The Intern’s Trip to Tennessee

When I asked for a couple of days off to go visit my mom in TN, I was told I could only go if I got some photos of authentic Tennesseean life. And oh, did I get some.

As a preface to my blog post, I actually really enjoy visiting TN, because it’s about as far (culturally) as you can get from Denver, and I always see interesting things. With that being said, anything I say is all in good fun, and if you’re from TN:

1. I’m sorry.

2. Don’t take anything personally. TN is a great state with lots of cool things to see and do!

We actually did lots of fun things while we were there, like horse back riding, ziplining, and of course plenty of hiking and driving around. One of the greatest things I did while there, though, was see synchronized fireflies. They only live in Tennessee and in Malaysia, coincidentally where both of my parents live! I’ve never seen them before, though, and I’m glad I had the chance to. Unlike normal fireflies, which all light up sporadically, synchronized fireflies will blink on and off for a few seconds, then all go completely dark for about 7 seconds. Then they all start to blink at the same time again. It’s amazing to see, especially when you’re in the middle of the woods and it looks like you’re surrounded by Christmas lights in every direction. I didn’t manage to get a good photo, but I included one from the internet so you could all see how beautiful it is.

Below I have a gallery of some of the photos I took while in TN. Feel free to click on the first one to start the gallery!