We moved south from Knoxville to Chattanooga Tennessee on October 20th. We had made reservations at the Raccoon Mountain RV Park. This campground is located next to the Raccoon Mountain Cavern which we did not visit during our stay. While we were there we visited Lookout Mountain where a battle was fought during the Civil War. The mountain overlooks the city of Chattanooga and the Tennessee River that flows through the city. We also took a driving tour of the Chickamauga Battle Field located a few miles away from Chattanooga in Georgia. This is the site of the second bloodiest battle of the Civil War (the bloodiest being at Gettysburg). The battle was “won” by the Confederate forces but they did not press their advantage and allowed the Union forces to escape. A short time later the Union forces were able to win a series of battles that gave them the “Path to the Sea” through Atlanta. There are several hundred monuments located at various sites on the battlefield. We visited the downtown area of Chattanooga and walked along the river walk. Another day we rode our bikes along the river path that runs about 9 miles from the downtown area to a dam located on the Tennessee River. We also hiked one day at a TVA park located on Raccoon Mountain.
|Pictures above from Lookout Mountain|
|Monuments @ Chickamauga Battlefield|
After spending a week in Chattanooga we travelled south to spend a few days with Cindy and Jessie Mayes in Milton Florida. We were able to “mochdock” on their property for 6 days. A previous owner of the property had owned a 5th wheel and had put in a 30 amp plug and sewer drain in the large garage they had built to house their RV. We park outside the garage and had just enough sewer hoses to make the connection. While we visiting with Cindy & Jessie we went to dinner several nights to eat seafood at some local restaurants. Connie & Cindy went to the Pensacola beach twice and took advantage of the warm temperatures. Jessie had hip surgery earlier this year and is getting around much better than when we visited with them in the spring. Connie, Cindy and I did a couple of bike rides along the Black Water Trail which is a “rails to trails” path that runs from Milton to the local Naval Air Station. Cindy and Jessie skunked us in a game of horseshoes we played one afternoon.