THINGS I WISH MY KIDS WOULD ASK ME
Editor's note: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 20-year-old daughter who is a sophomore in college.
Q: Dad, I'm planning a pretty lengthy road trip with a friend this weekend, so what should I know?
A: Have fun, be careful and spend some time before you leave looking at maps so you have a clue ahead of time where you are headed and what landmarks to be looking out for. Know, for example, that you should hit Monteagle in about an hour and Nashville in about two and a half. If you hit Atlanta in 90 minutes, you are headed the wrong way. Fill up the tank at around a quarter tank and stay away from the big trucks. And, Go Irish.
Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...