Mission Possible Story Campaign



In May 2019, Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, Big Blend’s mother-daughter travel, radio and publishing team, went back on the road to travel full-time to continue their ‘Love Your Parks Tour!’

The tour is our quest to visit and cover all units within the national park service, along with their local communities, parks and public lands. We’re on a big mission! On this year journey, we are documenting, mapping and sharing audio-visual and editorial stories about America’s parks and public spaces, routes and trails, historic sites and cultural landmarks, natural and geological wonders, local flavors and festive traditions, and of course, the communities and people!

As part of the Love Your Parks Tour, we have been assigned a number of Story Missions by our various sponsors and supporters. Watch this space as we accomplish our missions and build our ever-growing story collection!



Farm Stories – Mission assigned by Donna George, owner of The Peanut Patch

Following Artist Ted DeGrazia  – Mission assigned by Lance Laber, executive director of DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

#OneHourWalks – Mission assigned by Dr. Jacqueline Eubany, author of ‘Women & Heart Disease.’

The English Connection – Mission assigned by Glynn Burrows, historian and owner of Norfolk Tours, England

Unique Shopping Destinations – Mission assigned by Linda Kissam, publisher of AllinGoodTaste.info.

Garden Destinations – Mission assigned by nature photographer Margot Carrera.

Family Picnic Destinations – Mission assigned by Ruth Milstein, author of ‘Cooking with Love: Ventures into the New Israeli Cuisine.’

Art Stories – Mission assigned by contemporary figurative artist Victoria Chick.

Literary Stories – Mission assigned by the book publicity team at Books Forward.

Law & Order Mission assigned by San Diego employment attorney Ward Heinrichs.

Following in the Footsteps of Generals Mission assigned by military historian and author Mike Guardia.

Following the Pony Express Trail  – Mission Possible story series assigned by Melinda Taylor and Greg Ward of Yerington Inn, Nevada.

Stories of Trust – Mission Possible story series assigned by Lea Brovedani, the Trust Architect and author of Trust Me and Trusted.

A big Thank You to our Sponsors who have sent us on a story mission! You have our commitment that we will follow through! If you want to join our Mission Possible story campaign, please contact Lisa D. Smith at (520) 395-0728 or lisa@bigblendmagazines.com

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