Sunday, February 24, 2013

Adventure: Chattanooga

A few weeks ago, J and I got to spend a whole weekend together. We went a month with not seeing each other which was zero fun, but we thankfully had a fun weekend to make up for it. We decided to head to Chattanooga for a quick little adventure.

Hotel: The Chattanoogan- Booked through Priceline's name your price site. Great location and nice room.
Restaurants: Northshore Grill- Nice view of the river in back room, but nothing special
                    Stone Cup coffeehouse- Again nice view, but nothing special
                   The Terminal brewery- AMAZING! J's birthday dinner. Probably the best combo of
                              food and beer I have had a brewery. Their flights were very reasonably priced.
                              Great service too!
                   Blacksmith's- Most disappointing brunch I have ever had. I ordered shrimp and grits,
                       but it was in a BBQ sauce that was too overpowering. J got salmon benedict which
                       was a great idea of a dish, but one really should cook eggs well when making a
Shops: Blue Skies- Couldn't be any cuter! Gift shop.
           Rock Creek Outfitters- Great local outdoors store. Apparently, there are several locations
                and went to a different one than we meant to, but still enjoyed our little stop in drooling
                over kayaks and canoes.

We also took a little drive around Lookout Mountain before heading back to Nashville. While we did not do the typical tourist thing, it was so nice exploring a city and just being together.

Isn't he just the cutest?!!?

Happy Birthday, J! 
You helped me reach some of my dreams in my 29th year and I hope that I can do the same for you in your 29th year.