I originally scheduled this post for Friday, but then God prompted me to post something else. I planned to write about Serve Day for today's post- and believe me, I will soon. Now my blog schedule is upside down and the type-A part of my brain is having convulsions just thinking about it! (#FirstWorldProblems) I imagine I'm the only one bothered by all this, so let's move on... I promised more pictures from our vacation.
I really can't decide what my favorite thing about Chattanooga was. I'll be honest, by the end of our trip, I was getting a little homesick. At the same time, there are some things that made me want to stay. Seth definitely wants to move there, no question. And I could probably feel right at home in a little time, myself!
I like the atmosphere. Chattanooga has a certain artsiness- a je ne sais quoi that makes me feel welcome and inspired. Heck, the town has it's very own typeface, have you heard? I like the city-wide commitment to sustainability. The people we met were beyond friendly. Given the opportunity, I think I'd hop at the opportunity to put down roots in a city like Chattanooga!
As promised, the second installment of photos from our Chattanooga vacation:
- Petting stingrays at the Tennessee Aquarium.
- "Look, Daddy! A butterfly landed on me!"
- Light streaming through the mist in the tropical butterfly habitat.
- Seth's favorite thing about the aquarium is the penguin exhibit. He loved watching them dive.
- Well, hello.
- Mesmerizing view underwater.
- Little mister fell asleep.
- Note that we left the aquarium with a stuffed shark in tow. His name is Gill (because sharks have gills), and he goes where we go.
- Splashing in the hotel pool.
- Chattanooga's public bicycle rack ($6 for a one day rental).
- The last half of our trip, we travelled exclusively on foot. So many things are walking distance from downtown, including the Walnut Street Bridge: longest pedestrian bridge in the world.
- Just on the other side of the river from downtown lies Coolidge Park, where we rode the antique carousel.
- Splashing around in the fountains in Coolidge Park.
- We stopped for shaved ice on the way back downtown.
- The patriotic and festive umbrella display outside the Creative Discovery Museum, where we participated in the annual Red, White and Blue Day party on July 4th before heading home.
- Splish, splash.
- Pretend play in the river boat-esque playground galley.