While winds prevented most hot air balloons from taking flight on Saturday 1/11, on the 12th, several dozen balloon crews took to the skies on Sunday with spectacular weather over Lake Havasu, Arizona. Whether shooting video from the London Bridge where the hot air balloons get up close and personal, the channel channel waterway, downtown or near the Crazy Horse RV park, the views were fantastic! We also have some footage of the local colorful post-holiday nightlife.
As always, we love to start off the new year going to Arizona and having a FUN-TASTIC time with “800 of our BEST friends” in Arizona at the XScapersBash2020 convergence!!!” This year we rendezvous in Lake Havasu coincident with their awesome annual Hot Air Balloon Festival with spectacular weather fitting for all snowbirds. Of course when the XScapers subgroup within the Escapees clan get together with hundreds of RVers, having rules are important and our number one motto is: WE ARE INCLUSIVE – EVERYONE IS OUR FRIEND!
OK and back now to our series, Around the USA in 90 Days! We hope you are enjoying these stops throughout our wonderful country. It brings us great joy to share with you everything from local attractions to National Parks. If you are enjoying these videos please share them with a friend or two and if you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to leave us some comments.
Video 31 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
Care to learn and share intriguing facts leading up to the American Revolution? Want to learn different video producer perspectives, including a quick-paced animation, a high-tech game play, Lincoln National Park park ranger perspective, Minuteman & British soldiers re-enactment? Great, let’s join in the narrative commentary and share your own views!
Video 30 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
Following up on Part I of our Plimouth, Massachusetts tour of the living history plantation, in Part II Grace (a descendant from the Mayflower) goes back 400 years to converse with period actors portraying the life of Pilgrim discussing their life, joys and hardships. Hmm, at first glance being an early settler with adventure and freedoms sounded GREAT… but their journey got far worse than today’s First World Problems!
Video 29 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
Sailing on merchant ships in the winter from Plymouth, Devon (UK) to what later became Massachusetts would be hard enough. But being unprepared for poor soil, squatting on Indian land, disease and famine meant 2 out of 3 didn’t make it during the initial years. So what’s the good news? Thousands more of your fellow Englishmen would be lusting for adventure and fortune, coming behind you to settle in the new frontier. But wait, there’s more – then there were the Dutch, French and the Spanish to contend with as well… and their religions and edicts from their leaders!
Video 28 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
At beautiful Cape Cod, we stayed at the Shady Knolls RV Park and took a 35 mile eBike ride on the awesome “Rails to Trails” track adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean.
Video 27 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
We spent the night at Point Judith State Park (Fishermans Memorial) only to find it rained all night, so no biking the next day. No problemo, we continued on to Newport Beach and checked out the mansions including the Breakers, Marble Mansion, Great Gatsby home and more. Finally, we enjoyed the scenic and impressive Fort Adams. Rhode Island gets its share of rain yet no wonder it truly has verdant views.
Video 26 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
We’re BACK (laptop crash while on our trip) and our next episode comes from Hartford, Connecticut where we visit the home of Mark Twain. Starting is life with so little, Samuel Clemens was ever a creative, adventurous man who studied life, people and what made them tick. Better yet, despite no more than a 6th grade education, Mark had a zeal to learn and share his adventures through stories well told throughout the world.
Video 25 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
In this episode we focus on the cinematic breathtaking drone views in upstate New York, including Lake Skaneateles (cleanest lake water in the USA), Moravia – the home of President Millard Fillmore and his wife as well as industrialist John Rockefeller. We also enjoyed the beauty of Lake Cayuga adjacent to an awesome State Park with fantastic bike trails.
Photo’s of Fillmore Glen State Park below Continue reading “Flyover Moravia & Lake Skaneateles to Lake Cayuga State Park”