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Halloween Spooktacular Photos and Videos

Posted on December 16, 2017 by under Travel, Videos.    

I found the missing pictures from the Halloween Spooktacular!

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The lead is Linden, who was in the Deadpool costume in the previous post.

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The pictures above were from a Thriller medley type performance. I think the performance below is more of a traditional Bahamian dance performance.

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I didn’t get as many pictures as I should have. I wish I could have taken more. I was just so enthralled. I thought it was nice of the resort staff to put together a special Halloween show for the guests.

As you can see, I did get some videos. This one is from the Thriller segment.

Another short clip.

Here’s a solo performance by Linden.

That’s all the videos and pics for now. I hope you enjoyed watching them. Until next time! <3 <3 <3

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Just a Few Videos

Posted on November 24, 2017 by under Travel, Videos.    

This is a video of the pristine beach and beautiful blue water.

Another beach video.

Fun Boomerang with Jay and Becca.

Video of Jay and Becca and some friendly folks we met at the resort playing pool volleyball. I took this video from the tower.

Brian got a video of me and a few other drunkies dancing in the tower.

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TORUK – The First Flight

Posted on February 7, 2017 by under Things to Do, Videos.    

Brian and I got tickets to TORUK several months ago and we were so excited when the day finally came for us to see it. Our favorite food truck, the Kamayan Truck, just happened to be down the street at Aero Plains Brewing that same evening so we decided to make a night of it and check out the new brewery, which we hadn’t been to yet, and also enjoy some Kamayan food.

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We didn’t have time for a brewery tour but I did manage to take a few photos.

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Here’s a picture of the bar area.

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The place isn’t very big but there’s ample seating inside and out.

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Here’s a picture of the beer menu.

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Brian really wanted to try the Irish Red but they were completely out.

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He had to settle for something else instead. I’m pretty sure we will be back so he will just have to try it on our next visit.

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Here are some pictures of our dinner, which you have already seen before because we always get the same stuff. He gets ribs with sticky rice and I get the porchetta with steamed rice.

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Here’s the Kamayan menu for that evening.

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And now for a few pictures from the show… with an obligatory selfie first.

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He’s what the stage looked like before the show began. They used the entire arena and even walked among the audience at different points during the show. This was our first Cirque du Soleil show so we didn’t know what to expect. It was quite interactive. I wish we would have known about the app ahead of time because we didn’t have enough signal at the arena to be able to download the app. I tried several times, in vain, while we were waiting for the show to begin.

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We had excellent seats and actually ended up sitting behind one of Brian’s high school classmates and her husband. They’re both Cirque du Soleil buffs and have been to several shows.

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I only took a handful of photos during the performance because I’m used to music theater where they frown on that sort of thing. I guess at Cirque shows they don’t mind as long as you don’t use your flash.

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They did a really good job on the tree.

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The lighting, special effects, and costumes were all amazing. I also liked this closing scene a lot with the flowers from the tree floating up and down in a beautiful and fluid motion. It was magical!

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Here’s another picture of the final scene.

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Here’s the cast at the end.

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I took this photo before they were packing everything up at the end of the show.

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Then Brian and I went down for a closer picture of the tree.

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I took one last picture before we left. This is after most of the audience had already left the arena and after they turned off all of the lighting effects and turned on the regular lights.

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Here’s a preview of the show. I highly recommend seeing it next time it comes into town.

Here’s another good video of the show’s highlights that I found on YouTube.

These videos do not do justice to the performance. You have to go see it!

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Standing Tallgrass Short Film

Posted on August 5, 2015 by under Things to Do, Travel, Videos.    

Here’s the film that inspired our visit to Flying W Ranch.

Standing Tallgrass | Imagine Kansas Short Film Series 01 from Westar Energy on Vimeo.

http://ImagineKansas.com From early on, Jim Hoy was involved with the Symphony in the Flint Hills that helps bring attention to preserving the tallgrass prairie near Clements, Kansas. He and countless other Kansans are working to protect this picturesque part of our landscape so that the next generation will be able to enjoy its beauty. Westar Energy shares Jim’s passion to push Kansas forward and is working right alongside him and our fellow Kansans to make it happen.

This film is part of the #ImagineKansas Short Film Series presented by Westar Energy. Watch all the films at http://ImagineKansas.com.

Filmmaker: The Hadley Group, Stilwell – http://RussHadleyFilms.com
Original music: Sam Billen, Lawrence – http://PrimaryColorMusic.com
Narrator: Jason Aldrich, Bonner Springs
Still photography: Mark Feiden, Mission
Still photography: Harland J. Schuster, Morrill
Still photography: Austin Colbert, Hays

You can learn more about the ranch in the next video.

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When Life Hands You Lemons

Posted on September 21, 2014 by under Leadership, Videos.    

When life hands you lemons, do you make lemonade? Or do you whine and skulk and moan and groan and complain? It’s not about what happens to you. It’s about what you do with what happens to you. No matter what life throws at us, we need to learn to always make the best of the situation.

I had the privilege of seeing Chris Waddell speak at a leadership conference last week. He is an amazing person and his story is truly inspirational.

To me Chris Waddell embodies this John Wooden saying, “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”

Next time something bad happens or things don’t work out according to plan, resist the urge to whine and complain. Don’t be that annoying, always negative person on Facebook who is always grousing about something. Focus on all the good things and make the best of it. Once you start focusing on the positive, your life will change. I guarantee it.

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