Monday, Aug 27
This morning we decided to fuel up with a Waffle House breakfast, and after that headed for the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park – the oldest National Military Park established in 1890. We watched the movie and Tom talked to the Ranger and picked up a touring map of the Battlefield. We retrieved the pups so they could enjoy the long driving tour around the Battlefield.
The seven-mile auto tour is accessed through a phone# on your cell phone, along with the map of the stopping points and the battlefield. It is very nicely done and very reminiscent of the Gettysburg experience. Our only compliant was that it was 93 degrees and too hot to get out and do much exploring – or even to drive with the windows down.
We spent a couple hours in the Silvermine, waiting for it to cool off, and then headed out for the downtown area of Chattanooga – The Chattanooga Choo Choo! It is the location of the old train station, but much of the structure has been turned into a hotel – with accommodations in old railroad cars. The architecture itself is beautiful, but it does not seem to be a very happening place, and was almost deserted.
We walked to the nearby Terminal Brewhouse restaurant for supper. Housed in an old warehouse, the food was great, but Tom struck out both times on beer choices.
Back at the Silvermine we reviewed our options for tomorrow -- there is an awful lot to see and do in Chattanooga. Maybe Rock City?
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown