Hey, my name is Eric and this is my blog. I am a little bit odd and I don't run with the crowd. One day I will become an engineer or something. I am part of the 2013 graduating class and was accepted to Clemson University.
I love to go snowboarding and longboarding and I have a blog dedicated to those, and another to roller coasters. I hope you enjoy your time here!
I didn’t sneak into Dollywood to get pictures of Firechaser Express today.
Anyway, here is the story. I was up at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville to see my friend D.J. a rave. It was pretty sweet and stuff until I couldn’t fall asleep. So, lying awake around 6 in the morning, I decided that on my way back to Clemson I would try to pull a little thing to get into Dollywood a couple weekends before they open for the season. Literally, all I did was go in one of the service entrances (the one behind River Rampage for those who know the park) and walked through with the camera out. I walked by a few golf cart security personnel and wasn’t questioned once.
They were still doing some touch up stuff on Firechaser, so there were people all around the coaster. I talked to a few of them and was still not seen as suspicious at all. One person in particular I felt bad about talking to because he seemed so happy to have a publicity person on site. I felt bad, but I suppose this counts as some sort of publicity, just not Dollywood sanctioned…
So through all of this, I have some Firechaser pictures that will be uploaded soon along with some others from around the mostly empty park.
I love snowboarding because it takes my mind away from all the stress in my life. For all the hours spent riding on the mountain, those are hours spent worrying about if I can land a trick or navigate through the trees. Hours spent wondering which trail to take next, or if I can get more air on this jump. The hours are not spent worrying about any relationship, my grades, or my job. Snowboarding is my escape from the world, and it welcomes me into pure happiness and freedom.
Michael Grab has mastered the art of stone balancing. He explains how he does it. “The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of “tripod” for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. In the finer point balances, these clicks can be felt on a scale smaller than millimeters. Some point balances will give the illusion of weightlessness as the rocks look to be barely touching. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.”
Beautiful photos of abandoned places.
I’m trying to come to grips with the concept that anything without context is simply pornography, but the issue is that is what tumblr is all about.
Also, I really like these photos.
I wanna know what the one with the cars is