which is great. Yeah there really is so much to discover here and see here and beyond the stuff that everybody has heard about just like you know alligators. Yeah and I think a prime example of that of that discovery is the largest living Mahogany tree in the country. Yeah the everglades are just full of surprises This was a long the Mahogany hammock trail another easy boardwalk. That leaves around through some pretty mighty trees don't point out which trees the largest another similarity to redwoods national park with how they protect the tallest trees the biggest trees you know they really. WanNa make sure that people don't know yes and that's a great thing and just like they do this in order to protect it from people who might try to climb into it or on it or something but all these trees are impressively huge and majestic anyway. So you don't really need to know which one particular is the largest so that's for the best. Yeah it's in the Mahogany area. This is the kind of force that you'd want to bring inexpensive camera into as well to take some serious like professional photos. Yeah there was like a guy that literally had like a NASA sized telescope It was a camera lens though and I mean it had do it like it was like one of those one hundred thousand dollar lenses radio. Yeah that camera looked like it was the size of a bazooka. It was very serious so that guy was not messing around. No it was really fun to stop at all these different trails in the park on her way to our camp ground it really shows the diversity of the landscape here and how much there is to see And they were all so convenient to do so Since they were right off the main road so you just basically drove about a mile or two and then jumped off at a trail drove a mile trail. Yeah because a lot of these trials we did were impromptu. We wanted to do that. We knew we wanted to hang cottrell and stuff down by the Flamingo Air. We're staying but like we didn't pinpoint along the road like oh we'll stop and do this. We'll stop and do that's like Mahogany pine lands. We're both trails that we just drove by and we're like well. It's here stopping to it so thrilled that we did obviously and backup. Flamingo. Even though we had no internet or Wifi there it actually wound up being really really nice and relaxing. Incoming for me. Someone who doesn't really understand the concept of relaxation. That's that's a lot so and despite the fact that it got absurdly humid night because we couldn't run the generator past eight. Pm I was. I really loved it. I remember that Lady's this lady. She knocked on her door at seven twenty pm asking if we knew we had to turn for generated by eight. Pm Yes. I do. That's kind of burned into my memory. That how jarring that was real like. Yeah it's like. Don't come knocking at my door. You know since we're watching one of the Harry Potter movies on my on. Dvd because Reveille is that like even though we had no service thank goodness we brought that DVD. Thank goodness I have that but it was probably like at the climax one of the Harry Potter movies and then all of a sudden this rude woman. Who's she's probably a southern came like knocking at our door. And you know just a Sigh. Aggressively seemed. I were planning on running on generator all night. Or something yeah. We were able to keep ourselves busy and have fun without Internet. Yeah we definitely were so in addition to my dvd collection and and all that we also have plenty of Bar Games and lots of other things to distract us and keep us busy in it was a nice reminder to that like okay we don't need. Why fire phone service to live our lives. And how fun so? I'm also really glad the way things turned out. And then we had no service and they were forced to adapt to that and then use my archaic movie collection. Which really comes in handy in moments? Like this yeah but yeah. Let's not forget about the most fun part kayaking. Yeah Totally River. So tacking is an absolute must do activity here in everglades. If you don't get on the water here you're I think you're doing the park completely wrong. That would be going to rocky mountain and not doing any hikes or mountain activities or going to cave and not doing a cave tour. It's absolutely the best way to immerse yourself into the Watery Wilderness Asi animals and move your muscles. Yes but of course not literally amongst yourself this is not the place for swimming or or masochism. Yeah So we rented kayaks straight from the marina right by the familial campground which is one of the best spots in the park for paddling. And we plan to go up the river. Taku Bay Things up pretty scary really quick though because even before we got into our kayaks we saw crocodiles swimming across the bay. Yeah I remember getting up on this kind of bridge thing that stretched across the marina and seeing this creature this scaly creature waiting like kind of slowly slithering across the water surface. And it's quite a sight you tar to not be generated by that for sure and especially because I feel like crocodiles now that we've seen both of them in the span of like one day. I really crocodiles look scarier than alligators. Because they have their their scales kind of more dragon like and get bigger. And also I think there is just like meaner like they look furious. Alligators look like they're kind of chill and like unfazed by people. There's a sense of calm there. Crocodiles look angry. At like they're watched Hukou. Is that with definitely scared me because of the ranger about crocodiles and how scared we needed to be. He assured us that they wanted nothing to do with humans and went to anything as long as you didn't like provoke them. Don't go hitting them with paddles. Or you know like you know taunting them to be a complete psycho distance right. Yeah and I feel like if you were going to smack a crocodile with PAL. You probably deserve some sort of confrontation. Absolutely he also mentioned which was reassuring that American crocodiles only eat things. They can swallow in one bite unlike alligators which have the capacity to chop and tear in a break things down. I found this oddly comforting and I've never been more grateful to be the size of a Squirrel Fini's bite size though which is why we left him in the air conditioned. Rv among other reasons. I mean cry like crocodiles are now kayaks. Definitely no place for dog for especially for like a fidgety. Dachshund like Mike Fan. That would be a headache to say the very least to say the least right so we spent a good portion of the day. Kayak and the river. We'll probably out for good like five miles or so. And what like three four hours? It's a long winding river of early dark but beautiful water wind with dense green trees on both sides and we also saw at least one baby crocodile jump into the water off the shore at one point so beautiful so cool just to see. See them going down because we saw alligators throughout pretty much. The whole thing was quite a few was as great as a busy little waterway to lots of fishermen and other canoe Moore's kayakers and even some houseboats. I I know I did not know how were an option here. Everglades and that was kind of mind blowing. I was completely jealous in a really wanted to like hop aboard and join them on their houseboat excursion because especially because it wound up taking US quite a while to get to Cute Bay longer than I think we anticipated and I was starting to. I was like beginning to worry that we might not make it and have to turn around because it was taking a while. You're in pretty direct sun. Even though I had sunscreen on I was getting some snacks which is good. Yeah so I'm like I'm getting toasty. I'm getting hungry are getting you know. We had water but It was a lot. I'm glad we powered through because we made it to Cute Bay and it was totally worth it because it's one of those like spectacular views. It goes from narrow river to like this wide open. Shimmering Panorama just opened up wide into this enormous bay very serene and relaxing. It was nice to just put our paddles down in the KAYAKS and float there quietly for a few minutes. Yeah they really was so this river and it extends beyond on the other side of the Bay as well. This river is actually the end of the nineteen waterway here here in everglades which starts up by the Gulf Coast Visitor Center portion of the park and meanders all the way down to Flamingo where it ends and this is of course popular for Pretty Hardcore kayakers canoe hours. It usually takes several days to finish which I think would be a really fun journey. I would love to have out sometime. Yeah me too. It's another fund. National PARKS BUCKET LIST ITEM for us to do one day right up there with a wild cave tour. Mammoth cave in a shipwreck snorkeling trip to Biscayne. Yeah I think is. Bucket list is getting longer and longer like by the episode. Because we go we want to do yes. I also WANNA do a hike McCain for Blockading Canyon of the Gunnison and then I want to successfully reach the top of long p Rocky Mountain National Park. Ooh I want to go down into the Grand Canyon by Donkey I mean. There's probably like at least one bucket list dream per park if not more and we really thought about but been battling it'd be unattainable long now we just keep on keeps on growing right does it. It really does That's just because we're so inspired by these places and when we were finishing with our Kayak trip we actually saw two more crocodiles in the river just floating on the other side of the river from the dock. Gosh I know it's like as if one wasn't scary enough then by the time we returns like Oh Great. There's two and they're even closer than when we laughed. So that's that's awesome so it was pretty bone chilling but also beautiful and like a scary kind of way and we got some photos from a safe distance so think thankfully I have the capacity to zoom in because I didn't want to actually go up near them of course not and once safely dock though since we were exhausted in super super thirsty from this trip. I remember making a beeline to the camp store. It's this kind of little modest little shop. You can get some provisions and essentials and I essentially I mean can cocktails. Yes which was a very pleasant surprise in came in at the exact right moment because I was parched and I wanted water of course but I'm like what do I really need subconsciously. I am dying for a Mayan attaboy can. Here's to that. One aspect of life is understanding the value of spending quality time alone. It's great to do things together but we also like to do things on our own and relax in our own ways. Yeah I totally agree especially since I know that we both recharge and Relax Inn find inspiration in different ways to which is totally normal totally healthy. Absolutely it's all about finding that healthy balance of alone time togetherness and living in the RV for more than a year now has really helped us find that balance. It really has yes. I feel like we've achieved that balance in a much faster way than had we not been living in the RV because it kind of spotlights our own preferences in a in a very kind of obvious way for better or worse usually for better of course yes so prime example. The next day after our Cayenne Venture I went off to do some hikes on my own while you hung out in the RV. Probably to dust off more my dvd collection lately. You make your way through the rest of Harry Potter. I'm sure but I just wanted to kind of use my legs and Explore more of the air where we were staying so I did a trail called the Guy Bradley trail. Because you're GonNa Miss Me of course. Yeah so I looked for the most sentimental trail name nearby and I was like this and this one is super convenient. Basically ends or begins right where we're staying and then it runs along the coast to the Flamingo. Marina where much to my son is into light. I saw a bunch of manatees. Like bobbing up by the water's surface. So this was like the same area where the day before had seen a crocodile or like in the vicinity and alligators. And that's where we started. Kayak Yeah so. It was nice to see cuter animals. This time and manatees have always been animal that I've dreamed of seeing in real life. I've never seen one in the wild and I was. I was so excited because like growing up. I think they've been such a special animal in my heart because the beanie baby manatee manny. The manatee was my first baby and that triggered my full blown childhood obsession with babies and then just that kind of stuck with me always loved me and that he's ever since so here at everglades. I had my eyes open nonstop to see them. They're they're hard. They're hard to find especially in water. That's like dark like this so you can't spot them below the surface you just have to wait. Yeah they're basically aquatic teddy bears. They are aquatic teddy bears and the just the best. They're adorable and here like I couldn't see much of them you can. I can only see like their snouts when they would come to the surface to breathe. And you could like hear them and yeah. I just sat there for several minutes and those on cloud nine. It was awesome so after this a turned around went back the other way on the Guy Bradley trail back towards where it began and continued onto the coastal. Perry trail and this is definitely one of the longer trails in the park. It runs for about six miles each way so I had I done. The full thing would have been a twelve mile hike. And I didn't do that. I only did about half of it so probably six miles round trip. And that's because the trail is getting pretty muggy and pretty dirty and like muddy everywhere but had that not been the case. I totally would have done the entire thing. Because it's completely flatten not physically challenging. Of course you would. Yeah right but the trail had was kind of weird to start with. It was at the very back of the farthest section of campground in the area and this section of campground seemed like it was not in use not only not used but it looks like aid stope. Ian Abandoned campground like something happened here. I don't know but so the trail heads back there hidden away and for this reason. It's very quiet and untravelled which I loved. It's nice to be in nature and the trail goes through a forest before opening up into a marshy area sunny marshy area. And then this has been things started to get pretty muddy and a little difficult to walk Lincoln of traipsing around and through puddles and stuff like that. And then what I did was. You can also do a short loop. Off-shoot runs close to the coast and that was great because I got to see some of my beloved mangrove trees. Let's talk about the mangroves These are truly amazing. The everglades protects the longest continuous section of mangoes trees in the world. Right there I mean. That's an amazing fact. And mangroves are amazing trees but they do and what they accomplish. There are more of these cheesier than anywhere else on earth in this like continuous stretch. They're basically superhero trees because they play such an important role in protecting the park from hurricanes and erosion. These trees have roots that go underwater buried deep into the ground making them extremely strong and firm even in ground. That's like really malleable and muddy. So when a hurricane makes landfall and hits the main grows they don't budge and in fact they're so strong in protective that they can decrease hurricane strength by two full numbers which is astonishing shout. Shout to the mangoes for that. My Gosh Yeah. That'd be a t shirt. Shout out to the MANGROVES. I I think so too. They deserve like a claim they deserve to win on a t shirt I would say they really are amazing trees but of course they can't stop all the damage they can't do all the heavy lifting when it comes to hurricanes and you mentioned earlier hurricane. Irma is a recent example of destruction in the park. In how vulnerable. South Florida is to natural disaster right. We mentioned Westlake trailer earlier in. It's a prime example The boardwalk along the trail just abruptly ends at the edge of Westlake because the hurricanes destroyed it and knocked it into the water. Yes it's now marked off and blocked of course that you won't just like literally stumbled into the the lake but it's actually kind of meaningful and important to witness something like that and see firsthand the effects of Mother Nature here as can have damaging and sat him. It could be but it just goes to show that mangroves are no match for the full force of Mother Nature. They can only do so much. Yeah you should also talk a little bit about your most recent Solo trip to the everglades as well. It sounds like you had a pretty great hiking day in another section of the park. Yes so there's obviously a ton to see and do and the Flamingo area and along the main park road but there are. The park is enormous. So there's so much more to do in parts to explore and on this more recent trip when I went to gain the keys and Miami and stuff I wanted to check out another section called the Shark Valley which is a bit misleading by no means. Shark Sierra it's pretty far inland. And what you're you're far more likely to see alligators and wading birds and stuff like that which I saw a ton of. I saw much more alligators here than any other part of the park at any time and so this is a great day. I was driving in for Miami. The Shark Valley portion from where I was staying in the South Beach. Area is a little over an hour directly west. So it's a pretty straight shot super easy once you get through. Miami traffic of course and you have to wait for the gate to open at Shark Valley. Think it opens around eight thirty which I didn't realize I always get my day started super early and try to get their break like right in fresh and I got there like eight fifteen and the gate was close like oh no what's I thought. It was shot for the day but then I like check the sign. It was like a open eight thirty. I'm like okay. That's fine so waiter for that to open and I was one of the first people in Park the car. And then the main attraction that shock valium as this fifteen ish mile paved loophole. That's perfect for you it's perfect. It's like my ideal hiking length and very doable. And it's like completely and totally fought like this so vehicle. You can't drive that road you can walk it. You can bike it which is seems to be a really popular option. I saw so many bikers here and the visitor center at Shock Valley rent spikes which is great. That's an awesome option. Yeah you said that. There's a lot of alligators on that trail right. A Time I saw I counted eleven and I think ten out of those eleven were on my for the first segment the like when I was having south along the trail because in that portion there's like this like murky creek that runs the entire length of it. That's just a few feet so I saw a bunch of alligators in there including two that were right on the trail of water on the trail. They have to walk around and I mean I wasn't used to it from the Han good trail experience but like I wasn't nearly as scared I didn't like have a panic attack when I saw them or anything. Of course rain got some good photos from safe distance but just it. It never gets old. Even alligator number eleven is still as astonishing as alligator number one. They're just yearly beautiful animals. Was this the same That us into that same trail that you into that observation trail Tower yes so that's like the main Mike kind of attraction here. Yeah at the very end or halfway. Point OF THIS LOOP. Is the shock Value Observation Tower? And you walk up to it. Sort of like a looks like almost house type building and it's got a an amazing view sweeping view on all sides of this river of grass so bellowing tall grasses and trees and waterways that conflict standing still like ponds or like like swamp and really cool and up here were when I was here was a few people milling about including or two park rangers so I got to overhear them talking and they were explaining that. Alligators obviously abundant. But they have even seen regularly crocodile which I was blown away by because I know. Crocodiles live primarily in saltwater or brackish water meaning on the coast or you know in the ocean and this is pretty far in this very far so I would never have thought to crocodile here or that. They would do this so they adapt to the requirements. Right they do and so. This is from what I overheard when I was eavesdropping. Was this is like the rare place in everglades where people occasionally see crocodiles and alligators literally side by side. And so crazy. That would be a dream to see both of them together. Like that. Like wh- what two of them are most epic terrifying iconic animals? Not only in the park but in all of America. Just showing side-by-side mind-blowing. I'm really jealous that I didn't get to go on this trip because there would have been so many great Visuals and memories and lessons on this one that we didn't get the first time we went down. But that's because every time I go to a park we decide to learn more and find out more and digging deeper and just take back another layer and I really love it and I bet you that observation tower like was amazing The views from yeah views were a wonderful up there and with a part of this is one point. Five million acres. It's really impossible unless you have weeks and weeks to really dig in and immerse yourself here like you kind of have to focus on specific areas free to visit like we did with the area and I mean Park Road and then like I had day here so I went to valley but like there is really so much more in. It's impossible to cram it all nor should you shouldn't be rushing through it and bouncing from one point to the other. You should really take your time. It's just one of those places that has so much to offer and kind of demands your patients. Of course you have to find our parks in part. Finding parks is not just finding one. That's your favorite. It's about discovering new layers in the parks so once you started traveling to him. You start to understand that like the finer. Your parks Slogan per se is not just about discovering one and only loving that one. It's about loving them all but finding out more about that park that you love right and how it makes me feel and how you because each person feels differently in response differently obviously in the beginning everglades made me feel anxiety by the end. Yeah it made me feel peace and happiness with the wild Yeah everglades has been an emotional rollercoaster. It started off with panic. Attacks with terror breakdowns breakdowns. It's like Nervous sweats and Annoyance from pesky neighbors who are pounding on our door and then but now about loving wildlife. Oh enter after this break. We're going to talk more about the ecology and wildlife of everglades national park. 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Hi I'm Matt I'm Brad. This is part Velandia in today's episode is on Everglades National Park in Florida Ecology. Yes we're so excited to have back in the studio with us. Our shows researcher Jesulin's shields. She is so great and helping US learn more about wildlife and ecology and. She's actually really more of a mentor for US And helping US understand the needs of our ecosystem then a researcher. Hi guys thanks for having me back on I'm so excited to talk about the ecosystem services in everglades national park today. Yeah it's crazy being everglades national park but flying over it in the past you look out the window and realize that after you pass over that crazy jigsaw urban development there's just this vast tropical wilderness with no sign of humans at all as far as the ECHINACEA until you get to the Ocean. Pretty much right yeah. The everglades is really interesting because it's the only bio Mike it in the world. It's a subtropical wetland and it's basically just a humongous grassy river about sixty five miles wide. That takes its time getting to the Florida Bay. On the southern tip of the state the water only moves like two and a half miles per hour. It's really pokey. We were just talking about. How slow the water moves earlier in the episode? Why is that Well if you remember from being there. It's really flat there. There's not a ton of gradient so the water is moving really slowly because it's not like tumbling down a mountain or anything Also there's a lot of plants to maneuver around so There's a lot to sort of give a little drag. Yeah so when we were in Orlando. We actually saw a sign that said headwaters to the everglades. But that's like way north of everglades. Do they do the everglades actually reach that far? Well from an ecological perspective yes the everglades National Park encompasses only the southern twenty percent of the entire everglades ecosystem which is formed by water that flows out of a big shallow lake called Lake Okeechobee. the water gets into Lake Okeechobee via the Kissimmee River which has headwaters near Orlando. So it's really actually so the ecosystem everglades which is crazy diverse all these little patches of unusual habitat leg tropical hardwood hammock mangrove forest freshwater prairie pine and Cypress Forest Marine and estuarine habitats in addition to miles and miles of sawgrass marsh. How did these all actually worked together? Well they are all really important because all the pieces in the everglades act together like parts of o'clock to keep the entire ecosystem functioning like it should but yes. The everglades has lots of biodiversity. Which brings us to the concept ecosystem services. It's a kind of fancy way of saying that. Functioning ecosystems actually provide a lot of economic benefit to humans and it would be smart to keep functioning ecosystems intact as much as possible because they do important jobs we can assign economic value so basically by protecting our national parks and national in natural resources. Like ALL THE WAY UP TO ORLANDO. They actually provide services that keep us alive exactly. Ecosystems provide us with things like food Seafood and wild game And what's called regulation services like erosion prevention or water filtration pollination of crops like flood control climate regulation? I mean Amazon is making a lot of the oxygen that we breathe. This is all really really important stuff. The ecosystems provide The everglades provide Florida with tons of ecosystem services. The ecosystem is this giant water filtration system so it provides one third of the drinking water to the state of Florida and most of the irrigation water to the whole state. The Salt Marsh keeps the southern end of the state from just sort of eroding into the ocean and tons of stuff Sort of like. You can't know all the things that your parents did for you to keep you alive kid sister's around you're keeping you alive in ways you don't even realize. I guess that's why they call it. Mother Nature Right. Oh of course but the problem with the idea of ecosystem services is that it reinforces the idea that everything has to have monetary value. And if a police doesn't provide a benefit humans that we can assign a dollar value to. It's not valuable in and of itself so if humans suddenly invent a really cheap effective machine that filters water suddenly the everglades isn't important anymore yes exactly Which isn't true but ecosystem services are really useful way of talking and thinking about how valuable functioning ecosystems are to all of us humans but in some ways it's impossible to describe their value in terms of money or anything else if we don't have functioning ecosystems on earth we might as well be living on the moon or Mars And I don't know about you guys but I really like living here with other plants and animals. I agree I I love. This planet absolutely My favorite so now. It's time for one of my favorite segments of the podcast map. What was your favorite thing to do at everglades National Park tricky question? I feel like for me. My favorite thing was probably citing the crocodiles as scary as that was and I couldn't see them. It was just really exciting and thrilling especially after the fact now them safely out of the water in recording this from the comforts of the studio and you but crocodiles are just a much rarer sight here everglades and alligators and even people like. I've talked to friends who grew up in Florida. Currently live in Florida and they've gone their whole life teen crocodiles whereas alligators like commonplaces chipmunks or something so that was cool and I'm like wow. I had no idea that there. They were that rare because we saw three of them in one day. So I feel really lucky about that. And it's exciting to see animals like this which are so iconic American there for me the right up there with Bison in yellowstone or like elk in Redwood or Olympic National Park. And it's a real thrill and you walk away feeling very like. I Dunno honored to have been a part of that experience like to be kayaking with rocket out. It's like wow what a what a moment. Yeah so I would say that was. That was my favorite thing What was your favorite part about the everglades Kayaking Definitely it was just such a wonderful experience to to see all these different people experience in their parks differently between the canoeists Kayakers Voters fishers House boaters and being a to Kayak right along with Alligators and crocodiles. And while you're not with the crocodiles for sure but You definitely see a ton of wire Looking at that brackish water. Before you're jumping in the Kayak but yeah that was just an amazing experience and then getting the Coupe Bay and just like feeling accomplished that was A tremendous experience because it wasn't a long like trip so it's not like it was like forever but it was a great experience to just go along that Little River into that Open Bay and just experienced that and then the way back you know it was just that okay you made it halfway there and you gotta get back always fun and that is fun because you feel even more accomplished by the time you get out of there because you kind of exhausted herself in a way because You know we were tired of constantly traveling and moving and so. It's definitely one of those experiences that I really enjoyed. Yeah absolutely but that reminds me of a couple of things that we need to bring. Yeah for sure. And this would depend on season because the everglades divvied primarily to two seasons. There's the dry season in the wet season. You ideally do not want to visit in the wet season slash hurricane season because that's much more unpredictable and honestly terrifying. Yeah so that's June through late November early November and that's when water levels here rise also. It's harder to see animals from what I read here. Everglades like when the water levels rise like this alligators and other wildlife dispersed more. So you're it's much less likely to see them. Yeah so you definitely need to bring some bug spray because that season especially is absolutely crazy Just you need that. You can't use the all natural bug spray here. I think somebody outside the room. But we'll go through Do Bugs Bragan. Yeah Bug Spray's definitely a necessity here. We we can't get the all natural stuff and bring that because there are a lot in those more muggy Kliment And that's great because that's nature doing. Its thing but So make sure to get the deet. Yeah you really need it especially in the wet season but also like year round. You need it because we needed it. We're here in January. Try Season and Pogs still everywhere and also rain gear again any time of year but especially in the wet season can good to have a rain jacket. Bathing suit things that you don't mind getting wet. One approve sunscreen again. Because you have to have The correct sunscreen grass. You'RE GONNA GET BURNT UP. Yeah I know. I can vouch for that and shoes that you don't mind getting muddy or dirty or saturated with all of these things because that's going to happen in some capacity and then there's DVD's aboard games for camping cars there at night and the generators off in your just loving life you there on the board game enjoy enjoy. Enjoy it right. We should also I would love to get one of those hotel signs. Do not disturb and then when people come knocking just be like now that brings us to the end of season two park land area and I can't think of a more fitting part to feature for this episode than Everglades National Park or my gosh absolutely. This place makes such a great grand finale. That's for sure it's unlike any other park. We visited any other place on earth really. Yeah it's been a super fun season and we hope you have enjoyed all the listening and growing with us on this journey. Just pretend that we're kayaking off into the sunset while also paddling fast enough to evade all the nocturnal predators because this is when they come out to feast. Of course you'd get into that sunset and watch US drift away. Yeah you've been listening to park land. A show about National Parks Park land as to production of iheartradio created by Matt Carroll. Wak Brad Care. Wack and Christopher has the eldest producer unedited Mike. John's our executive producer is Christopher. Has He Otis. 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The Literal Deep Breath of Jewel Cave National Monument

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Every podcasts watch three years well thrilled to report. We're back in one of my all time favorite states this sweet to talk about our latest park. Joel Cave National Monument in South Dakota. That's right and there's a lot to uncover here because they feel like even though Joel Cave is the third longest cave in the world and the second longest United States not to mention one of the oldest national park sites in the country not allow people know much about it. Yeah that's true I think it tends to get overshadowed mainly by other nearby South Dakota parks like badlands. Mount Rushmore at wind cave the latter of which we actually tried to visit on this same trip at this past summer but their elevators weren't working where we are passing through so they weren't able to give cave tours and that really sucked at first but I've been on the Tower Arve Teradata Disney and I know that elevator mechanics are an important thing so by all means get it. Take your time figure it out. I don't WanNa go plunging down. It's okay if it's really only fitting that you bring up that ride because if you remember from our first cave episode from season one about Carlsbad caverns the portion of the case where natural light mixes with the Complete Dr. This is called the twilight zone. Yeah so that terror of Terre reference actually just fits in perfectly but anyway we're excited to shine a spotlight or in this case Lantern Turn on Jewel Cave National Monument and coming up later in this episode where super excited because we have a special guest Park Ranger Mike wiles to talk with us so stay tuned for that Tom Matt and I'm Brad. This is park land. Yeah production of iheartradio. We sold our loft in Chicago. Moved it into an RV full time and now we're in the country with our dog. Thin exploring America's national parks. This week's episode is on Jewel Cave National Monument which is in western South Dakota all right. Let's just address the elephant in the room that I'm sure you're all wondering wondering about this. Place is Jewel Cave National Monument and not in fact Jewels Cave National Monument so it's not named for nor presided over by singer Songwriter Jewel. I know I was as shocked as you probably are. Now will they do have one thing in common though jewel cave and jewel. The singer are both both poetic. That's true maybe this is why I felt like such an immediate kinship with US place though because I'm not sure if you remember or if I ever really sure this fact talked with you but when I was a kid I had memorized jewels. You're meant for me Song by heart word for word and not only that in case I wasn't good enough but but I would ride my little scooter like my razor scooter around our driveway. For probably hours singing it in my both in my head and allowed and then then you're like what that was I don't like you know those cd because that's where you they're so delicate. You bump it not just freeze damage. I yeah so mix. I remember vividly those lyrics and music video which was just wonderful. It really was you've been meant Belt Karaoke to yeah. I guess it's kind of like a go to sing along song for me especially now in a Karaoke venue because last year may saying this it was actually our last night in Chicago in two thousand eighteen. We were out bar hopping with a couple of our best friends from Chicago. Louise and Maggie. Hugh had gone home for the night. I think because we had had a long night at that point dinner drinks and stuff but the three of us went up going to some nearby karaoke slash cocktail bar that I'd never even heard of even even those like half a mile or definitely less than a mile from our law which is crazy crazy. I it blended in with like the streetscape. I always assumed it was like a used furniture store or or something because they have like a generic name and it kind of luck shoddy but it really fit the vibe here and we just most up to the bar. I think Louise and Maggie had wine Ryan. I had like a Banana Bread Martini which is one of their. We are desert drinks so classy drinks and I had like liquid banana bread and when when we're all picking are karaoke songs I was just like I don't even need to look at the book. I know what I'm singing it's Joel for me and even though I was already in emotional rack going being in so her music did not help the situation one bit now. That really was a a difficult time. I mean especially if you for both of us like more so just that you know I left before they motions ran rampant because I had Yeah I couldn't handle it but Fortunately Jewel Cave has nothing to do with any of that So we can easily transition away from this emotional wreck Type of topic. But it's funny how. I'm always learning these trains. Musical facts about you like when you wrote a rap rap song about Haiti's in the fifth grade and now you memorialized and memorized Joel Yeah it is very strange or anything about it even more so the fact that I somehow always finagle these embarrassing facts in two episodes about national parks on on a near constant basis back to the cave. Let's start with some numbers because they're even more impressive than Karaoke skills trail. I pretty low bar. Let's be honest. You don't need to hear me Sing Joel. History so jewel cave is the third largest in the world it's got about two hundred miles of mapped passageways which puts it behind only early systemic stock act tune in Mexico and Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky which we talked about earlier this season. Yes that makes jewel cave the second longest in the the US significantly longer than any other well known caves like wind cave national park in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Yeah it was first discovered in nineteen hundred. Read by a couple of prospectors frank. Albert Miss showed which is exciting and great. Th of December two crosses place but less great that they blew up an expanded cave entrance with dynamite now on like spectacular. I mean it was unlike anything either of them had ever seen It was dark ominous cavern cavern lined with shimmering calcium crystals out which were just so ambient and beautiful that they Immediately named Jewel Cave. I mean yeah what else. It's the most straightforward for literal sensible name. I've ever heard and the whole scene really just reminds me of the crystal minds from Snow White those like shimmering crystals and dark like magic loved it all and if we're going down that route I think freaking album will probably dock and happy if we're comparing them to dwarfs which I am okay and I feel like we have the doors were all potentially offensive. Like they're all these kind of drastic stereotype. That don't really make sense. But let's go with these two dock and happy. Yeah Doc and happy head dynamite right So they wanted to capitalize on their discovery and turned the cave into a tourist attraction So they earn money They wound up building little pathways inside inside the cave and a large and to make even more appealing they even established an organization called the jewel cave dancing club in nineteen ninety-two sounds like a fun. Time yeah I feel like that. Sounds like was like hipster esque like cocktail bars now. Yeah I think there's a place in Chicago. That could definitely make this blake. I could see it as like this kind of quasi speakeasy 'cause this had needs to be dark and talk to way to fit the cave name and then also have these shimmering colors reminiscent instead of crystals and tight that would. I think it'd be really bad for dancing. Club setting get hurt a liability the big liability. Yeah but you know it. It's a good idea especially when you're wanting to attract that very specific niche of people interested in both both dancing and caving and that's what they do they want us to do that too but sadly for them but great for everyone else their idea never caught on and they were not able to monetize monetize this however all this Hoopla did garner the attention of President Theodore Roosevelt in he. He's always coming in for the rescue and He protected the cave. By naming it jewel cave national monument way back in nineteen. Oh eight several years before the National Park Service was even established. One of the great things about this place Is that once. It was was owned by the National Park Service and it was created Park Rangers were able to give cave tours in ways that were safe and informative as opposed to tours led by I to money. Hungry pyros right. Yeah that sounds much better in one of the most amazing tidbits about all. This is how little everybody knew about the cave. At the time of the discovery and National Monument status they only knew about a couple of miles in fact when it first was created or I established until the park service employed put a couple of local rock climbers and cavers. Herb and Jan conn were fearless. Heroes my eyes. I could never do something. That's never be looked professional caver. They started exploring the cave in depth literally in nineteen fifty nine and they continued doing so for two decades two decades. That's nuts ultimately mapping more than sixty for additional miles and it hasn't stopped there either The park is constantly being mapped by new passageways. Even today and they've sends added an elevator to take visitors down there to the half mile scenic loop cave door. Yeah I you got to admire the work that these cavers do if cameras even word because my spacek didn't seem to think so but it anyway sounds outrageous K.. People or something. So that's why I'm going to use but the work that they do is just so astonishing. So impressive both in especially intimidating. My God it's like my worst claustrophobic nightmare this is world. That's just pitch black and completely quiet and solitary. It's the same temperature and humidity humidity year round which I think can be a good thing in winter. I guess especially in South Dakota but it's really just the ultimate isolation and such an unnatural and wild frontier for humans really. Yes especially since people exploring and mapping the cave today frequently camp out underground for days at a time They must be like completely fearless list and not at all freed of the dark. Yeah that's that's true. I remember while we were on our cave tour here with our little group. There was this little girl in the group who asked the Berranger. What happens if someone down in the Cape gets hurt or lost or something like that and I was like a girl I? I don't even want to know the answer to that question. It's scary you know a very For in like terrifying Ram in like don't even WanNa think about that but then they answer when it being like normal rational lake. The park just does periodic regular communication education checks. So if they don't hear back I'll go down and and find them in just rectify the situation. which was reassuring but still this cave this cave? Life is now for me when we visited jewel cave. It was an August Dan. We were driving to RV. Back East after being in Wyoming for most of July Our friend Kendall actually from Chicago he came down and flew out This was our neighbor that lived down the hall from us and it was just really cool because we just last minute he said. Hey how you guys doing and What are you guys up to? When can I join? You said you could join us after we are in Cheyenne. Just fly out and we'll drive back through Chicago and he's like Oh. I really wasn't expecting it to be that quick quick. And but he did it and it was just one of those really great times because we got to a lot of places in between the badlands. Mount Rushmore and NGO cave along the way yeah. It was a great a great time in altogether. It wound up being this really epic Americana Road trip I think all that was really missing was like Miley Cyrus Song Party. USA like blasting at full volume with our windows down. It really was their own little party. And we had a great time and there was especially nice to see Kendall again and Here's our first official guest in your V That we had a long like a traveling route. we've had people visit and see it before but no one really stayed with us. Like Kendall did It really made me feel like home again because we got to bond and just talking ketchup and this was like my best friend in Chicago like just go down into the the alleyway where his workshop was and I would talk to him. Just you know really relax and have such an amazing time. His company all the time time I wake how you you guys had hanging out in the alley. Oh Yeah that was the Nice Alley. It's not as creepy as I. It was beautiful. I mean it was remanded. Romantic in my eyes because the way that LOFTA set up. You know I mean when we say our Dream Loft. I mean it was crazy Kendall Kendall crazy with the okay yes And it was really nice too because this was more than a year into. RV`er knows about a year into our living. He was the first kind of friend to come out and like actually spend spend time and put the effort in which is like. It's about time not to like put pressure on her other friends and stuff and I'm like you guys we miss you and you. You missed us. You're constantly Tong. CMS US so how. `Bout you follow through and it's kind of hard though because like we are like like getting dark mean thrown at a moving target right. Yeah Yeah but I'm glad this worked out and it's definitely something we were needing and missing like you said and we had a great time visiting all these places together like we started in Cheyenne Wyoming coming at Cheyenne frontier days. This epic Rodeo and carnival which was spectacular and crazy and then going through rapid city and to Moines Iowa. And of course the this stop. They've decided to go book. RV Site in rapid city. which is the hub of the western part of South Dakota and accessible to all kinds of popular places like badlands and Mount Rushmore? Yeah I'm obsessed with rapid city of benefit times at this point and it's such a great place thriving there's so much to do there and and just the proximity to all these wonderful places is extraordinary hard to be. It's barely an hour from Joel Cave and the route to and from is also just superstar. You drive through the black hills and these sprawling pine forests and also these adorable historic towns like custer Kane. Yeah so Joe. Cave was our first stop on this trip. Because it's closest to the Wyoming border. We went on a week day. Didn't make any advanced reservations for any cave tours because as you can only do that on a first come first basis right there on site which is nice and it's fair. Yeah I think I actually prefer it that way because when we're at Carlsbad caverns together. I remember how unknowingly impossible it was to get tickets to most of the cave tourists because all the tickets had been snatched up like weeks prior up two months prior in some cases. Like I'm sorry but I don I don't make cave plans like a year in advance. Okay like I'm more of an impromptu caver I guess true yeah got to cave in the late morning and we were easily able to get three tickets to the door glanton tour which was a lot of fun. It was a real blast from the past. Yeah Oh definitely. I love any activity where I get to hold like this old time lantern turn Infield like a cave mining dwarf. Probably if I was going to be a one of the seven dollars I think it would be dopey. Let's be honest also. I think I'm I know currently as I'm recording. I'm wearing a hat that makes take dopey. It's like one of those like teal blue hats. It's a joke but it really is no but it's also worth noting that the tour is the only only offered during the summer from mid June through labor day and that's mostly because there is an unpaved trail you need to take to get to the store entrance with a bunch of uneven steps so I could see a gang really icy and snowy and so you just don't WanNa fall right. You don't WanNa be slipping down into the canyon. That's for sure but our tourist great. We got our tickets and we just had to wait around for about an hour before the tour started so we explored the visitor center which was awesome and had tons of information about the cave and the park including this shocking fact that you'll cave is apparently what's called a breathing cave meaning that air exits and enters the cave as atmospheric pressure changes kind of similar learn. How tides ebb and flow in the ocean? So I felt like I was walking into like Earth Slot. It was crazy we also learned a lot about the geology cave because all of those shimmering crystals didn't just show up overnight no not at all not at all most of the formation of the cave started with limestone deposited three hundred and fifty million years ago followed by more limestone in in sand stones. All of which were read it away during the geologic uplift as the black hills were farming and rising pathways started to take shape during during the Senate period as uplift continued and lowered the water table enough to clear things out and millions of years after that layers of calcium started to form along the cave walls about two point five million years ago. I mean it's a long time This is where those crystals started to form along with lots and lots of other cave formations like flow stone and stalactites and cave. Pearls in box works. Yeah and also a super rare K. formation called a hydro magnesite balloon. And and it's pretty much what it sounds like. They're made when gas inflates a malleable earth and substance. So essentially these were inflated when portions of the Cave for still delicate and pliable enough to be maneuvered maneuver by gases. Long Story Short. There's a ton to learn down there and not all underground. Apparently there was a major fire here in two thousand that burn ninety percents of the monument and he can still see lots of the remnants of those like ravaged trees in the forest surrounding the visitor center and along the road leading to the park. Yeah before we got here right never even heard of this fire or knew that happened. But it's like immediately in abundantly clear. Is You're driving theory Alex. Something happened and it's horrific. It was called the Jasper fire. It's spread to more than eighty three thousand acres of this beautiful black hills land. The park was evacuated of course enclosed for several days and National Park Service. Employees actually moved computers and documents into the cave to keep it safe just in case the visitor center itself wound up being untouched. Fortunately yeah this was also part of the reason why most of the surface was hiking. Trails were closed when we were there There aren't many trails but they are routinely closed because burn trees constantly falling on ninety days. And it's really early potentially dangerous. Yeah and also. There's really a huge difference between the this Jasper Fire and natural fires. That happened in this part of the country usually caused by things like lightning strikes. These actually have lots of benefits. The life cycle the forest because not only do they thin out. The forest so that trees are densely packed together competing for sunlight but fire adds nutrients into the soil that helps plants and animals. Yeah the Jasbir fire on the other hand was arson apparently by a Wyoming woman who was driving through and tossed a match on on the ground for some reason just to just to cause trouble or litter and then Brian the forest the ground. Who knows now when we come back from this short break we'll head underground underground at jewel cave it? 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We got tickets right away waiter around the visitor center for a little while had some snacks Nachshon gift shop and then we wind up having to drive out of the visitor's center parking lot about a mile down the street to the historic entrance parking lot. We didn't realize it was all separated. I I but that worked out. Just fine the tour started this old Park Ranger Cabin from the nineteen thirties led by an excellent park ranger guide. Who all these interesting things in the cabin? Like vintage stove dove There was fireplaces Actually a fireplace and from here. The group headed outside of the cabin. And we all lined up in a circle to get our lanterns. Then we meander demos little path down some steps and along Canyon while the main entrance of the cave and since this is in fact a breathing cave you can actually feel cool air airport out of it. Yes and since we're there on a hot August afternoon it felt amazing like all natural pure air conditioning. It was great. The historic entrance has a locked gate for obvious reasons to keep people and animals But once the guy unlocked it we all went inside and had them light are lanterns. One at a time It was nice and cool inside a consistent temperature about like forty nine degrees. I believe And so we do bring in some late layers there's You definitely need some sturdy hiking shoes because these tours definitely require more maneuvering because there's definite uneven rocky surfaces right right yeah so. The store was super immersive and it was cool because we got to feel like what it was like to be. The earliest explorers here are navigating these narrow dark passageways for the very first time time there are a lot of stairs that went up and down through tight openings and also low ceilings. So Watch your head. I think I bought my head at least once but I just played it off. Oh yeah absolutely absolutely I mean ultimately though the tour leads to these wide open chambers have plenty of room like the heavenly room They got his name from this crystal formation on the ceiling that apparently looks like Madonna Madonna into China Gorgeous. Yeah this is also the part of the tour where everyone Kinda sits down somewhere. In the guy it has alternate are lanterns. So that we're in total darkness. I did this when I was at Carlsbad. Caverns for the first time. And it's always such a surreal experience to be an utter darkness like this. You could like literally put your hand right in front of your face and you'll never see it. You won't see it then you're never just because there's no light whatsoever so there's nothing for your eyes to adjust to and it's the wildest eldest experience. Yeah I mean it's really not a scary thing actually quite calming and in this natural and primitive way. Ah It is. This tour takes about one hour and forty five minutes total altogether. It's like half mile round trip but it is marked as strenuous since there are steep passages and narrow zero openings and it requires climbing someone stops that are essentially just ladders. Like you're you're using your hands for a lot of two. They're not just like traditional stairs and there's also an age limit element of eight years old like you need to be at least eight to Beth. Another thing to point out is that there's white nose syndrome This is a disease that affects bats in in certain parts of the country in certain ways and this is one of them. it's harmless to humans. But we can transmit it so he's doing the same Chinese or clothing in one cave and then bring it to another another. That's how it transmits. Yes so you have to be mindful of that so when you're leaving Joel Cave. They actually have you walked through this cleansing solution to like clean and San. Hose your shoes but tell you should absolutely not wear them in any other cave just for this for the sake of the bats. Better safe than sorry. Yeah we didn't see any bats while we were here But they are definitely the park's most popular animal There are nine different species of bats live in this cave and six of them live there full year round. Yeah Yeah we actually really didn't see many animals here in general when you when now that we think about a but other wildlife that lives in the area includes whitetail deer meal deer elk doc and eastern cotton tail rabbits. So basically all the things you'd expect to see dancing along the background of a Snow White Song basically which fetes and also There are a few more tours. You can do it too. Including the scenic tour which is the most popular It's also easier and less intimidating since it's a paved trail with lighting and you can access sound elevator directly from the visitor center. Yeah the reason it's so popular is because this is where all those jewels are like the caves namesake specimens or most of them anyway because when people think of Joe Cave they think of the shimmering crystals and when you do this story you'll see a ton of them it's just super bright and colorful it honestly. It looks like at least frank folder down here. It's super vivid. Oh man and there's also a wild caving tours Since every national park cave has there's something intense like that. Yeah Yeah we haven't done any of these yet because I'm terrified didn't I don't I honestly don't know if I have the bravery to do it. Maybe one day the one who acquires the hard hat and a headlamp and lots and lots of crawling. The main reason I think I wanna do this one in particular though because the camp formations here have the most amazing names names including hurricane corner. Martha's Kettle Roller Roller Coaster and brain drain. I mean they all sound like a six five waterpark. There's something there there are great. I have expect them to sell down their city. Or whatever really WanNa talk about is our lifestyle within the RV and it's really this thing that can be difficult to discuss sir talk about because you only have so much base you know. We live in twenty six feet of space by about like eight to nine feet wide and so so when people travel with us. When we're with other people gets a little bit harder to navigate our normal light like daily lifestyle and finding finding that is kind of a little bit more difficult so we try to make it really homey for visitors well like also like laying this in education them like how we move around it? It's not easy. No and people are fascinated by that so they experienced firsthand. This is our first kind of test. Ron I guess of having like A. I'd asked for a longer than a few hours. Yeah and candidate great. I remember one point. He actually just jumped up on the roof and he lay down there while we're in Japan A and and it was just great because I'm like yes you are using the RV you're living at your loving it like perfect and that's the best part about kill you just makes himself right at home and he knows how to respect like boundaries and things like that and so That was probably one of my favorite parts about this is like finding that like appropriate guest. Mo.. Oh you're on the move. It's a lot easier to have multiple people because we're getting in and out of the RV all the time and you know we're driving so like you know you can lay back. Yeah it was the first time I I didn't have like I took like the wheel five hours and I got to sit in the back and experience it for the first time for me. Yeah it's crazy it's nice right. I'm still waiting for the day. They take the wheel. Which you've been talking about? I've been promising that for like a year and a half dangling in front of you. Like a carrot. Yeah well it's a carrot. I'm running after so But you know we really care about how travel and how to keep our personal spaces and and so when people come in just we want to help. Guide them into our lifestyle which there's the first time we had that chance and so we made mistakes mistakes and there's things that we could have done better and you know but basically it was a learning experience. Yes it was. It was very comfy. We made it feel homey you you brought out your cocktail skills again. which hadn't used in awhile? Yeah I've just I was trained. I was doing Rodeo after Rodeo Rodeo. And that was one that was so great that will like one night the one of the first or second nights at Kennels with senior like who wants cocktails and we're both like you know Yeah but time. My cocktails You you know we really got to have our fair share in rapid city. Yeah we definitely do we drink it up I love rapids so this is my third time in rapid city. I was here. I as part of a work trip which talked about in the badlands episode. And that's what swept me up with this whole part of the state part of the country and how much I love it and endure it and then I was here here again on May own only passing through but kind of reacquainting myself with this wonderful little city in western South Dakota and then this I was super excited about because I to experience it with you and with Kendall and then go back to some of my favorite spots here as well as do some new things and go to new places linked to place that we got to go to that That mini any coffee. Pirate's cove love periscope. So yeah I was super excited. I remember driving by seeing a parrots Goldman and golf. And I'm like well. We need to do that because I grew up. There was like like a pirates. Coast somewhere in New Hampshire where I grew up and for me. It's always been like. The quintessential mini golf course. So I knew that they were kind of a chain like a national chain but not super ubiquitous. So they're kind of hard to find also would have been the same one. I mean different. It's not identical but like the same. I Guess Style and challenge challenge level and whatnot. That's awesome and it was great. It was a lot of fun and I mean I didn't do well. I did worse than I thought. In spite of that it was great Kendall one and he like never plays mini golf so yeah and this are revived. That we stayed at that was only for like a day right. It was a couple couple of nights. I think we didn't spend much time there because obviously we're off doing stuff during the day. Yeah it was two nights because we win there be went mini golfing in that kind of stuff but then we went to like Mount Rushmore crazy horse and then came back to that. Oh yeah so. We got to do a lot in rapid city so I remember the hotel Alex Johnson like rooftop bar. Yes that's my favorite so that hotel is just great. It's historic it's the most historic hotel in town. It's also huge. It's like one of the one of the taller the tallest building in rapid city. So it stands out. has this big conic like Alex. Alex Jones and sign on top of it hard to us and they have really good drinks up there too at the at the bar. And there's a substantial substantial indoor section and then also to different patio Dax there's one mic on the second like even above the main bar so it was beautiful so we sent out on the Patio we've got and they have like little fire pits if it gets chilly but we are perfect. It was perfect late afternoon early evening. But was that cocktail that you got so my favorite thing to get there. Which had a few times to this? Point is the old Manhattan. And it's called that because it's across thirteen in Manhattan in an old fashioned Lovin. So elements of both of my favorite drinks brings with like bourbon and blood orange core vermouth bidders and then cinnamon syrup which really makes it. Yeah just like a perfect little spot to chill for a couple of minutes and we love and we're in new cities to just grab like a cocktail and a snack and bouncing around jump around and we got snacks there but By the way yeah. This hotels allegedly haunted Ted. Who I don't think I told you that were there because they didn't want to frighten you? Oh but You would just care self. Yeah I would probably just scare myself but when I so I stayed suspension night here like in two thousand sixteen by myself and that's when I learned about it and I was I learned about it like the NATO's checking in and I'm like wow. I wish you wouldn't have told me that. And I'm not going to be able to sleep. But I think there's one specific flora that's supposedly haunted floor and there's been like hotel staff that have like I heard things that late at night and like run off the floor and I'm like what that's that's dreadful so I was like on pins and needles when I was sleeping here and listening. Karenni noises or creeks or footsteps running down the hall or anything like that. It's okay was coming. I know coming coming. I wound up being fine to deer that in the background for her but then we jumped to that little like coffee shop because after after the cocktail during the day you got to jump over to the cock cocktails jobs coffee shops which would be like what was called? Harriet in Carrie Ann Oak. Yeah that's that place. Yeah yeah so cool inside. The building is so cool because there's that vw Van Parkinson unlike home. Yeah and you can just go in and sit internet. Let's go hang out pretty awesome. And they have great food like really impressive snacks and dishes and stuff. Like I had a keen watt breakfast ball here one time ousting assisting and then they have like really interesting pastries and like Burritos and then like wonderful coffee drinks. Low Tastes Mike. I think they have Thai coffee. which is my favorite thank? You cannot not get that when a brilliant and a lofted second floor is laden really opened great for plan lots of like creatives base. It'd be a great place to work while you're like you know traveling through yes agreed and then after this we literally just walked into the block to see the brand new president. Ah Statue yes which they. The city erected so rapid city is known for these presidential statues. Every president has some specific statue like position somewhere in town in the downtown area. I'm like a different intersection and so it was a big deal for the Obama unveiling which only happened like a few weeks prior to us being here so the timing is great and this one was awesome so the abutment statue shows him holding hands with Sasha Obama when she was much younger than she currently breath yeah because that was that ECOMOG image when he walked on stage for his presidential acceptance speech right yes useful like The really good statue that you on that memorialize his presidency. Yeah I loved it and then I think from here we continued to wander and we wound up having dinner at this restaurant called hauled coal. Ko L. again. I had been here before in new. I love Dan. Why don't you go back with you? Guys in it was wonderful. It's like a very monitoring hiring stylish restaurant with woodfired food and great cocktails and snacks and stuff and we had amazing old-fashioned here as well. Yeah I remember Kelly he is like how do you make your old fashioned. Because you know when you're traveling you have to ask because if you start to say muddled. I'm not getting it beer. And then she was like. Oh Yeah we do this as perf yet so they they know how to make their old fashioned. Cocktails are not like outdated is nice surfaces veered is I think the fears which did love to see that. Yeah that's a good sign. Any big ice doesn't melt and water down your drink right. Yeah so that was awesome. Great Time in rapid city. And you hit on your work. You did much more than what we got to do. What we're a couple of those things? Well I also went to when I was here for my workshop had dinner at Cole. And they went around the corner to this arcade bar this sub training arcade bar which the blast obviously. Yeah I don't know I think I mentioned that you guys just didn't acknowledge me And then also I went to this place firehouse during which is like one of the oldest brewpubs in the state if not the oldest just delicious. It's then this kind of fire depot who really great beers and unlike kind of local food you can get like Bison burgers and stuff like that really solid great great vibe and then I also love the journey museum and Learning Center. which was this really immersive? Incredible like native American Museum and I would love to go back there and I can spend hours and hours. There was so much to see exhibits. You could wander through learning about the history of the native peoples of the area of the DAKOTAS. Because I mean that's that's what this land was was built on the South Dakota's known for and it's you see it everywhere so it's nice to see it honored in this way in a in a beautiful venue like this so we next time. We're passing through. We'll we'll have more time. That's for sure because we'll be rushing across the country but now we're going to take a quick break when we come back. We'll talk to Mike. wiles jewel caves saves chief of resource management. 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Joel Caves Chief of of resource management. Mike spoke to us over the phone From the office NGO Cave National Monument so your title is chief of Resource Management demand. Could you explain to us what that means. I oversee all the resource management both cultural and natural Including our museum collection and Whether and that includes things That are on the surface down in the cave whether it's Veg Management you know exotic plant management or cave exploration or scientific research while kind of the the whole gamut of things right. Wow I mean it's only the second longest Longest cave in America. So that's not a big big job at all right the longest in the world. Yes it's truly fascinating that's why we loved Coming to Cave National Monument this year sure So when we were talking Matinee we were just like this is such an amazing opportunity to talk with like a a real life park ground China where we are you're like are rockstars and And really because just what you know this environment needs is is just more people to protect it So we WANNA be better allies to that and one thing what we've done is we've heard that you've toured a quite the caves yourself like how far the caves have you explored and what have you learned about the place through your exploration. Oh Boy Well first of all we we've had as a cave not not in the pleural okay Although it's a very big cave system we've got Two hundred eight miles right now now and Back in fifty nine. We only had about two miles. So all of this has happened in the last several decades it's it's gone from being a very small cave that People some people thought should be closed because it didn't really live up to park service standards to being a very well known world-class gave so I got involved in it back around. Nineteen in seventy nine. I believe possibly the year before For a couple of trips and gradually I became interested in it. contacted herb and Jan conn explorers at the time and they invited me in to accompany them and I became the I kind of became the person that they were looking for to take over. And they will my mentors for a couple of years and So I followed in their footsteps with day day trips that lasted. Oh Ten to twelve hours and as we the Continued exploring a we got farther and farther out and it turned into fourteen and sixteen and eighteen our trips the distance and to the far end of the cave for me at that time if he were to go straight to the end of the caves was about ten hours Before that before that we we never went all the way out before we established a camp that was only like a seven or eight hours in And then like the next morning we would go out and Another three hours to get to the end of the cave. The people that are exploring now a whole younger generation are kind of going off in the opposite end of the cave. And I think it's taking close to To if they were to go a to the very end it's over twelve hours But they've got a camps along the way so that they can Stage their efforts the the whole thing is underneath four square miles so it it just kind of winds around its amazed in three dimensions. And so the sum of all those different sections of passages at all those levels totals to be two hundred eight miles. Uh now give you a little bit of an idea of the framework that we're weighing in Lots of mileage But it's all underneath a a fairly small area And I think over the years when we average our our rate of progress in the cave. You've I mean for actual travel where it's usually averages out to be about a mile an hour. Well Well I. I had no idea about that. That does all within like four square miles jewel cave as barometric wind and that means that it responds to pressure changes outside right yes. The pressure drops one percent about one percent of the total volume of cave including the part. That hasn't been discovered will blow out wrote so you can measure what the one percent is. And you can protect protect you can predict the volume that e in including the part that hasn't been discovered and based on these estimates which are much more involved in what I just described We've only discovered three percent of the cave. Our so far most of it is still out there to be discovered. I think that's one of the one of the factors that really ignites imagination We none of us will ever get out to the end of the cave because it's so much bigger than than we can do in a generation's time and and right now we're on a third generation of exploration and you've only been doing this for forty years out of man. I actively exploring exploring for thirty of those forty years not not the last ten and And this younger younger crew has been doing most of the work in the last ten years. Well that's incredible. Yeah so I I was just wondering what are some of the biggest struggles or challenges of caving. When you're that deep into the earth like that well I think it's the sure a duration of travel to get out to the end even mammoth cave Have so many entrances that it's only like three or four hours from any given entrance to to get to the end of the cave there and That puts a different perspective on things. I'll say at least for me and I think for most of the others that as we become familiar with the cave we learn all the learn how to maneuver through all the little climbs news and the crawls and the twist and the turns a lot of unique moves that you've got to learn and once you've learned it well it becomes almost almost automatic and it's it's so much fun to just have that self confidence did know how to step across this rock and then slide over to this wall and then clamber up into A whole on a ledge through that And I think most of the cavers have Developed this appreciation for the journey itself. So they go exploring to find all that unknown stuff out there that we know must be there because of the wind but we and that that's the reason we go and we and sometimes we wish we didn't have to make the long journey. But I think most of us have come to grips with the journey. Half the fun. Oh Yeah The other thing is In Jul- cave we don't have streams rivers that could carry away human waist or that could regenerate it Impacts after you know because of flooding or something like that. Yeah so we have to carry out all of our our wastes all of our garbage all of our human ways and That that's Kinda hard to you so you Like when you pee pee into a bottle and then you gotta carry out all those bottles and they weigh about two pounds per courts and If you've got a lot of courts that you that you have to haul that's a lot of A lot of extra weight that really would rather not have to be super important because of the ecosystems. You don't want to change that. Yeah if there was a stream there then at least at least for for that would be minor you get diluted. Animals animals do that outdoors. It's no big deal But we don't have that and so we can't just stash These things away someplace replacing. Hope it'll go away because they never will That is absolutely fascinating. I mean just never been truly caving. Urban Jan seemed like they've made a huge impact on your life and we talked about them earlier in the episode and some of their education but the beauty of it is how it gets passed down from generation to generation because the yes ran into contrary surely the What they did the caves in real pragmatic terms is just a hole in the ground and and it can be dangerous? If you're not prepared I'm not trying to say there's no risk at all but the attitude that they passed down as far Chris Caring for the cave as far as respecting it. Having Fun while you're in there A really kind of lighthearted a satisfying spin Dan They pass that attitude down to me and to the younger the younger folks now and That our attitude toward the cave really doesn't make the difference and We owe that Hartmann Jan Yeah. That's really cool. Because I know just personally and from talking with people all caves can potentially have the stigma of being terrifying claustrophobic places. And it's really inspiring to see that stigma stigma be broken down a little bit and right applied. I I think it makes it safer You can't you always have to beware at this is a potentially dangerous place. It all it almost all hinges on you if you have the right attitude. If you're in good caving shape if you're prepared pared the way you should be if you're working together as a team then it's the you know one of the questions you have is. What do I really want people to know? No and it's that it doesn't have to be the dangerous of scary place at all. Yeah and that's great that like I think that motivates and further inspires us and and does likewise for listeners and people who are potentially considering visiting caves whether it's for the first time or return trips or or anything I love that mindset sat. It's really reset. Yeah how does one specifically get into caving nowadays The best way is to go caving saving with a friend who already does that And then the next thing is the national spelling logical society. He is probably the the main caving organization in this country and they have local chapters. Not you know not in every town but wherever ever cavers have gotten organized and become part of the NSS Then then they've they've established clubs that you you can go to the meetings and see slide shows and get to know people and go on planned trip starting from easy ones and and if you really really like it graduating onto very difficult caving trips like what did what did you were you to jewel cave and Like what do you find personally fascinating about jewel case specifically when you first started. When I first started I I started as a result of sitting sitting in on a slide presentation given by herb and Jan.? They're very mild mannered unassuming people. Herb passed away several years ago. John is still alive in her mid nineties And they had a way of making this idea of explorer expert exploring exploring a cave Making it fun and friendly rather than daring and dangerous and A lot of people do Kinda the view it and treat it as daring and dangerous for them and for me. It was fun and I think a lot of it was just that fun that Censu- fund that you could Be Involved in the sense of the unexpected of not knowing. What's around the next corner and wondering how far it goes in and even why? Why just stop here? You have a nice big passage and it just stops so you want it to go. You want it to go on forever when I Started caving. I really didn't know what I WANNA do with my life. I was in school. Cool as a key to get a mass attempt to get their bachelor's in chemical engineering but I wasn't ready for the world and as I interviewed with the companies. It was obvious to them. I'm and I wasn't ready either But I had gotten involved in this caving thing. I really wasn't sure what I wanted to do. With my life The caving part really brought me in that Gave me experience and expertise that led to me to be a tour guide. Ah Jewel Cave. And then as time went on The parks created a cave management position and I applied for and got at that that job as the case specialist And then as time went on I went back to school and I got a master's in geological engineering being with kind of an emphasis on hydrology and that opened doors for me to be more involved with the kinds of projects that are going on here going going on here and and leading some of those projects to where a small park. We have a small staff so we all have to wear many hats and and so as the years went by ended up expanding my role Or my role became expanded to dealing with like okay. I mentioned earlier exotic plant management consulting on a highway project that was going through the park doing Handling the research whether it's I don't do all the research but still guiding the research and trying to bring in the the studies for Like for instance five years ago. The the cavers discovered begins discovering lakes. Where the cave Intercepts the water table. And that's giving me an opportunity to be a CO author with the US GS and so I was a young kid who didn't know what he wanted to do. And now I I've been able to do all this wide range of stuff Even working with our museum collection and even a little bit of trouble consultation which you If you knew me say that doesn't sound like Mike at all But has really expanded my horizons and I'm able to do so many more things than I ever even dreamed of. Because because this caving thing kind of Brought me into brought me into a place that ultimately led to All these other things and you know I think my heart is still with the cave but I enjoy what I'm doing all these aspects speechless like you're it was very inspiring really cool to hear. I just love that. There's that much passion in people who are protecting preserving discovering our national parks and so we're especially excited to speak with you today Mike wiles. Thank you so much Hi I'm Matt and Brad this Park Land area and today we're talking about Joe Cave National Monument in South Dakota Ecology and we're introducing thing our ecological concept of disease because within cave systems There's definitely a lot of different particulars but diseases is definitely important to our ecosystem in multiple choice right and it's a little more complex a lot more complex than one might assume about disease so populations within an ecosystem are always fluctuating. And one thing that can really affect the system is disease even just one species easies ecologists have only recently begun to realize that disease is actually an integral part of an ecosystem. In fact there's all entire field of disease visa college like the study of diseases and that's pretty hot right now pretty hot. Yeah but just because diseases natural. That doesn't mean they're influenced doesn't occasionally the only way to spectacular die-offs either and that the effects of disease in an ecosystem isn't hard to watch. Yeah take for instance white nose syndrome which is killed millions of bats? North America since it was first identified in two thousand six White Nose Syndrome is actually a fungus that grows in cool damp in places like caves. Yeah and it impacts bats while they're hibernating leaving a white fuzz and their faces and it changes the bats behavior waking them up from hibernation and sometimes making them do weird stuff lay file tied the cave and the day time in the middle of winter which is not what they should be doing which it kills the bats by making it difficult to hibernate which burns through a lot of fat reserves that keep them alive until the summer right and this results in the claps of entire are colonies of bats which are really important members of cave communities because their Guano is the main source of food for species that only live in caves await nose syndrome was first identified in in caves around New York The fungus has been steadily moving across the US There was this terror to have infected jewel cave in about two thousand eighteen In the long legged bats that live there right so the National Park Service is working to reduce the risk of infection in bats. Here and the National Park Park Service has been dealing with white knows German other caves systems that we've talked about like mammoth cave in Carlsbad caverns by making sure. Visitors are educated. About what white eight no syndrome which includes letting them know that they should stay out of caves and other habitats like minds and alert federal or State Wildlife Agency. If you see the about flying around in daylight or when it's cold outside the park service is also asking visitors to decontaminate. They're caving hiking gear before entering any gave. Yeah Yeah keep everything sanitizer. Not like do you know bringing diseases into unaffected caves or anything like that and although white nose syndrome and other diseases like the kitchen Richard Fungus. That's decimating frog and salamander populations all over the world. It's important to remember that disease is a normal important aspect of ecosystems. Yeah in in the case of white nose syndrome. Human involvement in caves has probably sped up the spread of it but some researchers even think it's on the rise by Ben brought up by human driven climate change but changing ecosystems is inevitable So it's good to acknowledge that disease is an important driver of of changing itself. Yeah so when like visiting caves you know you really want to make sure that you are helping protect the bats by cleaning your equipment and your shoes and your your gear ear Because we don't want them to disappear. Go Away no definitely and if you've worn shoes in other cave on another tower somewhere the mindful of that and don't wear those shoes into jewel cave 'cause better safe than sorry and keep the bat safe my favorite. But I think it's the perfect time to wrap things up with Jewel Cave National Monument Let's share what our favorite favorite part of this national monument is. I think for me it was mostly about learning some of the most incredible facts of ever learned at our National Park site and that includes leads the fact that you'll gave a briefing cave. I had never heard that term. Not only was it fascinating to learn about but also felt felt great physically that how big NBA breathing. And then also the Joe Cave like dancing club thing I think is absurd and wonderful and and I love Peter Really missing out right a local like restaurant business like jewel cave dance. It's a club like do it get it. Let's have fun with it. I really admire the audacity of the of like the cave discovers you wanted on into create this dance club in a cave. It's outrageous and beautiful. Just very creative is it didn't work out marketing in. It's finest. Yeah yeah true. So this is just filled with that and you learn about on the tour and visitor centre and I walked away feeling so informed and delighted and it was really fun so I would say that type of stuff was my favorite part about jewel cave and there's definitely a couple the things they need to bring. Yeah for sure. So if we're going to jewel cave and you're presumably doing your cave tar because you need to there you know you got to do about. What are you? Bring it every cave tour or any every cave it's pretty much across the years layers yes Because like we said it's about forty degrees. It's chilly it might. It might feel good if you're going there in the summer but still like bring some light layers at least you to be comfortable in there because you do spend a good amount of time on the Cape obtain the shortest cave tours are like an hour and a half. So you're going to want to make sure that you're you're not freezing and I swear we're gonNA take this again is at least one liter of water bring water water brain. I mean obviously any physical activity but again it kind of you're doing the going up and down stairs you're squeezing the passes rates. It's more exhausting than you might think. Initially so be prepared for that also the proper footware or boots with good firm grip because breath. The surfaces are very uneven. The least and you don't want to be slipping and sliding and like crashing into walls or bang your head on the ceiling or anything like that. So the definitely not whatever ever you can do to come in. Physically prepared and comfortable is is really pivotal here. Now between the talk of jewel the singer Snow Way Whiskey and shimmering crystals I'd say this episode has been a huge success yes absolutely I mean it's fitting because jewel cave national monument is a gem and the National Park Service. 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