Sep
28

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It’s my birthday weekend and I ((obviously)) chose to celebrate in Nashville/Tennessee/Chattanooga. We flew in to Nashville, rented a car, and took a quick overnight trip down to Chattanooga before coming back to Nashville for some honky-tonkin and good eating. We’ll continue celebrating in Nashville all weekend long.
can’t stop, won’t stop, can’t stop, won’t stop.

Can I say that I am in LOVE with Chattanooga? It was nothing like I expected it to be. It was prettier, more scenic, and had way more things to do than I would have guessed. The city is surrounded by mountains so no matter where you are in that city, there is always a beautiful view. We hiked through some trails on Signal Mountain, had dinner downtown, had cocktails with the locals (who are super nice by the way), and sought out some food trucks. I love love love love loved it. 24 hours was no where near enough time in Chattanooga, we definitely want to go back. If you are planning a trip to Nashville, do yourself a favor and drive the 2 hours down to Chattanooga for a night. If you need convincing, check out these photos.

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^^one of the many beautiful views from Signal Mountain^^

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^^these photos were taken just north of downtown, so you’re looking towards downtown from the North Shore. there was a doggy festival of some sort going on in a little park just north of the river. I could be wrong about the doggy festival, but I know there was a little fest, and there were a lot of dogs. cute, right?^^

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^^the North Shore neighborhood is adorable, we found shopping, and art, and good food, VEGAN food!! Who would have guessed TN to be vegan-friendly? there are more options than I would have ever assumed there to be.^^

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^^Wednesday through Friday, you’ll find the Chattanooga Street Food Project happening in Center Park, which is right downtown. There were only 4 food trucks there, but they were all awesome. Clearly, we LOVED the Mountain Waffle Wagon… Those waffle sandwiches that we are eating are made with a combination of peanut butter, chocolate, graham crackers, honey, marshmallow, bananas, powdered sugar, and other sinful items of the sort. DAMN they were good.^^

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^^These photos were taken during our hike on Signal Mountain. In addition to the beautiful hiking trails, you should see all the beautiful homes and real estate up on that mountain…… The most outstanding was a Flying Saucer Home. (google it!)I loved it up there.^^

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^^selfies, just before going out for my awesome birthday dinner…^^

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^^we had dinner at a place in Warehouse Row, Public House. we chose the Public House because they use seasonal and local produce, plus they have a lot of menu options for vegetarians. we had a GREAT meal here and quickly labeled this as one of our favorite restaurants EVER. I loved my meal because I got to eat kale AND arugula – my two favorites! follow that up with an amazing homemade peanut butter mousse pie and that pretty much makes up the best.meal.ever.^^

Love

Crista