We decided not to stay a month in Savannah.
Christian has State Cup soccer in January, so we have decided to drive back to California slowly.
Our first stop was Chattanooga, Tn.
We stayed at the nicest Residence Inn on our trip so far. It was brand new, spotless and so inexpensive. Our huge two bedroom suite with full kitchen was $79. Awesome.
We were only there for about one day, so we didn’t get to experience a lot, but what we did see was fun. Just driving around was beautiful because of all the beautiful trees in different colors.
First, we drove by the Volkswagen Passat Factory, which was HUGE, and the Amazon distribution center, which was even bigger. Kinda cool to see.
Then we went to Lookout Mountain, which had spectacular views. In order to get to the best views at “Lovers Leap”, you have to buy a ticket to “Rock City“. I found it to be kinda strange. It was a garden with rock formations and trails that had been turned into a touristy trip. There were gnomes placed throughout and weird fairytale caverns that didn’t make much sense to me. But it didn’t matter because once we got to the lookout-the views were incredible.
The lookout is close to the border of Tennessee and in Georgia, and so high up it supposedly gives you a view of seven states. They had all the flags of each state and permanent map on the ground of what you were seeing. Very cool.
From there we checked out the Battle of Chattanooga Museum. The kids were bored and Chris could have stayed there all day-a consistent theme in all of our war museum visits. It’s worth a visit to just read about how hard the conditions were during the war for the soldiers. We were all surprised at how many soldiers were claimed as “missing” during these decisive battles.
Overall Chattanooga is a beautiful place to pass through…