Greg and Zanne Baugher had what they believed was the perfect Midwestern life. But, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity uprooted them from their comfortable life and showed them that what they had taken for comfort, was actually complacency. Now settled in California, they set to explore how much more to life there is to be experienced. Greg and Zanne talk about their new lives in Los Angeles, their marriage of 22 years, being travel bloggers and what it means to be California Exploring.
What the Hell?
It's been a month since our last episode and it's mind-blowing at how much has happened in our lives. Our youngest daughter was diagnosed with Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome (that's a name that will scare the hell our of a parent), Greg had his bariatric surgery and is doing amazing, and the tragic shootings at Saugus High School that is located near our house.
Greg's Surgery and Major Life Changes
We all struggle with life choices. In Episode 006 of the California Exploring Podcast, Greg & Zanne talk about health, quality of life and Greg’s upcoming bariatric surgery. It's been a year since Greg started exploring his options and started taking classes through a local hospital. The time has now arrived and on Wednesday Greg will begin the second stage of his journey to a healthy and more active and fulfilling life. There will be challenges, but the rewards are immense.
NASCAR, Talladega and Car Parts
We just returned from an amazing weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway with NASCAR! We interviewed a number of NASCAR drivers and got a tour from Team Penske of a NASCAR car hauler. We had full access to the garages and media areas and watched both the Sugarlands Shine 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race and the 1000bulbs.com NASCAR Cup Series race right from pit row.
Zanne Sings, Corvette Reveals and a NASCAR Trip to Talladega
You will be treated to the world premiere of Zanne singing in public! We also discuss attending the reveal of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible and our upcoming trip as the guests of NASCAR to the Talladega Superspeedway. We'll be camping in a luxury RV in the infield of the track right next to the finish line, riding in pace cars, interviewing drivers and visiting the pits, garages and talking with the Team Penske hauler crew.
Zanne Does Know Football and Fall Does Exist in LA
Fall was our favorite time of year in the Midwest. A time for football tailgating, watching the leaves change and bundling up in front of a roaring fire. Or tailgating in a blizzard. Here’s how we compare the seasons in the Midwest vs West Coast.
This is a Cat-Free Episode
What we left behind and how we got to California. What the move means and how we started exploring California