About two weeks ago, Jeremy and I drove up to Chattanooga for a little day trip with the kids. We started out the day at Rock City. Rock City is a place that is filled with beautiful floral gardens and rock sculptures. We have been there a couple times and have always fully enjoyed ourselves there.
This is a the picture that the staff takes of you as you enter into the gardens. I have never purchased these before, but I was so pleased with how it turned out. I did crop it a bit to take out all of the “Rock City” logos that were on the picture. :) My favorite people. My favorite little people. :)Me surrounded by my favorite little people.If you have even been remotely close to Rock City, you recognize these birdhouses. They are very popular. From this area of Rock City, you can see out to seven different states. That is always just amazing to me.This is the first time I have ever been able to get both of them to cooperate in one of these things. This is part of the trail – it’s a pretty tight squeeze!
After Rock City, we had lunch and then headed to the Tennessee Aquarium. In some ways, I like going to this one more than the one in Atlanta. Atlanta’s “big” exhibits are definitely better, but there just seems there is more to see at the Tennessee Aquarium. It is also a little less crowded and a little easier to navigate. I enjoy both, so I guess it is hard to compare them.
Gavin loved the multiple turtle exhibits. He kept saying, “It’s Turtle Tuck! It’s Turtle Tuck!” :) While we were there, it was feeding time in the main tank. They had a lot of fun watching the scuba divers feed the sting rays. Mikayla and Gavin with some of the “penguins” in the penguin exhibit. In the actual exhibit they had several penguins that had chicks. We couldn’t see them because they were being kept warm underneath their Dads. It was pretty cool. Outside of the aquarium the have a little water exhibit that they kids can splash around and play in. It was VERY hot that day, so my kids really enjoyed getting to cool off a little bit.Gavin showing off his souvenir purchase…Turtle Tuck! Mikayla got a little penguin that had a penguin necklace and pendant inside. We later found out that all she REALLY wanted was the little penguin figurine. :) To finish off the day, we walked across the street to Ben and Jerry’s and let the kids have some ice cream cones. That’s a pretty good end to the day in my opinion!
We had a great time together. All in all, the kids did really well (especially considering that Gavin had no nap), and they really seemed to enjoy themselves. I love creating memories with them. :)