"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1833

"live deep and suck out all the marrow of life"
- Henry David Thoreau, 1845

"Some guys, they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up,
And go racin' in the streets."
- Bruce Springsteen, 1977

"...to the heart, there's no time for you to waste.
You won't find your precious answers now
by staying in one place."
- Frank Turner, 2009

"The best things in life aren't things.
They're living and breathing."
- Michael Franti , 2011

"I owned every second that this world could give,
I saw so many places, the things that I did"
- Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, 2014

All written content and photos by Rob Fulfer unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Goo Goos and Boom Booms

Friday, June 15, 2012 - We headed down to Chattanooga to catch a show by one of our favorite bands over the years, The Goo Goo Dolls, who were headlining tonight in the city's annual Riverbend Festival.  The guys are showing their age a bit, but still sounded great.   It was also nice to catch up with a couple of our friends including Mollie who we meet up with at the festival before the show, and then Elizabeth after the Goo Goo Dolls show for some late-night food and drinks at The Mellow Mushroom.
Goo Goo Dolls front-man, Johnny Rzeznick, "works the rail"
of the giant Coca Cola Stage at Riverbend 2012 in Chattanooga, TN
Saturday, June 16, 2012 - For the last night of Riverbend 2012, we headed down the Tennessee River on the sweet hand-restored boat of our brother-in-law, Andy, to catch a little of the headlining show by local American Idol star, Lauren Alaina, and the always-awesome fireworks conclusion to the festival.  We picked up our sister-in-law, Paige, at the festival later on  as well as our friend, Elizabeth, for an enjoyable evening on the water.
Heading out from the Rivermont Boat Dock
upriver from downtown Chattanooga.
A beautiful evening was developing as we passed
under the Walnut Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga
Let the fireworks begin!  An amazing site from the river.
The best vantage point for the Riverbend Festival's
signature "Waterfall of Fire"is from the water.

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