Thursday, March 16, 2017

3/16/2017

QUESTION ROUND #1

This is as good a time as any to answer some questions that have come up.

1.  "How can I contribute to your Tour?"
      Follow us on this blog, send us emails, follow Karla on Facebook!
      But some people have asked specifically about money contributions.  While we are certainly trying to raise corporate funds and awareness for our quest we have not established any type of official or technical mechanism for funding by individuals.  To say this clearly:  we are not a 501(c)3 organization and we have not solicited funds from individuals.  We have not set up a gofundme page nor have we set up a paypal account.  (Not that those things might not happen--we just haven't gone there yet.)  For people, or organizations, who are interested in contributing we recommend you drop us an email  at poetsparktour@gmail.com.  We'd love to hear from you!

2.  "Do you have a schedule of the parks you plan on visiting?"
Yes, we do.  We have not published that schedule yet but we do have targets set up for at least the next 2 years.  All dates more than 3-4 months out are flexible.  In fact, the order of some of the parks may change (based on weather, events, park calendars, etc.)  But for the most part we have a pretty good sense of what we plan on doing for the next year at least.  We plans on posting notices 2-3 months in advance on this blog.

3.  "How are you doing this?  Where are you finding the time and money?"
That requires a longer answer than we have time for here.  Suffice it to say:  we are finding the time and money.  This is a project of need and passion.  The parks should be celebrated.  We are finding ways and days to make it happen--using our own funds.  While we would love to consider sponsorship the project still needs to be done--and we are loving doing it!

03/16/2017--

We need to catch everyone up!

We recently got back from our 7th Park--The Dry Tortugas in Florida.

We will be posting some of the pictures in the next several days.  The Dry Tortugas is a fascinating park:  a combination of American History and environmental wonder,

And while I am posting about this trip Karla and I need to give a big shout out to the Key West Public Library for hosting a reading for us (and thank you to everyone that attended) and also a big thank you to Books&Books, the independent book store in Key West who ordered copies of our books for sale!  (Oh oh oh!  We stopped by the bookstore and met JUDY BLUME!  How gracious she was.  A golden few hours browsing among the books!)

And oh, we stayed at the Seascape Tropical Inn Bed and and Breakfast.  Highly recommended.  (Can you say mimosas every morning?)

We have so many pictures to post and so many stories to tell.  Drop us an email.  We'd love to hear from you!

Preparing for our 8th National Park!

We have so much to catch you up on!
It's going to take several posts!
First, our next stop is the Guadalupe Mountains National Park outside of El Paso.
We will be there the days of April 9th through the 12th!
We will be staying in the park (another post is forthcoming with the details
of the graciousness of the personnel involved) and performing a reading on April 11th
at the amphitheater within the park.  (And more about readings in another post!)
We are so looking forward to this park.  Not only is it in our home state
but it is the highest point in the great state of Texas!