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Monday, July 1, 2013

Our Tour of the Weather Channel

When we left for our road trip just over one month ago, we left on a Thursday in the early afternoon. First we stopped in St. Louis for dinner. Then we drove on to Paducah, KY where we stayed overnight. In between St. Louis and Paducah we drove through some pretty bad thunderstorms complete with blinding downpours and hail. These storms were apropos, being that our destination the following afternoon (after stopping in Nashville at Opry Mills Mall) was the Weather Channel in Atlanta!

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My brother, known on TV as Mark Elliot, works at the Weather Channel and offered us a tour of the building!

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Waiting for Uncle Mark to arrive for our tour.

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Working on the weather.

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Severe Storm Central

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When you stand in front of the camera, you appear on this TV. This is my brother!

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Me, Dave, and Zachary pretending to be weather people.

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Mark explaining how things work.

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People studying weather.

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The Tornado Hunt desk. Ironically, this very night was when the Weather Channel’s Tornado Hunt Vehicle was picked up by a tornado in Oklahoma.

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More pretending to be on TV.

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This is Dr. Greg Forbes, the severe weather expert. We got to watch him to a live report! When he was done, I applauded, but no one else did!

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My brother, me, and the kids!

My brother was working that night, so we left him there and headed to his house, where we hung out with my sister-in-law and their two dogs! We stayed overnight and got to spend more time with my brother before he returned to work that evening.

After our second night in Atlanta, we headed out early to Orlando! Disney here we come!

Do you watch the Weather Channel? Have you ever seen my brother reporting? If not, you should look for him. Also, watch this video!

9 comments:

KC Coake said...

What a neat tour! I love the video...funny!
KC

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

I started following your brother on Facebook after that Disney video led me to his page.

I think it is so cool that he works at the weather channel and fun for your guys to get a behind the scenes tour!

Janine Huldie said...

That is awesome and had no idea. Seriously, I have seen your brother and just never made the connection. Looked like so much fun and thank you for sharing!! :)

Tamar SB said...

That is so cool!! What a fun perk to have being his sister! I am obsessed with weather and am twitter "friends" for one of our local weather guys. He's coming to speak to my class come the fall!

Annie One Can Cook! said...

What an awesome in to have--and how cool is it to have a brother on national television!!

Kera @ Nugget On A Budget said...

So fun! I didn't know your brother worked for the Weather Channel...I'm definitely going to look for him now. I'd love to tour that place. I'm kinda a bit intrigued by weather and how it's reported lol :)

Munchkins and the Military said...

How fun!! What an exciting experience!! Especially for kids!

Rachel said...

Wow, that looks like such a cool experience!!

Shoshanah said...

How awesome that you were able to visit your brother on your road trip, and that he was able to tour you around his work. I know I'm a bit late here, but I'm just started your vacations recaps and can't wait to get to them all, but it looks like a great way to start off your trip!