Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I'm so Excited

I found my FAVORITE documentary on Amazon for cheap! Cha-Ching... $$$

We have watched The Long Way Down which documents the travels of Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman. They travel from Scotland to Cape Town, South Africa on motorcycles. We checked this out from the library and absolutely loved it! They travel through Africa meeting wonderful people, showing amazing landscape, and share a great story.

The other documentary, The Long Way Around, documents their travels via motorcycle from London through Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia and Canada. We haven't seen this one yet, but I am so looking forward to it.

I allowed the older kids to watch The Long Way Down even though there was a few spots of language, but what they learned from the actual experience probably outweighs a few curse words here and there. Most of the words were muttered under their breath at moments when things weren't going very well for them. (They probably hear a few muttered under our breath occasionally, if I were being perfectly honest with you)

And Ewan McGregor is absolutely wonderful to look at no matter if he's playing Obe One Kenobi or himself covered in dirt on a motorcycle. Whoa. That's what I call educational television.



Renee said...

Oh wow, I have never heard of these but they look fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Larsons said...

These books sound interesting. Would make a nice donation to a school library. Or what a nice gift for some one who like to read.