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12-06-2010, 11:25 AM
Real World Re-Creations #4
Tri-State Ferguson KHTS to John Tune KJWN
Piper Tomahawk N4476E (Real World Reg)
Aircraft: Just Flight’s Piper Tomahawk 12 hours out of 40
Departure: KHTS Tristate Ferguson
Destination: KJWN John Tune
Weather: Real World Courtesy of REX
Hey everyone, with my Lumbar Puncture and final test now being scheduled for my headaches less than 24 hours away, wanted to get one a couple of posts off to you before that – this one’s one of my usual flight history write ups, the next ones, one of my Christmas Gift’s coming up, I downloaded the Demo, and having some fun with it, and will be posting some screen shots after this. Getting nervous on tomorrow, but at least had to leave you with this posting before going into out surgery for the procedure…..
Well, all first of all, here’s the route in Flight Sim Commander 9.0 Google Earth Interface:
Did you know that the Tri State Milton J Ferguson Field Tri-State Airport (IATA: HTS, ICAO: KHTS), also known as Milton J. Ferguson Field, is a public airport located just south of Ceredo, West Virginia, three miles (5 km) south of the central business district (CBD) of Huntington, West Virginia. It serves the nearby cities of Huntington, Ashland, Kentucky, and Ironton, Ohio. The airport has two runways, one at 7,017 feet, the other at 3,007 feet. It has heavy use for general aviation, but is also serviced by three commercial airlines
On the ramp, at Tri-State, the Tomahawk getting ready to load….
On November 14, 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 commercial jet crashed into a hill just short of Runway 12. The flight was carrying the thirty-seven members of the Marshall University "Thundering Herd" football squad, eight members of the coaching staff, and twenty-five boosters. There were no survivors.
On the morning of August 5, 1987 a Piedmont Airlines Boeing 737-200 on a regularly scheduled flight struck deer after reaching V1 during the takeoff roll. One engine sustained damage and subsequently flamed out, and the aircraft immediately returned to the airport.
On June 16, 1994, a Fokker F.28-4000 operated by USAIR suffered a hard landing after which the right main landing gear collapsed. The jet slid to a stop causing significant damage to the aircraft and the runway. There were minor injuries during the landing and evacuation. The aircraft was repaired after several weeks at Tri-State and re-entered service later that year.
On January 8, 2003, Air Midwest Flight 5481 operating as US Airways Express Flight 5481 (N233YV), crashed at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, killing all 21 aboard. It was determined that the accident was caused primarily by the faulty adjustment of an elevator cable - work that was performed just 2 days earlier at a facility at Tri-State Airport - by a mechanic that had never worked on that type of aircraft.
On August 17, 2006, Rima Qayyum, a woman of Pakistani origin residing within the US, was prevented from boarding a plane when it was found she had banned materials in her hand luggage. While these initially tested positive for explosive residue, subsequent analysis revealed that the liquids were harmless. Later testing revealed that it was just water and soap The woman had purchased a one-way ticket on a flight to Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2008, Qayyum filed a federal law suit against US Airways for violating her civil rights.
On January 30, 2009, a Piper PA-34-200T Seneca crashed in the vicinity of KHTS during a significant snow event. The pilot was attempting to divert to KHTS due to a fuel emergency. All 6 aboard were killed
Taxi to the active
Take off, climbing out…
Did you know, Catlettsburg is a city in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States and is the county seat of Boyd County. The city population was 1,960 at the 2000 census. The city's postal ZIP code serves a greater population of 10,029, which is a better reflection of the community's size. Catlettsburg is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649. Since the early 1990s, the commercial sector has grown due to its proximity to Interstate 64 and its location along U.S. Route 23 and 60, both major regional arteries which overlap in Catlettsburg and travel into the city of Ashland. Many commercial developments have developed on the southern end of the city along these routes. Mayor Pauline S. Hunt, won the election by a considerable margin in November 2008 beating out incumbent James A. Lambert by more than double. Mrs Hunt previously served as city treasurer from 1974-1992 and later as city clerk/treasurer from 1992 to 2008
Climbing out over the Ohio River
The history of Catlettsburg began shortly after the American Revolution. As the American Frontier pushed westward, a post office was established here in 1808 as "Mouth of Sandy, Ky.". Later in 1849, James Fry, a civil engineer, was commissioned to lay out the original town of Catlett's Burgh (the area from 24th to 26th streets, and Front to Walnut Streets). The lots were quickly sold and the town was incorporated as a Kentucky city in 1858 as Catlett's Burgh, Ky. It was named in honor of the original settlers, Horatio and Alexander Catlett. The Catlett name remains on a tributary to the Ohio River, Catlett's Creek, which follows Kentucky Route 168 for many miles west of the city. Catlettsburg annexed two nearby communities on its borders in the early 20th century: Hampton City on the south side and Sandy City on the north. It is unknown when the name was changed to Catlettsburg from Catlett's Burgh but was probably done by the U.S. Postal Service prior to 1900 in an attempt to improve service and simplify operations
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Over the Ohio River, and Rt 23, with Catlettsburg to the left
Two brothers, Virginian fur traders Alexander and Horatio Catlett, settled here in 1811-1812. For several years the Catlett brothers operated a successful tavern, post office, trading post, and inn from the log dwelling they began building in 1811. Catering to the growing Ohio River traffic, the Catlett business flourished and the town slowly grew up around it.
The Catletts' log dwelling is still standing. It is now the eastern side of Beechmoor, a home located on Walnut Street (U.S. Routes 23 and 60) in Catlettsburg. In 1868, the home was purchased by Laban T. Moore from C.W. Culver for $10,000. Her husband, Col. Capt. Laban T. Moore was a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and also a Capt. in the Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. He made this his home for the remainder of his life. C.W. Culver, the previous owner, had recently built a stately late Georgian style home and incorporated the Catletts' 1811-1812 log dwelling, as its servants' quarters. Colonel Captain Moore renamed it "Beechmoor", a combination his name and a virgin beech that then stood on the property. Ownership has remained in the Moore family since that time. Beechmoor's eastern wing, being over 199 years old, is the oldest known dwelling standing for several hundred miles in radius. Its exterior walls are between 9-12" thick. The main portion has a stone foundation, and is held up by virgin timber, each 64 feet (20 m) in diameter, and running the entire 42-foot (13 m) width of the house. Beechmoor's last full time resident was Miss Rebecca Patton, Col. Moore's granddaughter. In her dedication to preservation of her landmark homeplace she was successful in getting Beechmoor listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1973. Since her death in 1986, the home has been maintained by a trust fund and from rental property proceeds. A paid caretaker lives on the property full-time as of 2010. Several attempts have been made by local civic groups to acquire the property as a museum due to its historical significance to the area but have not been successful as of this time.
Catlettsburg served as a Union Army supply depot during the Civil War. The First Presbyterian Church, 26th and Broadway, served as an army hospital during the war. The beautiful church building still serves the congregation of the presbyterian church in Catlettsburg. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is of mid-to-late 19th century Grecian design, with most original fixtures in place. It is often used for wedding ceremonies because of its unique beauty. The Catlettsburg National Bank building at the corner of Center and Division/26th Streets is also listed on the Register, but has not been restored at this time
Beginning in the late 19th century, Catlettsburg was a large hardwood timber market. Most of the virgin timber for several miles around were felled during that time period. Very few trees of desirable breeds such as Oak were left standing once the boom was over, mostly to mark private property lines. One known exception to history is found in a very large healthy oak, standing on a hill in the old Hampton City section. Dating back to the 1760s, It measures 246 inches (6.2 m) in diameter. A rare survivor in a town that was once considered the largest hardwood timber market in the world. It escaped mankind's economic interests by serving as a property marker on a private property line. It is the oldest living tree of any breed in the city limits of Catlettsburg and the surrounding area. The Chesapeake & Ohio(C&O) railroad began construction of a bridge across the Big Sandy River linking Catlettsburg with Kenova, West Virginia in 1885. The bridge is still in operation to date. This bridge is known by railroad enthusiasts and historians from around the world for it's unique design qualities and historic value. This rail line is used not only by freight carriers but also by Amtrak's Cardinal passenger train, which carries passengers from Chicago, Washington, and New York on a tri-weekly schedule. The Chatteroi railroad preceded the C & O by a few years as the first rail line to travel through Catlettsburg's city limits
Turning to intercept the Flight Path – (I think – easily confused these days…)
Grayson Lake State Park is a Kentucky state park in Carter County, Kentucky, and near the city of Grayson, Kentucky. The park has an of 1,512 acres (6.12 km2). It has facilities for boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing and golfing
Grayson Lake Dam in the Distance….
Approaching Bowen, Kentucky and flying over Rt 9000
Which is near Clay City is a city in Powell County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,303 at the 2000 census The first European settlement in the vicinity of present-day Clay City was in 1786, by Stephen Collins and his brother, after their discovery of pyrite deposits. Shortly afterwards, the brothers set up the first iron forge west of the Allegheny Mountains and established Collins Forge. The Collins brother sold their forge to Clark and Smith in 1805, the forerunner company of the Red River Iron Works. For much of the 19th century, the settlement was known by the same name as the forge. By the 1880s, the post office was moved across the river and was renamed Waltersville for the local family carrying the same surname.
By 1883 the settlement was named Clay City, possibly for the local clay deposits. It is believed that the name was officially changed from Waltersville on August 13, 1883, when the post office was renamed Clay City. The settlement was incorporated as a fifth class city on April 19, 1890
The town of Stanton, Kentucky, with Rt 9000, N. Main St, Stevens Knob, Wildcat Knob, and Morris Knob in back –
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,303 people, 543 households, and 367 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,199.5 people per square mile (461.6/km²). There were 588 housing units at an average density of 541.3/sq mi (208.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.08% White, 0.23% African American, 0.15% Native American, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.
There were 543 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $18,750, and the median income for a family was $23,571. Males had a median income of $26,696 versus $16,964 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,745. About 28.5% of families and 32.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.4% of those under age 18 and 27.1% of those age 65 or over
Irvine is a city in and county seat of Estill County, Kentucky, United States. Its population was 2,843 at the 2000 census. It is located on the Kentucky River at the junction of Kentucky Route 52 and Kentucky Route 89.
It was built on land once granted to Green Clay. It was founded on January 28, 1812 and named for William Irvine, an early settler and Indian fighter. The town did not incorporate until 1849, and was ransacked on October 13, 1864 by Confederate guerrillas, who burned the jail.
The town remained small until the 1870s, when its population passed 300. Construction of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad's North Fork through town, as well as a coal boom around the turn of the century, greatly increased the local population.
Irvine annually hosts the Mountain Mushroom Festival on the last weekend of April. Irvine, along with the nearby city of Ravenna, are known as the "Twin Cities
Approaching Barren River Lake
Barren River Lake is a 10,100 acres (41 km2), reservoir in Kentucky created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1964 by impounding the Barren River. The lake occupies parts of Allen, Barren, and Monroe counties. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for operation and maintenance of the project and responsible for protection of the resource. A small segment of the property owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is leased to Barren River Lake State Resort Park and lies along a section of shoreline in Barren County
Kentucky Tobacco grows along the shores of the lake…
The lake has three large islands.
In the widest part of the lake, there are two large islands, each about one square mile in size. And another smaller island near the main boat ramp and camp-site.
There is also another, which is sometimes partly connected to the surrounding land, but sometimes surrounded by lake water, depending on water levels
The end of the lake with the town of Finney in the distance and RT 252 around the edge
Suburbs near Nashville
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12-06-2010, 11:29 AM
Nashville, with RT 12, with Bell South Down there, and Titan’s Stadium…
Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. It is located on the Cumberland River in Davidson County, in the north-central part of the state. The city is a center for the health care, music, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home to a large number of colleges and universities.
Nashville has a consolidated city-county government which includes seven smaller municipalities in a two-tier system. The population of Nashville-Davidson County stood at 635,710 as of 2009, according to United States Census Bureau estimates. This makes it the second most populous city in the state after Memphis. However, the 2009 population of the entire 13-county Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,582,264, making it the largest metropolitan area in the state. The 2009 population of the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Columbia combined statistical area was estimated at 1,666,566
Nashville was founded by James Robertson, John Donelson, and a party of Wataugans in 1779, and was originally called Fort Nashborough, after the American Revolutionary War hero Francis Nash. Nashville quickly grew because of its prime location, accessibility as a river port, and its later status as a major railroad center. In 1806, Nashville was incorporated as a city and became the county seat of Davidson County, Tennessee. In 1843, the city was named the permanent capital of the state of Tennessee
By 1860, when the first rumblings of secession began to be heard across the South, antebellum Nashville was a very prosperous city. The city's significance as a shipping port made it a desirable prize as a means of controlling important river and railroad transportation routes. In February 1862, Nashville became the first state capital to fall to Union troops. The Battle of Nashville (15–16 December 1864) was a significant Union victory and perhaps the most decisive tactical victory gained by either side in the war.
Though the Civil War left Nashville in dire economic straits, the city quickly rebounded.[ Within a few years, the city had reclaimed its important shipping and trading position and also developed a solid manufacturing base. The post-Civil War years of the late 19th century brought a newfound prosperity to Nashville. These healthy economic times left the city with a legacy of grand classical-style buildings, which can still be seen around the downtown area.
It was the advent of the Grand Ole Opry in 1925, combined with an already thriving publishing industry, that positioned it to become "Music City USA"., and in the early 1960s the city was home to the main activity of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement (see History of Nashville, Tennessee). In 1963, Nashville consolidated its government with Davidson County and thus became the first major city in the United States to form a metropolitan government. Since the 1970s, the city has experienced tremendous growth, particularly during the economic boom of the 1990s under the leadership of Mayor (now-Tennessee Governor) Phil Bredesen, who made urban renewal a priority, and fostered the construction or renovation of several city landmarks, including the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Public Library downtown, the Bridgestone Arena, and LP Field.
The Bridgestone Arena (formerly Nashville Arena, Gaylord Entertainment Center, and Sommet Center) was built as both a large concert facility and as an enticement to lure either a National Basketball Association or National Hockey League (NHL) sports franchise. This was accomplished in 1997 when Nashville was awarded an NHL expansion team which was subsequently named the Nashville Predators. LP Field (formerly Adelphia Coliseum) was built after the National Football League's (NFL) Houston Oilers agreed to move to the city in 1995. The NFL debuted in Nashville in 1998 at Vanderbilt Stadium, and LP Field opened in the summer of 1999. The Oilers changed their name to the Tennessee Titans and saw a season culminate in the Music City Miracle and a close Super Bowl game.
Today the city along the Cumberland River is a crossroads of American culture, and one of the fastest-growing areas of the Upper South
Another view of the great city, with the Somet Center and the Cumberland River
Nashville lies on the Cumberland River in the northwestern portion of the Nashville Basin. Nashville's topography ranges from 385 feet (117 m) above sea level at the Cumberland River to 1,160 feet (350 m) above sea level at its highest point.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 526.1 square miles (1,363 km2), of which, 502.3 square miles (1,301 km2) of it is land and 23.9 square miles (62 km2) of it (4.53%) is water
Nashville has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with short, generally mild winters, and hot, humid summers. Monthly averages range from 36.8 °F (2.7 °C) in January to 79.1 °F (26.2 °C) in July, with a diurnal temperature variation of 17 to 23 °F (9 to 13 °C). In the winter months, snowfall does occur in Nashville but is usually not heavy. Average annual snowfall is about 9 inches (23 cm), falling mostly in January and February and occasionally March and December. The largest snow event since 2000 was on January 16, 2003, when Nashville received 7 inches (18 cm) of snow in a single storm; the largest on record was 17 inches (43 cm), received on March 17, 1892. Rainfall is typically greater in winter and spring while autumn is the driest. Spring and fall are generally pleasantly warm but prone to severe thunderstorms, which occasionally bring tornadoes — with recent major events on April 16, 1998; April 7, 2006; February 5, 2008; April 10, 2009; and May 1–2, 2010. Relative humidity in Nashville averages 83% in the mornings and 60% in the afternoons, which is considered moderate for the Southeastern United States. In recent decades, due to urban development, Nashville has developed an urban heat island (UHI); especially on cool, clear nights, temperatures are up to 10 degrees warmer in the heart of the city than in rural outlying areas.
Nashville's long springs and autumns combined with a diverse array of trees and grasses can often make it uncomfortable for allergy sufferers. In 2008, Nashville was ranked as the 18th-worst spring allergy city in the U.S. by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Turning Crosswind….view of the businesses in the area, and the Cumberland River -
The downtown area of Nashville features a diverse assortment of entertainment, dining, cultural and architectural attractions. The Broadway and 2nd Avenue areas feature entertainment venues, night clubs and an assortment of restaurants. North of Broadway lies Nashville's central business district, Legislative Plaza, Capitol Hill and the Tennessee Bicentennial Mall. Cultural and architectural attractions can be found throughout the city.
The downtown area of Nashville is easily accessible. Three major interstate highways (I-40, I-65 and I-24) converge near the core area of downtown, and many regional cities are within a day's driving distance.
Nashville's first skyscraper, the Life & Casualty Tower, was completed in 1957 and started the construction of high rises in downtown Nashville. After the construction of the AT&T Building (commonly known to locals as the "Batman Building") in 1994, the downtown area saw little construction until the mid-2000s. Many new residential developments have been constructed or are planned for the various neighborhoods of downtown and midtown. A new high rise office building, The Pinnacle, was recently opened in 2010.
Many civic and infrastructure projects are either being planned, in progress, or recently completed. A new MTA bus hub was recently completed in downtown Nashville, as was the Music City Star pilot project. Several public parks have been constructed, such as the Public Square. Riverfront Park is scheduled to be extensively updated. The Music City Center, a convention center project, has been approved for the downtown area and is currently under construction
Downwind….wonderful view of the airport and the Cumberland River…
Metro Board of Parks and Recreation owns and manages 10,200 acres (4,120 ha) of land and 99 parks and greenways (comprising more than 3% of the total area of the county).
Warner Parks, situated on 2,684 acres (1,086 ha) of land, consist of a 5,000 square-foot (460 m²) learning center, 20 miles (30 km) of scenic roads, 12 miles (19 km) of hiking trails, and 10 miles (16 km) of horse trails. It is also the home of the annual Iroquois Steeplechase.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains parks on Old Hickory Lake and Percy Priest Lake. These parks are used for multiple activities including fishing, water-skiing, sailing and boating. Percy Priest Lake is also home to the Vanderbilt Sailing Club.
Other notable parks in Nashville include Centennial Park, Shelby Park, and Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Nashville has the largest metropolitan area in the state of Tennessee, spanning several counties. The Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area encompasses the Middle Tennessee counties of Cannon, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson. The 2009 population of the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Columbia combined statistical area was estimated at 1,666,566.
Great visuals today….
Much of the city's cultural life has revolved around its large university community. Particularly significant in this respect were two groups of critics and writers who were associated with Vanderbilt University in the early twentieth century: the Fugitives and the Agrarians.
Popular destinations include Fort Nashborough and Fort Negley, the former being a reconstruction of the original settlement, the latter being a semi-restored Civil War battle fort; the Tennessee State Museum; and The Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. The Tennessee State Capitol is one of the oldest working state capitol buildings in the nation, while The Hermitage is one of the older presidential homes open to the public.
Lined up on Approach –
Nashville has a vibrant music and entertainment scene spanning a variety of genres. The Tennessee Performing Arts Center is the major performing arts center of the city. It is the home of the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, the Nashville Opera, and Nashville Ballet. In September 2006, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center opened as the home of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
As the city's name itself is a metonym for the country music industry, many popular tourist sites involve country music, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Belcourt Theatre, and Ryman Auditorium. Ryman was home to the Grand Ole Opry until 1974 when the show moved to the Grand Ole Opry House nine miles (14 km) east of downtown. The Opry plays there several times a week, except for an annual winter run at the Ryman.
Numerous music clubs and honky tonk bars can be found in downtown Nashville, especially the area encompassing Lower Broadway, Second Avenue, and Printer's Alley, which is often referred to as "the District
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12-06-2010, 11:29 AM
Descending with Nashville, RT 155, and the Cumberland River and a neighborhood in view….
Each year, the CMA Music Festival (formerly known as Fan Fair) brings thousands of country fans to the city.
Nashville was once home of television shows such as Hee Haw and Pop! Goes the Country, and to the Opryland USA theme park, which operated from 1972 to 1997 before being closed by its owners Gaylord Entertainment, and soon after demolished to make room for the Opry Mills mega-shopping mall.
The Christian pop and rock music industry is based along Nashville's Music Row, with a great influence in neighboring Williamson County. The Christian record companies include EMI Christian Music Group, Provident Label Group and Word Records.
Almost there – right on the money – two white/red again – poifect text book landing!
Although Nashville was never known as a jazz town, it did have many great jazz bands including The Nashville Jazz Machine led by Dave Converse and its current version, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, led by Jim Williamson, as well as The Establishment, led by Billy Adair. The Francis Craig Orchestra entertained Nashvillians from 1929 to 1945 from the Oak Bar and Grille Room in the Hermitage Hotel. Craig's orchestra was also the first to broadcast over local radio station WSM-AM and enjoyed phenomenal success with a 12-year show on the NBC Radio Network. In the late 1930s, he introduced a newcomer, Dinah Shore, a local graduate of Hume Fogg High School and Vanderbilt University
Radio station WMOT-FM in nearby Murfreesboro has aided significantly in the recent revival of the city's jazz scene, as has the non-profit Nashville Jazz Workshop, which holds concerts and classes in a renovated building in the north Nashville neighborhood of Germantown. Fisk University also maintains a jazz station.
Nashville has an active theatre scene, having several professional and community theatre companies. Most notable of the professional theatres are Nashville Children's Theatre, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. Of the community theatres, Circle Players has been in operation for over 40 years
Taxi to parking…
Perhaps the biggest factor in drawing visitors to Nashville is its association with country music. Many visitors to Nashville attend live performances of the Grand Ole Opry, the world's longest running live radio show. The Country Music Hall of Fame is another major attraction relating to the popularity of country music. The Opryland Hotel, the Opry Mills regional shopping mall and the General Jackson showboat, are all located in what is known as Music Valley.
Civil War history is important to the city's tourism industry. Sites pertaining to the Battle of Nashville and the nearby Battle of Franklin and Battle of Stones River can be seen, along with several well-preserved antebellum plantation houses such as Belle Meade Plantation, Carnton plantation in Franklin, and Belmont Mansion.
Nashville has several arts centers and museums, including the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, the Tennessee State Museum, Fisk University's Van Vechten and Aaron Douglas Galleries, Vanderbilt University's Fine Art Gallery and Sarratt Gallery, and the Parthenon. The Nashville Zoo is one of the city's newer attractions.
Shutdown, welcome to Nashville –you can hear the country music from the airport!
Well all, may not have a chance to post for the next couple of days, as you all know - I have my final test for my headaches I’ve been having since June tomorrow, a lumbar puncture – so I’ll have to be on my back a couple of days afterwards, so have yourself a good one, I’ll keep you all updated afterward though and let you know what the docs say when I find out!
Hope you all enjoy the shots! Now I have the test scheduled, not looking forward to it, but have a good one, so if my replies go unanswered, that’s why – I’ll do my best I can tonight, but for the next couple of days after, that’s why – have a good one all!
Won’t know the final results for a couple of weeks afterward……
John Thuot II
12-06-2010, 12:20 PM
John, a threat for the book again, I enjoyed pics and info a lot as usual :cool::cool::cool::cool:
All the best my friend, please let us know how you are after the surgery :):)
12-06-2010, 12:29 PM
Thanks Jan, I most certainly will! Glad you like the shots, http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy088.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) its an "Out Patient Procedure" thank goodness, so I'll be there 5 hours - (out the same day), but glad I got this post to all of you today, Not looking forward to it! http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-scared003.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
John Thuot II
12-06-2010, 12:31 PM
Just wonderful shots as usual John! :cool::D:cool::D
12-06-2010, 12:44 PM
Thanks Alistair! Appreciated man! http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-basic/biggrin.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) Glad you like how they all came out!
John Thuot II
12-06-2010, 04:16 PM
Blue skies, John boy. Blue skies!!
12-06-2010, 06:56 PM
Thanks Jesse, appreciated man - I hope so! http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-basic/bye.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
John Thuot II
Another nice flight and fine shots of it. Very good job on the narrative too. Good work. :cool::cool::D Hope your test finds the problem so they can fix you up John. :)
12-06-2010, 08:52 PM
Glad you like the shots and the post! Thanks Larry - much appreciated man - hope so too, I'm really not looking forward to it, but have to go.....http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-scared002.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) (That'll be me tomorrow morning when I have to go.....)
John Thuot II
12-06-2010, 09:06 PM
Yeee haaww!. Hey, I can say that. I'm from Nashville..lol. Enjoyed the flight and the history of the area I call home. Although I appreciate all the scenery Fs has to offer, I admit I tend to fly a lot in the boundries of TN not withstanding the mandatory flight to KMIA, KORD, KDEN, KSEA, and KLAX. Got to get away from home sometime. Hope the dr's find what's causing the headaches. Let us know the results. Take care and thanks for the cool scenery shots.
12-06-2010, 09:18 PM
Thanks man - good to have you along for the flight! :D. Much appreciated for the compliments. Hope the docs figure it out as well too....:)
John Thuot II
12-06-2010, 09:42 PM
Beautiful post John as always.Good luck with your surgery buddy.:cool::)
12-06-2010, 09:53 PM
Another great educational post John. I enjoyed the shots and the lecture.
12-06-2010, 10:56 PM
Thanks Adam my friend, much appreciated, glad you like the shots, hope they do as well! Been along time since June with these, the fix is eagerly awaited! :)
Thanks John man, glad you like the post! Always a pleasure to present the info! :) :cool:
Will be signing off after this posting so if no responses everyone, not being rude, might not make it to the computer for a couple of days.....;)
John Thuot II
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