Ed and I spent Friday night and Saturday with Zeppelin and Arabella. This visit we decided to see some of the downtown Chattanooga area that I was curious to learn about. We started out with a Duck Tour. (all of these pictures were posted in a small format. But you should be able to see them better if you click on them.)
D designates 1942-the year these were put into use
U is for amphibious UTILITY
K means Front Wheel Drive
W means Rear Wheel Drive
Captain Bill of the General Eisenhauer DUKW explained this to us as we headed through downtown Chattanooga toward the Tennessee River.
It was a beautiful day and the slow pace of the Duck as it floated down the river was very relaxing...in spite of all the quacking.
The Southern Belle went by us on the river. This is a dinner boat that is lots of fun. Ed and I spent a New Year's Eve on this boat one year.This is a view of a couple of old homes on the river. The one on the left is the McLellan house and by TN standards at 108 years old, is ancient! These Tennesseeans haven't been to the home of my friends Kitty and Rick up in Franklin, MA. Now that is old! 200+.
Arabella helped Captain Bill navigate the River while Grandma looked on.
Water canon at the bottom of the memorial that you can see in the picture above taken from the Duckboat.
This is a moving tribute and I hope to go back to read all of the information provided there, written in English and in the native language of the Cherokee and other tribes. It is beautiful and I really haven't done it justice. For more info, go to http://www.chattanooga.gov/Mayors_Office/9_CherokeePassage.htm
Grampa and Arabella take the stairs at Grampa's pace.
Arabella ascends at her pace!
We had a great day with the kids and I was so happy to be seeing some of the sights. There are lots more things to do and see here, too. I hope this might interest some of you in a trip down to see us. Y'all are welcome any time!