Yesterday Clint and I took a little trip to Chattanooga, TN. It has been over a decade ago since we had last visited the city.
|We first stopped at All Books, we had visited this quaint and charming|
used book store about twelve years ago.
I had not forgotten how rude the owner was to me all those years ago. I had picked up a magazine from a box on the floor and had carefully placed it back in the box when I had finished looking at it. The owner came up and asked me if I had looked at a magazine from the box. I replied that I had and she proceeded to give me a talkin' to about how I had not placed it back in the box properly ...blah blah blah
|This is the very sad state of the book store today.|
|Are there any fire codes in the city of Chattanooga, TN?|
|Our next stop was wonderful ... we had always enjoyed eating at the Big River|
Grille and Brewing Works on Broad Street. We were delighted to learn it was as good as ever.
|Our server Grant was most attentive. He was such a well-mannered|
and professional young man. If you are seeing this Grant, thank you again
for making our return trip to the Grille so special!
|We are not beer drinkers but Grant introduced us by way of shot|
glasses a new beer concoction called "Espresso Stout".
Hey, don't knock it 'til you try it! Clint ordered a glass
after he tried it.
|Clint had the southwestern chicken sandwich|
with cilantro mayonnaise.
|After our most enjoyable lunch, we headed up to the arts district ... on foot.|
Shown ahead is ONE of the hills. I usually can keep up with Clint
but yesterday I was having a little problem. It was about 91 degrees.
|A beautiful view yesterday of the Tennessee River off of a bridge.|
|Oops ... forgot to include my New England Clam Chowder, half of|
a Brewster's Club Sandwich and vegetables. The clam chowder
was so velvety and delicious!
|BTW, in 1977 I had a painting hanging in this museum|
as part of the Tennessee Watercolor Society's Traveling
|What detailed restoration work is being done on top of the museum.|
|We walked by this taste of Mayberry in Chattanooga on our walk yesterday.|
|The museum on the limestone bluff. Next photo is a closeup|
of the little bluish shed-like building attached to the bluff.
|Not sure about this little building's purpose.. I don't think|
I want to walk down to it and find out.
You might want to read Clint's account of our wonderful day on his blog.