3 experiences at Cedars of Lebanon State Park on from Solar Eclipse Day 2017

It was at Lebanon, Tennessee, in the path of totality, that I experienced #SolarEclipse2017. The stage was Cedars of Lebanon State Park and I wanted to record my memories of the day Huge Crowds: Folks from across the United States landed in Lebanon. I met folks from Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Virginia. There … Continue reading 3 experiences at Cedars of Lebanon State Park on from Solar Eclipse Day 2017

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Kayaking from Lake Guntersville Recreation Area

Kayaking from Lake Guntersville Recreation Area Unphiltered Kayaking offers an array of tours for all skill levels. As a first timer, Phil and Cindy were kind and patient. We put out from the Tennessee Valley Authority Lake Guntersville Recreation area. We were on the water about 2 hours. It was a delightful evening tour which … Continue reading Kayaking from Lake Guntersville Recreation Area

Leaflessness

One of my favorite movie quotes is from A Bugs Life (1998). The Ants were given a deadline. They were told their deadline occurs "When the Last Leaf Falls". I often think of that movie quote in the autumn of the year as leaves rapidly make their way to the ground.  I thought of that … Continue reading Leaflessness

The fields are white unto harvest

When I see cotton in the fields in the fall of the year my mind returns to Jesus Christ's quotation found in the Bible in the Gospel of John, Chapter 4:35 "The fields are white unto harvest" For me, this verse means that opportunity awaits. Opportunity to reap. Opportunity to gather. Opportunity to make a … Continue reading The fields are white unto harvest

3 free ways to experience Boston Public Garden

Today I had the privilege to walk from Cambridge, Massachusetts (Kendall Square) to Boston's (Kenmore Square). Along the walk I spent a bit of time in Boston Public Garden which is beautifully squeezed between the familiar Boston Common and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. I saw a lot. In this post I want to share my … Continue reading 3 free ways to experience Boston Public Garden

How to connect with Lewis and Clark

If you love the history of explorers Meriwether Lewis & William Clark as much as I do, then you'll want to walk in their steps and see what they saw. You can do that at Gates of the Mountain Boat Tour near Helena, Montana. Speaking of the Limestone walls that rise over 1000 feet above the … Continue reading How to connect with Lewis and Clark

Why you need to visit Hambrick Bat Cave

If you have heard the expression, "flying like a bat out of H---" you can witness that imagery near Lake Guntersville's Hambrick Bat Cave. While entrance to the cave is prohibited, you can get close enough to see the bats zooming out. Unphiltered Kayaking  offers a delightful kayak tour to the Hambrick Bat Cave. We put … Continue reading Why you need to visit Hambrick Bat Cave

3 Good Excuses to take the scenic route to Lebanon, Tennessee

On a road trip to the path of totality for the Solar Eclipse 2017 we took a scenic route to our viewing destination of Lebanon, Tennessee. There are many roads to Lebanon, but allow me to recognize U.S. 231 from the southern Tennessee State line northbound to Lebanon. Here are 3 reasons to discover this … Continue reading 3 Good Excuses to take the scenic route to Lebanon, Tennessee

Why you need to know Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley, was the first published African-American female poet.[1][2] Phillis Wheatley was sold into slavery at the age of seven or eight and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family  of Boston who taught her to read and write and encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent. The publication of her Poems on … Continue reading Why you need to know Phillis Wheatley

Four faves about Cambridge, Mass.

I spent four days in and around Kendall Square and here are my favorite experiences: 1.Walkability. I liked Cambridge because you can walk everywhere. We literally walked from Cambridge (Kendall Square) crossed the Longfellow Bridge in to Boston, bypassed the Massachusetts State House, crossed over into Boston Commons, and Boston Public Gardens, and walked countless … Continue reading Four faves about Cambridge, Mass.