Tonight we went to the opening session of the Lookout Wild Film Festival at the Memorial Auditorium Community Theater. It's a collection of almost 60 films that highlight outdoor adventure, nature, and conservation. Right up our alley.
Some of the films are only three or four minutes long and most are less than a half an hour. We really enjoyed this first night and wish we could see all of the films. We'll miss the matinees, but maybe we can catch the evening showings Friday & Saturday and the late afternoon showing on Sunday.
The 2017 Chattanooga RV Super Show began today at the Chattanooga Convention Center and our seminars started at 2:00. We have a nice room for our presentations, but it's a little on the small side. We were pretty full for today's seminars, so they are going to open another room and re-arrange the seating for tomorrow.
We saw some folks that we had seen at other RV shows, some that have been to our Rallies, and some that will be attending our Spring Educational Rally in May.
Speaking of Rallies, we did get the contract for our Fall Rally, so I'll be getting that website up and the registration open in the next few days.
After our seminars, we headed back over to the Lookout Wild Film Festival. Whereas we sat up front last night, tonight the auditorium was packed. We had to sit in the upper balcony and there were only a few empty seats. We missed the first four films of the evening, but we saw several more tonight. Most of the films are quite inspirational.
There was a film about about a guy with Cerebral Palsy that hiked the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, and one about an 80 year old man and his 70 year old buddy that paddled the whole length of the Mississippi River in a single adventure. There were films about hiking, paddling, surfing, paragliding, rock climbing, mountain climbing, bike riding, high wire walking, and conservation.
One film was about the Lula Lake Land Trust which protects the Rock Creek watershed just south of Chattanooga in northwestern Georgia. The land includes a couple of really nice waterfalls and a small lake that can be visited only on the first and last Saturday of each month. We mention it because we were lucky enough to have stumbled on this hidden gem way back in April of 2006.
Well, that's it for now. Two more days of the RV show and we'll be heading back to our wonderful home in Florida on Monday. :)