Just as we did last year, we went up to Chattanooga this year for brief post-Christmas vacation. We were only there for two days (Tuesday and Wednesday, yesterday and today), but it was still a nice trip, since going to Chattanooga gives us easy access to two of our favorite places: Rock City Gardens and the Tennessee Aquarium. (It also allows us to stop for lunch at the Fazoli's in Ft. Oglethorpe on the way up, but that's only a small part of the attraction.)
We went to Rock City first thing Tuesday afternoon--we pretty much had to, since we couldn't check in at our hotel until 4:00--and then went back at night for the "Enchanted Garden of Lights" We spent much of today (Wednesday) at the Aquarium, then headed back home.
Here are a dozen and a half pictures from our brief trip:
Elyse decorated a cookie at the North Pole Lodge (or the Pavilion, as it's known the rest of the year):
Butch Ross played Christmas songs on the mountain dulcimer:
Along the trail headed to Mother Goose Village:
A couple from the Aquarium: