River Regatta

Posted on August 22nd, 2010 by Jean


I’m so proud of Tom (above in yellow shirt) for filming the Bullhead City River Regatta 2010. He took great video of the festivities. It was originally estimated that 11,000 participants floated nine miles down the Colorado River between Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona. Now numbers are closer to 15,000 people floating for 3-4 hours in 109° heat.
 
If you’d like to take part next year, visit the regatta’s official website or like it on FaceBook.
 
It took me a few days to edit the 90 minutes of video down to 4 minutes of highlights. So far, we’ve had over 3,000 views on YouTube. Everyone has been very positive, stating how much fun they had or how they won’t miss it next year.
 

 
If I were to float down the river, I’d need a buoyant tube, good friends, and cold beverages.
 
• Would you rather hover or float?
• If floating, what would you need to enjoy your day?

Decompressing with a Musical

Posted on April 7th, 2008 by Jean

I’m trying to decompress after entertaining guests for 5 days.
 
Last night we watched Across The Universe, a musical with lyrics by The Beatles.
 

 
The movie gave me a whole new appreciation for The Beatles’ songs. To see their words come to life was very moving.
 
One of the songs has been stuck in my head all day. T.V. Carpio’s version of I Want To Hold Your Hand. Here is a clip if you’d like to watch it.
 

 
I’ll understand if you don’t push play. I have to admit, I don’t always watch imbedded videos. For me, it’s because when my daughters see & hear something coming from the computer, they have a tendency to take it over! Next thing you know, I’m watching youtube clips of Spongebob, the Gummy Bear Song, or the Hamster Song!
 
Joe Cocker is in this movie. When I think of him, I can’t help but think of John Belushi.
 

 
Remember how John used to impersonate Joe? That makes me laugh.
 
Bono is also in this movie. He is so classic. I don’t think I could ever tire of his voice.
 

 
Eddie Izzard also appears. You may know him better as a stand up comedian who dresses in male & female attire. Well, that’s what it says in his bio.
 

 
I hope to catch up on all my blog reading soon. I tried to stay on top of it, but I know I’ve missed a few.
 
Have a terrific night! And, as always, thanks for reading!

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