Friday, September 18, 2009

What a Great Day!

We went on a field trip today to the IMAX theater in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We were able to see the movie "Under The Sea". After the movie we got to meet the makers of the film. They gave a talk and answered some questions. I thought their talk was fascinating. They told about everything that goes into making underwater films. They have made IMAX films, National Geographic films, PBS, and Discovery channel films. Just getting all the equipment to the site of filming is a daunting task. The film they use for the IMAX runs for 3 minutes. So, they have to reload after that time. Oh, and getting those wonderful shots takes patience, lots of patience. I now have a greater appreciation for the work that goes into the making of those movies. The above picture is of two of my boys inside the Tennessee Aquarium. One of my boys is holding a souvenir poster from the movie. The picture below is outside the aquarium.
We had a great lunch at Cheeburger, Cheeburger.

This is outside the IMAX theater.

It was a very enjoyable day. Now, we get to be entertained by bands right behind our house! Our county is hosting a Balloons & Tunes Festival this weekend. There will be hot air balloons, crafts, food of all sorts, a children's area, and lots of music. On Sunday, they are having a church service with festivities to follow. I hope to have lots of pictures! I will get to sit on my deck and enjoy life!!
Have a super weekend!

1 comment:

Pam said...

Was this a Chea trip? I haven't gotten to do anything with them this year.
It looks like a fun day. Glad you had a great time.