Our Trip to Chattanooga

We don’t normally — ever — take trips during spring break. (It probably has something to do with being homeschoolers.) But this year, I was really annoyed that everybody and their uncle seemed to be going somewhere fun but us. (And that probably has something to do with the fact that is the first year we have a kid in public school.)

Amazingly, we’ve never been to Chattanooga before, so I insisted that we scrounge together some money and take a two-day mini-vacation.

We were going to go to Rock City (and, in retrospect, I kinda wish we had), but it was surprisingly cold and I was afraid the wind might make us miserable. Plus, the girls really wanted to go to Ruby Falls, so we decided to go there instead.

 ruby falls in chattanooga

Me with Benjamin and Rebecca

I had mixed feelings about Ruby Falls. The line was long — very long — and, unlike Disney World, there are no interactive games on the wall while you’re in line. (Although there was a nice view.) And then when the tour was over, we had to wait a long time to get on the elevator to get back out, and by that time I was feeling a little “holed up” and eager to get out into fresh air again.

Still, it was neat to see. And the tour guide was really funny. Let’s put it this way: I’m glad we did it, but I have no desire to do it again.

Inside Ruby Falls in Chattanooga

Rachael and Rebecca, and me and Benjamin at Ruby Falls


One of my favorite things about the trip was the Historic Ghost Tour we went on. It started at 8:30pm, we got to walk all over town, learn the history, and hear some interesting stories. The tour guide was a professional actor and was quite entertaining.

Before Ghost Tour

The kids and I before starting the tour


Museum on Chattanooga ghost tour

A nice photo of the museum — no ghosts in the windows, though!


All in all, it was a great trip, and we hope to take another mini-vacation there someday (and hopefully see Rock City the next time!)

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