“To travel is to live.”
― Hans Christian Andersen

One of the things my husband, Randy, and I enjoy most is exploring new places.  This summer, for our vacation, we went to Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Chattanooga is a place that neither of us had visited before.  We packed a great deal into four days of exploration of Chattanooga and

the surrounding area.

Chattanooga is a charming city with a great deal to do and explore.

Walking Bridge

Walking Bridge

Found on Morning Walk

Found on Morning Walk

The first thing we did was tour Ruby Falls.  The tour of the caverns is over an hour.  The finale of the tour is the underground waterfall.  The tour is informative and fascinating.

Cavern Detail

Cavern Detail

 

Cavern Detail 2

Cavern Detail 2

 

Waterfall

Waterfall

After our tour of Ruby Falls, we went on to Rock City which was located nearby.  Rock City has gorgeous views.  There is one view where you can see seven states.  Rock City has a large waterfall, gardens, a fairy garden, fairy tale characters, and gnomes.

 

Rock City Detail

Rock City Detail

 

Fairy Land Entrance

Fairy Land Entrance

Inside Fairy Land

Inside Fairy Land

When the temperatures got hot in the afternoons, we sought out cooler activities.  One of the things we did was check out the Glackens & Renoir exhibit at the Hunter Museum of American Art.

At the Museum

At the Museum

We also spent an afternoon exploring the Tennesse Aquarium.

Scales

Scales

One day, we stayed cool in the Ocoee River while whitewater rafting with Ocoee Rafting.  We started our rafting adventure in Ducktown, which is about an hour drive from Chattanooga.

After the Rapids

After the Rapids

As we said goodbye to Chattanooga, we took a detour to visit Falls Creek Falls State Park on our way home.  While there, we saw five waterfalls located in the park.

Falls Creek Falls

Falls Creek Falls

The next time you are looking for a place to explore, I highly recommend Chattanooga, Tennessee and the surrounding area.

 

-Practice Makes Perfect Magic

 

 

 

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Comments (9)

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    Gr8t stuff, Mary! Your smiles say it all! Thx for sharing the beauty.

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    Last time I was in Ruby Falls was 1973! Thanks for the memories and thanks for letting the rest of us be part of what will become your memories.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, Bill! Hope your summer is great!

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    Mary, your photos are never what I think they will be. They are always better and more interesting.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      What an incredibly kind thing to say, Dan! Many thanks!

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    That looks like a beautiful place to visit. Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, Diane! It was a fun trip!

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    The last time I was there was 1988. Thanks for a beautiful trip down memory lane!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Many thanks, Janet!

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