The Finger Lakes: Two Days in Livonia, Lakeville and Lake Conesus

Livonia New York wasn’t a part of the original plan When I first started dreaming up this trip, the plan was to head south and then west. Starting north to New York was definitely not a part of the plan. However one of the reasons I was going south was to visit my friend Grace. […]

Lunch at the Heron and Getting in to Livonia NY

 The Heron Farm and Events Center It is hard to know where to start when talking about  “The Heron“.   The Heron is so many times and I have had some incredible experiences there.   In the 1960’s, it was opened as a campground called Newt Spinks and has evolved and grown into an organic farm, farmstore, […]

Last Bonfire and Saying Goodbye on Memorial Day

One Last "Little" Bonfire

One Last “Little” Bonfire and Saying Goodbye Sunday May 30th, 2021:  It was a very special and touching evening. So many friends came out for one last bonfire and to say farewell. I was touched and moved by all the love that was shared. The memories you shared and the impact felt touched me deeply. […]

Thursday Night Open Air Market in Zelienople, PA

Main Street, Zelienople Open Air Market

The sleepy little towns that have evolved and grown. Growing up in the county just north of Zelienople and Harmony, life was simple and a slower pace.   Zelienople and Harmony were sleepy and safe little towns.   The Norman Rockwell towns that you would see in 1950’s television shows.  Both towns have undergone a […]

A few bumps on the way to the road

Harmony Fire District Apartment Fire

A Few Bumps in the Road One of the objectives I had for this blog was to share the good the bad, the ridiculous and the divine. So many travel bloggers and Instagram or‘s have all of these beautiful pictures of a carefree lifestyle on the road. We all know that’s not the reality. That […]

Helping my son get set up in his first apartment

College Graduation and the First Apartment There are a lot of changes and to-dos involved with creating a new lifestyle. While I’m preparing to set out on my own journey, my son, Christian, is also beginning one of his own. A Son that I’m Extremely Proud Of Christian is so far ahead in his class […]

My History, Leaving Harmony: What is being left behind

Sunrise of Railroad Tracks

From Deep Roots to Freedom Western PA has been my home and the land where my family has deep roots. You probably pass the Meeder Barn on route 19 in Cranberry Twp often too.      There is a Blue historical marker behind Burger King (Route 19 & 228) that identifies that as the place […]

From the start and taking action

Josh Meeder, blue shirt, contemplative, Photo: Michael Cannon Photography

From the start and taking action “Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Follow Your Dreams’ is the title of a recent blog post on my business site, Great Things LLC. It expresses the motivation to make the big change.  I am a dreamer.  I love to dream BIG!  I love to dream with other and co-create. […]

Journeyman Hammocks: An inspiration for and part of the trip

Journeyman Hammocks, Camping and Adventure Kit

Journeyman Hammock and Adventure Kit Like all good things in life, there is a usually a good story behind it.   This is no exception.  I was introduced to the hammock at The Great Rhythm Revival at The Heron Farm and Event Center in 2019.    The Great Rhythm Revival was a transformative experience and that […]