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.
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!