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Chattanooga

On a vacation trip to Chattanooga we had plenty of time to travel so rather than taking the interstate which would normally take two and a half hours we took Georgia highways alternate twenty seven, twenty seven and 100.  The reason we like to do this is it gives us time to see the scenery and small towns that are bypassed by the interstate highways.

 

 An old farm with goats and chickens roaming around amongst the old cars and tractor along Hwy 27.

An old farm with goats and chickens roaming around amongst the old cars and tractor along Hwy 27.

Passing through small towns like Carrolton for lunch at the Corner Cafe with the beautiful mural, Sangre de Cristina Sunrise, by Kate Moon Davis.

 Sangre de Cristina Sunrise by Kate Moon Davis

Sangre de Cristina Sunrise by Kate Moon Davis

Cedartown and Summerville are two other towns we would never have experienced if we went roaring by on the interstate.

 Cedartown Coca Cola Bottling museum

Cedartown Coca Cola Bottling museum

 Summerville Depot, one of the stops on the Tennessee Valley Railroad.  Also home to Paradise Garden.

Summerville Depot, one of the stops on the Tennessee Valley Railroad.  Also home to Paradise Garden.

 Couey House in Dowdy park.

Couey House in Dowdy park.

It was raining as we passed the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National and Military Park so we didn't stop.

We stayed at the Bluff View Inn over looking the Tennessee River in Chattanooga.

 Bluff View Inn, Hunter Museum of American Art on the Tennessee River

Bluff View Inn, Hunter Museum of American Art on the Tennessee River

From there we were able to walk to many of the attractions, Restaurants and stores with a lot of art work on display.  

 The Batter  John Dreyfuss  Full Count

The Batter

John Dreyfuss

Full Count

 ThePitcher  John Dreyfuss  Full Count

ThePitcher

John Dreyfuss

Full Count

 The Catcher  John Dreyfuss  Full Count

The Catcher

John Dreyfuss

Full Count

 The Umpire  John Dreyfuss  Full Count

The Umpire

John Dreyfuss

Full Count

 Red Grooms  Lindy Hop

Red Grooms

Lindy Hop

A visit to the Tennessee Aquarium is worthwhile as they show how the water flows down from the mountains to the ocean creating Habitats for many creatures along the way.

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A dinner cruise on the Southern Belle up to Chickamauga Dam.

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One bad ass 1959 Buick LeSabre lowrider in front of Rembrandt's Coffee House.

 1959 Buick LeSabre

1959 Buick LeSabre

It was an enjoyable, relaxing getaway.  Take the time to enjoy the ride.