Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Chattanooga, TN

I know, it’s hard to believe that I am behind once again in my blogging and  this time I can’t use the excuse that I took too many pictures! 

I stopped in Chattanooga, TN for a week in October.  I just missed the SouthEast Lazy Daze group by a couple of days.  One day I went to downtown and spent a few hours at the Chattanooga aquarium.  I was looking forward to my favorite display, the Leafy Sea Dragon.  But I couldn’t find them.  I found the Weedy Sea dragon, by no Leafy.  I found someone and asked and they said they had none!!!  Apparently these creatures are very fragile and can only be supplied to the aquarium by one supplier in Australia.  They are on the waiting list to get more.  I still enjoyed my time there.  Below are a few pictures I took while there--


The Giant Sea Crabs above were huge and I overheard one conversation discussing how they would make a good dinner of crab legs. 

They also have plants and I enjoyed the orchids.

Also while in Chattanooga, I went to the Enterprise South Nature Park several times.  They have several trails that you can combine to get a good walk in.  I walked from 2.5 to 5 miles.   The park was a TNT manufacturing facility between 1944 and 1977.  It was built to support WWII and then reactivated several times including during the Korean War and  Vietnam War.  Many of the dynamite bunkers can be seen from the trails, including the one below --

From Chattanooga, I headed back to Fort Yargo State Park in Winder, GA and then up to Dillard, GA.  My next blog will be about both of these stops. 

1 comment:

  1. So glad to see you are still out there. Missed you at the LD-GTG; we had a blast. Hope you have a happy holiday.