Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Post, Yea Me!!!

Hello, everyone. This means you, John Chumley. I have been told I need to work more on my blog, so being the kind of guy who likes to keep folks happy, here you go. I will admit I've ignored this blog lately, OK for quite a while now. But I will try harder. See, I've posted a pretty picture for you to look at. As soon as something interesting happens, you will hear about it first. Or at least within the next week.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Pictures from Gustav

Industrial Canal that was all over the news

Sand Mtn. truck in front of our hotel.

Visiting the Lower Ninth Ward

Palm Trees on Canal St. during Gustav

Thought I would post some of the pictures I took during our trip to New Orleans to cover Hurricane Gustav. If you watched any of the coverage you saw the water topping over the levees on the Industrial Canal. We went out there at night and then the next morning, and that one picture is from the drawbridge over the canal. We also went down to the Lower Ninth Ward, which is where the worst flooding took place during Katrina. During Katrina, the same levees on the Industrial Canal failed, but this time they held.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Hurricane Gustav


Carson and I went out into Hurricane Gustav Monday morning. Winds were about 70-80mph.

Brad and Geraldo

I'm in New Orleans. Geraldo is in New Orleans. Geraldo had a flat tire. Here is me and Geraldo and his flat tire.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Gustav, Here I Come!!

Guess where I'm headed this weekend? The Beach, but not for fun and games. I'm headed to the Gulf Coast as part of our stations coverage of Hurricane Gustav. I'll do my best to update with pictures and videos from the coast. Be sure to come back often and check em out.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!!

Forrest and Damian

Entering the Tri-Oval

In case you were wondering, yes, I am a redneck. A Nascar-loving, Jeff Gordon-hating, Talladega-bound redneck. And oh, how I love it. My Dad got tickets to the Aaron's 499 and we loaded up Forrest and my nephew Damian and headed out. Supposed to rain, you say? Thunderstorms during the race, you say? Doesn't scare us. (BTW, poured at home, not a drop at the track.) My Lord, how the fans do love them some Dale, Jr. Except for one Matt Kenseth fan one row behind us, I think everyone else in our section was a Junior fan. Unfortunately, we you are rooting for the Bobby Labonte #43 car, you spend your day wondering when he will get caught up in a wreck. But it was a great day, Junior was near the front most of the day so everyone else was happy. Kids had fun, so I guess that is all that really matters. But next time, I want to work the race again so I can be in the pits, close to the action.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Great Smokey Mountains

General Hood, meet the General Lee

Yeah, I'm bad!

Snow on the mountains

Just got back from a quick trip to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It had been 10 years since the wife and I had been, and our kids had never been. So, we decided to load up the family, including the cat, and make our way north to the mountains of Tennessee.

One place we visited was the Movie and Television Show Car Museum, as you can see from the first two pictures. Lots of famous cars there, everything from the Beverly Hillbillies truck, to the Trans Am from "Smokey and The Bandit". George Barris created all these cars and he has this museum in Gatlinburg. Pretty cool place, but then I am a car freak.

Stayed in a nice little cabin up in the hills, went to Dixie Stampede, and just had a great ole time.