Skip to Main Content

The University of Tennessee

Ready for the World

Frequently Used Tools:


Ready for the World Banner Image. Are you ready?

Smokey Wants to Visit All 50 States

Continents »
Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, South America

Countries »
Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Curaçao, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Equatorial Guinea, France, Germany, Greenland, Greece, Grenada, Haiti, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Romania, St. Kitts, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Vatican City, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe

States »
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Tennessee »
Bean Station, Bristol, Clarksville, Crossville, Gatlinburg, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Norris

Subscribe to RSS

Where in the World is Smokey?

Smokey Travels the Southwest

Christian Marin graduated from UT Knoxville in the spring of 2008.

“Shortly after graduation I took an impromptu road trip with a friend, going from Utah to New Mexico, Colorado and back to Tennessee,” he said.

He sent photos from three of their stops: Roswell, N.M; NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas; and Arches National Park in Utah.

Some people believe a UFO crashed in Roswell, N.M. in the 1940s and the space ship and alien bodies were recovered, and the U.S. military covered up the incident. Since then, Roswell’s UFO stories have become a famous part of pop culture, and the city hosts a UFO festival each July 4 weekend.

Arches National Park preserves more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches.

Since his trip, Marin has continued to be on the move: “After graduation I moved to the flat lands of Indiana. Currently I’m in Afghanistan, so surrounded by mountains I’m no longer homesick.”

He added, “I hope all is well in Knoxville, I miss it terribly.”

Labels: , , , ,

• • •


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

« Home

Bottom border of background image