Chattanooga Marriott at the Convention Center
Travel Blogs from Chattanooga
... soon as I saw my car roll up the smell of rotting ass filled the garage. We are still not sure whether it was a rotting carcass in a nearby truck or actually the dude's ass that was producing that smell, but I do know from now on my car will only be resting in well ventilated areas of her choosing.
Driving through the rest of Tennessee and into Arkansas tomorrow. I still can't even believe we're doing this.
After driving up from Lake City, we spent a great weekend with Jamie and Kristen. They made a turkey dinner for us with all the trimmings and we relaxed at their house on Saturday. On Sunday we drove out to the Chickamauga Battlefield National Park, watched a video and toured the park. Fun stop at the Sears Shoe Store (holy lots of shoes) then made our way home for turkey leftovers and margaritas. Early departure tomorrow am. We'll have to save "Captain Ron" for next ...
After spending the night on the river, we had to pump and dump at the marina before locking down and making our way to Chattanooga. This was the first time we had to wait for another boat to lock through before we could enter the chamber. It was actually a barge that we had to wait on and that always takes a bit of time. Even more ominous, it was Bear Cat, the killer barge ...
... a quick lunch, I got on the Waterfalls Trail, which takes you deep down into the canyon to a couple of waterfalls. Much of the trail uses a stairway which had over 1,200 steps. Obviously, the trip down was easy, the return trip, not so much. It really got the blood pumping! At the bottom of the trail, I found a nice rock in the sun with a great view of a little waterfall, took some pictures, and just relaxed for a bit. Afterwards, I charged back up the trail and went out to the east ...
... out, my dad had taken Doug here when we were younger, but we weren't there at that so this was my first time riding it.
I rode it to the top then enjoyed the view for about 45 minutes before heading back down on the last train of the day. It offered a great view of downtown Chattanooga and the Tennessee River. Overall, it was a great first day of enjoying the woods and the beautiful natural scenery of this great country!
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center