What an awe-inspiring sight to see thousands of lanterns with hand written, heartfelt messages released in unison at Magic Island on Memorial Day.
Here's a look at Lantern Floating by the Numbers:
Number of people: 40-thousand
Number of lanterns: 3500 lanterns
Number of volunteers: 500
Number of years: 14
Dan & I spent most of our time in a small Voice over tent so I didn't get to personally witness my son Kai releasing his 1st lantern. I was very surprised to see Darq Labs post a pic on our HNN Facebook page of my son & husband randomly chosen from the crowd of thousands. Amazing!
Here's some personal trivia:
Number of times as co-host: 2
Number of dresses I tried on before finding "the one": 9
Number of "volcano" dresses: only 1. T & L muumuu factory will not make another
Number of hairstylists who put my hair up: 2
Number of flowers in hair: 2
Number of Bobby pins used: 41
Number of make up artists: 2
Number of minutes to spare to make 5pm live report in time: 2
What an incredible event to be part of. If you missed it, we'll re-air the ceremony this Saturday at 6pm on KGMB.