Monday, May 28, 2012

Bring It On! Yellowstone Trip - Episode One

I should have made a more comprehensive list of what to bring on my journey to Yellowstone. 

It was a six in the morning on Tuesday when I began my trip, and although I had loaded up the van the day before, I had to pack some last minute things.

  I was 3 miles from home when I realized I had forgotten my winter jacket. I turned around for that.

  I was 100 miles from home when I found that I was missing the “shoe” (the piece that connects to the camera to allow it to mount) for my better tripod. Grrr!! This was going to effect the quality of my videos.

  I was setting up my bedding for my first night’s sleep when I realized I had forgotten to bring a pillow. 

  Now, here in this first episode of the Tour, I set out on the journey. Most of this video takes place in the rather boring and very windy Eastern half of Washington State. I had never been on this road before, and despite some gruelingly barren terrain in the middle of the state, seeing the Columbia River, the Palouse and Snake River valley were quite interesting.  

The videos will get more interesting from here, although I do introduce a brand new special effect courtesy of Google Maps.  



  1. I am learning a lot from you about making videos interesting. This was very good. I just want to make videos that will help me remember our adventures, if we ever have any! Good work, I'm looking forward to the next segment.

  2. Love your videos. Your Mom sent us over here to check you you need to be on your best behavior ;)) Very nice work...thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Joko - Your mom sent me!! Enjoyed your video. Ya, not much in the Palouse but you made it interesting. Cool video - I like the map special effect. Will be watching for future episodes.

  4. Hi Gil, your Mom sent me over, but I can't watch the videos because of the limitations of my air card. Good luck!

  5. Hi--Mom sent me! Interesting video. Ask your Mom about checklists before you take off again.

  6. Hi, this is Dad, Mom sent me.

    Your ability to cut pieces of uninteresting video together to make an interesting whole, continues to impress. Nor sure that the comma in the previous sentence would be approved by grammarians, but it was getting to be too many words in a row without one...

    Looking forward to future installments!

  7. your mom sent us!..nice job on the video..quite the adventure!!!

  8. T.H.A.T. was totally cool!!! I love your quirky video sense and can't wait to see more of it! Good for you for setting off in your van with your bear to see the sights and make some memories! I also love the music you chose! And the maps! And... well, just everything!

    I, like everyone else, came from your Mom's blog!

  9. Hi there,
    I stopped by your mom's place and she sent me over here and said to say hi!! Great stuff you're posting. Looking forward to the next episode
    Betty and Joe from Milwaukie, Oregon

  10. I like the rest was sent by your dear old mom. That video was cool look forward to seeing more.

  11. What fun! I can't wait to see the rest.

  12. Hi Joko,
    Your mom sent me over and I'm glad she did. That video was good and interesting, love the special features. Idaho is one of the first places I will go when I do get out on the road. I drove it's length back in the 80's and it was beautiful. Enjoy yourself. I think I will get out some of my old vacation videos and look at them. Some of my most memorable vacations were me alone with my video camera. It soon becomes your best friend. Like "Wilson", in that movie with Tom Hanks. Great fun!! Looking forward to more.