Tulkas is deadComputer/Web pages
Tulkas is a server I got for really cheap from a client as they abandoned equipment. For a while it was my primary server but I have had problems with drive failures constantly. I dont think its the drives, it seems to be something about the slots or raid controller (which was also replaced). Finally took it offline and move everything to the cloud to stop dealing with the problems and used the server at home for playing around. Had another drive fail a few weeks ago, and when the power went off yesterday it wont boot. Not even going to try and figure out why its no longer worth the effort.

Fixed booksComputer/Web pages, Books
Entered a lot of books. Fixed a lot of problems in the book submission scripts. Im sure there are more but these were the blatant ones keeping things from working after the php update them losing and duplicating books.

Updated travel mapsComputer/Web pages
Stopped entering the 2016 roadtrip because many things were broken, like the maps that should be generated. I think all that is fixed now.

Straits of HellBooks

Straits of Hell by Taylor Anderson.
Sci-Fi: Time Travel: 447 pages.
Volume 10 in the series Destroyermen.

The story is getting old. The good guys are having to many victories despite odds. They took Madagascar and shouldnt have.

Rating: 4 (out of 8)

Day 7: Copperhill SpecialTrains, Vacation2016
Took the Copperhill Special train along the scenic Hiwasse River from Etowah, Tn to Copperhill, TN via the Hiwassee Loop. The town of Copperhill is a shared town with McCaysville, GA on the other side of the river. The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway runs to the town also and we met that train there. Had lunch and rode the train back.

Drove home. Arrived about 1am.

Day 6: Battlefields and AquariumVacation2016
Started by driving up Lookout Mountain to Point Park the park for the Battle above the Clouds.

Came back down to the Tennessee Aquarium. Its odd it has at least 4 separate buildings and they funnel you to the top then you work your way down each one in a one way fashion.

Went on to the main Chickamauga Battlefield and hunted charmanders for an hour in Enterprise Park South a former ammo production facility.

Stayed in Athens, TN.

Day 5: Parthenon, Hermitage, DistilleryVacation2016, Trains
Started at the reconstruction of the Parthenon. Actually had breakfast, walked around the CSX yard, the old depot and then stopped for the big L&N steam engine in the park since the Parthenon didnt open till 9am first. Parthenon was short. Other than the statue of Athena no need to go inside.

Spent most the morning at Andrew Jacksons Hermitage. Still early when we got done there and it was only a 2 hour drive to Chattanooga so stopped at the Jack Daniels Distillery for the dry tour. Ended the day in Chattanooga.

Day 4: Mammoth CavesVacation2016
Left Nashville early to drive up to Mammoth Cave. The primary tour was closed for trail work but we took the Frozen Niagara and then then Domes and Dripstones Tour. The second one covered the same area as the first at the end but in reverse and without stops.

After that hiked to the Mammoth Cave Rail exhibit, the Natural entrance, down to the Green River for the River Styx Spring. Climbing back up was death stopped at the old guides cemetery.

Stayed in Nashville a second night.

Day 3: MemphisVacation2016
Spent the morning at the Memphis Zoo. Its a really good zoo including a Teton area for North American animals along with the traditional African stuff. It is also full of pokemon and stops. Filled the bag.

Afternoon was at Graceland. The worst of the gaudy 60-70s decor, and they dont even let you go see the toilet. Stopped at Shelby Park Farms a Memphis regional park on the way to Nashville. Tried to hunt for pokemon there but it was dark and unlit in the park around the capitol, ended up on one of the main streets where there were more people.

Day 2: Mississippi Museum of Natural ScienceVacation2016
Vicksburg didnt take as long as expected and it was a several hour drive to Memphis so we stopped at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson on the way to Memphis. Walked up and down loud obnoxious Beale St. catching pokemon.