Thanksgiving 2009

We went to Cedar Rapids Iowa, visiting my father. We stopped in Kansas Ill and Urbana Ill. Some of the buildings in the photos are houses I used to live in as a kid, my high school and other places of sentimental value to me.

Gatlinburg Tennessee

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee is tucked in text to the Smoky Mountains.  These cities have a lot of tourist activities, go carts, shopping, shows, indoor skydiving, dining, aquariums a lot of stuff. Below are some of the locations we visited.

Clingmans Dome

Clingman’s Dome is the highest point east of the Mississippi river. The drive is long and winding but had great views of the Smoky Mountains. After you park, you have a paved but steep hike to the top, then a ramp up to a tower. The views are great and the air is crisp. It’s … Read more

Indoor Skydiving at Pigeon Forge TN

We took our niece to Gatlinburg and she wanted to indoor skydive. We went to a place called “Fly Away Indoor Skydiving” at Pigeon Forge TN. It was safe, fun and for a reasonable price. The safety video and coach/trainer were educational and entertaining. The skydiving suit, ear plugs, goggles, helmet and smiles were all … Read more

All County Chorus Music Festival November 19 2009

I attended the All County Chorus Music Festival at Male high school in Louisville Ky. Noel Weaver, Frank A. Heller III, Dr. Kent E. Hatteberg and Dr. Jefferson Johnson all lead choruses. The “Sallie Phillips Surrett Auditorium” acoustics are nice and the lighting is “camera friendly”.