View Full Version : SQUEEEEE!!! Good Morning America!

nancy sv
08-12-2010, 01:36 AM
We just got word that GMA wants to interview us!!! Good Good - what is happening here?? We have an article coming out in Parade Magazine this weekend, we interviewed with the BBC a couple days ago, and now GMA!!! The only problem now is that the road south is blocked - and has been for 14 days. Don't know how we'll get through....

nancy sv
08-12-2010, 01:46 AM
In case you want to listen to my interview with the BBC, here it is - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p008ypvg (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p008ypvg)

08-12-2010, 01:52 AM
Wow, that is so cool. Congrats on the interview offer!

08-12-2010, 01:57 AM
That is so very cool! Congratulations! :snoopy:

08-12-2010, 01:58 AM
Wow! That is super-squeeee!

Good for you :)

08-12-2010, 02:13 AM
Awesome! Congratz!

08-12-2010, 02:14 AM
That's so great!! Congrats!!

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-12-2010, 02:19 AM
AWESOME!!! You go, girl! Outstanding!

08-12-2010, 02:53 AM
Very cool!!

nancy sv
08-12-2010, 03:29 AM
Thanks all! I never, ever thought we would be on GMA!!

Calla Lily
08-12-2010, 03:40 AM
That is TERRIFIC! Please let us know when it'll air!

nancy sv
08-12-2010, 04:39 AM
They want us for Labor Day, and that would have been very doable - we planned to be in a fairly large town in southern Bolivia then. However, we just found out about this strike and they've closed the road for the past 14 days - no idea when it will open. If we can't get through, we will wait here for a while and then - if it still doesn't open - we'll have to take an alternate route. But that would put us in the middle of nowhere on Labor Day.

08-12-2010, 04:59 AM
congrats! mountain bikes? go around?

08-12-2010, 05:47 AM
I saw your other thread about interviews - I suppose you've decided you're going to take THIS interview?


nancy sv
08-12-2010, 06:22 AM
You bet Ben! But - now that we had everything set and would talk with them from Tarija, now the road is closed and we will most likely have to reroute. At this point, we have no idea which direction we'll go - will be poring over maps tomorrow. So, our interview that was set up for Labor Day will most likely not happen on Labor Day - but I really don't know. Darn!

08-12-2010, 06:22 AM
GMA -- That's a huge deal.

Hope it works out for you and you make it to air.

nancy sv
08-12-2010, 06:29 AM
At least this will make a good story when we finally do get on GMA, eh??? "We tried - we really tried - to make it to the city, but the darn protesters piled rocks up in the streets and closed all the stores so we couldn't buy food..."

Soccer Mom
08-12-2010, 06:35 AM
Nancy, that's fantastic! Let us know when you'll be on for sure. News of your journey is really spreading. I'm so excited for you.

nancy sv
08-12-2010, 06:51 AM
I'll come shout it out loud when it finally happens! I still just can't believe this...

08-12-2010, 05:48 PM
I'm not surprised. Everyone knows the producers at GMA read AW religiously. ;)


Little Red Barn
08-12-2010, 05:50 PM
Awesome, so happy for you!!

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08-12-2010, 07:11 PM
Awesome! Congratulations! :snoopy::snoopy::snoopy:

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08-12-2010, 09:37 PM
It's awesome to see hard work pay off. Congratulations!

nancy sv
08-13-2010, 12:23 AM
Thanks all! It looks like we'll just do it via Skype so we should be on for labor Day after all.

08-15-2010, 10:45 AM
You guys are real celebrities! Congrats again, Nancy 'n family.

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nancy sv
09-04-2010, 06:11 AM
We'll be on at 8:40!! They will run a 4-minute report explaining our journey, then we'll be interviewed live via Skype! I can't believe we will actually be on GMA!!

09-04-2010, 06:19 AM
That's exciting! Congrats. :D

R.M. Watts
09-04-2010, 06:23 AM
Wow! That's awesome. Congrats! :)

nancy sv
09-04-2010, 06:23 AM
That's WAY exciting! We still can't believe it!

09-04-2010, 06:28 AM
Rock on, Nancy! :)

nancy sv
09-04-2010, 06:31 AM
I prefer to avoid the rocks, thank you very much.

Calla Lily
09-04-2010, 06:39 AM
That is so totally cool!

09-04-2010, 03:17 PM
Wow! Congratulations!!!

09-04-2010, 04:26 PM

Sweet Tea
09-05-2010, 03:42 AM
Way cool! Congrats!

Renee Collins
09-05-2010, 08:14 AM
Cool!! Have fun!

nancy sv
09-05-2010, 03:57 PM
Thanks! this time tomorrow morning we will be connected with GMA waiting for our segment!!

nancy sv
09-06-2010, 11:49 PM
It's up! We talked with GMA this morning - it was a hoot! Here's the interview: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/familys-18000-mile-bike-ride-alaska-argentina-vogel-trip-continental-learn-teach-kids-14000-travel-11567799

09-07-2010, 12:46 AM
Wow, I just saw it!

So, how many agents have called so far? :D

Next time you're on GMA it will be in the studio with you and the family holding your book, won't it? ;)

Mr. Anonymous
09-07-2010, 02:31 AM
You guys are on the front page of yahoo!


Calla Lily
09-07-2010, 02:49 AM
:hooray: WAH-HOO! Congratulations!

nancy sv
09-07-2010, 07:53 AM
I was amazed enough that we were on GMA, but then when Yahoo picked up the interview and Comcast put it in their top 100 videos, I would totally blown away! Too amazing!

09-07-2010, 07:55 AM
What a tremendous adventure. Congrats!

09-07-2010, 08:00 AM

09-07-2010, 09:05 AM
:hooray: :hooray: That's just so awesome!

09-07-2010, 09:37 AM
Now I'm remembering the buffalo story, just that is really amazing.

09-07-2010, 09:59 AM
I must join you in the epic SQUEEEEE! Well done Nancy and your amazing family.

09-07-2010, 05:24 PM
That is so cool. Wow. You in the big time now. So happy for you all.

My, the boys are getting big.

nancy sv
09-07-2010, 06:26 PM
My boys are getting HUGE - Davy is nearly as tall as me now, 6 feet tall at age 12!! Gads. The buffalo story was magical - truly magical!

Sweet Tea
09-07-2010, 08:27 PM
It is wonderful to see such an amazing, inspiring, and positive story capture the media's attention. Kudos to you and your wonderful family!

nancy sv
09-07-2010, 08:40 PM
Thanks Sweet Tea! It is a different story from all the murders and rapes and robberies, eh??

09-07-2010, 08:52 PM
Nancy, is the road closure that was holding you guys up resolved? You're not still stuck in a Bolivian hotel, are you?

nancy sv
09-07-2010, 09:27 PM
We waited for four days for the city to open up, but then they started talking about closing the city we were waiting in! We hightailed it out of there and headed east to the Amazon basin, where we are now. It will end up being a 700-km detour by the time we finally get south, but I guess that's not so bad. As it turned out, they resolved the strike 3 days after we hit the road - had we waited we could have continued through the mountains like we had wanted.

09-07-2010, 09:28 PM
Great interview! Beautiful family! :)

nancy sv
09-07-2010, 11:59 PM
Thanks! I think my kiddos are pretty darn cute!

09-08-2010, 10:19 PM
Just watched the interview.

Way to go! It's an amazing story.

nancy sv
09-09-2010, 12:27 AM
Thanks Mike! We are having the time of our lives - another 6 or 7 months and then what??? Although Im excited to reach our goal, I'll be really sad too.