On our second day in Chattanooga we headed to Lookout Mountain where we road the Incline Railway and then headed to Ruby Falls. The Incline Railway is a trolley that rides up the side of the mountain to the top and then it comes back down again. I remember doing this as a child. I remember how nervous I was the going up and how relieved I was when we made it to the top, although I didn't admit that then. I can't describe how awesome it was to experience it for the first time again through Meredith and Noah's eyes. This is a must see in Chattanooga.
If you look behind us you will see how it goes all the way to the top of the mountain.
Waiting to board their train car!
We had front row seats!
At the top looking down, it was pretty steep. The kids weren't nervous at all.
Once you get to the top, you unboard, reboard and then ride back down. Of course you can shop for the candy in the gift shop!
After we rode the Incline Railway we headed over to Ruby Falls. This is one of my favorite things in Chattanooga and I think the kids loved it to. You actually travel down appoximately 200+ feet into the mountain. Then you walk about a half a mile and see a natural waterfall inside the mountain. It is one of the neatest things I've ever seen. The kids thought so too. I have to say I was really proud of my tikes, they were so good and walked all of the way to the water fall and most of the way back. The guide asked that you not touch the different rocks in the cave and my tikes didn't, I couldn't say the same for most of the grown adults on the tour with us.
My two tikes
My little miner getting ready for the cave, she had a million questions about what we were about to do. Afterwards she couldn't stop talking about how awesome it was!
Always following in his big sister's footsteps.
200+ feet inside of a mountail, a cool 65degrees year round, here we are waiting for the tour to start.
The tikes walked all the way to the waterfall and most of the way back...almost an entire mile.
Almost to the waterfall.
The beautiful waterfall, once you were there, you got to take pictures and walk around it. It was really cool, windy and wet. The kids were amazed!
Noah loving the waterfall.
Meredith loving it too.
About to make our first trip around it.
A view from underneath it.
Before it was time to head back out, Josh and the tikes went around a second time. On their second trip the lights went out, meaning it was time to head back, however it didn't phase them at all. Here they are behind the falls.
I am a wife, a mother, a daughter and a sister! I became a wife in May of 2005, a mother in April of 2006, the mother of 2 tikes under 2 in November of 2007 and the mother of the caboose in July of 2010. I have survived hurricane katrina, three pregnancies and c-sections, a major kitchen renovation, the start of real school, a move and I am trying to survive motherhood and three tikes. Come on in and stay for a while. I promise to be honest and to the point. There is no sugar coating motherhood and life around here.
He is the love of my life, my husband, my partner, my best friend. He patience is endless, he is a great dad and goes above and beyond as a husband and man. He helps with the laundry, he will cook dinner if needed, he cleans the kitchen at night and bathes the tikes. I could not find anyone better if I tried. He is my love.
My six year old. Who reads more than she speaks and has a thirst for knowledge. She's as kind hearted as they come and had more diva in her little toe than I do my entire body.
My five year old, who speaks more than he breathes. Quiet is not in his vocabulary. He's so inquisitive and hands on. Is the most kind hearted little boy you will ever meet.
The two year old, who gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "terrible twos". She is fiercely independent and walks to the beat of her own drum that she beats on quite frequently. Is obsessed with dancing and Dumbo.
Meet Brownie Jane
Our lovable 80+ lb chocolate lab. She can eat popsicle sticks whole, has had more surgeries than we have money for. Drinks out of the toilet and thinks the king size bed is hers.