Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 31

Photography Tip: Tripod don’t Leave Home without it

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A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend a day waterfall chasing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  It was my second time to that particular national park and was so glad this time around I had my tripod with me.  A few years ago for a Christmas present I received a very nice …

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Mar 30

Pinterest Project: Stain Remover

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Having a toddler has thrust us head first into the world of messes and spills.  Not that Kenny and I were perfectly stain free before M came along, but she definitely adds to the debris.  We bought a new rug around her first birthday and it has slowly begun to acquire tiny spots that annoy …

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Mar 28

Panda Cubs: Atlanta Zoo

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When planning our vacation we decided to ask our little girl where she would like to go and she had only one place on her precious little mind which was the zoo.  It probably did not help that we asked her a week after we went to our local zoo, but nevertheless if she wanted …

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Mar 27

Mingo Falls: A Big Bear of a Waterfall

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Mingo Falls is a spectacular waterfall located just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the Cherokee Indian Reservation.  At 120 feet the Mingo Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in the area and with its easy access Mingo Falls is a must see.To arrive at the Mingo Falls trailhead just head out of …

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Mar 18

Photography Tip: The Right Lens Makes a Big Difference

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For most of my life the nicest camera I owned was a Canon super zoom camera and basically shot on some preset mode depending on the situation.  Loved the camera it got me lots of decent shots and I was happy with it.  Then along comes child number one and my wife and I decided that …

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Mar 16

Great Zoo Exhibit: Teton Trek

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Teton Trek is a Memphis Zoo exhibit treat for your senses it takes the best of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem and places it east of the Mississippi.  Both times that I have visited this particular exhibit I turned to my wife and said, “I wish our zoo had something like this.”   While the Teton Trek …

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Mar 09

Lucky Little Shamrocks

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With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner I though of a fun way to let M be involved in our decorations.  It isn’t a huge holiday in our household but everything is more fun when you have a little one around to get excited about it.I got some white 5×7 index cards (cardstock would …

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Mar 08

Trail of Time: Grand Canyon National Park

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Trail of Time is one the newest trails at Grand Canyon National Park and is an award winner having won the Interpretive Media Award by the NAI the National Association for Interpretation.  The Trail of Time is on the South Rim Trail and does two things well, it has gorgeous views of the Grand Canyon …

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Mar 06

Book Review: Inferno by Dan Brown

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“Dante’s poem, Langdon was now reminded, was not so much about the misery of hell as it was about the power of the human spirit to endure any challenge, no matter how daunting.” Dan Brown’s Inferno is the 4th installment of his Robert Langdon series including one of the most read fictional books of all …

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Mar 05

Eisenhower Museum: A Fitting Tribute

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The Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum in Abilene, Kansas is a fine example of a presidential museum.  Should you find yourself driving across the state of Kansas make sure to stop and visit this excellent presidential library.  At the Eisenhower Museum you will get the chance to visit the Eisenhower Library with a collection of books …

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