When I was a kid, we would take trips to Tennessee to visit my grandparents, on those trips we would visit various tourist attractions. One of those attractions that has always been a favorite of mine was Rock City. This weekend we went to Chattanooga, Tennessee and spent the day sightseeing.
We first stopped at the “Incline” at Lookout Mountain! Now, my memories of this was a ski lift type of ride up the mountain where your legs dangled as you rode on a bar chair with a little bar draped across your lap. Let it be known, I never rode that ride!! If my feet dangle, I ain’t ridin’! But they have changed things up and now you sit in a nice little trolley and ride up the steepest mile long incline, and let me tell you, it is steep!!
After our little trip up and down the mountain, we headed over to “Rock City.” It is different and then again it’s a lot like I remembered. As you walked through the garden areas, there is beautiful flowers, (I was in heaven!) and plants everywhere!
There are paths to follow and rock formations to view and maneuver around. This one is called The Needle’s Eye and it was very narrow! My claustrophobia kicked in when I stepped in there! To see what a tight fit, here’s Big D walking through…..
The Needle’s Eye
Being a rather “busty” woman I was kind of concerned going through there! You have to kind of maneuver, but I made it!
One of the things I did remember as a kid is the swinging bridge. I have a picture somewhere, but I can’t find right now to prove it, but I did cross it back then, but I didn’t this time! I will be honest and say, I’m a chicken! I chose the stable, sturdy, non-rocking stone bridge! Big D and Bubba crossed over on the swinging bridge though and I have proof!
The Swinging Bridge
They maybe smiling in the picture but when they got off they both looked a little green! Apparently there was a little too much swinging on the bridge for them! It was quite amusing, for me that is.
Walking around Rock City and standing a “Lovers Leap” looking out over the beautiful panoramic view it was very reminiscent of when I was a kid. I remember doing the same thing many years ago.
The one place I remembered was “Fairyland” a land of gnomes and fairytales!
Friendly Gnome Band
This was not only a very pleasant day with my two favorite men (Miss Priss is in Myrtle Beach this week), but it was also a trip down memory lane. Sure it wasn’t as “grand” as I remembered but it sure was fun! Stayed tuned, you’ll hear about the rest of our adventures later in the week!
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