Monday, May 18, 2009

KLove Friends and Family Cruise 2010

Well its time to start planning for the 2010 K-Love Friends and Family Cruise. The Twenty-Ten Cruise is headed to Cococay Island and Nassau, Bahamas from Port Canaveral, Florida, February 1-5, 2010. The entertainment lineup is fantastic with Chris Tomlin, Mercy Me, Newsboys, David Crowder Band, Big Daddy Weave, Mandisa, Francesca Battistelli, 33 Miles, Downhere, DecemberRadio, Tenth Avenue North, Addison Road, Fire Flight, and The Annie Moses Band. Speakers Louie Giglio, Tony Nolan, Lonnie Clouse, William Graham. Other Guest include 321 Improv Comedy, Harris III, Master Illusionist and for the kids Veggie Tales and Go Fish. Can’t wait for another great Christ Centered, Family Friendly Vacation, with rest, relaxation, meditation, rejuvenation and lots of GREAT Christian Music! It will be great to spend some time with Mercy Me, we’ve been following these guys since way-back when they toured with Shepherd Ministries’ Student Conference, before they hit the BIG TIME. We never miss a chance to see them when they’re in the area and now we get to float in the big blue with them, “Too Cool”.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monsters vs. Aliens, RealD 3D vs. Traditional:

With all of the advertising hype for the new movie Monsters vs. Aliens the boys insisted on seeing the movie in 3D and the local theater was only showing the traditional version, so off to the Rave we go on opening day no-less (Friday 3/27), the showing was a total sell out, we’re like in the front row looking straight up, but it wasn’t bad they enjoyed the movie and the 3D was cool even from the front row. There are several more 3D movies coming out this summer so looks like more trips to Little Rock. I don’t know why the local theater doesn't show 3D’s, does it require a special projection system? If so I wish they would get one.  RealD 3D is the new wave in animation and unlike the old time 3D glasses like used with Jaws 3 3D or Friday the 13th Part III 3D (showing my age a little) you know with the red and blue lenses and paper frames which made the movie's colors all weird, the new polarized glasses with plastic frames fit and feel much like sunglasses and let the true color shine right through.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

More on the Klove Cruise

More on the Klove Cruise - the cruise was great but what really made it special was getting to mingle with the artist. The boys ran into the guys from Third Day by the pool on Grand Turk and we ran into Brandon Heath every-time we turned around. It was not unusual to run into band members at the (24 hour) ice cream machine, in the elevator or even in the chase-lounge next to you on the lido deck.
10 things we learned:
  1. If you think your going to be seasick, take your medication before you sail.
  2. Pack light, recycle.
  3. Bring your own over-the-counter medication, they sell it on the ship but its $$$.
  4. Complete your pre-registration online 72 hours before sailing.
  5. Your cellphone will work on board but at offshore roaming rates (Still way way cheaper then using the room phone).
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Take a camera to muster-call.
  8. Noah adds, “Be careful not to hit your putt-putt golf ball overboard”, like he did.
  9. See the sunrise and sunset.
  10. Get your monies worth, do all you can, catch all of the shows -- you can sleep when you get home.
Klove Cruise 2010?

Monday, February 9, 2009

The 2009 K-Love Friends & Family Music Cruise

We just recently returned form an extraordinary trip to Miami and Grand Turk Island aboard The 2009 K-Love Friends & Family Music Cruise on The Carnival “Fun Ship” Destiny. Five days and four nights surrounded by fellow Christians and K-Love listeners while enjoying some of today's top contemporary Christian recording artist. During the trip we met and visited with many of the K-Love personalities, Musical Artist and Guest Speakers.

Here’s who all were aboard: Third Day, Mandisa, Matthew West, Phil Wickham, Building 429, Rush of Fools, Sanctus Real, Salvador, Brandon Heath, Nicole C. Mullen, Phil Joel, Denver & The Mile High Orchestra, The Annie Moses Band, 4Him, Degarmo & Key, David Nasser, Karen Kingsbury, Phil Newberry, Lonnie Clouse, Brock Gill, 321 Improve, Bob & Larry from the Veggie Tales, KLove’s Jon, Sherry and Lexi Rivers, Lisa Williams, JD Chandles, and David Pierce.

Here are a few pictures from the cruise. (First, the boys with the guys from Third Day poolside on Grant Turk; Second, Shirley, Debbi and the boys with Brandon Heath on the way back to the ship on Grand Turk).

I would encourage everyone to go on at least one Klove Christian Cruise with your family - This is a FAMILY cruise, no drunken parties, no fowl language, and no crowded and loud casinos, just family friendly entertainment and Christ centered worship. Check out Premier Productions for information on the latest Christian Cruise, Concert or Event in your area.

Here is a short video montage of our Klove Cruise trip.