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Hi there PureJeevan readers! We wanted to let you know that Jim's new novel CHROO is available on Amazon. It's a crazy adventure involving a billionaire heiress, her Chihuahua BFF ("Chroo") and a host of human and animal characters. Find out more on Amazon! Here are some links:

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THE TOUR IS COMPLETED! For pictures, videos, and commentary about their adventures, check out the Trip Dashboard!!

For those of you who've been following our plans for a few years, you know we've been preparing for a cross-country tour for a long time. The plans have expanded, contracted, changed dramatically, but the core of the idea has always been there: we plan on relocating to a new city and we need to find the right place for Pure Jeevan to settle. In order to do that, a big cross-country tour is in order. So, the exciting news is that we're leaving in a couple of weeks to check out some of the cities/towns we're thinking might be a perfect fit for Pure Jeevan! The sad news is that all of us can't make the trip. Jim will be holding down the fort here in Pittsburgh (i.e. the house still hasn't sold and he still needs to keep his corporate job so we can pay the mortgage).

Tomorrow, we'll be sharing our full itinerary (it's still being completed). But, here's a list of the cities/states Wendi and KDcat will be visiting as they search for the perfect Pure Jeevan location. We're curious how many Pure Jeevan family memebers live in/near these locations, as we're super excited to be meeting some of you!!


  • BEND


  • somewhere around SAN LUIS OBISPO






  • TAOS








  • GENESEO [Quad Cities Area]

Stay tuned ...Tomorrow's post will give much more detail!

Original Comments

Below, we have included the original comments from this blog post. Additional comments may be made via Facebook, below.

On February 8, 2010, jayanthbv wrote:

I wish all the best for the Pure Jeevan to find its place in the West Coast. My instinct tells me its Oregon or California!

On February 8, 2010, jayanthbv wrote:

My instinct tells me that Pure Jeevan would settle down in the West Coast, either in Oregon or in California!

On February 8, 2010, debbiedoesraw wrote:

We can't wait to host you two loves! And wait till you see the Arroyo Whole Foods in Pasadena and my local farmers market. You will be smitten!
love you

On February 8, 2010, hihorosie wrote:

What ! No cities to consider in WA? tsk tsk. Actually, just a little bummed but if you do relocate to Portland, I'd forgive you. ha ha!

On February 8, 2010, LindaR wrote:

Great News, I hope you come to Chicago on a day I can make.

On February 9, 2010, TerriDactyl wrote:

How exciting.

I'm in Las Vegas, New Mexico, which is not far from Santa Fe, or Taos. Maybe I'll get to meet you when you come through.

On February 9, 2010, Patricia Robinett wrote:

i look forward to meeting you guys.
i love the left coast.
i hope you will love eugene. :)
well, heck, portland & seattle are
very cool too... or should i say, 'hot!'? :)

On February 9, 2010, julie wrote:

oh please don't base your opinion of Texas on Amarillo! there is so much more to Texas.. big bend, pine trees and lakes, the gulf coast, big cities, small towns, and the beautiful hill country.

On February 9, 2010, kerrymum wrote:

if you need a place to stay, come join us in southeast salem on our 2.5 acre slice of heaven! : )

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Thanks! I guess we'll all be finding out soon!! I'm so excited!

*blows kisses*

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Debbie, I'm super excited about spending time with you and your family!!!

I've seen your farmers markets from your blog and can't wait to visit them in person!!! Woo Hoo!!!
I love you, too!


On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

I'm hoping to see you, YS, and YS2 (and Bitt and maybe some others, too) when we arrive in Portland!! Please try to come...we'll be so close to each other, it just has to work out!!! *blows kisses*

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Hi Linda! Did you see the itinerary? If we'll be there when you can meet with us, please send a note so we can be sure to let you know the time/place for getting together!


On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Oh...we have better things planned, now!! Soooo looking forward to spending time with you, Terri!!


On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Patricia, let's plan on getting together!! Will you be available the day I'll be in Eugene? Please send me an email to let me know, so we can make plans to meet! :-) XOXOXO

On February 11, 2010, debbiedoesraw wrote:

Hey Wendi, I know that Ingrid from Raw Epicurian wants to see you.. and Revell lives near me.. Bueller from Buellers Kitchen is near too. �And Lori from Inspire2Act is in LA a lot. We can just have a girls night/lunch!I wish you could be here WEds when I go to my whole food co op. It is small but mighty, raw foods, produce etc. lots of good stuff!love youdebPS We promise not to sic Malcolm on KayD Cat!! hee hee

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Hi there, Julie! We commented on Texas in yesterday's post. We received a lot of unhappy emails about our decision to not go down into Texas and experience more of the state. We'll be doing a full tour someday and definitely checking out more of your state at that time. :-) Thanks for commenting! XOXOXO

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Kerry! Thanks so much for your invitation. I'll send you an email to make arrangements to meet you in person! :-) XOXOXO

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Thanks, Toni! We're just mostly passing through the area and checking out some of the natural sites (not the gambling part). I'm interested in visiting the date farm that's not far from Vegas! We'll be posting all about our trip as we're traveling, so be sure to check back and see what we think of each place! :-)

Thanks for looking out for us!

Lots of love to you,


On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

*giggles about the Malcolm joke!*

Do you think the meetup person you mentioned earlier would be willing to put together a small gathering where we can all spend time together? If not, we'll need to ask Jim to organize it's going to be hard for me to do while I'm traveling. Jim will be able to help out a lot, though! Just let me know what you think is the best way to be able to see as many people at once as possible. The time will go by too quickly to meet everyone individually, I think. It would be great to see Revvell, Ingrid, Bueller, Lori, and any other raw foodies in the area!! XOXOXO

On February 11, 2010, debbiedoesraw wrote:

No worries, I can set it up at Cru, in Silverlake. We can have around 12 people, is that ok �Au Lac can hold more but it's an hour plus drive from here!deb xoxo

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Sure! Cru is fine! I'd rather spend time with you than time driving! :-)

I'll be traveling 3-5 hours on the morning of the 14th, headed to your place (not sure where I'm staying the night not sure how long the drive is going to be for me to get there at your place on the 14th).

There should be plenty of time to get together with people at Cru either later on the 14th or any time on the 15th. Whatever you think will work best for you and others is fine with me, Debbie. :-)

Once you pick the day/time we'll add it to our itinerary and people can RSVP if they want to join us (I haven't heard from a whole lot of people from LA, so we should be good on the space that's available).

Jim is helping set up meetings, so don't hesitate to let him know if you need his help in any way.

Ooooh! I'm sooooo excited!!!

*blows kisses*

On February 11, 2010, debbiedoesraw wrote:

the 15th is a monday... I will see if they are open for lunch. but hard to say how many can come on a weekday.. or we can try for Sunday night dinner on the yadeb xoxo

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Debbie, I'm up for whatever works best for you--KDcat and I are flexible with our time. Others might prefer Sunday, if they work on Monday. Whatever you think is best is what we'll do. :-) It's so snowy and cold here, it's hard to believe not much longer I'll be there in the sunshine with you!!! Woo Hoo!!! XOXOXO