Sunday, February 12, 2017

On the Road Again and Again

Chatanooga, Tennesee River Walk

Instead of racing to a destination we are savoring the scenic opportunities along the way to the Atlantic Coast in Georgia.

Our stops include:

Chatanooga, Tennesee
Art along the river walk. Enjoyed the pedestrian bridge across the Tenneesee River. We tried to go to their famous Aquarium but the lines were too long.

River walk over Pedestrian Bridge

Abraham Lincoln first and only family home-Springfield, Il
Springfield, Illinois
Toured the Lincoln Home National Site. Their first and only family home. A freebie and very interesting.
Abe's modest desk

Lincoln Formal Living Room

Cahokia envisioned in its prime

Collinsville, Illinois
Cahokia Mounds
a state Historical site and one of about two dozen US World Heritage Sites. This one was on my bucket list.

Cahokia Visitor Center, Collinsville, Il 

Outstanding visitor center. You can even walk to the top of monks mound.

The walk up largest earth mound in the world

Shawnee National Forrest-Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods-Southern, Il

Shawnee National Forrest in Southern,  Illinois
We walked the Garden of the Gods. Beautiful visit. But don't ask us how to get there. We made  the mistake of taking a gravel road over the mountain and had to four wheel it. Rambo did a great job but did get dirty and a little scratched. Now he has some real street cred.

Garden of the Gods
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
We strolled through the gardens admiring many plants that don't survive our winters. The camellias, dogwoods and redbuds were in bloom. The claim to house the most orchids anywhere and there were too many to count.

Chinese Fringe Tree-Gardens

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Pitchers Plants-Gardens

Orchid Displays- Gardens

Next stop-Tybee Island-Georgia

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