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USA Houseboat Adventure

September 15, 2016

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Hi everyone!

So, this is the last of our non-Japan related videos. Now that we’re back in Japan, we’re going to get back to food videos, as well as our Eat Your Sushi episodes. But for now, here’s what we did in Las Vegas, Utah, and Arizona!

What we wanted to do on this trip to the US was disconnect from the internet for a bit. We’re living in Tokyo, a megapolis, and we spend all day on the internet. While both are super awesome in many ways, it’s great to step out of what you’re used to every once in a while for some refreshing perspective. So instead of somewhere densely populated, we went to places completely unpopulated. Instead of checking our YouTube comments every hour, we went three days without the internet. THREE DAYS THAT’S CRAZY FOR US! And we didn’t want to take any video footage, but we can’t really help ourselves, so we just shot some fun stuff instead of thinking of our usual videos.

We did, however, take lots of pictures. Here’s some of them.

Can I just say, I never thought of America in terms of natural beauty. My ideas of what America is like come mostly from TV, so I always think of either busy cities and Hollywood, or small towns and tiny diners. But the Zion National Park was something I had no idea about, no expectations for, and we were stunned. Absolutely stunned. And then renting a houseboat and going on the waters of the Glen Canyon: I didn’t know anything like that existed. Empty still waters and giant stark rocks. No wildlife. No people. It was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I loved it. America: I’m so sorry I didn’t know how beautiful your country was.

I’d say more about Las Vegas, but we really didn’t spend that much time exploring it. We shot some guns, and then we went to the Bellagio, and then after that we packed our stuff for our trip. When we came back we had one day, and we pretty much just spent that repacking for our flight back, and then we went for Korean food, which we shared a picture of. And that’s about it. Sorry, Vegas. We were in you for just a little bit. Maybe next time we can explore more of you :D

Hey! I just realized that I forgot to mention how we rented the houseboat. Someone on YouTube asked so I figured I’d edit the post and add this in. We got them from Forever House Boats. The service was great. They were comprehensive and helpful and taught us all we needed to know to not die. We had a great time. Would definitely do it again.

Otherwise, we’ve got some extra scenes, if you feel like some more. Check em out below!

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  1. I have a question though not related to this post since this is the recent post: Are you still going answer questions about Korea bcs I have tons of question that haven’t been answered yet and I’m planning to move there (In a thousand years C;), and you you are the only source I have T^T.

    1 year ago
    • You can probably google a lot of the questions you have- EYK is great but they definitely aren’t the only source of answers about living in Korea on the internet.

      1 year ago
  2. I love our national and state parks. I’ve been to Custer State Park in South Dakota and spent a few hours at the Grand Canyon along with a handful of others but there are so many more to see. I want to see the Red Woods in California, Mount Rainer, the Smokey mountains, the Everglades, Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite, etc. I also really want to go to Banff in Canada. Being an American, what I think of when I say “I love America” are my family, friends, the beautiful land, our values and ideals. I don’t really think of our government which I think is what my cousin thinks of when he says he hates America (despite being born and raised in America) along with America’s failure to meet said values and ideals. I am glad that you were able to see a part of the America I love.

    1 year ago
  3. You guys traveled quite a lot. I hope you had fun. I do have a question for you. Did you guys sing “Tonight” when you were in Vegas? :)

    1 year ago
  4. I can’t believe that you were in Utah and I didn’t know! You should totally come back again sometime and do a fan meet. I would come :) Glad you guys liked the scenery. I wouldn’t recommend during rainy season though. Those flash floods can be scary!

    1 year ago
  5. I’m so relieved to see you’ve finally created a video for America that shows the same attempted level of sensitivity as your Korean and Japanese videos. I didn’t hear you Canadians say ‘Murica once! That’s got to be a record! Yes, I’m being harsh and sarcastic, but it’s the strangest thing listening to foreigners throwing that word around, like you think because you lived in a low-income neighborhood in Canada and listened to rap that have any idea about what it means to be poor in America. You don’t, especially because we have so many different regions and sub-cultures that each one is going to be different. I really do honestly love you guys, but I wish you would see how ignorant and even offensive some of your off-hand comments are. It’s rainin’ bullets in Chicago, y’all! THUG LYFE!! So funny!! Except, you know, how 3,000 have been shot just this year, and 500 murdered. That’s kind of a bummer. I have never been fortunate enough to see New York, but I’ve heard about Simon getting his sunglasses stolen there several times. Do you know how many ethnic restaurants are in New York? Neither do I! I’d really love to see a video about that, though. America is the third most populated country in the world, with so many different kinds of people and perspectives – why is it only now that you seem to realize we’re more than the sum of our movies and whatever internet sarcasm you come across?

    1 year ago
  6. Bob Ross!Martina is everything. XD A shame where weren’t any ‘happy trees’ to paint though. The pictures you posted are insanely beautiful; the wanderlust is real. Those mountains look seriously majestic.

    1 year ago
  7. If you thought Glen Canyon was pretty, I think you would also like Yosemite or Yellowstone. Although they’re not arid like Glen Canyon, they’re temperate ecosystems.

    1 year ago
  8. I cannot believe you guys were just a few hours away from me and I missed it!

    1 year ago
  9. Great to see you guys spending time in my area of the world. Hollywood, etc. definitely don’t show the quiet peaceful scenic areas of the USA. Ah – Zions National Park – great to see it on your video. Love that area (especially since my ancestors settled those areas – can you say rattlesnakes – a LOT – Ha!).

    1 year ago
  10. Hey guys, these pictures are so beautiful! Some of them almost look fake, they’re so perfect. Did you know we have a national song about how beautiful America is (it’s not THE national anthem, but it’s something children are taught in school)? The rest of the world recognizes the tune as “God Save the Queen”. So hopefully people don’t take offense to our ripping off that song because it really is a beautiful song that warms the heart of every American. Here are the lyrics that describe America’s beauty:

    Oh beautiful, for spacious skies
    For amber waves of grain
    For purple mountains’ majesty
    Above the fruited grain
    America, America
    God shed His grace on thee
    And crown thy good
    With brotherhood
    From sea to shining sea!

    Hope you like it! :-)

    1 year ago
    • “Hope you like it! :-)” is supposed to be on a separate line. It’s not part of the song. :-P

      1 year ago
      • Okay, second correction. It’s “Above the fruited PLAIN” not “grain”. *sigh*

        1 year ago
  11. Wait Simon and Martina were not only in my state but like 4 hours or less away and I had no idea!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mind blown. Lol haha lived in Utah all my life and you made it to lake Powell before me. Lol!

    1 year ago
  12. Wow all the photos look so prettyy!!! Like paintings! This is definitely something I want to do when I got to America~

    1 year ago
  13. Well were called America the beautiful…
    Glad you finally got to experience the natural beauty!

    1 year ago
  14. Woa that was some awesome nature! I’d really like to stay on a houseboat like that.

    1 year ago