Posted November 30, 2017 – Narrated by Carmen
Due to the video below, there is no podcast.
“It’s always best to start at the beginning. And all you do is follow the yellow brick road.”
– Glinda, The Good Witch – The Wizard of Oz
Once upon a time this summer while camping at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a production crew from Wunderman – a prominent digital marketing agency – sent an email requesting permission to join us on the road and make a mini-documentary about LIB.
On the first read, we doubted the authenticity of the offer and, as we were off-grid and without a cell signal, we put the correspondence aside until we had WiFi at Boots Bar and Grill in Medora, North Dakota.
Intrigued, we researched the agency’s legitimacy.
Wow! This was for real. We just sat there, stunned.
Wunderman’s client, Best Buy, was interested in how technology facilitates our passion for full-time travel. Of course, we had a few questions, such as why our story, and how did they find us …? And how did they know we are Best Buy customers…?
These questions and more, Wunderman said, would be dealt with in due time but for the moment they were in a whirlwind of activity and needed our answer. Yes or No?
Naturally, we had doubts about the wisdom of putting ourselves out there, but apparently, LIB had already opened that door. And, a “No” answer would roundly deny our LIB mission to embrace the spirit of adventure. So we took the leap…
“The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.” – The Wizard of Oz
… and answered, “Yes.”
Yes! to being swept into a wave of youthful creative energy and carried up into the clouds by an itinerant band of passionate storytellers for a couple of glorious early-autumn days in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Yes, indeed!
We met the crew at the highly rated Harvest Hosts destination, Bluestone Vineyard, and the gracious owners of this spectacular property and tasting room opened their gates and casks to us …
… and then, we went over the rainbow!
Here is the mini-documentary
Special thanks to the team of kindly wizards at Wunderman, Best Buy, and Drive Thru, Inc.
Here are a few ‘behind-the-scenes’ photos from our 3-day film-making adventure.
And, now, as we gently come back down to earth, we’d like to thank our beautiful hot air balloon, Sirus, and her pilot, Mark Miller, and the crew at Star Ballooning for the smooth and expert flight – Honestly, I could have iced a cake through that landing!
So what did we learn from this LIB adventure?
- To pay more attention to our inbox.
- To trust our LIB dream and to follow wherever it leads.
- And to keep our eyes open and strive to see everything, because …
68 thoughts on “Over The Rainbeaubeaux”
Awwww….you guys are so cool 🙂
We sure are enjoying our Warhole Moment!
Wow, wow, wow! How very exciting!
Yes! And watching the crew work creatively together was a fascinating experience.
Sounds like you had a fun time sharing your Adventures with all of us via a different medium. Love the blog and the ongoing adventures. Thanks for the fun!
Hey Jack! We’re so lucky to have friends, family and followers to share with. Thank you, and safe travels!
This is so inspiring! I’m ready to hit the road!
Come on! We’d love to meet up!
What a terrific video. When does the full length movie come out? Happy to be among your friends.
Hopefully, we will never have any movie-worthy adventures.
What a lovely thing it is to have met you and Debbie. Can’t wait to get together again!
SO cool!!! You guys are totally famous.
Hey Carrie! What a hoot that was. And, it sure helped us to see ourselves in a whole new way … so, now, we’re on a diet.
Really incredibly awesome documentary, Bravo! So well done, kudos!!!!
Thank you, Jean!
So happy you liked it!
Life is an adventure and you’re living the dream ☺️ Beautiful couple ❤️
The most beautiful thing about all this is how MUCH there is to discover! We will NEVER be done! There are too many secret places. The world is vast and we’re so tiny. Thank you for being with us!
Thank you, Jodee!
Thank you, James!
4-3-2 . . . I wanna live here too. Great post, great life guys. C U down-the-road!
Hey, Joe Jr! It’s a great address and there’s room for everybody!
Always look forward to each new adventure that you take and to the information that you take the time to share!
Thank you for being with us Lou and Alicia!
Very, very cool.
Thank you, John. The balloon ride was amazing. We want to do that again!
Thank you, Aunt Carroll!
Absolutely lovely, like the two stars in the video.
Aw, thank you, Eva. I feel better knowing that you are watching us “from afar.”
A blessed Christmas season to you!
Wonderful! You two look gorgeous on professional video. I agree with your friend Frank. I’m ready to see the movie now that the trailer is out.
Can’t wait for Maria to see this and notice you are wearing her old ‘Dorthy’ dress.
Thank you, Sis. I love you and hope you have wonderful Christmas! xoxo
Holy Cow!!!! Is this COOL? Or WHATTTT???
We were blown away!
(in more ways that one!)
Thank you, Catherine!
I always check my inbox for your next post. Show us the ropes, Wise Ones.
Thanks so much, Kathy and Steve, for being with us! We feel safer knowing that we’re being checked up on!
I want to be like you!!!!
That’s funny because I think I want to be like YOU!
Life is but a dream…… No
Yes, when you let go.
Nice. Just found you. Great Video.
Thanks. Nice to have you here, Peter!
Thank you, Rainee!
What an awesome experience!!! Wonderful mini-documentary! (I’m tempted to say I’m jealous of your life but I try not to feel that way).
Ha! We’re happy to have had our 15-minutes of fame! Now back to LIB again! Thank you for watching.
Sounds like a super cool experience! I love new experiences and adventures!!
Defiantly a once-in-a-lifetime sort of event!
Thank you for being with us!
Carmen and Jim ~
I surely enjoy reading your blog! And for sure loved the video!
Thank you, K.K.!
We’re hoping to be up in your area in early summer!
I live by the 4-3-2 rule also. I usually only sleep for four hours when I have to wake up at 3 a.m. Because I have to pee for the 2nd time that night
Hey Jimmy Boy!
I suggest you take more Saw Palmetto and call LIB in the morning.
See you soon!
I will show anyone I can get to hold still and say “that’s my baby “. Dad
Thank you, Daddy! I love you! xoxo
Thank you, Catherine!
I love how you weaved in the Wizard of Oz!!!
Thank you for sharing your adventure with us.
Thank you for being with us, Marlene!
Woww very nice video!!!😍
Thank you, Martin.
Good to hear from you. Write more often!
Outstanding video! Your spot in our driveway is open, The Buffalo Trace, and my aged Alabama ‘shine is waiting on you…..
Larry, thanks! You never know when we may show up again!
Just saw this, Jim. Wow, gorgeous production! You and Carmen look happy and having a blast. 🙂 Smiles, Nathalia
Nathalia, so great to hear from you! Hope all is going fantastic with your life and career. As I recall you are reviewing movies. Are you still doing that?
I’m looking to cut the ties in 4 years (just my timing) and become houseless. Had the dream since last year to hitch a Bambi or Base Camp to my truck (going solo at this point). Also, had a hot air balloon ride two years ago. Great adventure. One more off the bucket list. You guys are an inspiration. Keep up LIB.
Cheers to your dream! Sounds like the plan is well in motion. You’re already on the journey and off to see the Wizard. No need to rush. Just one step at a time. It will all come together as all things do. Take small trips. If you can rent to test different styles and sizes before you settle. Enjoy! Hopefully we will still be on the road when you launch.