Monday, April 4, 2016

Last Day in Chattanooga

Springtime is busting out all over.
Now that I can finally spell the name, it's time to leave.  Here's a bit of trivia about where we've been staying.  We have been sleeping on a Civil War battlefield, where many fought and died over a hundred years ago.  That might explain some of the bizarre dreams I've been having during my stay here.

Ah, that sweet perform smell I've been inhaling is from these clethra bushes.

Chattanooga is the home of the first Coca Cola bottling plant in the world.  

It was first explored by DeSoto in 1540 and was founded by Chief John Ross, at what is now Ross's Landing in the early 1800's.

Our last excursion included a visit to Coolidge Park.  It is a lovely setting with a view of the city skyline across the river.

Why a purple rhino I don't know, but since the rhino is my totem animal I just had to snap this photo.
There was a monument to the Trail of Tears found in the park.

Inside the big blue building is a restored antique carousel.  

Watching the people enjoying this ride brought back some fond memories from my childhood.

As I strolled around the park one last time I had to chuckle at some of the sights.

These big blue eyes were painted on the inside sun curtain.

This sums up the RV life completely.

Long Live the Queen


  1. You are having fun in nice weather! Soak it up, my friend.

  2. This will be our hunting grounds next year...thanks for the photos.

  3. Oh my, what a difference a day makes ... I feel like hopping in my car and heading for Chattanooga where Spring has sprung and beauty abounds. Hope you aren't coming this way soon because we are weathering 30 degree temps and not too happy about it ... after a week or so of 60's and 70's, 30 degrees is COLD. So if you get a chance shoot me an e-mail with "must haves" in an RV as my son and his wife are about to partake of that life for awhile :) Looks to me like Chattanooga has treated you well. Stay warm Queen of RV living ... you sure know how to make it work.

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  4. Oh my, your photos make me want to be in Chattanooga. You have Springtime, and everything here is covered with snow. Someone forgot to tell Old Man Winter that he was supposed to have moved on already. Enjoy your time in this beautiful city. Have a super day, hugs, Edna B.