Be prepared for sunrise splendor at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. It’s a thrill watching the sun paint the sky from the park’s Pinnacle Overlook. Here you have views of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. On clear days, you can even see the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina – a sight that’s 100 miles away! Photo by Volunteer Harold Jerrell, National Park Service.

Top Figure Skating Programs of All Time

Top 3 Ladies Programs of All Time

1: “Les Miserables” Yuna Kim

This is such a beautiful and emotional performance, I had a hard time deciding which program out of Kiss of the Vampire, Gershwin, Homage to Korea and This but I ultimately decided to go with this because the emotion in it makes me feel things everytime I watch it. Her 3lz is incredible and her movements so beautiful I just love her a lot.

2: “Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no.2″ Mao Asada.

The sheer emotion in this performance, the gorgeous spiral, the twizzles and the amazing step sequence at the end are all phenomenal. But the context is what truly cements this for me. Mao’s reaction at the end just shows how monumental this program was for her and for fans and it was an historic moment.

3: “An Angel Ave Maria” Carolina Kostner

She truly is an angel, this program goes down as my favourite Ave Maria and one of my favourite routines because Carolina is so compellingly and mesmerisingly beautiful that I tear up everytime. The look on her face on the end pose is just… celestial.

I just had to go with the holy trinity for this.

Honourable mentions: Michelle Kwan’s East of Eden, Sasha Cohen’s Swan Lake, Mao Asada Liebestraume, Yuna Kim’s Gershwin and everything else, and I also adore Ashley Wagner’s Exogenisis. 

Top Ice Dance programs of all time

1: “La Quete” Delobel/Schoenfelder

What are they doing here? They’re telling me a story. The message, the characters, the story itself and the beautiful way they skate it, and above all the personal significance of this routine all make it my favourite ice dance program ever. Skating together since they were 12, former world champions, plagued by injuries, Delobel had had a child, they went in wanting the gold but by the free dance they knew that was out of reach so they were able to skate this so freely. Their goodbye to competition, this was the last time they skated this routine and the first. The story of their career told as they close the book. I have so much emotion over this whole thing and it makes me cry without fail every-time.

I leave you with the words my friend gave me when she 1st showed me this “she had a surprise for you”

2: “Bolero” Torvil and Dean

Truly GOAT, Torvil and Dean’s Bolero will go down in history as one of the most memorable and famous programs ever. It has such a strong and beautiful character, they use the building repetition of the music so well and their skating builds and moves to match it. Everything about this program is phenomenal and It truly deserves the GOAT title.

carolina-cardinalidae  asked:

Hi there! As someone who works 4 days a week but who's also addicted to Sims, I find it difficult at times to find time to relax after work or deciding to play The Sims! (Or any game in general, really!) Do you have any tips on how to balance the two? I love your content, btw! 💜💗

Hello dear! I’m a teacher myself and am exhausted by the time I get home during the week. So I only really play and am on tumblr on the weekends. I try and get a queue set up for the week while I’m busy working. Usually when I get home from work, I just watch netflix to relax. No games for me usually XD