A beautiful, soft dawn over the Tenneesee River- magnolias in full bloom- we breakfast around the corner from our B&B

Then off to Lookout Mountain Battlefield, which along with Chickamauga Battlefield comprise Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (dedicated in 1895) – it is extremely cool being with Craig in a place such as this, as I can ask all the questions I want and get them personally answered  by a friend and a Civil War historian-

at first I thought there was only one soldier depicted on top of the New York Peace Monument, but when we went back to ask the ranger who the soldier symbolized, she said there are two soldiers on top, symbolizing reconciliation between Union soldiers and Confederate soldiers-

more artwork in the aptly-named Chattanooga Art District:

we stroll across the pedestrian bridge over to Coolidge Park as twilight falls over the river

Both a bit tired from our touristy day, we dine next door to the B&B – we catch up on each other’s lives as only friends that have known each other for 31 years can-

Tomorrow I’ll be home!

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