TN KY Thresherman’s Show – Adams, TN – I Took My John Deere Tractor

I used to go to this show with my granddad and cousins when I was little. I’ve not had my John Deere at the TN KY Thresherman’s Show since I was in high school (in the late 80s). Since that time I’ve restored the tractor my grandfather gave me (watch that video too). I’ve had …

RANT Alert – Houses Aren’t Investments

I found myself repeating a rant of many days past during my recent squirrel war saga. A house is not an investment. I will die on this hill! I’m thankful for much in my life…including having a home to live in. Regardless, that doesn’t stop me from STRONGLY disliking my home…A…LOT!!! Since selling our house …

Henry Horton State Park – Kayaking the Duck River (AKA The Dirty Duck) – Chapel Hill, TN

We visited Henry Horton State Park, near Chapel Hill, TN. Our main goal was to kayak on the Duck River (which runs right through the state park). We soon learned the locals call it the Dirty Duck…even though it isn’t dirty at all?!? Weird?!?. We also explored the Tennessee humidity on bikes (as well as …

Kayaking The Harpeth! – Harpeth River State Park – Nashville, TN

The Harpeth River State Park covers almost 40 miles along the Harpeth River. There are 10 access points to put in/take out all along the west side of Nashville, TN. Our plan is to kayak the entire stretch (not all at once). We started off by doing two legs for about 10 miles. We started …

My Chocolate Rain and Brad T Brown Commemorative Tribute Video

I was cleaning off a hard drive recently and found an old file that brought back sweet memories. Back in the early days of YouTube (and MySpace), a response video was a thing. In the early days of YouTube (in 2007) a viral video (Chocolate Rain by Tay Zonday) and ultimately response video(s) to it …

See Rock City! Rock City Gardens in Lookout Mountain, GA

We went down to visit Molly in Chattanooga and decided to “See Rock City”. Rock City Gardens up on Lookout Mountain (in GA) are pretty interesting. To think they used to be someone’s backyard?!? It had been several years since we’d been there. The last time we went it was cloudy and rainy (but not …

Hogrock’s 25th Anniversary – Behind The Scenes 2.0

I haven’t worked at all 25 of them but I was there for this one. Lots of rain and even more people! This year’s Hogrock was absolutely packed. I tried to capture things from behind the scenes. Things I learned: 1) it is hard to park large RVs in the rain, 2) the show must …

Burgess Falls State Park – Sparta Tennessee

On our family vacation, the entire extended family headed out for an afternoon at Burgess Falls State Park. We were the last few cars to make it into the parking lot before they filled up. Part of the adventure on a very busy Memorial Day weekend was finding a parking space. Once we accomplished that …

Cummins Falls State Park – Cookeville TN

During our Memorial Day family vacation with my family, Emily and I ventured out to Cummins Falls State Park. We hiked up the river to the bottom of the spectacular waterfall. We’d gone with the kids years ago but we didn’t wade up the river to the bottom on that trip (only saw it from …