NEW VIDEO!! This is IT! The 100th episode of Sparks1524! Take a moment to see how it all began, and then join me for a brief discussion about the future plans I and my crack staff of one (me!) have in store! Let's celebrate this small, but significant, milestone! https://youtu.be/2QhHSaa1ltk #nathanaelmiller, #sparks1524, #video, #justmythoughts, #travellog, … Continue reading Sparks1524 Video – 100!
Travel Log – The Tennessee Aquarium (Pensacola, Florida; September 2, 2022) – The Tennessee Aquarium offers a whale of a good time as its sleek, modern facility schools visitors in the life of fish, eels, stingrays, and other aquatic life. The aquarium was established along the Tennessee River in downtown Chattanooga back in 1992. Since … Continue reading Travel Log – The Tennessee Aquarium
(Chattanooga, Tennessee; August 8, 2022) – The mystique of waterfalls captured the human imagination so thoroughly that these roaring cataracts have flowed into the depths of human mythology. Iceland’s Haifoss (‘high waterfall’) near the volcano Hekla was said to be the home of an ogress. This great being, offended when a boy absently threw a … Continue reading Travel Log – Fall in Love with Ruby Falls
(Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; July 2, 2021) – We pay a sizable price for tickets so we can to to the movies to see sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll, but a bit of historical research will reveal truth was far stranger and far more exciting that fiction ever could be. The fate of nations often hinges on mere … Continue reading Past Exploration: Gettysburg 158, Part 2
(Albuquerque, New Mexico; May 18, 2021) – Williams and the Grand Canyon are now far in my rearview mirror as I steadily make my way east to Florida. Williams is a charming little town that found some creative ways to survive the blow of being bypassed by Interstate 40 in 1984 and the decommissioning of … Continue reading Travel Log: Whiling Away the Hours in Williams
(Williams, Arizona; May 16, 2021) –I’ve come back to the Grand Canyon. I first laid eyes on this unbelievable place in October 2018 during the Grand Tour USA. Once my decision was made last year to depart Washington State and repair to Tennessee, the Grand Canyon was the first place on my list of places … Continue reading Travel Log: Back to the Canyon
(Fallon, Nevada; May 12, 2021) – La Plata was founded in 1863 and served as the county seat for Nevada’s Churchill County from 1864 - 1869. La Plata was dead before the 19th century died, fading from the map after the local silver mines played out and the mining boom moved elsewhere. Located up in … Continue reading Travel Log: Mystery of the Ruins
(Fallon, Nevada; May 11, 2021) – I’ve departed Washington State and begun Cross Country 2021 on my way to settling in Tennessee! If you’ve followed this blog for a bit, you’ll know I’m fascinated by volcanoes. I’d have been a happy vulcanologist if my math skills were better. These systems are amazing examples of natural … Continue reading Travel Log: Volcanoes Under Our Noses