Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 29

Teacher Tip: Crash Course

Crash Course

This tip is probably not a new one to a lot of teachers out there but as for me I just discovered the educational videos Crash Course a few days ago.  Since watching about a dozen of them Crash Course and their videos on YouTube is now going to be a part of my review sessions I have for my history class …

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May 28

Chickamauga National Military Park


Chickamauga National Military Park is located near the border between Georgia and Tennessee and memorializes two major battles of the Civil War.  It was also a great stop for us as we drove from Atlanta to Chattanooga on our way to the Tennessee Aquarium.  My wife and I were in a bit of a time …

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May 27

Landscape Photography Number 17: Nymph Lake


Number 17 of my landscape photography series is a picture of Nymph Lake located in Rocky Mountain National Park.  This particular picture was taken along the trail to Emerald Lake.  If you ever find yourself there I highly recommend taking the hike to Emerald Lake.  I believe the light is better in the morning especially at Emerald …

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May 26

Honor Memorial Day


They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation                                            – Henry Ward Beecher  

May 25

Photography Tip: Experiment with Reflectors


Last Christmas I received a silver/gold/white reflector and I have only used them a few times but I can see that as soon as I get some more practice with them they will definitely come in handy. Many times in the past a lot of our portrait pictures are taken with shadows running across my …

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May 24

Tennessee Aquarium


The Tennessee Aquarium offers a top notch aquarium experience that should not be missed if you ever find yourself in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  My wife and I were a little hesitant about visiting the Tennessee Aquarium because we had just shelled out so much money to see the very well done Georgia Aquarium.  After discussing and …

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May 20

Atlanta History Center


There is so much to see and do in Atlanta it is hard to decide what to see and what to save for a second trip to this southern gem of a city.  We highly recommend spending some time at the Atlanta History Center, one of the nicest state/city history museums we have ever been …

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May 19

Made our Bucket List: Kauai


via My wife Karen and I have been truly blessed in life, good jobs, been smart with our resources, and learned to live without some of the wants in life.  Because of that, we have been able to travel across the United States and have seen some amazing things.  We have been to the Big …

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May 17

Top 10 Waterfalls in the United States


Waterfalls have always been a top pick to see wherever we travel.  My wife and I like the fact that all waterfalls are unique in their own way from height, setting, how difficult it is to travel to all play a part in a waterfall experience.   Like any top 10 list it is based on …

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May 16

Great Zoo Exhibit: China


Memphis Zoo’s China exhibit is one of four exhibits in the United States that houses the giant panda and makes for a great reason to visit the Memphis Zoo. China is just one of the many great areas that can be found at the Memphis Zoo. Northwest Passage, Teton Trek, and soon to open Zambezi Hippo …

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