Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pardon Me Boy...Is That The Chattanooga Choo Choo?

Last Sunday , me ,my husband Ray, Jenny and Rachel took a day trip to Chattanooga Tennessee, about an hour and a half away. We left early enough to make it to El Meson's Mexican Brunch Buffet, located outside of the Hamilton Place Mall and it was delicious! I highly recommend it if you are there on a Sunday between 10AM and 3PM!
We then headed to the downtown area where there are cute shops, good coffee and beautiful views. The North Shore area (River Street) has some great places like Whipped Cup Cakes, where the desserts are scrumptious and the decor looks like something out of etsy!

In that same part of town there are interesting shops like LEO which also sells unique handcrafted items, and an old timey bookstore that seems more like an old school library but with funky art hung all over the place. And the best ice cream I ever had was at CLUMPIES, well worth the long line!
Coolige Park is something like a scene from a movie where they want to portray an idyllic small town park setting with people picnicking, playing catch, all with a gorgeous view of the Tennessee River and the Walnut Street pedestrian bridge . It also has an amazing indoor carousel to add to the fun!
The Bluff View Arts District has restaurants, Rembrandts Coffee , (the best tasting stuff I've had in years)and an Art Museum.
And this is only part of what they have to offer and it is all set in a picturesque setting with the mountains all around! (Look Out Mountain is a big tourist attraction)
The ride from here is so refreshing and especially with the trees already beginning to turn! If you have a chance, visit Chattanooga, especially in Autumn!


  1. Sounds great! I've lived in Tn. most of my life and never went to Chattanooga.

  2. Wow it looks great thanks for sharing, it's somewhere I'll never visit as I am in England. In fact, I didn't realise Chattanooga was a place in the US, just thought it was in the song!!! how silly of me - lol!