Monday, September 21, 2009

Choo Choo!

**WARNING-this is a LONG post with LOTS of pitures!:)**

Last week we loaded up and headed to the home of the Chattanooga Choo-choo! That's right we drove ALL the way to Tennessee with our sweet little "k-crew". Thanks to the prayers from our sweet church family, the boys did excellent all the way there and all the way back. We had a blast visiting some old friends in Mississippi on the way there and enjoyed every minute of our time in the log cabin we rented as well as in the city.
We had big plans for our little vacation that included a visit to the Aquarium, the Children's Museum, the Zoo, and a trip to pick apples. Unfortunately we were rained out of the Zoo and our apple picking trip but that did not slow us down one bit. The boys LOVED the Aquarium and the Children's Museum! Here are some pictures of all the fun we had!

Love my K-crew!

Kaden ready to see some sharks!

Karter and Daddy touching sting rays

We loved watching the boys "ooh and ahh" over all the animals.

We got to see lots of animals up close and personal

The children's Museum was wonderful....we played instruments...

Saw Curious George...Dug for dinosaur bones...

worked hard turn the wheel...
Played golf... made a huge bubble...Doctored Kolson...
and Daddy!

And what would a vacation be without some GREAT food? After doing a little research I learned that Rachael Ray had visited Chattanooga a few years back. I looked up the restaurants she chose to visit and decided we would go there as well. Our Rachael Ray journey took us to Aretha Frankensteins...home of the Waffle of Insane Greatness...can I just tell you that is was INSANELY GREAT! Their waffles and pancakes were so good that we could have eaten them without syrup. In fact we loved Aretha's so much that we went twice...even braving the rain just for another waffle!
Since our trip to the apple orchards got rained out we decided to drive up to Murfreesboro (where we used to live) and visited our most favorite restaurant...TOOTS!

They have great fried pickles...

And Wings!

Now it's back to real life!:)


Keri said...

All of it looks like fun. Especially the waffles.

Stacy said...

We go there every summer. Chris' grandparents live tts live there. I just love the town...we have pictures of Reese with Curious George this summer and at the acquirarium. Glad you guys enjoyed it too! Great pictures - looks like tons of fun and made me very jealous of the trip away. =)

Jennifer said...

LOVE all the pics....looks like it was really fun and you guys deserved some time together as a get away.