Wondering where we’ve been? On an adventure of course!
“When you hear the whistle blowing’ eight to the bar
You know that Tennessee is not very far
Shovel all the coal in
Gotta keep it rollin’
Woo, woo, Chattanooga there you are…”
Chattanooga Choo Choo – Glenn Miller
Hubby had a business trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee so we decided to come visit for a few days and keep him company.
It was my first long-ish drive with the kids.
Distance: 300+ miles
GPS estimated time: 6 hours 30 min
Actual drive time there: 8 hours
Actual drive time home: 6 hours 45 min
Not too shabby. We rented a darling little house wherein the owner had turned it into a duplex, renting the top half and living in the bottom half. The view was spectacular and we were merely minutes from the heart of the city.
I had done some preliminary research on things I wanted to do but really hadn’t spent a ton of time getting a feel for the city. I was surprised to find that it is very “hipster-esque” and progressive. There are electric car charging stations at the local Whole Foods and a pedestrian bridge that rivals those of any major city. The cute local coffee shops, gourmet eateries and mom-and-pop trinket stores were not lacking. The outdoor spaces were fairly well tended to and the aquarium is better than the one we have here in town short of our sea turtle hospital (gasp! blasphemy!!). I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. It really is a very cute city.
Instead of posting 50-million (duh, exaggeration… but not by much) pictures, I put it into a slideshow for easy viewing. There are also a couple quick videos we shot. Nothing spectacular, just tid bits… enjoy!
And yes, that is my 4-year-old asking if she can touch a millipede… She’s totally into bugs.