Category Archives: Video

Lessons Learned from Interacting with the Elk

I actually saw this viral video before we went to see the Elk.  This was shot a little over a year ago in Catloochee Valley where I had my encounter.  The behavior of the bull in this video is a direct result of people visiting the park and not obeying the rules.  By feeding and approaching these or any other animals not only do you put yourself at risk but others to follow.

The photographer in this video was doing the same thing I was, taking photos from a safe distance when this bull caught him off guard by coming up behind him.  Luckily for this man, the young bull was just being playful and not too serious.  Unfortunately the Park Service had to put this animal down because he was becoming a danger to visitors.  A full-grown male truly rutting could have easily made this a deadly situation. Continue reading Lessons Learned from Interacting with the Elk

A Special Adventure for a Father and Son

Last year found my son and myself in Ohio for my work.  We finished our project a few days early and as I had not seen my 96-year-old grandfather in a long time, we headed toward Allentown, Pennsylvania.  On the way there we made a quick stop at Falling Water, a major item on my Bucket List, then continued on to Allentown.

After visiting with my grandfather, we knew we had at least a day and a half drive.  How cool would it be to take my son through Washington DC?  So I did!

We spent only about 3 hours on the National Mall, but I was able to experience a very special time with my son and I hope it is something he never forgets.  I know I won’t……