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Pardon me, boy

Chattanooga is a layover stop en-route to Florida.  The only thing I know about Chattanooga is from the song of choo-choo fame.  We stay at the Lavender and Lace room at a charming Bed and Breakfast, the Garden Walk Inn in nearby Lookout Mountain.

The gloomy raining winters day begins with a walking tour of downtown. We cross the Walnut Street  bridge traversing the Tennessee River.   A dog statue serves as greeter and talisman offering a high four before crossing into a small shopping district on the other side.Tennessee - Chattanooga-Dog-.jpg

Unfortunately, not a whole lot is open today but I find a great doughnut shop, Julie Darlings. The owner is more than accommodating and allows me to step behind the cases and assist in the frying of some awesome donuts.

Bacon Topped Donuts

I particularity enjoy an Arts Project of Dancing Down Frazier Avenue. Various dance steps are embedded in the sidewalk. It’s impossible to walk over them without at least a little extra spring in your step.  I just might down right break into a Hokey Pokey.

Curious Craig - Mambo

Lookout Mountain – Rock City

Traveling in the south one can’t miss the signs encouraging you to pull off the Interstate to see 7 states from atop Lookout Mountain. Lookout Mountain is a mountain ridge located at the northwest corner of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama, and along the Tennessee state line in Chattanooga.

Along with other area attractions: Rock City and Ruby Falls, the  area offers plenty to see and do for a day trip.  The trails through the rock ledges offer many spectacular panoramic views. A summer trip would offer a bit more foliage for viewing however.

Chattanooga in a minute

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