So let's start the journey. We left our house early the morning of Thursday, October 6 and headed south. We had planned to visit specific places along the way, but changed destinations as we found points of interest. Our first stop was a detour and the result of seeing it advertised on a billboard. Which of you could resist stopping at the Lodge Factory Outlet Store? Anyone? I didn't think so. Neither would we. I purchased a much longed for 7.5 quart enameled dutch oven...in red. I've used it twice since we've been back from vacation. We drove by the actual factory and saw this crazy guy. A man....made of iron. How fun is that?
After our purchase at the Lodge Factory Store, we headed back down the road to our next destination. I snagged this picture as we were driving towards Ruby Falls inside Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga,Tennessee.
The cave was nice with good history and a beautiful waterfall inside the cave. Here's a picture of the waterfall from the front....
and one from underneath. Yep, I got a little wet getting this one.
I totally forgot we changed time zones and missed the sun set on our first day. Boo. Here's what I was able to catch. When I turned around the lights of the city of Chattanooga were spread out before me.
I hope you enjoyed the first part of our vacation. Part 2 to come soon. Thank you for stopping by and visiting.
Peace and Joy,