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!
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 13 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
If you are interested to learn about Indian life, the importance of the Buffalo, cultural and life changes on an Indian Reservation and the importance of education to improve their future after 7 generations of servitude, you’ll enjoy this video that highlights the ongoing work of the Crazy Horse Monument.
Video 11 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
The year was 1876, following years of broken treaties by the white man culminating with General Custer trying to establish a military fort upon the discovery of GOLD. Great news thought pioneer settlers 3 years after the PANIC DEPRESSION of 1873. Ditto for Custer, looking to regain his reputation after showing distinguished heroism during the Confederate War, only to have later been busted during a Court Marshall for taking his troop AWOL for an unauthorized trip so he could see his beloved wife. Ambitious to quickly regain his stature as a war hero leader, General Custer jumps in to battle with the Native Americans (aka Indians) before reinforcements arrived. But he didn’t figure the natives 2,000 fierce warriors were not about to forfeit their land granted by the two treaties signed by the United States government . And now we better understand the term “Indian Giver”
California Travel Videos is at it again, attending our second of eight (2017) Petaluma Rivertown Revival shows. Between the Steampunk costumers, music, food, art, performances, playtime and more – what’s not to love? (drone video, too) Okay, for us Sonoma County wimps, just be sure to hydrate and avoid getting too much sun 😉
California Travel Video Part 2, Summer of Love. We walk the Haight Ashbury San Francisco district to relive the homes and music of the hippie movement. Come join us “be-in” with Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Peace out 🙂
San Francisco. 1967. Totally the SUMMER OF LOVE to the max.
We check out the light show at the Conservatory of Flowers, the DeYoung 50 year Summer of Love exhibition, Grace gives a lesson on how to Tie Dye tee shirts, and Michael discusses the Liquid Light Shows originating at the Red Dog in Virginia City Nevada, the mind altering influences of LSD. Here is the link to events taking place in San Francisco to commemorate “Summer of Love”.http://summerof.love/events/
Be sure and subscribe so you don’t miss part 2 of our Summer of Love revisited episodes where we’ll take a look back in history and our special “tour” of the Height/Ashbury area.
On our last day at sea from San Diego to San Francisco, at long last it’s time for our model ship building contest aboard the Regent Mariner cruise ship. Using nothing more than found, begged, borrowed or _____ items that we gathered on our cruise, we were definitely ready to compete in the high seas (well, at least in the Jacuzzi and choppy swimming pool waters). So bring on the judges assessment of our engineering and design, bring on the popular audience vote… or at least we THOUGHT we were all good to go. Then life happens 😉
At last, California Travel Videos reaches the United States while aboard the Recent Cruise Ship Mariner! As we pulled into the harbor we were treated by sorties of Miramar F-35 jets thrusting through the skyways, along with numerous helicopters – WOW! Ditto seeing 50 naval ships – cruisers and destroyer including the latest Zumwalt class stealth ship. On our City Tour we enjoyed spending time at Old Town, with numerous “drive-bys” of scenic highlights and historic locations. Getting back on board, Grace and I made our final tweaks to our homemade model ship, Minniehaha as we prepared for tomorrows competition in the cruise ship’s jacuzzi and swimming pool – so stay tuned…
Ready to enjoy creativity and inspiration? Great, you’ll love inside the Sacramento Crocker Art Museum. Edwin and his wife Margaret Crocker began collecting art from the gold rush days in 1869. cTv takes you inside the longest continuously-operating art museum in the west to show you a quick peek of some of their favorite masterpieces. Conveniently located at 16 O St. in downtown Sacramento. A beautiful addition was added in 2010 when more space was needed to house the ever growing art collection.