the lobby of our hotel! we are staying in! the historic chattanooga choo choo. it's so pretty! i couldn't get a good picture because of all the light coming through the windows.
we get our tickets for rock city and stop for lunch on the way. we crack lots of lame jokes about how we hope the bbq isn't made of chopped up people. (we love sweeney todd)
Cute rock city sign! I was hoping they would have some stuff with that cute bird on it in the gift shop. they didn't. It was all lame. Such a bummer.
we drive up look out mountain and get into rock city! i've been wanting to come here really bad for over a year. we take the enchanted trail through the needle's eye first. so fun.
on a clear day you can see seven states, and the smokey mountains. it was overcast though.
the view was still great.
so hard to get pictures! these are probably half life sized. and you look through weird little black light frames. like a nightmare! if you use your flash you can see all kinds of trash and cigarette butts.
the scariest part is the nursery rhyme room, because it's really big and there is a creepy tape playing of kids singing. oooo i loved it!
goodbye gnomes! the weirdest thing was there was NO ONE in the cave with us. and there were tons of people at rock city. it made it even creepier.
i wanted a tiny rock city bird house, but they only had this big size! so dumb. i finally found a little one the next day in a random western shop. actually, the souvenir shops were all disappointing. and i love cheesy stuff.
we bought our over priced picture from the front of the trail, since it was a special occasion. and it turned out really cute. it started pouring down rain as soon as we were done with the trail, which is lucky for us!
the cave was pretty. but i was pissed off for most of the tour. we were near the back of the group and the lady in front of us was stopping to take a million pictures so we always got far behind and couldn't hear the guide at all. i wanted to punch the lady in the face! she was taking tons of pictures with a crappy camera with her flash one so they weren't even going to turn out well! but soon we were at the falls! you walk in, in pitch black, and then they light it up!
we headed back to the hotel to get ready to go out to dinner. we wanted to eat somewhere fancy. but we forgot it was memorial day, and by 7:30 almost every place was closed and no one was out! dang!
we ended up at a place called mudpies on the river front. i had a stuffed potato with cheese, bacon, and scallions. it was really really good! we were the only ones in the restaurant. it was so weird.
we got ice cream at a place called clumpies right down the street. i got pistachio an it was amazing. travis got banana cream.
we walked down to the riverfront through the park and it was so romantic! there was heat lightening in the sky and a guy on the walking bridge was playing saxophone. which was carrying nicely down to the river.