Monday, January 25, 2016

JAG & River's Amazing Epic Odyssey 2016


This is the seventh year that I have travelled around the USA as a vagabond Nia teacher, and the sixth year that River has accompanied me. It is the most ambitious schedule I've mapped out yet. I will make over 115 stops on this trip. I had originally intended to visit the entire country in one outing, but it turned out to make more sense to include a one week stay in Seattle in late July.

First, I'll follow the coast all along the west, south and east, looping up as far north as New York City. then, I'll jaunt to Chicago, and begin to follow Route 66 all the way back to California. There will be a brief detour to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks along the way for the Fourth of July with Zeke.

Then, I'll make my way back to Seattle, visiting Nevada City, CA and Bend, OR on the way. After a brief respite at home, I'll traverse across the middle of the country, visiting Boise, Boulder, Lincoln, Kansas City and Iowa City and Cleveland.  Then it's once again to NYC, and onward to New England followed by the Great Lakes.  On my way back west I plan to visit the Badlands and several cities in Montana and Idaho.

Before calling it quits, I'll head south again for the Men of Nia weekend event in Santa Fe.

All told, I'll be on the road from April 30 to October 6.

When I'm not teaching class, I'm usually looking for the nearest National Park or burger joint.

Here is a list of my stops and dates.
^ means I've reserved that day for sightseeing
* means I've confirmed a teaching appointment

OREGON:
April 30 - Seaside ^
May 1 - Coos Bay ^

CALIFORNIA:
May 2 - Arcata ^
May 3 - Santa Rosa ^
May 4 - San Francisco ^
*May 5 - Walnut Creek - Danielle

*May 6 - Calistoga - Jill

*May 6 - Campbell - Terre

May 7 -North Hollywood -Pamela

May 8 - Santa Barbara^
*May 9 - Carlsbad -Lisa-Anne

*May 9 - San Diego -Janice
ARIZONA:
May 10 - Phoenix ^

TEXAS:
May 11 - El Paso ^
May 12 - Del Rio ^
*May 13, 14 - Rockport - Dorene

May 15 - San Padre Island/ Corpus Christi^
*May 16 - Austin - Sara

*May 17 - San Antonio -Adelle

*May 18 and 20 - Dallas - Jan / Jule
*May 19- Dallas - Jule

*May 21 - Houston -Angela

*May 22 - Houston -Angela


LOUISIANA:
May 23 - New Orleans ^

ALABAMA:
May 24 - Decatur ^
*May 25 - Cullman -Ann (thurs morning)


GEORGIA:
May 26 - Tucker^
*May 27 - Decatur -Sandy


FLORIDA:
May 28 - Tallahassee ^
*May 29 - Sarasota -Rebecca
*May 30 - Venice - Rebecca

*May 31 - Sarasota - Rebecca
*June 1 - Sarasota - Rebecca

* June 2 - Pompano Beach -Jody

*June 3 - Gainesville -Sarit


SOUTH CAROLINA:
*June 4 - Myrtle Beach -  Debbie


NORTH CAROLINA:
*June 5 - Pineville -Terese

*June 6 - Charlotte -Sherrie, Terese

* June 7 - Durham -Kate, Haven

VIRGINIA:
June 8 - Harrisonburg^
*June 9 - Richmond - Felicia


MARYLAND:
*June 10 - Baltimore -Heather


WASHINGTON D.C.
June 11^

NEW JERSEY:
*June 12 - Highland Park -Ines


NEW YORK:
June 13 - Manhattan ^

CONNECTICUT:
*June 14 - Woodbridge - Nancy
NEW YORK:
*June 15 - Manhattan - Jayne, Caroline
JCC of Manhattan
Amsterdam @ 76th St.
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CONNECTICUT:
*June 17 - Milford - Nancy

OHIO:
June 18 - Columbus - Jill

ILLINOIS:
June 19, 20 - Chicago^
*June 21 - Naperville - Kendra


MISSOURI:
*June 22 - St. Louis -Sally

June 23 - Springfield ^

OKLAHOMA:
June 24 - Oklahoma City ^

TEXAS:
June 25 - Amarillo ^

NEW MEXICO:
*June 26 - Albuquerque -Diane


ARIZONA:
June 27 - Holbrook ^
*June 28 - Flagstaff -Stephanie
                  

*June 29 - Sedona

*June 30 - Sedona -Alba

July 1 - Kingman ^

NEVADA:
*July 2 - Las Vegas ^

UTAH:
*July 3, 4 - Zion / St. George - Zeke
*July 5, 6 - Bryce Canyon / Cedar City -Zeke

CALIFORNIA:
July 7 - Barstow ^
July 8 - Santa Barbara - Ken
*July  9 - Santa Monica  -Cheryl
               
July 10 - Mammoth Lakes ^
July 11 - Auburn ^
*July 12 - Nevada City - Aimee


OREGON:
July 13 - Klamath Falls ^
*July 14 - Bend - Libby

*July 14 - Springfield - Janet

July 15 - Portland^
*July 16 - Portland - Samantha

@Nia HQ
9:00 am  - Five stages
10:15 am - the Woodstock Experience

July 17 - Portland^
* July 18 - Portland -Sam/Magz
July 19 - Portland^
*July 20 - Portland - Samantha,
@Nia HQ
5:45 pm - Orchestra

WASHINGTON:
July 21 - Olympia^
*July 22 - Centralia -Christina

July 23 - 28 - Seattle ^
*July 29 - Leavenworth -Gayle

*July 30 - Walla Walla - Marika

IDAHO:
*July 31 - Boise - Britta, Laurana, Michelle, Nancy


WYOMING:
*Aug 1 - Evanston - Lisa


UTAH:
*Aug 2 - Salt Lake City - Liz / Lisa


COLORADO:
Aug 3 - Grand Junction ^
*Aug 4 - Denver (Evergreen) - Sandy

*Aug 5 - Lyons - Jasmine

*Aug 6 - Boulder - Jackie and Marty


NEBRASKA:
Aug 7 - Omaha^
*Aug 8 - Lincoln - Jean


KANSAS:
*Aug 9 Kansas City - Marcelle
IOWA:
Aug 10, 11 - Cedar Rapids^
*Aug 12 - Coralville - Beth


INDIANA:
Aug 13, 14 - Indianapolis -  Robin

PENNSYLVANIA:
Aug 15 - Pittsburg ^

NEW YORK:
Aug 16-18 - NYC ^
*Aug 19 - Manhattan - Robyn / Joan


MASSACHUSETTS:
Aug 20 - W Concord - Maria


NEW HAMPSHIRE:
Aug 21-23 Nashua^

MAINE:
*Aug 23 - Portland - Erin


VERMONT:
Aug 24 - Newfane ^
Aug 25 - Burlington ^

NEW YORK:
*Aug 26 - Albany - Richele / Casey

*Aug 27 - Averill Park - Richele
Aug 28 - NYC^
*Aug 29 - Cornwall-on-Hudson -Lynn

Aug 30-Sept 1 - Manhattan ^
Sept 2 - Williamsville ^

OHIO:
Sept 3 - Cleveland^
*Sept 4 - Avon Lake - Amanda


MICHIGAN:
Sept 5 - Kalamazoo^
Sept 6 - Mackinaw City ^

WISCONSIN:
Sept 7 - Green Bay^

MINNESOTA:
Sept 8 - Duluth^

WISCONSIN:
Sept 9 - Brookfield^
*Sept 10 - Hubertus -Jill
MINNESOTA:
Sept 10 - Duluth^
Sept 11 - Roseville^
*Sept 12 - Minneapolis - Amy
             -Minnetonka - Beth / Liz

SOUTH DAKOTA:
Sept 12 - Sioux Falls^
Sept 13 - Rapid City ^

MONTANA:
*Sept 14, 15 - Billings - Sue, Aimee

*Sept 16 - Red Lodge - Samantha
WYOMING:
Sept 17 - Jackson^

MONTANA:
*Sept 18 - Helena -Kathryn
Sept 19, 20 - Kalispell^

IDAHO:
Sept 21 - Coeur d'Alene^
*Sept 22 - Hayden -Jamie

OREGON:
Sept 23 - Baker City^

IDAHO:
Sept 24 - Twin Falls^

UTAH:
Sept 25, 26 - Nephi ^

NEW MEXICO
Sept 27, 28 - Farmington ^

COLORADO
*Sept 29 - Durango - Evonne
NEW MEXICO:
*Sept 29 - Oct 2 - Santa Fe -Mark, "Men of Nia"

COLORADO:
Oct 3 - Grand Junction ^

IDAHO:
Oct 4 - Pocatello^

OREGON:
Oct 5 - Pendleton - Michelle
WASHINGTON:
Oct 6 - Seattle HOME!!!!