Girl’s Trip

Girl’s Trip

Man, y’all! Chattanooga! Who’s been? I love this town. Stella and I moseyed up for two glorious nights right before school started. It’s such a fun town.

Although, when I told her we were going on a ‘Girl’s Trip’ she immediately said ‘to Disney World with Margaret and Lydia? Uh, no child. Let’s take it down a few notches. Her sights were set a wee bit to high.

Isn’t Chattanooga just the best, though?

Chattanooga public art

Public art, amazing restaurants, tons of great things to do, history, and lots of nice walks.

We drove up on a Friday morning and started out at the Children’s Museum.

IMG_5275The Children’s Museum is SO nice. Unlike several children’s museums I could mention this one isn’t filled with broken attractions and the word ‘poop’ scrawled into the walls. Yeah, Huntsville peeps, you know what I’m talking about. 

After the Museum we walked down to the outdoor play area in front of the aquarium. As you can see by this picture, we also got to play the game ‘where did we leave Stella’s shoes‘ when it was time to go.

Chattanooga River Front

After dinner at Sticky Fingers, it was on to the pool at our hotel. Because of all that excitement she fell asleep crazy early and I spent the rest of the night laying in bed watching Periscope.

Have you seen Periscope? It’s an app that lets you live stream whatever you are doing. I watched South Koreans get ready to go out, French kids get ready to go out, and Italian girls getting ready to, you guessed it, go out. I watched a couple on a date, several people driving, and a bunch of concerts.

It was really interesting. I can definitely see how it could be used for nefarious purposes but I thought it was lots of fun.

IMG_5330Saturday morning we headed to Lake Winnie, an amusement/water park.

Lake Winnie Chattanooga

It was overcast most of the morning but I was hoping we’d avoid the rain.

Er…no such luck! If the previous picture could be referred to as ‘before’ than this is the ‘after.’ We got absolutely SOAKING wet due to a long downpour.

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Our only option was to go back to the hotel, change clothes, and head to the movies! And no, I didn’t take her to see a PG-13 movie. Honestly, I can’t remember what we saw but it wasn’t Pixels. It was…man, how can I not remember what movie we saw? Oh well.
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Sunday morning Tripadvisor steered us to the Maple Street Biscuit Company. It was MAGNIFICENT.

Maple Street Biscuit Company ReviewLook, I’m not over hipsters yet so it didn’t bother me at all that the place was full of them. And nothing could have bothered me after I tried this!

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That’s gonna be a biscuit with chicken and bacon and real maple syrup on it. DIVINE.

I highly recommend it. In fact, I highly recommend the entire city.

And six year olds. I’ll just blanket recommend them to because, come on, how cute is this critter?

Chattanooga Children's Museum