December 2009

Smoky Mountain Christmas - East Tennessee

We would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays.

Bryant, Cynthia, Madilyn & Addisyn




Addisyn's First Christmas - Knoxville, Tennessee


Visiting Santa during the holidays and spending time in the Smoky Mountains. 


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    Last weekend (6th of Dec.) I visited an old friend that I use to train on during the late 80’s/early 90’s while training for marathons.  Mount LeConte, located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Eastern Tennessee has always been there for me and she hasn’t changed much over the years.  The third highest peak (6,593 ft) in the Smoky’s/sixth highest peak east of the Mississippi River with five different trail heads (Alum Cave, The Boulevard, Bullhead, Trillium Gap & Rainbow Falls Trails) to start from.  Alum Cave trail head has been my favorite throughout the years and today was no different.

Mount LeConte Photography - Tennessee








I dedicate this trip to Ed Wright.  Who always encouraged me to be safe as I ran up and down this mountain like a mad man :)



          Related Information:

          There will be a memorial hike to honor Ed Wright up Alum Cave Bluff Trail on Sunday, September 5th, 2010 starting at 7am.

          Daily LeConte Updates: Life On LeConte by Doug McFalls

          Mount LeConte Lodge:  LeConte Lodge link

          Geology of Mt. LeConte: USGS link



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Lincoln Memorial University Weddinig - Harrogate, Tennessee

Reflecting:  Past ~ Celebrate ~ Sharing


          Ceremony:  Lincoln Memorial University

           Lincoln Memorial University is a beautiful  liberal arts school located in the Cumberland Gap region in Harrogate, Tennessee along the Kentucky state border.  Chartered on February 12, 1897, Lincoln’s 88th birthday… this 1,000 acre campus includes the historical Grant-Lee Hall building and has an amazing number of century old hardwood tree’s throughout campus. 


The Village Chapel Wedding - Pinehurst, North Carolina

Reflecting:  Past ~ Celebrate ~ Sharing


    Ceremony:  The Village Chapel