Monday, April 3, 2006

Tennessee waters

Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Beautiful weekend, just had to get out of the house. We have never been to the new Georgia Aquarium, and even got free admission for Christmas, but way too many folks had the same idea, checked online, all booked up for Saturday. So we headed north to Chattanooga, which is closer than Atlanta and a lot less crowded. We visited the Tennessee Aquarium - we had been there before and always enjoyed it, and now they have added another building.

We then drove to nearby Raccoon Mountain, a TVA project on the Tennessee River. We had a nice visit with the couple who volunteer at the visitor center at Raccoon Mountain, both retired from TVA. We learned all about the making of hydroelectric power at this facility. They apologized for not being able to take us down the 1000' elevator to see the actual power plant deep under the mountain, but since 911 that tour has been closed. Did some hiking and caching.

Tennessee River Gorge at Raccoon Mountain

4 comments:

jellyhead said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! The river gorge is beautiful.

Your stories always make me want to travel to the US...maybe one day!

Anonymous said...

How was the aquarium?

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

The river is so pretty and I would like to go to that aquarium...I'm not very far from it.

Like Jelly said...your descriptions of the places you visit make me want to travel more too.

doubleknot said...

How great you could get away and enjoy yourselves.

I have been trying to talk my room mate into going to the aquarium here in Tampa again but his arm is still hurting him too much.