Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thankful {Chattanooga}

I'm a little late today, but I just had to linkup for the day to be thankful for your hometown (ps I know I'm a teacher because I inherently typed out homework even when my brain was thinking hometown).

I love Chattanooga; I grew up on a little mountain in Chattanooga called Signal Mountain. The other mountain in Chattanooga is called Lookout Mountain. There were quite a number of battles of the Civil War fought in and around Chattanooga, so the names come from the Civil War era. I just love that little tidbit being the history nerd that I am.
Signal Mountain Photos
This photo of Signal Mountain is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Even though I don't think I would live there again, there are so many wonderful things about the city.

I love that there are seasons, and I love that they are distinct but not extreme. In the summer it's pretty hot, and in the winter you need a good coat, but you never feel like you're walking on the sun or the north pole.

It's silly, but I love the song Chattanooga Choo-Choo. You've probably never heard it, but when I meet people who don't know Chattanooga, I'll say, "you know, like the Choo Choo". And yes, there is a Choo Choo, and it has a hotel you can stay in, but don't stay there; it's not that nice and not in a great part of town.
There're also a number of things to do in Chattanooga on a family vacation. There's a huge freshwater aquarium, a children's museum, an art district, an art walk, an art museum, several malls. It's a pretty nice place to visit if you're looking for a little weekend getaway.

But the reason that I love Chattanooga the most is because of my family.

I wish I didn't live so far from them and could see them more often (I also wish I had more family pictures...), so I really can't wait to see them on Tuesday next week when I head home for Thanksgiving! I just wish Tim would be able to come this year...

Also, I'm really excited, because I have two more giveaways coming up in the next few days! Be sure to enter the BICBands one and look forward to the ones coming up!
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Meghan said...

Ok, I would die for some Civil War history! Thanks for linking up again!

Sarah said...

I love that city!

Amber said...

I've been all over TN, but I can't say that I've been to Chattanooga! Sounds like a great place to visit!

meghan said...

I've only seen Chattanooga from the insterstate...I'd love love to see the city though!

megs [at] Shine On

Allison said...

I love the mountains! SO pretty. Did you move to Fl to teach? It would be hard to move back I'm sure!

brlracincwgrl said...

I've been to Chattanooga once, back in 2009 and Loved it! I had a wonderful time there!

The Hair of the Dog pub, SO YUMMY!

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