Exploring the East Coast: Our Trip to Charleston, South Carolina

Oct 24, 2023 5:06 pm

Hello ,

We hope you're doing well and enjoying this week's newsletter.

Shelley and I have some exciting news to share with you. We're taking a break from the daily grind and setting out on an adventure to Charleston, South Carolina.

You see, we've decided it's time for a change. While we have a deep love for New Mexico, we're in search of a new place to call home. Our hearts are set on the East Coast, as it will bring us closer to my three lovely daughters and, you won't believe it, nine of my cherished 14 grandchildren.

For this special trip, we're being hosted by my daughter, Ryan Marie, her husband Tom, and their wonderful brood of four children. We couldn't be more excited to spend quality time with our family, and as you can see in the photo we've included, they are the heart and soul of our journey.


During our stay in Charleston, we plan to explore the city, savor the delicious local cuisine, and absorb the unique vibe this coastal gem has to offer. It's a significant change from the enchanting deserts of New Mexico, but we're looking forward to the new experiences and adventures that await us.

One of the main reasons we're visiting Charleston is to scout for a new place to call home. We're not just thinking about it; we're taking the plunge. After all, it's about time we settled down near our growing family and embraced a fresh chapter in our lives.

We'll be keeping you updated on our adventures in future newsletters, (but don't expect one next week) so stay tuned for more tales from our journey to Charleston and our quest for a new home on the East Coast.

We hope you're as excited about this new chapter in our lives as we are, and we look forward to sharing our experiences with you in the coming weeks. Thank you for your support, and we'll catch up with you soon.


Journey of Freedom and First Love | A Gypsy's Kiss Chapters 29-30

by Shelley Carney

Shelley and Toby Discuss Fear and Romance

I feel like there's a connectedness between almost dying, and then wanting to have sex. 

It seems like they show that in a lot of war movies. 

People experience a fear that they're going to die and then having sex seems like a natural progression of what people do to celebrate life.

It's just this primal need. 

You felt ‘I'm gonna die,’ and then you didn't die, so then your primal brain takes over and you get into procreation mode.

Yeah. It's a primal response. 

And, hopefully, you're with someone who's okay with it.

Shelley and Toby Discuss Life and Death

Think of all that you had to give up to come to this planet.

You were unlimited. 

You had all this power and you had to fit yourself into this sausage casing, basically, to come to this planet. 

So, to die is to go back to what you had to give up to come here. 

I'm good with it. 

I just thought about how we look at death as the living on this earth. We look at death as a bad thing.

The end of something rather than the beginning.



Maybe we have it backward because the living get to write the story of ‘death is bad because we're left behind.’ 

When people die, they leave us.

The dead aren't the ones writing the story.

Today, we slide into the enchanting world of "A Gypsy's Kiss: A Treasure Hunt Adventure" by shining a spotlight on Chapters 29 and 30. But, that's not all – we are thrilled to introduce you to the podcast "Our Story Your Story," hosted by the dynamic duo of authors, Shelley Carney and Toby Younis.

In this episode, Shelley and Toby take us on a journey of reflection and self-discovery through the captivating chapters 29 and 30 of A Gypsy’s Kiss, unraveling themes of gratefulness, introspection, escape, and personal transformation. 

Watch the video or download the podcast episode.

Join us as we dive deeper into these themes and extract valuable life lessons.

Click here to read the rest of Shelley's informative article on our blog.


We have some exciting news to share! As we cherish the value of family and the importance of spending quality time with our loved ones, we are taking a brief hiatus for the next two weeks to visit family in beautiful South Carolina. This time away will not only allow us to recharge but also gather fresh stories and inspiration for upcoming episodes.

What Does This Mean for You?

During our short break, we encourage you to take advantage of this perfect opportunity to catch up on any past episodes of Our Story Your Story you may have missed. Revisit the heartwarming stories, valuable insights, and memorable moments we've shared in our previous episodes. 

You can also explore our rich collection of blog posts, podcast audio and video episodes. Each blog post contains links to the corresponding video and podcast episode and all are available on our website.

If you haven't already, now is an ideal time to subscribe to our podcast, blog, and YouTube channel. By doing so, you'll ensure that you never miss out on the inspiring stories and conversations we bring to you.

Stay Connected

While we take a short vacation, we want to stay connected with you. Reach out to us on social media, share your favorite episodes, or tell us one of your favorite stories. Your interactions mean the world to us, and we look forward to connecting with you even more when we return.

Thank you for being a part of the AGK Media community. We are truly grateful for your support and look forward to continuing our storytelling journey together.

Wishing you joy, inspiration, and a few moments of reflection during our break.

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YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/@ourstoryyourstory 

Blog on our website https://www.nmdaytrips.com/our-story-your-story 

Blog on WordPress https://agkmediastudio.wordpress.com/

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Find our New Mexico Day Trips website to see all our photos and blog posts for NM Day Trips, Garage Prospecting, and Our Story Your Story at nmdaytrips.com

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