Welcome to our unexpected detour! 20 Things You Should Know About Us...
10 THINGS ABOUT HER...
Name: Sara Rae
Occupation: Free-range, organic, independent writer and editor (although I'm in the process of adding organic orchardist to the resume.)
Must Have Road Trip Tunes: Brandi Carlile, Nickel Creek, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Counting Crows and any and all David Sedaris audiobooks
Favorite Road Trip Snacks: Skinny Pop Cheddar Cheese Popcorn
Favorite Beverage: Water or wine (still working on turning one into the other) and coffee...always coffee
Color I Would Be If I Were a Crayon: Red or Red-Orange
Job I Wanted as a Kid: Katie Couric's
Classic Hollywood Crush: Gene Kelly
Movie I Could Watch Over and Over: The Wizard of Oz (and I have) or Midnight In Paris
My Favorite Way to Spend the Weekend: Going for a long run in the morning, mountain biking during the day, and browsing a book store in the evening
10 THINGS ABOUT HIM...
Name: John (but you'll probably hear Sara call him by his family childhood nickname J-Dub now and again)
Occupation: Art educator, artist/potter, beekeeper extraordinaire, and (also most recently) organic orchardist
Must Have Road Trip Tunes: Wilco, Brandi Carlile, Neko Case, The New Pornographers, and Arcade Fire
Favorite Road Trip Snack: Twizlers and Chex Mix Bold
Favorite Beverage: Sprecher's Root Beer
Color I Would Be If I Were a Crayon: Blue
Job I Wanted as a Kid: Running Back for the Chicago Bears (says the now Packers fan)
Classic Hollywood Crush: Audrey Hepburn
Movie I Could Watch Over and Over: Fight Club
My Favorite Way to Spend the Weekend: Making art, watching some football and reading a book (until Sara has me join her for a long run. (Running...it would be fun, she said.)
Family: A pack of furbabies:
• Dixie, a 16-1/2 y.o. Siberian Husky/German Shepherd Mix (Update: 12/15/1999-5/10/2016 We lost our sweet Dixie girl in May after a long, happy and loyal life.)
• Neko, a 3 y.o. Australian Cattle Dog/Australian Kelpie/Border Collie Mix) • Our newest additions! Finneus (better known as Finn), a 9-month-old shepherd mix and Sully, a 5-month-old German Shepherd big fluffy mix. We went to the rescue to adopt Sully, but Finn wiggled his way into our lap, heart and home that day, too!
Fun Facts: 1. We're both the oldest of five children (but it works because one of us is more Type A and extroverted and the other leans toward Type B and introverted. We'll let you decide who's who— yin and yang, baby!)
2. We once hiked 180 miles in 11 days (Neko hiked 120 of those miles with us) along the River to River Trail
3. We've run 18 marathons and 10 half marathons collectively
"J & S" doing one of our favorite things -- road-trippin' along the back roads. This photo was taken on May 2 while we were driving along the route of The Clay Collective Spring Art Tour.