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Artists

November 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Smoke over the Rockies and flames in the Colorado sky…

Human artists work in clay and bronze to create beautiful objects of art. Human painters work on canvas to create spectacular pictures.  Humans are created in God’s image and copy their Creator.

God the artist works in living color. Living creatures created from the dust of the earth are His objects of art, and the skies are His canvas. He is constantly creating awe inspiring works of art, and no two are alike.

These are some of His artistic creations:

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Cherahola Skyway

November 16, 2012 Leave a comment

All this year I’ve been looking to photograph fall colors in the mountains with minimal success. While visiting The Lost Sea Adventure, the attendant suggested I check out the Cherahola Skyway.
“It should still be good fall colors in the mountains, and it’s only a 20 minute drive from here,” she told me. Read more…

The Lost Sea Adventure

November 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Driving on I-75 near Sweetwater, TN, I saw a sign next to the interstate, “The Lost Sea Adventure.
Lost Sea? Adventure? In the middle of the Appalachian Mountains? This I had to see!

So I followed the signs about 10 miles off the freeway. Honestly, I didn’t expect much.
Upon arrival I found nicely kept grounds, but no water anywhere to be seen. Obviously the sea had been lost!

Nevertheless I entered what appeared to be the main building and asked the attendant about the adventure.
“We have a cave with the largest underground lake in America. You can take our 90 minute tour; we also offer special group tours with reservations, including the overnight Wild Cave Tour,” she responded.

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Shenandoah Caverns, Part 2

November 14, 2012 Leave a comment

In order to attract return visitors and new visitors, Shenandoah Caverns offers not just an opportunity to explore God’s marvels 300 feet underground, but several additional exhibits:

  • American Celebration on Parade is a fascinating collection of parade floats and inaugural props
  • Main Street of Yesteryear is a wonderful collection of animated displays depicting American culture, characters, and stories
  • The Yellow Barn is an events center and antique mall combined.

I visited the first two; time prevented me from exploring the Yellow Barn. The exhibits are perfect for a family and children. One can easily spend an hour or two viewing these exhibits, and a most enjoyable full morning or afternoon for a complete tour of the caverns plus all exhibits. The grounds provide space for family picnics to complete a full day of adventures and activities.

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Shenandoah Caverns, Part 1

November 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Caverns have always held somewhat of a fascination for me. While I don’t like the idea of crawling around on my belly in total darkness, I do find “civilized” caverns interesting. Shenandoah Caverns is one of these “civilized” caverns. In fact, it’s quite well developed with lighting and an elevator.

As with all caverns, a tour guide takes you through the caverns and points out the various formations and features. My tour guide was most knowledgeable and helpful in making the cavern tour a memorable experience.

Shenandoah Caverns is located in Virginia on I-81 at exit 269 and is definitely worth a visit.
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Canada: Miscellaneous Scenery

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Some interesting pictures from the Bay of Fundy region.  Enjoy.

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Canada: Ministers Island

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Moses crossed the Red Sea on dry land. I’ve often wondered how muddy the bottom of the ocean might have been. Wouldn’t the Israelites’ feet get stuck in the mud?

Near St. Andrews is an island called Ministers Island. The only way to reach the island is via a road on the ocean floor that becomes passable by car only at low tide. I had the opportunity to cross the ocean floor in a car! Well, if Moses can do it, why not me? So I decided to check it out. The following are pictures of what it feels like to drive across the ocean bottom.

Although Ministers Island is just one of many places around the Bay of Fundy where one can walk the ocean bottom, it is the only one I found where one can drive on a road on the ocean bottom…

Conclusion:  If I can drive on the ocean bottom, then Moses can walk on the ocean bottom!

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Canada: The Old Sow, Deer Island

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment

The Old Sow is advertised as the largest whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere. It’s located at the southern end of Deer Island. One web site describes harrowing stories of boats being sucked into giant vortices. Clearly this is a “must see”, and hopefully a “must experience” for any red-blooded adventurer. So I made it a point to visit Deer Island and say hello to the Old Sow.
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Canada: Fundy Trail, St. Martins

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Cliffs. Waterfalls. Canyons carved by glaciers. Fishing. The coastline of the Bay of Fundy is studded with natural attractions and wonders of all kinds.

The Fundy Trail Park, less than an hour north of Saint John, provides plenty of outdoor adventures for hikers, bikers, and even drivers! One could easily spend several days exploring the park on foot and bike, but that is not necessary. A paved road follows the coastline and provides many sightseeing and photo opportunities in a morning or an afternoon. You can see some of them here.

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Canada: Tidal Bore

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment

This is it.  This is why I came to the Bay of Fundy to begin with:  To see the tide roll in like a huge wave.  Everywhere else in the world such a phenomenon might be called a tidal wave, but around the Bay of Fundy it’s called a tidal bore.  But by no means is it boring – and not only can one watch the event, one can actually participate by riding the bore!  And what fun it is!  Definitely worth the trip.
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