Big Sur is a lovely place full of adventures.  For Mikel Robertson, owner of Green Goods, This past weekend was especially fun.  When planning your trip it may be difficult to book a hotel.  Keep in mind that the National Park has first come first serve housing available at minimal costs. http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org/camping.html . Mikel and family were able to snag a place in a remote campground for the unbeatable cost of FIVE DOLLARS! While they were there they had some fun paddle boarding outings and also attended the Tequila and Taco Music Festival in Santa Cruz featuring Sambada Brazilian music. http://tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com/

Green Goods would like to encourage you to live a more sustainable lifestyle to keep the places you love beautiful for tomorrow.  

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Adventure Episode 1

I’m excited to share with you the adventures of our friends Dallas and Abraham on their man trip extending from the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone National park. Before they headed out they made a stop at The Sub in downtown SLO for some red tinted aviator glasses. They said the red tinted glasses gave them a unique perspective. They left for the Grand Canyon on Sunday August 2nd. Apparently, driving with the red aves on at night made the freeway look like a scene directly out of Tron.

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They got to the Grand Canyon on Monday and started hiking the ridge around 4:00pm and then down the canyon to the Colorado river, a 15 mile trip.

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In order to camp in the canyon you were supposed to have a permit but our friends don’t play by the rules. They skimmed by a questioning ranger with charm and then snuck past a ranger station at night while the rangers were partying. While they were down in the canyon they were able to wade in the beautiful Colorado river.

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On Tuesday they hiked back out the canyon. Dallas said each plateau seemed to be the top and then they reached it only to see another plateau in the distance.  When they finally got to the top it was night time and they were still six miles away from their car. So, they hitched a ride in a bus full of French girls. The road into the nearest town was surrounded by a natural uncontrolled forest fire. Forest fires are sometimes left to burn as it is natural and healthy for the environment to have a fresh start. By then they were so exhausted from hiking all day that all they wanted was a burger. So they drove on the road surrounded by fire anyways. On Wednesday they took off for Vegas and on the way stopped for a photo opp at the Hoover dam! Parking was ten dollars so they pretended to have car troubles and pulled over in the side of the road.

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After an extremely unconventional and uneventful trip in Vegas they headed off to Yellowstone National Park. Their first day there they followed the wood planked path established by the park. Unfortunately the path is mostly flat and covered in tourists. The second day they left the path and made their own trail while hiking the Grand Tetons.   

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When I asked them what they learned from spending two weeks in nature Dallas replied that it made him want to take steps to keep the environment clean so that he can continue enjoying these trips and so others can also enjoy the beauty of nature. I guess the red aviators weren’t the only thing that gave him a new perspective.

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Green Goods encourages you to go out and explore this beautiful world. But remember living a more sustainable lifestyle will help keep the places you love beautiful for tomorrow.  

Natural Wool Fiber Area rugs are a great way to brighten up any room and dampen noise in areas with high ceilings.  Pictured here is a custom area rug made to match the family rugs used as wall tapestry.  

Some beauty from Lake Tahoe! Shot taken by owner Mikel Robertson from his recent vacation.

Please watch this amazing video by Cliff Bar encouraging their customers to #MeettheMoment  What’s your moment? Go out there and find out! We would also like to encourage you to keep the places you love beautiful by living a sustainable lifestyle. 

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Welcome to the beautiful home of Gabe and Maggie Frank of Gardens by Gabriel.  Here we did a flooring installation of DuChateau hardwood in white antique.  The wood grain really complimented their decor and looked gorgeous in their open concept living/dining/kitchen area.  Maggie has done an amazing job decorating and likes to say that each area and each item in her home has been a burden of love.  And Gabriel, as you can see from the pictures, is meticulous about keeping his garden lush and inviting! The combination is what I like to call a home cooked home, far from the cookie cutter homes that fail to provide warmth and enticement.  Please check out their website to learn more about their personal dedication to sustainable business practices.  http://www.gardensbygabriel.com/sustainability/