Monday, September 28, 2015

Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride - Kite Surfing in Maui

The kiteboarding video I put up got me thinking about a song from a Disney movie.  The song, Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride from the movie Lilo and Stitch seemed to beg for the footage I created.  The only issue is that the music has a copywrite.  I can have limited use on my YouTube page.  So what I did was create two versions of the same thing.  One uses the music that has a copy write.  

The second uses music in the public domain.  Here is the first one using Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride.  I hope you enjoy it.

YouTube Video - Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride Kite Surfing

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Leroy Phoenix

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Singing Chef makes Fire Onion Volcano on Grill

Today is an interesting day.  I just found out that you can now sing Happy Birthday to you in a film or TV show and not pay royalties.   It's kind of funny because I had a cool video of a chef making a fire volcano on a teppanyaki stove for dinner.  He breaks into the happy birthday song, but I did not think it could be uploaded because of copywriter infringement.

Guess what?!?  Happy Birthday is not in the public domain. 


YouTube Video - Chef makes Onion Fire Volcano on Grill

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Elephant Ride in Thailand

In May of 2015, I spent a month in Thailand. It's not my first trip to Thailand, but I really wanted to do things not done on the other visits. 

This time it was riding an elephant. I must say that there are several options available. There are the Eco-tours that allow you to feed and care for elephants over a period of time. There are day trips and half day trips. 

I chose a half day trip that included an elephant ride and a trip to a floating market just outside of Bangkok. I'll share more on the floating market later.  But the ride was well worth the effort. 

We were able to purchase bananas before we were escorted to a canopy covered chair aboard the elephant. There is a nice jungle trail we are escorted through by an experienced guide. He even fed the bananas to our elephant, Kyoko.  

All in all, I can think of zero people other than my travel partner who have ridden an elephant. So I have to say, the experience was priceless.  Here is a short clip of the ride. 

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Old Faithful Geyser Erupts

A while ago, I took a road trip with my dad through the northwest. We visited quite a few spots, but a surprise was Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

Did you know that it erupts every 90 minutes, and has done that for about 100 years?  It's actually pretty cool to see.  Travel is educational as well as enjoyable. 

Here's a link to the video. 

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Travel Idea in Thailand: Ao Nang Island Hop

In May I took a month long trip to Thailand. I stayed in Bangkok for a month. While in Bangkok, I was able to make a long weekend trip down to Krabi and Ao Nang. I have travelled to Thailand before, but this trip was special.

In Ao Nang, my partner and I decided to rent a long boat and find an island. We wanted something private without the crowds. Our boat captain took us about 45 min out to sea where we found a small island. He found us a small stretch of sand where we could set up a picnic on the beach. 

We did a bit of swimming and found fish just off shore that swam around us. Later we enjoyed a stroll along the beach, a picnic and a nap. Our boat captain then took us to another small scenic cove where we could swim a bit more before heading back to the mainland. 

The island we visited is a part of the Phi Phi island group. It was private and pleasant. I recommend you try that when next in Thailand. 

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Bison Sniffs Butt

This is my first post on Blogger.  It was the funniest thing I've seen in awhile.

YouTube Vid: Bison Sniffs Butt

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