Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Chattanooga turned out to be a great stop and adventure. We passed thru the Grand
Canyon of the Tenneesee River on our way there - very pretty with the leaves changing color. The locals tell us next week should be prime and many boaters will be out with cameras in tow. Many of the boats here are houseboats and can be 60 feet in length. We wonder how they maneuver the monsters, but somehow they manage to go where we go!
While in Chattanooga we visited the two Aquariums, IMAX theater, art district, road our bikes, visited the Chattanooga Choo-Choo and watched a rowing contest actually called sculling. Crawdad was parked near the finish line. The race is called a Head Race with college teams, private clubs and individuals competing. In fact we saw many people as OLD as we are competing!
We have had exceptionally good weather with the temperature in the 80's and sun shinning nearly every day. Continue to cross your fingers!
We spent 3 days in Chattanooga and are now back at Goose Pond Development in Scottsboro, Al. The State Parks in Alabama are very nice. They often have Marinas, Camping, cabins and a restaurant.
The next stop will be Ditto Marina near Huntsville Al. We stayed there on the way to Chattanooga and enjoyed the new bathrooms and docks. It is a City Marina and they received local and federal funds to update the marina.