Sunday, August 19, 2007

Our Trip to Chattanooga

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This weekend was such a blast. We took a trip to Chattanooga with the Rivers family. As you will see in my many photos we visited the Chattanooga Aquarium, saw a Lookouts baseball game, went to the National Cemetery, and rode the Incline Railway to the top of Lookout Mountain. It was a very busy weekend but we really loved spending time with Charlie, Lorinda, and Tyler.

We spent almost all of Saturday at the Aquarium. We saw an IMAX film, toured both the River Journey and the the Ocean Journey buildings and let the kids play in the water for a while. My favorite part was the butterfly garden. We actually had them land on our hands. It was so cool! Sean liked the sharks and Danny the alligators. Then we went to a Lookouts game and that was fun too but it was sweltering hot out there.

This morning we got up and went to the National Cemetery where Danny's grandmother is buried and then we rode the Incline Railway. The track goes at a whopping 72% grade at the top and is over 2000 feet above sea level. The view from the top was amazing. It was really neat to ride the incline because Danny's great-great grandfather Gossett was one of the architectural engineers that helped to build it. How cool!

We didn't get to do everything and would like to go back again to visit Ruby Falls and the Chattanooga Choo Choo sometime.


  1. Wow ! Make me homesick.Love the pictures of the trip. Everybody is looking good.

  2. What FUN! Gorgeous pictures. I love the pic of Sean with the butterfly, his face is priceless. We want to take the Chattanooga trip soon, too. I'll have to get some pointers from you. :o)