Karen and I returned to Chattanooga, January 7-9, 1983. We added another dimension to our understanding of the area. We visited Lookout Mountain and its attractions: Rock City and Ruby Falls. Rock City is just that, boulders with a path winding through them. Our walk climaxed at Lover's Leap with a panoramic view.
Ruby Falls was discovered by Leo Lambert and named after his wife. It is located in a cave inside the mountain a quarter of a mile below Point Park. An elevator lowered us to the cave. The Falls originates underground and flows into the Tennessee River.
Point Park, perched at the northern tip of Lookout Mountain, is part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Our time at Chickamauga Battlefield made us associate the area with the Civil War. The battlefield is a succession of cannons and monuments. The view from Point Park is the best on the Mountain.
No trip to Chattanooga would be complete without the Chattanooga Choo Choo. This is a complex of train cars and shops as they looked over a hundred years ago. The train called the Chattanooga Choo Choo came down from Cincinnati and was the first transportation between north and south after the war.
July, 1977 - Chattanooga
I saw Ruby Falls inside Lookout Mountain. It is a stunning spectacle, a waterfall actually within the Mountain. Point Park sits atop Lookout Mountain.
Chattanooga is 120 miles south of Nashville, and I drove down between school years while working at Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon.