Monthly Archives: March 2013

Girls Inc. Concord brings down the house for us, we begin our tour with a joyous welcome!

The girls of Girls Inc made Janelle a card and an honorary member. Thank you!

The girls of Girls Inc made Janelle a card and an honorary member. Thank you!

Wow! Nothing like three dozen girls between the ages of 7 and 12 to keep you on your toes. Girls Inc. Concord rocked last night, literally.

Janelle and I were welcomed with a loud and enthusiastic crowd of Girls Inc girls with a bunch adults sprinkled into the craziness who likely woke up this morning not knowing what hit them! We gave a little reading, played some games, tried to give every one of those soon-to-be hard-core hiker girls a trail-name (Awesomeness is still my favorite) and showed some slides from our adventure. We ate meatballs and pasta salad and beans and way more food than I can even remember, generously provided by Girls Inc.

It was edge of our seat all the way, and we loved it! Big thanks to Karen, Jessica and Ashley from Girls Inc for being such great supporters, and thank you Awesomeness, Big Rock, Bear Hunter, Slow Poke and all the other girls for making a card for Janelle and making her an honorary member. Sweet!

Big crowd, lots of kids! We loved it!

Big crowd, lots of kids! We loved it!

Friends, our heads are still spinning (and ears ringing) from such a wonderful beginning to this new chapter in our adventure. We had the chance to meet with many of our fans who we’ve only known digitally, and knowing you all in person is much nicer! I only wish I had more time to spend with each of you.

Also, shout out to Janelle’s teachers who came and brought her flowers. That was very kind!

In the days and weeks and months ahead, we’ll be on the road in all sorts of venues, from libraries to bookstores to churches to back to Girls Inc where we’re working on arranging an actual hike trip! This has been Janelle’s dream, her specific request to bring her story of the outdoors to other girls and kids her age. That made this first step very special to us.

So, onward we go! Stay tuned for more information and updates here or join our Facebook page or Twitter feed for more instant gratification. Buffalo and Tough Cookie are on the road and coming to a town near you (we hope)!

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Today’s the day, hope to see you there!

Buffalo and Tough Cookie are hitting the road!

Buffalo and Tough Cookie are hitting the road!

Well, here we are! Today, Buffalo and Tough Cookie will officially kick off our pre-release tour with an event and dinner at Girls Inc. in Concord. We’ve already has such a warm reception last fall at the Woman’s Club of Concord and on the radio with Rob and Dave at The Granite State of Mind.

Today’s event will include a free dinner courtesy of the amazing folks at Girls Inc. who have been incredibly kind and generous to us. We hope you’ll all come. We’ll have a slide show, reading from the upcoming book and Janelle will talk about the 10 Hiking Essentials! The event will take place at Green Community Center, 39 Green Street, Concord, NH. It starts at 5:30 and we’ll go until 7-7:30. And of course, it’s FREE! You can check out the invite below for more information.

4by6_girlsinc_buff-toughWe’re just beside ourselves with excitement about tonight, hopefully we’ll be able to be coherent and make sense! Hiking through rain and sleet and mud and sub-zero temps, that’s easy compared to this. Maybe we’ll just take you all out for a hike!

Well, we best get used to it. We’ve had a humbling response from organizations and media interested in our story. In the days ahead, we’ll be announcing several new events and stories coming out. I don’t want to name names until things are solidified, but we can say that a big story is coming out in the Nashua Telegraph soon, and two other big events will be happening in Concord and Manchester. And that’s all BEFORE the book even comes out! Yike!

Anyway, we’re approaching this like we tackle our hikes; be prepared, stay calm and take it one step at a time. Oh, and enjoy the ride!

We hope you’ve all enjoyed our adventures and now it’s time to take this project to you in person. We so hope to see you tonight, and if not tonight then some time in the next few months as Janelle and I take this circus on the road.

Here we go. Ready? The best is certainly yet to come!

Thank you all,

Dan and Janelle

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Pic of the day: Less than 90 days!

The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie arrives in less than 90 days! Thank you everyone. Have a great weekend!

The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie arrives in less than 90 days! Thank you everyone. Have a great weekend!

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