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Chattanooga, TN – Tennessee Aquarium – Ocean Journey (Part 3)

During Spring Break 2019, we traveled down to Chattanooga. While there, we enjoyed the scenic views of Lookout Mountain. We also visited Ruby Falls, the Tennessee Aquarium, and the Chattanooga Zoo. We also looked for ghosts and ghouls on a ghost tour. Enjoy our spring break/ 20th wedding anniversary trip.

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Rivers Journey – Tennessee Aquarium

After finishing up at River Journey, we went and got some fries and a drink. My blood sugar was off at that moment so I needed sugar and complex carbs. While Hubby finished off the snack, I took photos of the area.

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Chattanooga, TN – Tennessee Aquarium – Rivers Journey (Part 2)

During Spring Break 2019, we traveled down to Chattanooga. While there, we enjoyed the scenic views of Lookout Mountain. We also visited Ruby Falls, the Tennessee Aquarium, and the Chattanooga Zoo. We also looked for ghosts and ghouls on a ghost tour. Enjoy our spring break/ 20th wedding anniversary trip.

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Once we got down to Chattanooga, we visited the Tennessee Aquarium. Instead of being in one building, it’s in 3 different buildings. Actually there is a 4th building where you buy the tickets.

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Chattanooga, TN – Way Down (Part 1)

During Spring Break 2019, we traveled down to Chattanooga. While there, we enjoyed the scenic views of Lookout Mountain. We also visited Ruby Falls, the Tennessee Aquarium, and the Chattanooga Zoo. We also looked for ghosts and ghouls on a ghost tour. Enjoy our spring break/ 20th wedding anniversary trip.

We left on Monday morning after getting the boys ready for the day. It was only 22 degrees. My short sleeves and jean jacket didn’t keep out the cold. I couldn’t wait to be in a slightly warmer area of the United States.

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9 Things I Accomplished This Week – The Spring Version

Here is a list of what I’ve accomplished this week. This is an unusual week because I’m on Spring Break. We traveled this week so some of these not what I typically do in a week.

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Lansing , Michigan – Part 2 – R.E. Oldsmobile Museum

After we were finished walking around the Capitol Building’s grounds, we went to the R.E. Oldsmobile Museum. The Oldsmobile automobile was started in Lansing which I thought was neat.

Did you know the band R.E.O. Speedwagon was named after the Oldsmobile company? I can’t remember the exact story of why they chose the name. However, that tidbit of information was interesting to me.

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Swiss Heritage Center – Berne, Indiana – Part 1

As I previously said, Berne, Indiana really did not have a lot to explore.  If you wanted Amish furniture, you could certainly find it.  The clock tower and the architecture is wonderful.  It’s a small town so there is not much there.

There is one other interesting place.  That is the Swiss Heritage Center. Berne was settled by Amish and Mennonites immigrants from Switzerland.  They were being persecuted in their native country so they came to America.  Eventually they moved and settled in Adams and Allen County.  

We were pleasantly surprised when we got to the Heritage Center. They had a guide to take us around the grounds which was neat.  The guide was a 73 year old lady named Char.  She was a wonderful storyteller.  It was almost as though she was there when the American flag was being created or when the Amish were being persecuted in Switzerland.  Hubby kept wanting her to tell us more.

She had a golf cart for her to ride from place to place. There was a total of four guests plus herself trying to get on this golf cart more than once.  Some of the buildings were a small distance.  On a nice day, it would be a good stroll.  Not on the chilly and then rainy day we visited.

The first building we visited was the One Room School Room.  She talked about the reasons why girls were more educated than boys, the history of the American flag, and how many school buildings were in the county at one point.  

After we left the schoolhouse, we went to the Lunginbill House.  The Lunginbill House was the house of Peter and Barbara Luginbill. It was built in 1856 and moved to the Heritage Center in 1987.  

While we were in house, we learned about the typical day of the family, how they built the original house, and how they made soap back in the day.  Char also told stories about Barbara.

Join me next time for the cheese making shed and apple cider mill.

Have a magical day,
Traci