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Navua River Rafting, Fiji

05 Feb
February 5, 2017
Navua River gorges

The gorges of the upper Navua River in the interior of Viti Levu, Fiji. This place was like the land that time forgot. I kept waiting for a T. Rex to pop up around every corner!

Livin’ in the City by the Dead 27’s

30 Dec
December 30, 2016

 

Here’s one more “unplugged” acoustic cover from the Dead 27’s. This one is of Stevie Wonder’s ’74 classic, “Livin’ in the City”. Again, you can’t really even try to take a song like this one on unless you’ve got a lot of soul in you. These guys do.

Little Red Corvette by Dead 27s

30 Dec
December 30, 2016

 

Here’s a couple of more great tunes for you! If you want to catch a fantastic up-and-coming band, check out the Dead 27s (named for all of the famous musicians who died at age 27, including Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, among others). They are based out of Charleston, SC, where they recently won Rock Band of the Year and Best Rock Song for the area. Their sound is a mix of rock, funk and soul. They’ve put out a couple of albums, the most recent being Ghosts Are Calling, which represents their first major record deal. They’ll be touring to support the album this year.

Will Evans, their lead guitarist, keyboardist and harmony vocalist is a great guy who is marrying my wife’s cousin, Amanda. We get to see both of them each year up on the farm in Hartsville, SC, which I’ve written about before. I’m excited for both of them. I’m sure 2017 is going to be an epic year for them both, in many ways!

Anyway, the Dead 27s have an active Facebook page and they regularly post “unplugged” acoustic videos. I’m going to post a couple of fantastic covers they did. This one is of Prince’s “Little Red Corvette”, in tribute, shortly after his passing. This is Will and lead singer, Trey Francis. I don’t too many people who could pull this song off… You’ve just got to have a lot of soul to do it. These guys have got it. I’ll post one more after this showing the whole band tackling Stevie Wonder. It’s pretty amamzing! Enjoy, and make sure to check ’em out!

Fun with Fire

27 Dec
December 27, 2016

Fun with Fire

Thanksgiving Bonfire

27 Dec
December 27, 2016
bonfire

Nothing’s better than a good bonfire! Just ask these kids!

A peek at the fun from our recent annual trip up to farm country in Hartsville, SC at Thanksgiving! Roasting hot dogs on a stick and making s’mores is always on the agenda here. Good times!

Coming in Fast

27 Dec
December 27, 2016

Zipline Judo Kick

The Zoo Crew

27 Dec
December 27, 2016
zipliners

Good times with this daring crew of ladies, who are always up for some new form of adventure (in this case, ziplining through the Appalachians near Lake Lure, NC)!

Resting Place

03 Dec
December 3, 2016
smokey-mountains-rob

This beautiful stream is on the Gatlinburg side of the Great Smoky Mountain.

I recently took a trip to the Smoky Mountains with my brother Rob’s wife and daughters, her parents, and my own, to release some of my brother’s ashes into the Appalachians, up there. His 18-year-old daughter, Madison, found this perfect spot. This stream is on the Gatlinburg side of the Great Smoky Mountain. Fortunately, we made it up there just a few weeks before the deadly wildfires of this past week.

Rob, myself and our family used to travel up here every Christmas, to romp around around in the snow, hike the trails and go skiing. Like all of us, Rob loved it, and while his soul is with the Lord, I know he’d sure be happy with the returning of the ashes of his body to the earth, right here in this beautiful, peaceful setting that held so many great memories for our family. Rest in Peace, Rob. We love you, and will never forget you.

 

 

Trekkin’

03 Sep
September 3, 2016

PCH MOVIE

Whitewater Aftermath!

03 Sep
September 3, 2016
Whitewater Rafting Fun

The aftermath of our whitewater fun- frozen fits and giggles! Biggest waves I caught all summer, in a river in Cali!

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