The 41st annual Park Hill Home Tour and Street Fair had great results including a sustainability zone, waste diversion, an engaged community and so much fun!
Disturbed and saddened by the amount of waste from last year’s East High School After Prom, East parent/Mindful Sustainability blogger and consultant, Liz Rutledge (http://www.SustainableThree.com), took on co-chairing the newly established Sustainability Committee for this year’s event. East High School’s After Prom event is legendary*. With a $30,000 budget (all which is fundraised by the […]
Our next morning was Valentine’s Day and we were headed to the butterfly sanctuary. When my children were little and taking Music Together classes and watching “Dora the Explorer”, I heard this folk tale about a butterfly, “La Mariposa”, in which animals enamored by the butterfly would say “Mariposa, Mariposa, will you marry me?” (There’s […]
The journey to the Vanilla plantation was about a five hour drive, so the return was about the same. We drove back to Veracruz and stayed in the Hotel Deligencias again. Dinner was in the hotel restaurant and we all enjoyed recapping our time with Jorge, Mike and Jesus and sipping margaritas. Then it was […]
Our exploring Mexico Reefs to Rockies, “In Search of Coffee, Vanilla, and Monarch Butterflies”, journey continued with an authentic (and delicious!) breakfast at the recently renovated and restored Hacienda Zimpizahua after we checked out of our hotel, Casa Real de Café. The weather was a beautiful, warm and sunny treat. We enjoyed dining al fresco […]
The first day was just travel and we arrived in Veracruz without incident (although my mother had to throw out her apple since you can’t bring stuff like that into other countries for fear of spreading disease and pestilence). We were greeted at the airport in Veracruz by our American guide Mike Vondruska and our […]
When you have a chance to go to Mexico with your mom to see the Monarch butterfly migration and learn about orchids, vanilla and coffee, you don’t say no.