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Friday, August 9, 2013

Georgia Rest Stop to Chattanooga, Tennessee

Good morning,

Do you remember picnic table shelters such as the one above from when you were a kid?  It brought back memories for me.
This was our last stop in Georgia.  I love the rest stops.  Each state seems to try to out do the next.
Look at the size of this pine tree.  Of course, Georgia is known for its furniture manufacturers and paper mills that make good use of these trees.

There were more beautiful blossoms here, too, but these came at a price.  They were not only covered iwth bees, there were tiny gnats that followed us back to the car.  We were still swatting them as we entered Tennessee.
But first, we passed Atlanta.  Do you know what those things are over the highway in the image above?  They are landing lights for the airport and, yes, the planes fly very low over the road.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of one as it buzzed our car. 
On we went to Chattanooga....
...where we spent the night.  Above is the only quick image I could get of the huge train yard in Chattanooga.  I took that image on our way to the National Military Cemetery in Chattanooga.  Images to follow tomorrow.

Enjoy,
Lois

6 comments:

Jan n Jer said...

Jer n I just loved chattanooga when we visited a few years ago. The downtown river front is such a fun place to go. Lots of things to do there!!!

TexWisGirl said...

the crape myrtles are lovely, but i especially liked that tall pine!

Montanagirl said...

Landing lights right over the highway?? Wow!

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful photos of your travels Lois. Have a great weekend :)

Lynette said...

Lois, the minute I saw that photo of the picnic table shelter, my mind filled with pleasant memories of sharing them with family on trips. Thank you!

Elaine said...

Beautiful flowers, but the flying guests don't sound too pleasant.