We left Lake Cumberland on Wednesday around 9:30a and arrived at the Chattanooga Holiday Trav-L-Park. Hadn't been to Chattanooga for probably 15 years.
Thursday, we went up Lookout Mountain just to see the view, which was awesome. The drive up and the drive down were horrifying. Hate that kind of driving (two lane road, twisty, straight up or straight down). Ugh. Saw two Class A motorhomes and could only imagine the drive. Yikes.
We looked for a place to have a cocktail with a view and found the Boathouse Chattanooga which overlooked the Tennessee River. Not much boat traffic, but the crewing teams were working out which was cool.
Decided while we were at the Boathouse to bite the bullet and put new tires on the truck, so we did that. Why can't those guys tell time? Said it would be "an hour, maybe an hour and a half". We got there at 4:30p, left there at 6:50p. Had a couple of beers across the street at a little neighborhood bar. Had to leave once the locals got there, they were all smokers. In Tennessee, if you make the place 21 and over, you can dictate the smoking laws.
Stone Mountain Family Park Campground. Not our candy bar of a campground. Total tree shade. The sites were OK, but getting into them was a challenge (and one that I was up for). After two aborts, we got the big spud in there. Another thing, when it rained EVERYTHING was mud (no sunlight, no grass). Liked its location, wasn't crazy about the sites.
Yellow Daisy Festival. Fantastic. Over 400 craft vendors, but the ONE thing we were looking for (a flag holder with a light on top), nobody had. Talked to a guy on Monday before we left (the campground was pretty much filled with vendors rig's) and he said he'd been doing this festival for 20 years and this one was about 2/3 of what it had been in the past. Rained on Thursday, Friday and Sunday made it a bad one. We were pretty wide eyed, but we went there on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.
Saturday night, we went to the Hudson Grille in Shady Springs to party with the Ohio State Alumni Club of Atlanta. Great folks. Shared a table with a Buckeye Alum and his girlfriend who was from Atlanta. We had a great time, even though game didn't end up as we would have hoped.
Summit's Wayside Tavern and enjoyed the company of Nancy, Craig and Evan. Food was good, company was terrific catching up on old friends and news from the Wil City.
Today (Monday) we made the short drive to Columbus, GA (actually Midland) and Lake Pines RV Campground. Nice park, much more our style. We can hear the shooting from the range at Camp Benning. Check in guy said there might be artillery fire, but that didn't happen. Nor did any paratroopers (that we could see from our site) which usually practice on Mondays. Oh well.