S.G.R.A. R/C Boat Racing – Slidell, LA
From about 1992 to 2004 I was a member of the Southern Gentlemen Racing Association. The SGRA was a R/C Boat Racing club; and they raced at this beautiful lake just off of Interstate 12 in Slidell, La.
Now when I saw ‘remote control boats’ I don’t mean Tyco/Radioshack stuff; I’m talking about average speed 65-80mph; and a current world record above 105mph.
For many years the SGRA had numerous races including one of the biggest the “Hydro Invitational” which over the years brought racers in from worldwide to compete. Unfortunately after hurricane Katrina, the SGRA lost most of its members and eventually discontinued. The lake remains but surely someone else owns it now. There are still many clubs nationwide part of the IMPBA; but none will ever be the SGRA.
AND ALSO ADDED
Little Greenbrier School – Gatlinburg, TN
Along the many great trails & waterfalls of Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Gatlinburg is Little Greenbrier School, from a former Appalachian community. the school is roughly an old abandoned building now with historical value but I much prefer the trails and waterfalls that are so nearby it, but its still worth a stop for its story:
As Wikipedia says “In 1880, the residents of Little Greenbrier petitioned Sevier County in hopes of establishing a school. The county agreed to provide a teacher if the residents would provide the schoolhouse. The school originally had log benches, with dressed lumber benches added later. The Little Greenbrier School held its first classes on January 1, 1882. ”
I’m hoping to add much of Gatlinburg, Tennessee; I have many pictures of trails and waterfalls, but the problem is none of them are labeled, and I haven’ the slightest idea, which ones are which…