Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday's Wander to the Wayside: Chattanooga Nature Center

Last weekend, my daughter and her family and my husband and I had a daycation at the Chattanooga Nature Center. We only live thirty minutes away, so it was an enjoyable afternoon that didn't involve a lot of driving! It wasn't a big whoop like Yellowstone or Disneyland, but we enjoyed it, and the boys (three and six) had a great time as this was their first canoe trip. I won't bore you with a lot of narration, most of it is pretty self explanatory, and only the names have changed from anyone else's photos of their daycation. I will say this ... it was hotter than hell, but that's life in Georgia and Tennessee these days!





















11 comments:

Alice said...

Awesome pictures, Linda. I love the tree house -- I'd love to live in one like that. It looked like you guys had a lot of fun.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Looks like such fun. Perhaps my favorite trips are those that are close to home. If I had something as unusual an beautiful as what you have pictured here, I'd go often.

glnroz said...

Great shots, we lived in Ft Mill SC a few years back. The mountains and wildernesses, to me, were the best part of the area.

Missy said...

Canoeing looks like so much fun...I have never been. The woods and trees are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

Wander to the Wayside said...

Alice, I actually took some photos of the inside of the tree house, but didn't want to put too many up. It had a totem pole and a stain glass window!

Midlife, isn't it funny, though, that most times we don't go to those close places unless we're trying to entertain visitors? That wasn't the case here, but most times I don't find or see these places until an out-of-town relative comes!

glnroz, you just can't beat our area for trees and wilderness! Well, I guess you can, but I'm always impressed by just how many trees we do have.

Lila said...

What fun!

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Oz Girl said...

What a great way to spend the day! That trail looks awesome, and I love the treehouse. That has got to be one of the most elaborate and beautiful treehouses I've ever seen! And canoing... I have the BEST memories of canoing as a child. Those were the funnest days!

Wendy said...

I LOVE that Shel Silverstein poem. And I love how the tree's growing right through the roof. How very fun.

dana said...

Thanks for those wonderful photos and now I know where I want to visit!! I'm at the age where I REALLY appreciate what nature, and some beautiful sites, gives me.

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