Saturday, November 15, 2014
Off to Tennessee on Monday, November 10.
Look Out Mountain Incline Railway.
Civil War sites and history.
Then on to Rock City. It was fun to wander through there, but the large amount of steps made it a little difficult for Mom. Again, so very pretty. Rocks, paths, trails, plants and trees. And another spectacular overlook with a waterfall and more. Very impressive site.
We did the Incline Railway and Rock City, plus walked to dinner that evening. We really did wear poor Mom out!
I'm not going to apologize for all the many, many pretty leave pictures. The leaves WERE pretty! My camera and personal photography skills didn't make for many pretty pictures OF them, unfortunately
On Tuesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day), it was a gorgeous, mild day and we went to the river for a lunch cruise. We were there very early. We had breakfast in the hotel first, then walked down to the dock. The dock, or pier, was actually an old LARGE paddle wheel boat that's now the permanent pier. Our actual river boat was moored behind it, but it was plenty large and roomy for the crowds of people that were on it. It's the slow season, so there were no crowds.
We had appetizers for dinner and ice cream for dessert that night. Donna's nice to humor me that way. :-)
End of day two's activities.
Wednesday. November 12.
Shuttle Ride (it's Electric!) to the Chattanooga Choo Choo and across the River to the North Shore shopping area. We were able to see lots of the town by just being on the free shuttle buses, but there is still plenty left to see and do that I would love to go back for!
Ruby Falls. It's an underground waterfall. They have it displayed with lights and music. Eh. It's very deep underground--over a thousand feet in a cavern. It's supposedly IMMENSE; however, I've been to Marvel Cave and others in Missouri. It's not so big. The elevator ride made my ears pop, and I'm so glad to not have to climb out via stairs. Nice formations in the cave on the way to the waterfall, too.
Ate Lunch at Kennessee University. Interesting. See Donna's blog for links for more information on that.
And then I was off to my conference in Atlanta. Maybe I'll blog about that some other time.