If you wanted the Schundler Family Web Site, you found it!
Just click here--- The Schundler Family Web Site and Address Book
(Contains family news, announcements, and the address book).

First...the Dark Side of the National Park Service


Submitting a FOIA
Request for Information
and a
Questionable Appeals Decision


Intimidation, Collusion, Misrepresentations
and an
Investigation at Mesa Verde NP
by the
Dept of Interior's
Office of Inspector General


Retaliation and Intimidation, and

Filing a Whistleblower Protection Act Complaint

A very long, inefficient, and biased process
BUT after 1028 days a
"Settlement Agreement" was signed!!

Filing Complaints with the OIG
for its Failure to Investigate and Recommend Disciplinary Action in Whistleblower Cases

And now.....the Good and Wonderful Side of the National Park Service and Retirement!
(e.g. Our experiences in the National Parks--from the most recent and back to when we were Park Rangers)


Grand Teton NP
Grand Teton NP
Winter 2023

Once again, we were "snowbirds" in our RV again(in Florida and Georgia)---at state parks like Fort McAllister, Tomoka, Colt Creek, Ft Desoto, Myakka River, Lake Kissimee State Parks, and Salt Spring NF, Wild Frontier RV Resort in Ocala, and Jekyll Island. The "downer" this year was that Bruce had a heart attack in the Ocala NF,got to spend 2 nights in a hospital, and left with three stents.

Spring-Summer-Fall 2022

In May, we led one tour for Orbrdige...the Southwest National Parks tour we've done before (Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, rafting on the Colorado River, Bryce and Zion). And then we just relaxed at the lake house during the summer---enjoying visits from friends and family. And in the fall, we led two more tours---one was the tour we've led three times before to Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, followed immediately by a tour to Yosemite, and Kings/Sequoia NP's.


Summer of 2021, Winter of 2022, and Summer of 2022

Arches NP
Arches NP

Spring-Summer-Fall 2021

We worked for Orbridge again...leading four tours (instead of the seven they had wanted us to do) ---going to Mesa Verde, Arches, and Canyonlands NP's, and also one to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce and Zion NP's. As usually happens with Orbridge groups, we had some wonderful college alumni groups while visiting some amazing National Parks! At the end of our Orbridge trips, we went to California to visit cousins, and then took Amtrak to head back home.

Winter 2022

We were RV gypies in Florida and Georgia again---spending time in places like Anastasia SP, Tomoka SP, Blue Springs SP, Ft Desoto County Park, Myakka River SP, Ft Myers Beach at the San Carlos RV Resort, and Jekyll Island. One "downer" was that Bruce got to spend 8 nights in the Brunswick, GA hospital (BPH problems.)

Spring-Summer-Fall 2022

Originally we had been schedluled to lead nine tours for Orbridge...but Bruce's BPH problems and eventual procedures, resulted in our leading only three in the fall--to Arches and Canyonlands NP, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Zion and Bryce,...followed by repeating the train tour to Moab and Arches and Canyonlands two more times.

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

Winter and Summer of 2020 and 2021

Myakka River SP
Myakka River SP in Florida

Winter 2020

We were "snow-birds" again---leaving early in January but coming home early in March so
Bruce could see an orthopedic surgeon and plan on a hip replacemnt.
Santee SP, St. Mary's, Anastasia SP
Jonathan Dickinson SP, Oscar Scherer SP
Ft Desoto Campground, Lazy Days
San Carlos RV Resort, Wekiva Springs SP
St. Clinch SP, Mecklenberg County Park
Dixie Caverns

Spring-Summer-Fall 2020

Because of Covid and the pandemic, we didn't lead any Orbridge tours, we stayed at the lake house, and spent most of our time doing a few jobs we had put off for several years.

Winter 2021

With instructions to keep our distance
and not visit any friends or relatives,
we headed south again.
Santee SP, Anastasia SP
Gamble Rogers SP, Ft Desoto Campground
Myakka River SP, San Carlos RV Resort
Ortona Locks
Sugar Sand Distillery in Lake Placid
Highlands Hammock SP, Jekyll Island
Dreher Island SP...Asheville, NC and Frederick, MD


Winters and Summers of 2017, 2018, and 2019

 Australia Beaches
A beach in Australia

During the winters, we were "snow-birds" again leaving early in early January and coming home in April

Winter 2017
South of the Border, Skidaway Island SP
Anastasia SP, Gamble Rogers SP
Hillsborough SP, Oscer Sherer SP
San Carlos RV Resort, Collier Seminole SP
Jonathan Dickinson SP, Sebastian Inlet SP
Favor Dykes SP, Jekyll Island Campground
Blythe Island Park, Carolina Beach SP, Wilmington NC KOA

Winter 2018
Santee Lake St Pk, Anastasia SP
New Years at Lazy Days
Volunteering at Lovers Key SP
San Carlos RV Resort (Ft Myers Beach)
Jekyll Island, Skidaway SP
Charleston KOA, Myrtle Beach St Pk
Medoc SP ,Pohick Bay

Fall of 2018

Having enjoyed RV'ing in New Zealand in 2014
we decided to try RV'ing in Australia....for five weeks.
And it was great!

Winter 2019
Camping World Pooler (and a new refrigerator), Anastasia SP
Oscara Sherer SP, Collier Seminole SP
Broadwalk RV Resort (close to keys)
Jonathan Dickinson SP, San Carlos RV Resort
Myakka River SP, Wekiwa Springs SP
Charleston KOA, Pohick County Park
Coatesville, Pa

Summer 2019
We led an Orbridge tour to the Canadian Rockies,
and then we rented a "Cruise America" RV
and toured around on our own for ten days.

Summer 2018
Another summer at Lake Owassa,
and leading an Orbridge tour to the Badlands,
Mt. Rushmore, and Yellowstone NP

Summer 2017
Besides a lot of time at Lake Owassa,
we worked for three weeks as "tour guides" for Orbridge
leading three tours to Denali National Park in Alaska,
a river cruise in Europe focusing on WWI sites,
and a tour to the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, and Yellowstone NP.

Mt Rushmore

Winter and Summer of 2016

 Jekyll 1
Jekyll Island

Winter 2016

We were "snow-birds"---leaving early in January and coming home in April
Santee Lakes Campground, Skidaway SP
Anastasia SP, Broadway RV Resort (Homestead)
Ochopee, Sanctuary RV Resort (Bonita Springs)
San Carlos RV Resort, Whisper Creek RV Resort (LaBelle)
Highlands Hammock SP, Lazy Days
Swanee River SP, Georgia Vets SP (Cordele, GA), Jekyll Island
Charleston KOA, Carolina Beach SP
Wilmington NC KOA


Besides a lot of time at Lake Owassa,
we worked for three weeks
as "tour guides" for three college-alumni trips
to and through Denali National Park in Alaska

Denali 2016
Denali 2016

Summers 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015

Big Cypress Sunset1

Winter 2015
Anastasia SP
Volunteering at Jackson Lake Archeological SP
Volunteering at Highlands Hamock SP,
O'Leno SP, Lake Talquin SP
Stephen Foster SP,
Jekyll Island, Williamsburg

Summer 2015, we spent most of the summer at the lake house--spending a lot of time
with Myles, Becky and Bola, and Brian,
and at "Camp Owassa" with Myles
(see pictures)

Summer 2013, the federal budget was being "sequestered", there weren't too many seasonal jobs available, and so instead we spent
two days a week babysitting
for our first grandson, Myles,

and enjoying another summer at the lakehouse.

During August, we did head out to Michigan in our RV....visiting Niagra Falls on the way to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and then Empire, MI, Van Buren SP, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, and then Cook Forest in PA on the way home.

During 2012, we stayed home in NJ, continued our Whistleblower case, and caught up on several years of neglected maintenence at our lakehouse in northern New Jersey.

Summer 2014

As part of the settlement for winning our Whistleblower case,
we were offered the opportunity to work in any park we wanted.
And so we chose Yellowstone National Park! Needless to say, it was great!

Upper Geyser Basin

Winters 2012, 2013, and 2014

Big Cypress Sunset1

Winter 2012
Volunteering at
Big Cypress National Preserve

(followed by)
Crystall River, Anastasia SP
Skidaway SP, Huntington Island SP
Cedar Island Ferry Terminal
Ocracoke N, Assateaque NP

VIERS Volunteering at VIERS
located in the
Virgin Islands NP
February-March, 2013
Milford Sound Camping
New Zealand
for seven weeks

BS&SS at Ellis

Sara and Bruce
Park Guides at
The Statue of Libety
and Ellis Island
Summer 2010

BS&SS at STLI and ElIS: Liberty State Park

Sara and Bruce:
A Second Season at
The Statue of Libety & Ellis Island
and Some Recommendations
Summer 2011

Ellis Island Drawing

Information and Resources
for Teachers

Information for Teachers
about Ellis Island
(A Different Format)

Mesa Verde

Bruce and Sara
Park Rangers
at Mesa Verde NP in 2009

Our Little White House
Looking North

and a
FOIA Request

A Hilton Head Island Sunset


Bruce and Sara
Volunteers at SAM Shortline
and a Trip to Alaska--2008

Our Travels in 2008

Mesa Verde


Bruce and Sara
Park Rangers
at Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde
Cliff Palace

Bruce and Sara as Rangers


Bruce and Sara
Park Rangers
at Cape Hattteras
National Seashore

Other Schundler Enterprises, Bloggers, Semesters Abroad, and Sites


Andrew's Vimeo WebSite

After years of producing videos,
Andrew Schundler
is an Executive Producer
for the

Mane Co.

Russ's Photo-GRAPHICS Website

Russell Schundler's
Photo-GRAPHICS Website

Schundler Photo-GRAPHICS

Schundler Bloggers

Brian Schundler's Hike on the Appalachian Trail...2000

Michael Schundler's

Understanding the Health Care System
in order to improve it.

Notes from Bethany's Class

Bethany Schundler's

Life of a First Year Teacher
(5th Grade)

Semesters Abroad, Internships, and Honeymoons Abroad

Hannah's Semester
in Costa Rica...2010

Hannah in CR

Bethany's Semester
in Argentina...2012

Bot in Argintina

Greg's Semester
in Kenya...2006


Liz's Internship
in Chile...

Rob and Shana's Blog about their Honeymoon and Trip to India---2011

This link starts at a point in the middle of their trip---but once you are there...
you can go forward and back and see all their amazing pictures and read about their many adventures!

If you want information about Rebecca and Bola's Wedding
Click here--- Rebecca and Bola's Wedding
(Contains announcements, directions, gift registrations, etc).

For pictures ..... (like some pictures
and some occasional family news go to.....
Current Family Events

Jack Schundler
Jack Henry Schundler
April 14, 2012
Rebecca and Bola
Rebecca and Bola
January 1, 2011
Myles at 1 Year
Myles Hudson Pratt
November 27, 2012
Robbie and Shana
Robbie and Shana
July 30, 2011

If you want to read about Bret Schundler Former Mayor of Jersey City

horticultural flowers
If you want to read about or contact
The Schundler Company,
or read about the recent sale of The Schundler Company
please go to The Schundler Company

"Do all the good you can...
In all the ways you can...
To all the people you can...
Just as long as you can!"

(A Jamaican teaching shared with Bruce Schundler by Henry McDonald, the midnight foreman of The Schundler Company.)

Some people have heard about our cousins Bill and Carol Atwood, and Atwoods Violins.
Carol is our cousin, and Bill is an energy particle physicist who makes violins!

Or, why not read Bill's article on... "A Physicist in the World of Violins" ... which was in
Beam Line (Summer 1998, Vol. 28, No. 2 ) a publication of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

Or, Read about Bill's project: NASA's Fermi Project

Bill Atwood at work

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