It’s been a bit quiet on this little blog. Warm weather has been pulling us outside and we’ve been meeting a ton of really wonderful people that have been pulling us out of our secluded-mountain-top-log-cabin-shells. So things are slowly being crossed off our “We have to try this place.” list.
Here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to lately…
We’ve been going to the Chattanooga Market almost every Sunday to stock up on delicious berries and pretty flowers. To people watch, to eat from food trucks and to check out the bands playing.
We’ve pulled out the ice cream ball and whipped up batches of summertime goodness much to the chagrin of our new friend/downstairs neighbor. Apparently the making of strawberry ice cream sounds a lot like obnoxious hammering. We’ve promised him a bowl next time as a consolation.
We volunteered at Riverbend Festival and while we appreciate it’s appeal to some people, we’ll not be doing that again. Lesson learned.
We found attractive bike helmets! And we’ve been putting them to good use all over town. Safety first!
We made it to the top at Urban Rocks. (Also… super hot husband legs!)
We checked out the Aquarium. (More photos to come because Megan took about a bajillion.)
And finally, we took this super awesome family portrait. What do you think? This year’s Christmas card or what?
Megan bought a new bike last week. She had a too-small-for-her-super-long-legs bike that wasn’t cutting it. So for now she has two bikes. This worked out well when we asked our bike-less new friend/neighbor, Brooke, if she wanted to come with us on our epic ride along on the Tennessee Riverpark. We’ve wanted to travel along this trail since we moved here (remember?) so we were really excited to take Brooke along.
We were a little worried about making it the entire 10 miles there and 10 miles back due to the fun times we had the night before, but spoiler alert! we did indeed make it. Here’s how it went (get ready for a lot of pictures of Kaylon’s back)…
We started off across the see-through bridge in the art’s district. Past the museum, past the sculpture garden and past the beautiful homes on Battery Place.
There were a lot of riders out on this beautiful day. A lot of riders. We passed a poor lonesome runner being swarmed by bikes huffing and puffing and cursing us all. No joke… she used some pretty colorful language to express her frustrations. Poor girl.
After we got on the trail, the pack of bikes thinned out and we had a great ride.
There are a bunch of picnic spots, bathrooms and bike repair stations along the way which is really nice.
There are also a lot of geese. And baby geese!
Towards the end of the trail there’s a ton of public art to check out.
And at the very end - mile marker zero - is the Chicamauga Dam.
We made it!
On the way back we stopped for lunch at The Boathouse. We sat out on the patio and took in the view while we rested our legs and talked about doing it again.