Monday, April 18, 2011

{Spring Weekend} Chattanooga

Choo Choo!  That's what we heard all weekend, three weekends ago when we met our nephews in Chattanooga for the weekend.  They are about some trains, especially the coal trains that make electricity.  At least that's what they tell me ;)

Since Bryant wasn't feeling well, it was just me, my sister and dad that met my older sister and her family for the weekend.  We had a great time and rode lots of trains! 

Friday we went to the TN Aquarium in downtown Chattanooga.  It was fabulous!  The boys said their favorite part was petting the stingrays.


 As were walking downtown after dinner that night we came across this brick bench on the sidewalk.  I got a picture of them before the train picked them up ;)


We stayed at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, an historic hotel that once used to be a train station.   You can imagine their delight with all the trains on the property!


Saturday we rode on the Tennessee Valley Railroad's restored vintage train.  The boys found this red caboose at one of the stops.


And the best part of the trip for me was that the boys decided to forego staying in one of the train car hotel rooms for an adjoining "regular" room with Aunt Mandy, Aunt Missy and Papa Adams.  How sweet!  If you knew how much they loved trains, you would realize that was a BIG deal.  I loved hearing a little knock on the adjoining door first thing in the morning... followed by a big smile on the other side.

2 comments:

  1. We took the kids last fall to Chattanooga and stayed at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo. They loved it! I thought Chattanooga was great!

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