Chattanooga Choo Choo
Trip Start Feb 03, 2009
33Trip End Mar 23, 2009
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Of course we left Kentucky this morning in minus 16 degree temperatures. Thankfully in Chattanooga we saw it reach 2 degrees - our first above freezing temperatures this trip! But the locals are complaining. Finally any snow we see looks like icing sugar dusting, that is there's no depth to it. We even washed the car but it will need another one to remove all the salt.
We took several diversions off I 75 - the Elk Valley and Stinking Creek Road to the west, the Norris Dam (part of the TennesseeValley Authority - TVA) and TVA-controlled town of Norris to the east, the Knoxville bypass including Oak Ridge (home of the Clinton Engineering Works and birthplace of the atomic bomb) to the west and finally the Tennessee Valley Winery where we purchased Cherokee White - a blend and nice to have after "dry" Kentucky. The Log Cabin restaurant at Exit 72 was recommended for country food and we had excellent hickory smoked chicken and pork sandwiches for lunch.
Tonight we sampled the brew pub next door to the terminal and enjoyed some local drafts and dinner in an old renovated former hotel.