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Playlist – New Hampshire

                      Verbose as we are, there is no way we can spend the next year constantly yelling talking to each other. Terrible as it may sound to the ears of an outsider, singing as loudly as possible is a frequent occurrence in The Highland Flinger (THF). We [...]

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10 Things I’ve Learned – May 2012

1. Gatlinburg, TN is a lot like Las Vegas. The city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee is one of the easternmost cities in the state, and either serves as the gateway or receiving ground for those traveling through the Smoky Mountains, depending on which way you’re going. Over the years, the growing number of visitors has transformed [...]

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Playlist – Maine

Verbose as we are, there is no way we can spend the next year constantly yelling talking to each other. Terrible as it may sound to the ears of an outsider, singing as loudly as possible is a frequent occurrence in The Highland Flinger (THF). We will make a playlist of what we’re slappin the air bass [...]

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Searsport Lobster Boat Races – Searsport, ME

If necessity is the mother of invention, then boredom might just be its crazy father. Lobster boat racing on the coast of Maine can be traced back to the early 1900s. When asking around to find out just WHY lobster boat racing came to be, the answer I got each and every time was simply, [...]

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Playlist – Michigan

MICHIGAN Perhaps I’m a bit biased, but Michigan has produced some amazing musical talent. So much that I couldn’t eliminate any of the 30 songs and artists I chose. I grew up listening to a substantial amount of Motown music, what with Detroit area “Oldies” stations playing artists such as Smokey Robinson and any group [...]

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Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis, IN

In recent months, we’ve seen our fair share of things racing around an oval track. First it was the Daytona 500, where we waited through rain delays and jet engine explosions to see our first NASCAR event. Then it was the Kentucky Derby, where we got an up-close lesson on both powerful thoroughbreds and how [...]

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Flying Pig Marathon – Cincinnati, OH

The race was over before I even started running. As I sat in the Linwood Baptist Church watching Sergio Reyes finish the Flying Pig Marathon in 2 hours and 22 minutes, a flurry of thoughts rushed through my brian. How did I get myself into this? I can’t believe that I’ve waited 2 hours and [...]

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Bassmaster Douglas Lake Challenge – Dandridge, TN

Driving through Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America’s most visited national park that spans western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, the rugged forest landscape enveloped nearly all of our senses. We hiked to stunning waterfalls, heard the echo of a flowing stream through the never-ending trees, and took in the smells of the diverse plant [...]

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