Archive | August 13, 2018

National Geographic “Canyon Song” Video Featuring For Canyon de Chelly Friends, The ‘Draper’ Family.

by Anura Guruge

YouTube video below. Click this image to access the same video at ‘National Geographic’.

The must-watch YouTube video.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. The ‘National Geographic’ write-up for the video.

This is the SAME two girls
— giving us a private audition after dinner.

Yes, of course they told us about this video over dinner. Of course, they are, deservedly, very proud about it.

So, that I would have a record I took pictures of it from their phone!

I actually have two more videos of these amazing sisters singing, for us, after dinner. I will get around to posting them soon.

In the meantime THOROUGHLY enjoy and absorb this video. You will get to really experience the lovely and haunting Canyon de Chelly — my favorite place in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD.

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by Anura Guruge

‘Circus Smirkus’, Wolfeboro, NH (August 12, 2018) — IMPRESSIVE, Worth Seeing!

by Anura Guruge

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

This was not our accustomed Barnum & BaileyGreatest Show On Earth“, but it was a show and it was impressive and in the end humbling.

The tightrope in high heels was world class! Folks familiar with this blog know that we go to a LOT of circuses and have been doing it for years (and in my case most of my life). I have never seen this and that alone was worth going. Second big picture at the top. ENLARGE and look at it. That was special.

It was NOT bad at all. Actually, very impressive.

ALL KIDS ages 10 to 18. That alone makes it special. Then, right at the end the Ringmaster (who was very good) shared a nugget of information that blew us all away. The kids ONLY had 18-days, yes, 18-days, to put this whole repertoire together. That is mind-blowing. You know that circus acts work for years to get it all together. These kids pulled this off, with aplomb & panache, in 18-days. WOW. Bravo. They, of course, got a standing ovation.

Not what we are used to as veteran, annual attendees of Barnum & Bailey, but by the end we were enjoying this as much.

Yes, of course, I recommend it. Tad pricey for families. Cost nearly as much as I used to pay to see Barnum & Bailey in Manchester (but much of that is because I knew where the outstanding cheap seats were after we had been to the first few shows).

I took a LOT of pictures. It is too late to try and post them all tonight. I will work on them in the days to come.

P.S., They are in Wolfeboro, on Monday, August 13, 2018 too; 1 & 6pm. So try and catch it if you can.

Click image to access their Website.

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by Anura Guruge

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