A sweet disposition,
And wild tenancies.
I sure do love this furry child 'o mine.
|The front of the train station-turned-hotel.|
|The lobby has a grand domed ceiling and beautiful arched windows.|
Lovely old architecture. (They don't make 'em like that any more.)
|The Gardens Restaurant is located behind the lobby.|
|You can count on me to show you all the highlights of a place.|
I loved this Ladies Room. The marble and oak and tile took me right back to a different era:
one where trains were roaring into the station
and folks were rushing to catch Number 29.
(except that wasn't really the number: that's just part of the song.)
|An old train designated Number 29, the Chattanooga Choo-Choo|
|The lovely gardens behind the "station."|
The roses were in profuse bloom.
|I was taking a photo of the gardens in the other direction.|
When I turned around, my daughter was dancing on the path.
That's what I meant when I said,
"Hang out with someone under the age of 12 or over the age of 80."
It's sure to bring a smile and a brightened outlook.
|The frog pond.|
(Have I mentioned I want one of these?)
|A trolley tour shows us around the compound.|
|The inside of the old trolley car is quaint and wonderful.|
Definitely ride if you visit!
This trolley car ran in New Orleans until they shut down the trolley system there.
We learned a lot about the Chattanooga Choo-Choo from the "driver."
|We took advantage of all the tourist things.|
Remember the box that presses a penny with an imprint of the attraction?
The penny was pressed with the Chattanooga Choo-Choo emblem.
I loved this!
Madam Estrella or some such name like that.
I hadn't seen one of these in a million years.
Do you remember these?
You put in a quarter or fifty cents and the lights come on and Madam moves around.
Madam gives you your fortune and a fortune card drops out.
|And for $2 we had our portrait sketched by a computer. What tourists we were! It was great!|
|Hands down, this is my very favorite picture of the whole trip.|
My daughter, heading to our Victorian Train Car, Mickey Mouse (whom she has always called "Keith") in tow.
|Step right up.|
We had room 760.
I loved the location, right in the front.
|Inside the room.|
|Cozy! We travel lightly, except for the stuffed animals.|
That's Keddy and Betty.
|Delicious waffles, y'all! Make sure to order them for breakfast!|