My recent road trip to Chattanooga was filled with many firsts: my first time in Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains, my first time seeing a UFO (No for real! Google “ufo house Signal Mountain” and see for yourself), and my first time driving up a mountain- and I was scared half to death! I’ll tell you more about that later…
This trip was just a little different from the other trips I’ve taken. Usually, when I’m visiting someplace for the first time, I take public transportation and spend some time walking around downtown and throughout the city. I like to explore and being able to do what the natives do. This time, I decided to do all the touristy things, and less exploring. Either way makes for a great trip, and I still had plenty of fun!
I went to the Tennessee Aquarium, Ruby Falls, Rock City, the Incline Railway, the Trail of Tears Memorial, Champy’s World Famous Fried Chicken (great atmosphere, even better food), and I actually stayed at the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel!
Chattanooga is home to some of the most beautiful natural wonders of the south: Smoky Mountains, Ruby Falls, etc. While I was there, I decided to go up Signal Mountain to Signal Point. I wanted to see the Tennessee Gorge and I almost had a heart attack trying to get there! I had never driven up a mountain in my life. I made that first turn onto Signal Point Rd (a winding, curved road that takes you up the top of the mountain) and I panicked! My heart jumped up to my throat and all I could say was, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!” I turned off the radio so I could concentrate on the road ahead. I felt so bad for the line of people behind me because I couldn’t go more than 10 miles/hr. I just knew that if I sped up, I would lose control and roll off the side of the mountain never to be seen again! I was terrified, but I made it. And, it was oh so worth it. Scroll down to see some amazing pictures I was able to capture of the Tennessee Gorge.
Take a look at some of what I got to do while in Chattanooga:
I had such a great time in Chattanooga and the best part is, it’s just a two hour drive from Atlanta. So, I might be going back quite often. And when I do, you know I’ll tell you all about it! Be sure to come back soon for more of what I got to do while in Chattanooga Tennessee. Until then, happy travels!