Making the video for Waiting

I've just come back from a wonderful weekend in Utah where our daughter lives.  Why Utah?  Because that's where Kelsey Daniels lives and works as a movie producer, production manager and sometime director.  

Our first day in Salt Lake City, her dad and I watched Kelsey's team blow up a fountain in a park.  They had to because there were landsharks attaching the Aquabats, a wonderful group of crime fighters who also play in a band, and are all-around nice guys.

Friday night was the wrap party for the Aquabats show, and we all bowled and ate pizza, and then watched one of the Aquabats shows and met all of the players and crew.  After meeting everyone, and seeing what a fun time they had, I'd work on the show for free.  Maybe they'll have a crime-fighting female singer some day . . . 

Saturday morning, we all met a 8:30 am at the Creative Arts Dance studio in Bountiful.  Dancers were everywhere.  It was a treat watching three sets of dancers filmed dancing to my song Waiting.  It was so magical.  Great job teaching the girls the steps Amber.

Kelsey wrote the script of the video and it's the wonderful story of a single mom always working to afford her young daughter's dance lessons, which leaves her unable to make many of the shows her daughter dances in through the years.  You'll have to see the finished video to see what happens.

Sunday was more work, and I had to actually act.  Since I am definitely not an actress, unless the situation requires me to be more enthusiastic about things my husband wants to do, like go on a boat for 4 months, or drive across the U.S. on a motorcycle in 30 degree weather . . . where was I?  Oh, right, I can't act, but no problem for the best young director in town, Kelsey told me what to do; yawn, look at the wall, and on and on.  Never more than 3 seconds of acting at a time(I think I could have done 5 seconds).

Monday, we took Kelsey and her helicopter pilot husband out for dinner at Valter's, a wonderful Italian place close to our hotel, where we had amazing food and great wine.

Tuesday morning we bundled up and hit the road.  I had on my Mother's Day present of an electric jacket under my winter Harley jacket, turned the seat warmer on high and off we went.

Driving across the country is both terrifying and amazing, but we made it back safe.  I watched a live explosion, rode in a helicopter, and rode a motorcycle across 3 states.  What a weekend!

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