Thursday, July 29, 2010

Chattanooga - Ruby Falls

What else could we fit into two days? Ruby Falls! We decided to stop when we saw it on the way out of Chattanooga. While it was fun, I'm not sure it was my favorite place to go. It was WAY underground, I had to walk in a line, ducking under rocks, but the falls sure were pretty and cool!!

Way down under ground starting our journey to see the falls:

The falls:

That's mommy and I behind the falls.

You weren't allowed to use a flash...

Oh, I'm so tired! :)

The lookout mountain

I could have had my very own mining hat!

Chattanooga - Train ride!!!

Finally, we're on the TRAIN!! And, if I didn't mention it, I LOVE IT!!

It was so fascinating to look out the window:

And sit in the seats, all by myself, (not in a carseat):

The train ride was a total of 45 minutes. You left the train station, went down the track 20 minutes, through a tunnel, over a river, then the train turned around, on the turntable, and you came back the same route to the same station. This is our stop while the train turned around. It was not only the turntable, but the train "shop," where all broken trains get fixed.

Here's an old engine (of course, my daddy was fascinated with this!):

This is our train conductor standing on the turntable explaining how the train turns around:

Our train boarding the turn table (you can barely see the engineer watching the back of the train to see when he has the whole car on the table):

The train is turning!

That engine again..

Back on the train and on our way!

Above we were in an enclosed (airconditioned) train car. We then walked through the car to an open air car. The windows were open for the air to blown in and I loved it! Mommy loved it too, but she had a death grip on me!

The ride is coming to an end. :(

Chattanooga - Waiting on the train to arrive

After we saw the trains that were in the train station, we had to wait for the train we got to ride. We decided to play in the little common area.

I had so much fun running to mommy with my arms wide open, ready to jump into her arms. See:

Look in the background (compare it to the pictures above). You can see the train coming!!

Here it is pulling into the station!

I LOVE the train!!

Chattanooga - Train Station

We decided to take a train ride, on a REAL train today!! It was SO MUCH FUN!! Here we are at the train station.