We have logged in over 1600 miles, plus a ferry ride to the island of Vancouver in British Columbia. So far, our trip has been a great time for the four of us. Victoria is simply an amazing place. Here are some bullets about our trip so far: Staying with friends and family is a huge highlight…we have not seen some of these very important people in our lives for over two years! Priceless conversations. Our new car (Nissan Pathfinder) was a good choice. Plenty of room and having more seat belts (7 total) is important–keeps us four and friends together when out on the town. Wiring an inverter to the battery to run the Xbox in the car was a massive win for my 12-year old son. Actually, when my wife was driving, playing Modern Warfare 2 with my son in the backseat rocks! It is fun to take lots of photos and have friends and family comment on them on Facebook. We wish we had more time. Anyway, I might sneak in a blog post on our way back down…or not. What is your favorite road trip experience as of late?
I am indeed a fan of downhere so of course I downloaded their very first full-length Christmas album. Today it debuts . Jeremy writes: “How Many Kings: Songs for Christmas” was a really fun album to do. We opted to self-produce this one which allowed us a lot of freedom to get creative and have fun in the process. For those of you who are familiar with downhere’s music, you won’t be disappointed: there are the trademark harmonies and piano combined with the theologically solid and well-crafted lyrics (there are 4 original songs on the album plus a new arrangement of “How Many Kings”). There are also a number of firsts on this album: Marc (who is French Canadian) sings French for the first time on a downhere record, I make my singing debut (don’t get too excited!), Jason’s dog makes an appearance, we record someone banging on a JUNO Award… just to name a few. Click the video below to watch a 6 minute “making-of” piece – Glenn did a great job putting it together. Click here to download the album directly from iTunes. I just downloaded, how about you?