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 …