Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday! Thanks to Susan over at www.asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com for hosting this weekly event. We recently went on a field trip to the IMAX in Chattanooga. While we were there we walked around the Tennessee Aquarium to enjoy the view of the river. This first picture;however, is from my backyard. I just love seeing this every year. It is in a section at the back of our yard that needs some work. To see it's beauty among the work that needs to be done is just amazing!
Okay, on to Chattanooga! After we left the IMAX we ate lunch at Rembrandt's, which is in the art district. I couldn't help but get tickled at this little one trying so hard to take that big piece of bread! Rembrandt's is a great little place to stop in for a snack or a meal. Since the weather was so nice, we decided to sit outside and eat. It was very relaxing!

This is a wading pool at the end of some steps beside the aquarium. Behind this pool, is the river. This area recently underwent renovations to commemorate the history of the Cherokee people that were in this area.

This plaque tells of a Cherokee game called stickball. The history of this game was very interesting. The game would be similar to baseball, but played over a much larger area. The game also could result in injury or even death.



The Tennessee River.











This is a lovely area to enjoy the outdoors. There were people eating lunch, reading, and just plain enjoying the day.






These are the steps that lead to the wading pool. Along the wall are some of the Cherokee symbols. During the summer there are always children playing in the water along the steps. It is a great place to rest a moment if you are visiting places downtown.








We had a great day in Chattanooga. We saw the IMAX Hubble 3D movie. It was a very interesting movie.
Be sure to check out all the participants in Outdoor Wednesday. Have a super Wednesday!
Kim







5 comments:

Sue said...

I always enjoy your Wednesday pictures. That field trip sounds like it was fun.

Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

Haverford House said...

Looks like you had a fun field trip! Your pictures are great ~ thanks for sharing! ~Marcy

Pam said...

What a fun trip. Your field trips are always neat. Are you going to the book sale tomorrow? What time is it? I need to make myself a note.

NanaNay said...

Kim how cool to see my Chattanooga on your blog. I lived in Chattanooga for years. I still work there. My family all live there too.

I love the aquarium. My granddauther and I spent several hours there months ago.

We love that area by the aquarium for wading. Did you guys make it to Coolidge park and the wading fountain? That place is great, too.

What a small world.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a great field trip! Thanks for taking us with you to Chattanooga. I have never been.

~ Tracy