Chattanooga Tennessee

11 Sep

If someone were to ask you, “What cities are on your bucket list?”, you might say Paris, or Rome, or maybe Beijing…but, if you want to find a city that is a hidden gem that no one seems to talk about, take a look in Tennessee.  Hidden in the hills (mountains?) of Tennessee is the truly lovely city of Chattanooga…and that’s precisely where Bushranger is sitting right now.


This city is gentle yet vibrant.  She sports a world-class Aquarium, an easy and often free public transportation system, and some of the best coffee and  breakfast places that we’ve seen since Sydney Australia (all you Sydneysiders, think “Newtown” but wide streets and big trees, and you’ll know what I’m talking about).

…Bushranger is snug along the floating dock just below the city center. We awoke this morning to the sounds of the song the Chattanooga Cho-cho that our new neighbor was playing as he chugged up the river.


yep, that’s a WWII LST (number 325) that’s visiting the city. Who would have thought that we would find such a historic icon in the waters of the Tennessee River?


…I know I’m feeling pretty safe…

4 Responses to “Chattanooga Tennessee”

  1. Pat September 12, 2014 at 16:53 #

    I’m sold!!

  2. Rod Robinson September 15, 2014 at 18:05 #

    Chattanooga sounds lovely. I reckon it would have been on Boyd’s Mum’s Bucket List, she used to sing the song all the time.

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