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   generously providing a terrific RV 
   and thank you Fleetwood RV for  
  supporting our cross-country tour
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The Advocacy 4 All

Cross-Country Tour







Friday April 14th


Featured today on Bergen.com
Interviewed by NY Daily News & WCBS Radio


The cross-country tour, which starts tomorrow, was featured on Bergen.com.

Today The NY Daily News took photos and did an extensive interview and I spoke at length with Monica Miller of WCBS Radio.  Look and listen tomorrow for their coverage. 

Apple Store 5th Avenue - Friday 4/15 5pm

We will be parked out front at the Apple Store 5th Avenue from 5-6:30pm tomorrow in a Fleetwood RV that was donated by El Monte RV. 

Whole Foods Market Edgewater - Saturday 4/16 - 9am

Whole Foods Market Edgewater is generously hosting us for a breakfast send off on Saturday morning from 9:30-11am.

We will send updates from the road and look forward to seeing you if you can make it to one of our events.

Learn more about the tour at www.Drive4Rebecca.org.

Jon





Saturday April 15th


Thank you to The Record for the continued support and great coverage with this terrific article and thank you Whole Foods Market for another wonderful send off in Edgewater.  





Wednesday, April 19, 2011

On the road again after an almost Passover disaster


We're heading out of Chicago after a terrific Seder and good nights sleep at the home of our friends the Rangells (we also saw them during our 2002 tour when they lived in Denver).

Our Columbus stop at the Apple Store was great, with a nice sized crowd of people at our raffle. Rebecca loved just hanging out in the store - probably because she was surrounded by Staci's friends and family who were so nice to stop by (Staci helps us at home with Rebecca and is from Columbus).

We had a good lunch at California Pizza Kitchen, enjoyed a quick dinner in Indianapolis at Santorini Greek Kitchen, and pulled in to Chicago late that night.... and that's where our troubles began. 

We had a freak accident/mishap with the RV (don't ask) that I won't go into but it no longer was road worthy. Fortunately the kids weren't in it and everyone was fine but we had to cancel our local events.  

Although it took some time, it was El Monte RV to the rescue again - they got us into another fine Fleetwood RV so we could make it to the Rangell Seder and get on our way.

So we're on the road again - heading towards St. Louis - more to come....

In the meantime...here are some new videos to enjoy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbko6ck6M4k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnBvLONEynw

Jon





Saturday April 23, 2011 

Chicago to Salt Lake City



The past few days were mostly uneventful (pun intended - no events until Salt Lake City yesterday).


Rebecca is having the best time in the RV - she loves it - and Sam's been having a lot of fun too.


On the way to Kansas City we stopped in St. Louis to visit the Gateway Arch.

On the tram ride down from the top we met a family from Morton, Illinois (which we learned is The Pumpkin Capital of World). After hearing about our cross-country tour and my Special Needs Parent Handbook, the mom told us she was a teacher of children with special needs.

She was very excited to take a packet of books to distribute to local libraries and resource centers in her area.

The next day the kids enjoyed Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventures in Salina, Kansas and we stayed overnight in Denver.

We had a very scenic long drive through the beautiful snow covered hills of Wyoming - 8600 feet and then down in the valley with amazing views, cows, buffalo llamas and on to Salt Lake City (more Passover themes in the weather - hail, snow, wind and rain (but no locusts as far I could tell).


We were met in the Apple Store by a former babysitter, Melissa Celauro and family and had a good crowd for our raffle and then a great dinner at Z Tejas.


Now we're on to LA via Las Vegas!


Jon




Sunday, April 24, 2011

Made it to LA and heading home


After a quick stop in Vegas, dinner in California Pizza Kitchen, and a swim, on Saturday morning, we headed to LA to finish our tour.

 

We were greeted by a large crowd of friends, family and other well wishers at The Apple Store at The Grove.

 

It was warm and sunny so we did our raffle outdoors:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv4BxlgLYog

 

We ended the day across the street at Whole Foods Market Fairfax:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pblyssJfow

 

No trip to LA would be complete with out a visit to In-N-Out Burger and now we're headed

home after a great trip.

 

Thanks for following along and we look forward to seeing you soon.


Jon





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The 2011 ADVOCACY4ALL - April 15th-23rd
Cross-Country Tour
EVENTS                                          Locations                           Featured LOCAL charities  

 4/15 -  5:00 pm - New York, NY                Apple Store 5th Ave                            United Cerebral Palsy NYC    
 4/16 -  9:30 am - Edgewater, NJ              Whole Foods Market Edgewater         Autism New Jersey
 4/17 - 11:00am - Columbus, OH               Apple Store Easton Town Ctr              Childhood League Center            
 4/21 -   4:00pm - Salt Lake City, UT         Apple Store The Gateway                    National Ability Center    
                                                                                                                                 Wasatch Adaptive Sports                         

 4/23 -   3:00pm - Los Angeles, CA            Apple Store The Grove                        Hollyrod Foundation
 4/23 -   4:30pm - Los Angeles, CA            Whole Foods Market Fairfax              Special Needs Network
   

 
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