Tuesday, September 22, 2015

9/21/15 - Trenton, GA

I fried bacon this morning -- there is nothing like the smell of cooking bacon when you are camping.  I used it to make breakfast burritos for our breakfast.  Jim decided we needed to spend a couple of more days here.  We already paid for two so Jim went to the office and paid for two more.  There is a chance of rain today and it is very overcast.  Instead of hiking into the canyon today we decided to go to Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.  This park preserves the sites of two major battles of the Civil War, the Battle of Chickamauga and the Chattanooga Campaign.  When we arrived at the park there were lots of school children and adults there on an outing.  Thankfully they had already seen the movie so we didn’t have all the noise when we watched it.  

After watching the movie we went through the exhibits.  They had a really nice collection of historical rifles.  We drove the roads in the Chickamauga battlefield and looked at all of the monuments.  Then we drove to the Chattanooga section.  It is on Lookout Mountain and it has a marvelous view of the city of Chattanooga and the surrounding area.  This same mountain top also has "Rock City", a tourist attraction that used to be advertised on hundreds of signs painted on the sides of barns throughout the U.S.  Then we drove into Chattanooga to Chattanooga Brewing, Terminal Brewing and Big River Grill and Brewing.  We also went by the Chattanooga Choo Choo.  This is a hotel in the old 1908 Terminal train station.  The 1941 song Chattanooga Choo Choo by the Glenn Miller Orchestra was the first gold record, selling 1.2 million records.

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