To Tennessee, or Not to Tennessee You are in the car, driving through the streets of Tennessee with your family. You are so glad you took this trip with them, and you can’t wait to see the sights. Then you drive by a wedding chapel, go-kart tracks, and mini-golf courses. Oops. Guess you didn’t expect the sights to be jam-packed full of tourists!
This past weekend I was able to take a trip out to Charlottesville Va to see the Monticello which is the home of Thomas Jefferson. I had a wonderful time there and I loved all of the views that you get of the great mountain sides inside the house. I took a trip out there to see my old high school football team play in the State Championship game. It’s a little expensive to see the house, it cost us 17 dollars a piece to get a tour of the beautiful place, and it was well worth every penny. The whole place is great from the welcome center, Shops and the Monticello it’s self.
The dedication put into the construction of the street car is impressive. Several lives were lost due to landslides, and even after suffering these casualties, the building continued. But the street cars and the lake were just the beginning of what became the most popular park in the area. Every year, amusements improved and more people were attracted. The addition of summer cabins, an outdoor theatre, miniature golf course, picnic grove, a roller coaster, bumper cars, pavilions, a petting zoo, baseball park, and a swimming pool made the park more appealing and exciting than ever.
He had to come up with a blockbuster event to draw more attention to his Strictly Stock cars. The USAC champ car circuit had the Indy 500, and NASCAR Modified and Sportsman division had their annual beach/road races in February at Daytona Beach. In 1950 Harold Brasington built a 1.25 mile, high-banked, egg shaped speedway just west of his hometown of Darlington. He stunned the racing world by paving it and saying that he wanted to someday host a 500-mile stock car race. Brasington himself a retired racer had known France from their old racing days at Daytona and other dirt tracks throughout the Southeast and Midwest.
In recent years Oklahoma has begun to take a new approach to the way music is presented by producing more opportunities for live shows and allowing a larger variety of genres. In 2008 Norman Music Festival was born, thus developing one of the first of many new venues and festivals that would eventually spread through the entire state. Norman Music Festival was originally one day but has since grown to spread out over 2 full days and three nights, popularity has generated an increasing number of attendees each year. News Ok did a review of the festival and had this to say, “Main stage act Horse Thief entertained a crowd of at least 250 patrons. The band’s pastoral pop performance was breezy, beautiful and only a taste of what the festival had to offer.” The most recent addition to the Oklahoma music scene was Mystic Sanctuary, a two day EDM (Electronic Dance Music) rave where 25,000 people from across Oklahoma and neighboring states came to join in the festivities.
Clay Currey Professor Bailey English B 17 February 2010 Real or Fake? In neighborhoods across America and even in rural areas, people live next door and down the street. These people interact everyday and even believe they are close friends. Their children play on sports teams together. The parents attend parties and invite their neighbors to super bowl parties.
Held, typically, on a neutral playing field the Superbowl attracts revelers from all over the country to a specific location to pay homage to the great American sport. This event speaks volumes about the state of culture, or the shift in our American culture, from the secular to non-secular. Certain pilgrimages still hold much more of a religious meaning to the partakers in the pilgrimage; spanning across all religions including Christianity but not excluding; Judaism, Islam, and even Buddhism and Hinduism. In fact, in Hinduism, the pilgrimage to various holy places along the Holy River Ganges is regarded to be the largest religious gathering in the world. Upwards of 70 million people partake in this ritual every three years (Maygers, 2011).
Chicago has museums, Navy Pier, parks, zoos, and the beautiful magnificent mile. Orlando has Disney World, Universal, and Sea World. When tourists go to Chicago they know that this is a big city that they can walk around and see different things at many turns. In Orlando tourist have to travel by car or bus in order to get to the theme parks. Both cities generate generous tourist revenue; especially Orlando because who does not want to come somewhere tropical and see the beautiful castle at Disney World.
There are woods to hunt in and rivers and lakes to fish in. Football means to world to most people and makes for exciting Friday nights and weekends. Alabama is a great state to live in because of the sports, hunting, and its great southern hospitality. Sports in Alabama create a connection between its people. Whether it’s a little league baseball game or a college football game on Saturday, the residence of this state are excited and involved.
I have traveled to a lot of places, such as Florida, New York, California, Texas, and Virginia just to name a few. I would like to visit Seattle, Washington someday. I’ve always wanted to go there and have always heard good and interesting things about it.I have been all over the country and have seen many different and unique places traveling with my Dad while he was driving tractor trailers. He retired from trucking, but every time I went with him, it was really fun and exciting. In just a couple of days we went from the border of Canada to the border of Mexico.