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Friday, October 17, 2008

Chattanooga Vacation: Part One

A recent trip to Chattanooga (31 July to 2 August 2008) was dominated by modes of transportation. The most exciting for Ian was the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. He just about lost his mind when a genuine antique steam engine (which Ian much favors over diesel engines) pulled up to the depot.

We rode it six miles down the track to a turntable where we got to see the big locomotive turn around.



The next day we moved on to river transportation and hopped on the Southern Belle river boat. Ian spent most of the time with the captain, learning how to steer the boat (note hat from the Tennesse Valley Railroad Museum.